January 8, 2018
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Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Valley Springs Middle students work with their new Sphero robots.

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.

Sphero Heroes
Miniature robots are roaming the halls of Valley Springs Middle School thanks to a generous grant from Duke Energy, the Buncombe County Schools Foundation, and local families! In Ms. Cathy Belair’s seventh-grade classroom, students are programming tiny Sphero robots to perform a number of tasks as part of their mathematics curriculum. It is one more innovative way that Buncombe teachers are incorporating STEM concepts and resources into the everyday student experience.



C.C. Bell Elementary STEM Labs Bring Science to Students
Buncombe County Schools’ new STEM labs are changing the way students learn! By bringing the problem-solving methods used by engineers and scientists to our elementary schools, BCS teachers are preparing students for jobs that don’t even exist yet.

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Buncombe Band Students at Army Bowl
Seniors T.J. Kane from A.C. Reynolds High and Hayley Knighton from North Buncombe High proudly represented BCS in Texas this weekend! These two band students were chosen to participate in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl's halftime show in San Antonio.

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Winter Coats for Cold Weather
One of our community partners, Eblen Charities, recently wrapped up a coat drive with Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker. There are now over 400 winter coats available (free of charge) for those who need to stay warm in this frigid weather!

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Enka Wrestler Breaks Regional Win Record
"It took Enka's Phil Daub less than a minute to immortalize his name in the WNC wrestling record books," wrote the Asheville Citizen Times. It took the Enka High senior 30 seconds to secure his 206th career win, along with both the school and #WNC records for most wins.

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Never Stop Learning: New Year's Resolutions
"You could almost hear the wheels turning in their heads Tuesday morning at Avery's Creek Elementary," reported WLOS ABC 13 in this week's Never Stop Learning feature.

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A 'Fair' Bit of Science at Enka Middle
‘Tis the season for tri-fold poster boards at Enka Middle School, where students gave presentations on Friday for the annual eight-grade science fair. The school’s media center was packed with projects ranging from wind turbines to memory tools to the physics of rollercoasters.

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Nominate Your Favorite Coach or Athlete
Is your coach or athlete Hall of Fame material? Here's your chance to nominate an outstanding Buncombe County Schools' athlete or coach for the 2018 WNC Sports Hall of Fame.

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All-WNC Boys Soccer Team
Accolades for the A. C. Reynolds High School soccer team continue into the new year as the Asheville Citizen Times reports on the Rockets' prominent presence on the All-WNC soccer team, as well as the various individual season awards earned by BCS students, including athletes from T. C. Roberson High School and Enka High.

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Cross Country All-Stars
The 2017 All-WNC cross country teams have been announced with a strong BCS student-athlete presence. Additionally, A.C. Reynolds High Coach David Honea has been announced as the Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year, and T.C. Roberson High senior Elise Wright is the Girls Runner of the Year!

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Candler Students Pilot Animal Rescue Program
Fourth graders in Ms. Johnson class at Candler Elementary were part of a pilot program through Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. The class had some special visitors (with two legs and four legs) to teach them all about why it's important to care for our furry friends.

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The BCS Mobile App
Not only does the new BCS mobile app allow push notifications with weather and safety announcements, it also puts some of the most common parent resources at your fingertips! Download it today from iOS or Android stores.

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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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