April 16, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

Erwin High's "Caliente Cowboys" win at a state cook-off competition.

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.

Erwin Chefs Win State Cook-Off
The "Caliente Cowboys" have done it! The three-student team from Clyde A. Erwin High School out-cooked seven other teams to claim victory in the first-ever North Carolina Jr. Chef Competition At Guilford Technical Community College near Greensboro. Their winnings include scholarships and an invitation to represent the state at the Southeast Jr. Chef Competition in May at Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky.

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It's Time for Kindergarten Enrollment!
Enrollment season kicks off in the month of April! Come see why Asheville families are choosing BCS to prepare their students for tomorrow. Now, kindergarten enrollment is even more convenient, with a new online enrollment option. Learn more and get started by visiting Enroll.BuncombeSchools.org.



Everyone is Welcome: Public Education (Video)
Why is public education essential for a successful future? Hear what BCS educators have to say in this fourth video in the Everyone is Welcome series. Watch the video above, or help us get the word out on social media by watching it on Facebook using the button below.

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Charlotte Observer: Students Need Trauma Informed Care
Buncombe County Schools is proud to help set the pace in social-emotional learning through the Compassionate Schools model. This important work gives students the tools they need to succeed in school and life, despite the difficult situations they might face outside the classroom.

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North Buncombe Hall of Fame
On April 14, North Buncombe High School inducted three of the school's athletics greats into the its Hall of Fame after the recent alumni baseball game, including Jeremy Manning (1966), Cody Geyer (2010), and David Smith (Coach, 1977-1995).

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National Assistant Principal Week
Thanks to all of our talented assistant principals who are making a difference at their schools every single day! In this recent "Never Stop Learning" WLOS segment, we meet assistant principal Terra Thompson of Avery's Creek Elementary.

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Making IT Happen: Barry Pace
Behind the scenes of BCS' successful Digital Learning Initiative is Director of Technology Barry Pace, who daily strives alongside his team of technology and digital specialists to create opportunities for teachers and young learners through educational technology- ultimately preparing students for 21st Century careers.

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World Autism Day
April 13th marked World Autism Awareness Day for Buncombe County Schools. Amy Rhoney, Director of Special Services, said 855 faculty and staff members wore t-shirts "with a hope of raising awareness and fostering support for people living with autism."

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Rockets Baseball on a Roll
A.C. Reynolds High's baseball program is getting attention after two recent wins over Asheville High, as part of their current five-game winning streak. On April 13, the Rockets defeated the Asheville High Cougars. Reynolds senior pitcher Josh Dotson also has been throwing his share of strike-outs.

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Johnston Elementary's Career Fair
What do you want to be when you grow up? Students at Johnston Elementary School have a better idea of all the career options available to them thanks to their recent Career Fair. Watch the "Never Stop Learning" segment from WLOS ABC 13 to learn more!

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Students Take on Opioid Crisis
Buncombe County Schools students rise to the challenges facing their communities. On Thursday, they took an unflinching look at the opioid epidemic that has swept the nation. At the first-ever Student Opioid Summit, held at Western Carolina University’s Biltmore Park Campus, BCS high-schoolers joined others from area schools to dive deep into the physiological and psychological drivers of addiction.

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Spring Musicals Continue
After Spring Break, high school musicals continue across Buncombe County Schools! Mark your calendars for North Buncombe High School's production of Bye Bye Birdie, which runs from April 19 through 22.

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The Spring Edition of the BCS Advantage Magazine

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!


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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

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