January 29, 2018
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Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Dr. Ziffer speaks with a student at North Buncombe Middle School.
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. This week was full was important stories, and this week's Post of the Week will feature an important story that created a lot of buzz on social media! #WeAreBCS and proud.

A Witness to History
Dr. Walter Ziffer has endured quite a journey. Now living in Weaverville at age 90, his childhood was marked by terror and suffering at the hands of Nazis. Ziffer is a witness to the Holocaust, and last week, he shared his story with seventh- and eighth-graders at North Buncombe Middle School.


Safe & Warm Campaign: Blanket Collection Begins
Buncombe Schools have a crucial role to play (and a chance to win $1,000 in Tools for Schools funds) in replenishing the blanket supply of Buncombe County's four crisis centers, whose supply has diminished to under 200 blankets after tens of thousands of blankets were distributed during winter weather. Schools will turn in all of their blankets on February 10.

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Social-Emotional Skills for Student Success
In this publication by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, Ms. Danna Grimes of Johnston Elementary shares some important information about social-emotional skills and how they impact our students' performance in the classroom.

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Roberson Girls Swim Team Wins Tourney
T.C. Roberson High School had a great showing at the Western Mountain Athletic Conference (WMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship on Jan. 20! The Roberson Girls team topped its division with a combined score of 525, while the Boys team finished second in its division (387.5).

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Woodfin Elementary's International Night
Woodfin Elementary celebrated the many cultures represented in their school at their annual International Night! Families brought in food from their culture, students decorated puzzle pieces to represent their heritage, and they "traveled" around the world on an international scavenger hunt..

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Owen Middle's National Geographic Bee
More than 100 Owen Middle students participated in the preliminary seven-round competition, which determined the 10 finalists who competed on January 22. The school named eighth-grader Charlotte Lannigan their new champion! (Ian Diez and Liam Gildner took second and third place, respectively.)

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Avery's Creek Cafeteria Opens for Students
There were lots of happy, smiling faces from students and staff as they enjoyed their lunch in the new and improved Avery's Creek dining room.

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Enka's Ingles Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Jake Smith of Enka High School's basketball team! He's the Ingles Markets Athlete of the Week!

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Reynolds' to Coach in All-Star Game
A.C. Reynolds High's Mr. Ryan Stevens will coach the Blue Team in the 66th boys All-Star basketball game! Both the boys and girls games will be hosted on March 17 by Enka High School.

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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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Department of Communications
175 Bingham Road, Asheville NC 28806
(828) 350-2261

Have a story idea? We'd love to hear about it. Email us at communications@bcsemail.org.


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