December 18, 2017

Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

TCR Rams Volleyball Players with Former Coach Pam Sizemore

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.

Roberson Alumni Use Hoops to Fight ALS
This Friday, December 22, the Rams' annual alumni game will not only be about tradition and school pride, it was also serve the school's former volleyball coach in her battle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Thank you for those will be on the court and in the audience, as well as the Asheville Citizen-Times for helping get the word out. We had a number of successful social media features this week, and were touched to see the community's prominent interest in this story about coming together to help one of our own. #WeAreBCS and proud.

Pictured above is the T.C. Roberson High School Volleyball team with former coach Pam Sizemore, who worked with Buncombe County Schools for over 30 years.



Cultivating the Arts in Barnardsville
A Barnardsville Elementary music teacher in the North Buncombe District is helping these future Blackhawks begin their journey into the arts. Read about how the recent holiday concert fits into the big picture of a well-rounded education. The Facebook post is below, the entire article is available as a Top Story, and here is a short video of one of the Ivy Hawks' holiday songs!

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Hearts with Hands: Supporting the BCS Crisis Closet
A special thanks to Hearts With Hands for donating much-needed supplies to our BCS Crisis Closet. And thanks to the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County for sending volunteers to help sort and organize the supplies

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Owen Middle Explores the Great Outdoors
At Owen Middle School, students take an active part in making their campus a fun hub for the outdoors. As part of their Natural Impact Initiative, students have made several improvements to the 40-acre campus, including a beautiful mural, natural landscaping, and native plant restoration. (This is a BCS Advantage Magazine story!)

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The Saint Nicholas Project
Buncombe County Schools sent 46 overflowing boxes to Eblen Charities for the Saint Nicholas Project this week! Thanks to the employees, parents, and students who participated in making Christmas special for children in our community. “We want them to wake up to a wonderful Christmas morning,” said BCS Associate Superintendent Susanne Swanger. “Our BCS family is making a difference.”

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Rockets Help Blast South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl
As reported by the Citizen-Times, several BCS student-athletes led the charge as North Carolina routed South Carolina for the third year in a row at the annual Shrine Bowl football shown-down! The team included A.C. Reynolds High School's Frank Torres and Jacob Setterlind. Here is the WLOS coverage leading up to the game.

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Enka High's Emily Carver: Ingles' Athlete of the Week
Enka High's Emily Carver is the Ingles Markets Athlete of the Week, according to the Asheville Citizen Times! Congratulations, Emily!

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Candler Kids Explain Santa Clause
The Asheville Citizen-Times spoke to some Candler Elementary students about what they think about Santa Claus! Warning: This is way cute.

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North Buncombe Elementary's Nutcracker
Second graders at North Buncombe Elementary did a great job bringing the Nutcracker to life and their school posted an impressive photo gallery with a whopping 314 images!

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Roberson's All-WNC Volleyball Player of the Year
The Rams' Abby Krueger is not only known for her formidable performance on the court, but also her unquenchable team spirit! Next year, this celebrated student-athlete will be headed to Wake Forest University to put her skills to work. Congratulations, Abby!

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30 Years at Avery's Creek
As reported by WLOS: "After 30 years in the classroom, a beloved Buncombe County teacher is getting ready to retire. Lauren Cowan says she will miss being in the classroom with her students. In a few short days, she will wrap up her teaching career at Averys Creek Elementary, which she helped open in 1996."

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Goforth Joins Warrior Hall of Fame
Erwin High Warrior alumnae Mrs. Raelene Goforth was inducted into the Erwin High of Fame this December for her "passion, intensity and leadership" for the #WarriorNation.

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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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