May 14, 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.

Teacher Appreciation
On Teacher Appreciation Day (May 8, 2018), we express our gratitude to our Buncombe County Schools educators who tirelessly work for the benefit of the students in our community. The service you provide is an invaluable resource here in the Asheville area, and across our country. Your consistent encouragement opens minds and creates possibilities every day.

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Enrollment Season is Here!
Dreams begin in Buncombe County Schools, Asheville parents’ best choice for supportive school communities that prepare students for their tomorrow. Our broad and diverse educational opportunities, including world-class athletics and fine arts programs, ensure that our students graduate competitive, college and career-ready, and prepared to reach their full potential. Everyone is welcome.

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May 16 Now an Optional Teacher Work Day
On Wednesday, May 16, a number of Buncombe County Schools (BCS) teachers have chosen to travel to Raleigh to participate in the public schools advocacy day. Based on the fact that only 50 percent of these classroom vacancies across the district have been filled, May 16 will become an Optional Teacher Work Day.

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Four BCS Schools Enter NCHSAA Playoffs
Expectations are high for Buncombe County Schools’ baseball, softball, and soccer teams as they enter the NCHSAA playoffs. Four teams (A.C. Reynolds High School baseball, North Buncombe High School softball, T.C. Roberson High School soccer, and Charles D. Owen High School soccer) are coming off conference championships in their hunt for state titles.

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School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week
Our school nutrition professionals prepare healthy food, adhere to strict nutrition standards, accommodate student food allergies, and offer service with a smile! Thanks to all of you!

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Dual Language Mother's Day
Mothers of W.D. Williams Elementary School first-graders got a very special treat on Thursday, May 10. Their children celebrated Mother’s Day by highlighting the school’s Dual Immersion program. Students, some sporting traditional Latin American clothing styles, read poetry and sang songs in English and Spanish.

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Citizen-Times Gallery: Enka High Prom
It's hard to imagine an evening more magical than attending prom at the Biltmore Estate! On Friday, May 11, the Jets of Enka High School celebrated friendships, senior year, and their swiftly approaching graduation by gathering at the estate's beautiful Deerpark restaurant. Thanks to the Asheville Citizen Times for sharing these memorable photos. Also see the Citizen-Times photo galleries from A.C. Reynolds HighRoberson HighNorth Buncombe High, and Erwin High.

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Good Grub at North Buncombe Middle
Would you eat a cricket? How about a grub? Mealworm? Cockroach? For the students in Katharine Zamarra’s third-period English Language Arts class at North Buncombe Middle School, the answer was a resounding “yes.” After a two-week study about edible insects around the world, the seventh-graders were excited to taste the creepy crawlies.

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WLOS: Students Learn Bike Safety
As reported by WLOS ABC 13: There's a new bike program being offered to students in Buncombe County Schools. Fifth-grade students at Enka Intermediate School participate in the program 45 minutes a day, two days a week. During the course, they learn how to inspect their bike, the rules of the road, hand signals, and how to make sure they are safe on a bike.

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Ms. Sarah Camby: Reynolds District Teacher of the Year
Step into Sarah Camby’s fifth-grade classroom at Haw Creek Elementary School, and you’ll feel the love of learning. “You’ll see students working together and getting really engaged,” she said. “Learning is a collaborative activity. They really learn how to express their ideas and articulate their thinking. Knowing the answer is great, but knowing the answer and being able to explain it to someone is even better. Those are the kinds of skills they’ll need when they go out into the real world.”

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Never Stop Learning: W.W. Estes Elementary
In WLOS' latest Never Stop Learning feature, students at William W. Estes Elementary school find some new ways to get outside and move!

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May Maker Madness
North Buncombe Middle School students ignited the imagination of guests during their fourth annual May Maker Madness event this week. This technological maker faire spotlighted work from students all over the building who work in Project Lead the Way, Robotics, Art, and AIG.

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LEAF Schools & Streets

Students were busy Friday putting the final touches on their Schools and Streets performances for this weekend's LEAF Festival. From Hip Hop dancing at Oakley Elementary School to Irish folk music at Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy, LEAF's resident artists bring global perspectives to our students.

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Citizen-Times Gallery: Special Olympics at Roberson High

Our local Citizen-Times shares this story and photo gallery highlighting the recent Special Olympics activities hosted by T.C. Roberson High School.

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Read to Succeed at Candler Elementary
In this Never Stop Learning feature, WLOS reports on a local group of volunteers with Read to Succeed who put their efforts toward tutoring third grade students at Candler Elementary School!

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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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