December 11, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Parents and students hold signs as their football heads to the state championship game!

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.

Rockets Rally for Football State Championship
Rocket Drive was lined with supportive staff and students as the A.C. Reynolds High football team left for Durham's Wallace Wade Stadium, the site of the NCHSAA 3AA state title game. They held their handmade signs and cheered as their team left to compete in their fourth state championship game since 2009. Athletes fought hard on both sides of the field, and in the end, the Rockets fell to New Hanover 17-27, but Buncombe County continues to be proud of the way these Reynolds student-athletes represented WNC. The game was broadcast via WMYA-MY40. Also, don't miss the photo gallery by the Citizen-Times, and WLOS' video featuring the drum line and cheerleaders!



Jets and Warriors Claim State Cheerleading Championships
The energy was high in Raleigh last weekend as cheerleaders from across the state came together for the 15th Annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Invitational Cheerleading Championships. Hundreds of fans cheered on their squads, and when the dust settled, four BCS high school teams were holding trophies!

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Preparing Students for an Interconnected World
We live in an interconnected world, which is why it is key to produce globally competitive graduates ready to live, work and contribute! On Thursday, the BCS School Board celebrated our educators working to make the classroom a place to broaden world-views. Six teachers were celebrated as the first in our school system to earn the NC Global Educator Digital Badge, a state program launched in September of 2014. See the photos from the event and board meeting, as well as info about special guest Helga Fasciano of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

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Mr. Ken Does Math at Erwin Middle
At 90 years old, Kenneth Ames Maultsby has plenty of stories to share and no interest in slowing down. Now he's tutoring Erwin Middle students with their math homework!

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Gold Medal Mentorship at Johnston Elementary
It was an average Tuesday afternoon at Johnston Elementary when students casually used FaceTime to call a couple of Olympic champions who are touring the world. The fourth-graders in Ms. Terri Downing’s class are getting to know Meryl Davis and Charlie White — names that fans will immediately recall from the 2014 Sochi Olympics (and the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars).

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Owen High's Kendal Marlow: Ingles' Athlete of the Week
"Kendal exemplifies the term student-athlete by taking care of business in the classroom and on the court," said Coach Aaron Fernandez. "Her fun-loving personality mixed with her competitive nature makes her a great friend, leader, and teammate."

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Rooms Available at the Teacher Campus
There are a few apartments at the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus available in January, and a special deal is offered for employees who sign a lease prior to February.

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Barnardsville Students Learning Government
Fourth-graders at Barnardsville Elementary spent a day in the shoes of our county commissioners (and the photos are great)! Thanks, Buncombe County Government, for welcoming these curious students and future leaders.

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W.D. Williams Students Sing!
The theater at W.D. Williams Elementary School reverberated with old mountain tunes as students performed a Grade Level Concert for their classmates and parents on Tuesday. Fourth- and fifth-graders, along with the War Pony Chorus group, sang old time classics like “Banjo Sam” and “Groundhog.” Several classes sat down on the stage to strum mountain dulcimers.

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Oakley's Family Night
Oakley Elementary School hosted a Family Engagement Night recently. The event was held at Oakley as well as three neighborhoods where many Oakley families live. “We wanted to take the curriculum into the community, providing greater access to parents and students,” said Principal Danny Fusco.

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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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