April 2, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

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.

Everyone is Welcome: We Offer Variety (Video)
"In Buncombe County Schools, you'll find variety. From rigorous academics and enriching after-school activities, to essential services like transportation, counseling, and our nationally-known school nutrition program, we're committed to creating learning environments where all students will find their niche and be successful. Everyone is welcome."

Our Facebook Post of the Week is the second Everyone is Welcome video in the series (also featured above), featuring educators from around the county discussing the features that make BCS a great place to learn. Our first Everyone is Welcome video focused on diversity.

See the 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. Read the latest interactive issue now!


Students@Work Week
This week, going to class meant exploring hospitals, courtrooms, helicopters, farmers markets, power stations, and more! Hundreds of BCS middle and high school students from across the county spent a day with local industry professionals, getting an up-close view of a number of career paths available after graduation. Learn more about this innovative program and see our photos from the week!

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WLOS: Valley Springs Meets Gov. Cooper
As Valley Springs Middle students explored healthcare career paths at Mission Hospital, Governor Roy Cooper joined them on their tour. He spoke with the students about the importance of being ready for future jobs that haven't been invented yet.

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Roberson's Boys Swimmer of the Year
Congratulations to T.C. Roberson High School senior Reid Arwood, the Boys Swimmer of the Year, according to the Asheville Citizen Times.

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Erwin High Headed to State Cook-Off
A BCS culinary arts team is headed to a statewide cook-off next month! Clyde's Caliente Cowboys, from Clyde A. Erwin High School, is one of only eight teams in the entire state to make the cut for the first-ever North Carolina Jr. Chef Competition.

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Owen High Athletic Director Honored
Owen High's staff and students celebrate the leadership of school Athletic Director Anthony Lee who has been awarded the prestigious North Carolina Athletic Directors Association Citation Award. Here is the school's social media photo announcement.

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Hip-Hop Lesson at Koontz Intermediate
Ahead of National Poetry Month, students at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School heard from a local singer, songwriter, and poet about the power of the spoken word! Learn more in this WLOS feature.

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BCS Teams Excel in Track and Field
BCS high schools posted strong results at the Buncombe County Championships track and field meet, hosted by A.C. Reynolds High School on Wednesday. The T.C. Roberson High School women smashed the team rankings with a score of 144.5. A.C. Reynolds High School came in second with 106 points.

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From Black Mountain to Broadway and Back
Charles D. Owen High School graduates (Class of ’97) Kevin Massey and Matt Lutz have come a long way from their beginnings in Swannanoa Valley. After graduating from high school and college, these friends moved to New York to pursue careers on Broadway. They took a chance and put to good use the talent and skills honed on the stage of Owen High School.

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Hogwarts or Reynolds Middle?
A.C. Reynolds Middle School students and their families stepped into the wizarding world of Harry Potter Wednesday night. Media specialist Alicia Luke organized an extravagant evening of events inspired by the popular series of novels. (The photos are magical!)

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

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