March 12, 2018
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Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

At C.A. Erwin High, the spring musical for 2018 was Godspell.
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.

Godspell Performed at Clyde A. Erwin High School
Students from three BCS schools casted a “spell” over the audience as they opened the musical “Godspell” at the Bob Johnson Performing Arts Center at Clyde A. Erwin High.

“‘Godspell’ tells a story about love and the creation of a community centered around that love,” said Erwin High School chorus teacher Rachael Affron. “I just love this musical. There’s a lot of different characters, so it’s a really good showcase for a variety of students.”

The musical features students from Erwin High School, Clyde A Erwin Middle, and Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy. The Post of the Week includes photos taken at a dress rehearsal prior to the week's performances.

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What's New in Buncombe Schools...

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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.

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North Buncombe ProStart: A Recipe for Success
Cooking up ideas is a specialty for North Buncombe High School students, who placed first in the state at the 2018 North Carolina ProStart Invitational last month. Teams from across the state competed in the two-day high school culinary arts and restaurant management competition held at Charlotte’s Johnson & Wales University.

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Southern Conference Education Days
During the Education Days of the Southern Conference basketball tournament, BCS sent roughly 3,400 students and staff to the U.S. Cellular Center to cheer on their teams. It was a fun and energetic day for third- through eighth-graders, and attending the games was a reward for positive behavior.

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Enka FFA Teacher Wins Nat'l Award
Kevin Franklin is a quiet man, but his impact on students speaks volumes. The Enka High School agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America advisor is known for his strong personal work ethic, focus on hands-on, occupationally relevant teaching, and student mentorship. Learn more about Mr. Franklin and his accomplishments!

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Badges and Books at Glen Arden Elementary
Deputies “arrested” the attention of Glen Arden Elementary School students by reading to them during Read Across America Day on Friday. Every Friday during the school year, School Resource Officers and other Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office employees – from court security to detectives – travel to one BCS elementary school and read to the children in kindergarten through second grade.


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Focusing on Arts Education
BCS and LEAF Community Arts "Schools and Streets" have earned a place in a unique program sponsored by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Just one of seven teams selected across the nation, our educators and LEAF organizers/artists will have access to some of the best arts education resources in the world! A primary focus of these partnerships is to provide sustainable and robust arts-based professional development for teachers.

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WLOS: Global Communities Day at Pisgah Elementary
"170 students in grades K-4 shared what they learned about different places like Italy and the United Kingdom. Students in Ms. Anderson's class drummed their way all the way to Africa. They learned about the songs they sing and the rhythm of the drums. 
In the school auditorium, it was a packed house. Students said it was a fun way to learn about places in their global community, places like Japan." -WLOS

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A Vision for Learning at Cane Creek Middle
Health Occupation students from A.C. Reynolds High School and T.C. Roberson High School found a practical way to put their newfound skills to work while earning their CNA certifications. The students teamed up with school nurses at Cane Creek Middle School to help the middle-schoolers with today's vision screening! Here are a few photos from the day.

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Blue-White Basketball Teams Revealed
It's time for the Blue-White games and rosters have been revealed! On March 17, the match-ups will take place at Enka High School with the girls game starting at 6 p.m. and the boys game afterwards. Congratulations to our BCS student-athletes who will represent us in this annual tradition! The Asheville Citizen-Times has published the names of all students involved.

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The Rockets' Curriculum Fair
Variety! This is an important part of what makes an authentic education possible. This week, A.C. Reynolds High School put their school on display. With tables and demonstrations spanning from the doorway through their media center, visitors learned first-hand why the Rockets are proud of their school.

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National School Breakfast Week in Black Mountain
It was National School Breakfast Week, and our BCS Nutrition staff toured the districts with their delicious wares! At Black Mountain Primary, students enjoyed french toast samples! Check out the School Nutrition page on Facebook to see the photos of their travels.

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Eblen Prom Dress Giveaway
Every year, Eblen Charities hosts a prom dress giveaway event. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Students are welcome to drop by to select a free dress! If you have a dress, shoes, or any accessories you would like to donate, please drop it off at the Eblen Charities office at 50 Westgate Parkway in the Westgate Shopping Center.

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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.

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