May 28, 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.

Class of 2018 Senior Walk
Owen, Reynolds, Enka, and North Buncombe districts participated in this heartwarming tradition this past week!

Enka High School's Class of 2018 participated in their #seniorwalk throughout their district Friday. They visited the elementary and intermediate schools.

Karen Strickland, Candler's Literary Specialist said, "It was such a thrill for me to see my former students. My students have had the perseverance and courage to work hard so that they can take the next leap toward their dreams. They are remembering something that I tried to instill in them-believe in yourself, work hard, and be brave enough to explore what life has to offer you. I am so very proud of each and every one of you!"

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Erwin High seniors at prepare for their Senior Walk at Leicester Elementary.

North Buncombe Senior Walk
Graduating seniors from North Buncombe High School paid an inspiring visit to elementary, middle, and intermediate schools across the district. Clad in their iconic caps and gowns, the seniors walked the halls of their former schools, high-fiving younger students, and enjoying hallways filled with colorful signs and cheering! See images from Barnardsville Elementary below and watch the live video from Weaverville Elementary!
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Reynolds Senior Walk
It was a trip back in time for a group of A.C. Reynolds High School seniors who paid a visit to their alma mater, Oakley Elementary! Students paraded through the hallways to inspire the younger students to work hard and stay focused on their dreams. Watch the live video or see pictures from Oakley Elementary in the link below. We also have some images from Fairview and Haw Creek Elementary Schools!
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Owen Senior Walk

On the way to meet their future, Charles D. Owen High School #seniors walked through the halls of Owen district schools where many of them began their educational careers. "It made me feel excited to graduate because you can tell they were feeling appreciated," said Silas Snyder, a fifth-grader at Black Mountain Elementary.

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Erwin High Seniors Celebrate their Future

Clyde A. Erwin High School seniors celebrated the dream of college with the whole student body. At a school assembly in the gymnasium, college-bound seniors signed their names on a banner and posed for photos with balloons that matched the colors of the schools they will attend this fall. Those schools include A-B Tech, UNC-Asheville, Western Carolina, Appalachian State, UNC-Chapel Hill – even Brown University. 

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Final Performance

It was an emotional night for T.C. Roberson High School chorus students as they held their final performance of the year on Monday! Seniors were recognized for their contributions to the group!

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Reynolds Rockets Soar
The Reynolds baseball team had a great season this year. The Rockets made it to the state semifinal regional series! Congratulations on finishing the season strong. The team progressed deeper into state playoffs this year than any other AC Reynolds team in school history!
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Special Anniversary
This week, we celebrate the one year anniversary of the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus! We cut the ribbon on this 24-unit apartment complex last May with the help of some high profile supporters like Coach Roy Williams (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
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Erwin District Teacher of the Year

Leicester Elementary School art teacher Lissa Pedersen believes her role in the school is to show children how to access their creativity.“Art gives them an external reality to something they feel inside,” she said. “I give them a space where they get to do things they don’t get to do anywhere else.”

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Middle School Conference Champs
Congratulations to our 2018 spring champions of the French Broad Middle School Conference!
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NC Supreme Court Visitor
A North Carolina Supreme Court justice visited North Buncombe High School Wednesday. It was the final stop on Justice Paul Newby's tour of several local schools. Watch the WLOS story below!
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Throwback Thursday

Barnardsville Elementary is celebrating its 90th school year. Their tradition of letting students and teachers decorate the hallways with custom hand prints on tiles is going strong. Can you recognize any of the names on these tiles?
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Success at Valley Springs Middle School

The staff at Valley Springs Middle School posted pictures from throughout the year highlighting enriching student activities and successful competitions as well! Congratulations on a great year!
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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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