March 5, 2018
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Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Coach David Ball's 1988 baseball team was runner-up for the NCHSAA 3A State Championship.
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 the latest Post of the Week created a lot of buzz on social media! #WeAreBCS and proud.

From Erwin to Everyone: A Coach's Legacy
Every BCS student-athlete has been influenced by the talent and dedication of Mr. David Ball. The 1975 graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High taught and coached at his alma mater for 36 years, where he was a popular social studies teacher and one of the most successful Warriors coaches. Every day, students view the school's athletic Hall of Fame display, a tradition he began, and walk into the school's David A. Ball Gymnasium, named in his honor. Mr. Ball now works as the District Athletic Specialist for Buncombe County Schools, and in March, he will be inducted into the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association's (NCADA) Hall of Fame.

Read the Post of the Week below, including several great photos of Mr. Ball, or read the full Top Story at

Post of the Week

What's New in Buncombe Schools...

Click here to read the latest BCS Advantage Magazine!Look inside the new Spring edition!

Want to read even more great stories? Our latest BCS Advantage magazine highlights how students are getting hands-on to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! From STEM Labs and robots to kitchens and sundials, you'll be amazed what students are doing every day.

Click here for the latest interactive issue!

National Board Certified Teachers
It's all about our 2018 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs)! At the March 1 Board of Education meeting, we recognized these educators who have earned this prestigious distinction for the first time or renewed their status this year. Our educators join a special group- North Carolina ranks first in the nation and Buncombe County ranks 17th nationwide for the total number of NBCTs!

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Read Across America in Buncombe County
If you would-not-could-not stop reading your favorite books, you’d be in good company with Buncombe County Schools students, who celebrated Read Across America Day in style on Friday, March 2.

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Lighthouses, Shipwrecks and Pirates!
Sometimes global education begins in our home state. Leicester Elementary School students learned that lesson Tuesday when renowned author and Coastal North Carolina historian Mr. Kevin Duffus came to share his groundbreaking historical discoveries.

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Southern Conference Surprise: Mix 96.5's Teacher of the Month
On March 1 and 2, BCS sent almost 3200 elementary and middle school students to the Education Days portion of the Southern Conference basketball tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville! For many of the students, it was a reward for positive behavior, and they couldn't wait to celebrate their success. Teacher Whitney Burns from C.D. Owen Middle won't forget this day, as the crew from Mix 96.5 arrived to celebrate her as their Teacher of the Month! Watch the exciting surprise announcement that was made in front of her students.

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W.W. Estes Students Read with Olympian
Students at William W Estes Elementary were treated to a very special story time. An Olympic runner stopped by the school Tuesday to share his love of learning and sports with these first-graders! Learn more in the WLOS feature.

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WLOS: Avery's Creek Students Vote For Favorite Books
Students at Avery's Creek Elementary are participating in the NC Children's Book Awards. As reported by WLOS ABC 13: During the school year, students selected 10 books and will vote on their favorite during the competition.

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Strong Season Finish for Owen High Warlassies
Sports fans in the Swannanoa Valley community are proud of the Warlassies' 20-win, second place finish in the Western Highlands Conference! Well done, Charles D. Owen High School students.

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Citizen-Times WMAC All-Conference Basketball Teams
BCS student-athletes were recognized for their talents with the Asheville Citizen-Times' latest All-Conference report! Congratulations to these hard-working students! See the results for the girls All-Conference Team below, or view the boys team here

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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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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

The BCS Communications Dept.

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

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