December 4, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

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Every day, BCS students learn through exploration, engage the community, and prepare for tomorrow. Our Week in Review brings you these stories of educational achievement and success in Buncombe County Schools.

Preparing for Winter Weather
When winter weather is expected, here is one thing you can count on: Buncombe County Schools will be paying very close attention. Because safety is our highest priority when considering school delays and closures, our staff begins discussions about weather issues hours — and even days — prior to a weather event. In fact, we plan ahead to make sure our decision making and communication plans are as efficient as possible, starting this process months before cold weather sets in. So, with so much planning, why does the decision so often need to be made early in the a.m. hours?

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BCS Adds Coding Classes at All Middle Schools
Buncombe County Schools’ focus on STEM education just got a big boost! Thanks to a generous grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), BCS will provide coding classes in all of our middle schools starting in the upcoming spring semester.

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Rockets Soar to State Football Championship Game
A.C. Reynolds High Schools is proudly sending its winning football team to Durham on December 9 to face New Hanover for the state title. The Rockets last competed for the state title in 2009.

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Glen Arden "Pays it Forward"
Fourth-graders at Glen Arden Elementary are paying it forward in our community, thanks to a special lesson from one of their school counselors. Starting with only one dollar, students are getting innovative and showing us that making a big difference can start with something small.

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Erwin High Adds Five to Athletic Hall of Fame
The Citizen-Times reports: "The 2017 Erwin High School athletic hall of fame inductions will take place Tuesday, Dec. 5 in-between the girls' and boys' varsity basketball game. Five athletes will be enshrined in the school's hall of fame, including current major league baseball prospect Garrett Brown."

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Discovery Academy Fact Checks #FakeNews
Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy teacher Paul Irvin is providing a unique lesson as part of his curriculum. He recently spent several days teaching his students how to spot so-called fake news stories. He hopes his class can think critically and not be fooled by bogus stories that seem to be everywhere on the internet. Learn more in the WLOS news feature.

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Owen High's Bass Fishing Champion
Hunter White of Owen High School is making a splash in the bass fishing community, having earned the title of Bass Federation Junior World Champion for the fifth time. Learn more about this impressive Sophomore student from this local news story!

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Video: Blackhawks Perform at Weaverville Christmas Parade
The North Buncombe Blackhawk marching band took to the streets of Weaverville on Saturday and performed traditional music at the annual Weaverville Christmas Parade! Parade performers lined up outside of North Buncombe Middle and then hit streets with holiday cheer!

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Roberson DECA: District 10 Chapter of the Year
The DECA students of T. C. Roberson High School placed first this year's District 10 competition and will now advance to the State competition!

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Global Education at Reynolds Middle
Seventh graders at A. C. Reynolds Middle School are blending history, literature, and art with lots of creativity as they learn more about Japanese Culture.

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Lightning Rod for STEM Careers
A local business reminded A.C. Reynolds Middle School students that they don’t need to look far for a promising STEM career! Alltec LLC, a Canton-based company that produces lightning and surge protection systems, hosted an essay contest about lightning and the effects it has on daily life.

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BCS Advantage Magazine: Middle & Intermediate School Success
Want to read even more great stories? Check out the latest edition of the BCS Advantage Magazine. In this special issue, we focus on what makes our intermediate and middle programs unique. You can view all past issues at BCSadvantage.org!

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The Buncombe County Schools Week in Review highlights some of the important stories making news in our districts and schools each week. When sharing about your BCS school or event on social media, be sure to use hashtags #WeAreBCS and #BCS! The Week in Review is created and maintained by the Communications Department:

Stacia Harris
Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Assistant Director of Communications

Timothy Reaves
Digital Communications Specialist


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