April 23, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

Clyde A. Erwin Middle School Intensive Intervention students got a tasty lesson in etiquette.

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 Middle's Etiquette Lessons at Lunch
Clyde A Erwin Middle School students got a tasty lesson in etiquette on Thursday. Thanks to the generosity of The Bier Garden restaurant in downtown Asheville, the middle-schoolers were able to transfer classroom skills to the real world by communicating with the serving staff, properly using their utensils and napkins, and practicing their table manners to create a pleasant atmosphere.

“In addition to their regular curriculum, we work with them on life skills and social skills,” said Exceptional Children’s teacher Sarah Friedman. “We want them to succeed, so we help them to generalize skills from one situation to the next.”

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Enka High: Whitewater Learning
A group of Enka High School students got a “rapid” lesson about water and the energy economy thanks to Duke Energy and Green River Adventures. It started with a tour of Duke Energy’s 5-megawatt Tuxedo Hydro Station, where students learned how the station uses water to do work and produce electricity. Then, the students took a ride down the river for a fully immersive experience! Watch the video above, or read the full story below.

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Thirteen Accepted to NC Governor's School
Thirteen accomplished Buncombe County Schools students have been accepted to the prestigious Governor's School of North Carolina for 2018, which is an annual academic residential program for high-achieving high school students. Participants are selected by the program's Board of Governors, based on nominations by their school systems for academic or performing/visual arts aptitude.

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Olivia's Playground
Leicester Elementary dedicated its playground to Olivia Hope Landreth, a 9-year-old student who passed away last May after a long battle with a congenital heart condition. Her parents, Damon and Kimberly Baker Landreth, cut a ribbon to unveil two beautiful dedication signs. Leicester Volunteer Fire Department, SignServ LLC, and numerous other businesses and organizations, donated materials, labor, and time to the project.

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Student Art Show at Asheville Mall
The public is invited to personally see the hard work of our student-artists at the K12 Student Art Show, now on display at the Asheville Mall near Sears/Dillard's. The annual art show presented by Buncombe County Schools runs from March 26 through May 6, 2018. Currently featured is the artwork of high school artists, which was judged by category on April 16. Congratulations to our award-winning students!

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School Safety Symposium
The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is of utmost importance. At the safety symposium, administrators from every school and the Central Office heard presentations on a range of school safety issues, from bullying to domestic violence, to threatening behavior. They learned about the impacts of traumatic experiences on young minds, how to recognize the signs of trauma, and how to utilize protective factors to promote safety in schools.

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Ingles Athlete of the Week: Madison "Mae" Cordiale
Sophomore Madison Cordiale of Enka High School has been selected as the Ingles Markets Athlete of the Week!

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"ChaARTer" Art Awards
Congratulations to this year's ChARTer Art Awards winners! Eight talented BCS artists were selected to have their artwork hang in the (Charter) Spectrum administrative offices for the next year. The students also split a $1,500 scholarship from Spectrum.

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Schools Team Up for College and Career Fair
Buncombe County Schools students saw a wide range of choices during the first-ever College and Career Fair, organized in collaboration with Asheville City Schools, Madison County Schools, and AB Tech. As they walked the floor of the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, high school students saw product demonstrations and heard pitches from enthusiastic company officials – from the medical field to the U.S. Military to NASA. They listened intently at each table, and as they toured the aisles of the fair, it became clear that the future is wide open.

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Breaking Records: Owen High's Chesney Gardner
Charles D. Owen High School's multi-sport standout junior Chesney Gardner has done it again! The school's two-time Female Athlete of the Year started breaking records as a freshman and on March 28 set the bar once again in the discus event. Learn more in this Citizen-Times article.

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Citizen-Times Photos at T.C. Roberson High
T.C. Roberson High School students danced the night away at their annual prom, held at The Venue Asheville on Saturday, April 21. Thanks to the Asheville Citizen Times for taking these fantastic photos.

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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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