March 26, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

Hunter Ward

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.

BCS Grads: Success in the Forecast
Hunter Ward has become a local celebrity, especially during winter weather. The 29-year-old Enka High School graduate runs the Facebook weather page, Ashevillewx-Meteorologist Hunter Ward, which features live videos and local predictions. Ward has gained quite the reputation for accurate weather forecasts, especially concerning the complicated storms that bring snow to the mountains.

“My teachers prepared me for college and really taught me how to write well,” he said. “When I put out my text forecasts, what’s important is being able to say what’s on your mind exactly how you want to say it in a relatable way.”

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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. Read the latest interactive issue now!

Updated School Calendar
We have some important information regarding changes to the BCS school schedule. Due to our recent loss of instructional time because of winter weather, we are adding 20 minutes to each school day in the month of April. This decision was made based on feedback from the recent parent and staff calendar survey.

Owen High Presents Nunsense
On March 22 and 23,  Charles D. Owen High School debuted its production of Nunsense, a quirky and fun musical that is the second longest running off-Broadway show in history. Check out these great photos of the performers during the dress-rehearsal. Be sure to check out the full 2018 Spring Musical Schedule, as well.

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Video: Everyone is Welcome
One of our core beliefs as a school system is to embrace diversity. Listen in as educators discuss the importance of diversity in the public school setting.

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Destination: Imagination
Congratulations to the nine BCS teams that qualified for the Destination Imagination Global Finals this year! Teams from A.C. Reynolds High School, Cane Creek Middle School, Fairview Elementary School, and Haw Creek Elementary School won first-place awards at the North Carolina Destination Imagination tournament last weekend.

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Video: Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Month
Congrats to Weaverville Primary School's Ms. Heather Gast! She's the Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Month! Watch as Tammy and Kipper from the Morning Mix surprise her in her classroom.

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WLOS' Thanks to Teachers: Mr. Neal Compton
Meet math teacher Mr. Neal Compton of Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School in this WLOS feature! Mr. Compton was nominated to be recognized by one of his sixth-grade students, and he brings his big personality to class to make learning a challenging subject fun for everyone!

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Volunteers Needed: Do The Write Thing
Please join us in reading Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools middle school students’ thoughts on youth violence and its consequences. We invite community volunteers to read and score "Do the Write Thing" entries on April 12th at the Asheville City Schools Board of Education Board Room. Consider signing up for one or more 2-hour time slots.

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Eblen Charities Prom Dress Giveaway
Thanks to Eblen Charities for brightening up prom season for our students through Operation Prom Dress! Students from Community High School headed to the former Bon Marche’ and current Ingles Toy Store at Westgate Shopping Center on Tuesday to browse the racks for colorful, unique dresses.

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Never Stop Learning: Avery's Creek
"Teachers at Avery's Creek Elementary School have been working with students, encouraging them to be kind to their classmates as well as others. For a recent assignment, they are bringing people together with words. The fourth-graders wrote letters to students at other schools to let them know that, even though they've never met in person, they still care and hope they are happy."

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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, #BCSadvantage, 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

Tim Reaves
Digital Communications Specialist

The BCS Communications Dept.
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