June 4, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

A.C. Reynolds High Celebrates Memorial Day

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.

Memorial Day at A.C. Reynolds High (Video)
Each year, Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May, paying homage to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. This Facebook Live video captures the meaningful program held on May 28 by the students, staff, and community of A.C. Reynolds High School, as they honored the fallen.

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Destination Imagination Global Finals Results
The Destination Imagination, Inc. Global Finals wrapped up in Knoxville, TN, with several BCS schools placing in the top 20! Fifteen teams from North Carolina competed in the Global finals, and eight of those were from BCS. Congratulations to these innovative and impressive young students.

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Prosthetics for "Robo Joe" the Rooster
This plucky rooster lost a foot to frostbite last winter. When students from Buncombe County Early College heard his story, they knew they had to step in and take action. The team built several prosthetic foot prototypes for this bird in need. Watch this latest "Carolina Moment" from WLOS to find out what happened next!

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General Assembly Art Show
Arabelle Magdamit of Enka High and Hope Buckner of North Buncombe Middle were chosen to represent BCS and our region in a year-long art display at the NC Legislative building! This is part of the North Carolina Art Education Association General Assembly Art Show. Congrats to these talented students!

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Mix 96.5 Celebrates Erwin's Mr. McKeown (Video)
Congratulations to Mr. Brian McKeown of Clyde A. Erwin High School for being selected as the Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Month! Tammy and Kipper from the Morning Mix surprised the social studies teacher with the news in his classroom. Learn more about the difference Mr. McKoewn is making in and out of the classroom and see the surprise visit in this video!

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Playground Project: Black Mountain Primary
As reported by the Black Mountain News: "Organizers are holding an informational meeting at the school on June 5 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria to engage the community in various committees needed to make the playground a reality. The committees include recruitment, fundraising, food, construction, youth activities, public relations, safety, and logistics."

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Owen High's Freshman Track Champ
The Black Mountain News highlights the accomplishments of freshman track star Laila Burke, who recently was named a conference champion and the Charles D. Owen High School female runner of the year!

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Graduation Gallery: Buncombe County Early College
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 from Buncombe County Early College. Here's a great photo gallery provided by the Asheville Citizen-Times!

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Summer Meals at No Cost
We are looking forward to working with Asheville City Schools and the YMCA of Western North Carolina to make sure children in Buncombe County have access to healthy food all summer long through our Summer Meals program! to find a full list of summer meals site you may text Text FOODNC to 877-877 OR call 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) / 1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273). The Nutrition Outreach team will begin serving healthy, nutritious meals at no charge on June 11 at ACS sites and on June 18 at BCS sites.

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Early College Focuses on the Future
Buncombe County Schools prepares students for their tomorrow, but Buncombe County Early College (BCEC) took that into the next century. As part of their first year at the school, BCEC’s 59 ninth-graders developed ideas about the construction of a 22nd Century International Cultural Arts Center. In their Math, English, and World History classes, they explored different approaches to the challenge.

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Too Fun Not to Share: "Pie Face" at Candler Elementary (Video)
Candler Elementary School's Asst. Principal Ms. Carla Shipman challenged teacher assistant Ms. Jennie Brummitt to a game of "Pie Face" last Thursday. This is normally a fun reward reserved for the students who earn good behavior points, but the adults wanted to get in on the fun too!

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A.C. Reynolds High Senior Walk
Asheville Citizen Times columnist Nancy Williams shares her thoughts about the A.C. Reynolds High School: "The most special thing I’ve done in ages was attend the senior walk at one of the local elementary schools. Graduating high school students ride a bus to the feeder elementary school they attended and walk the halls in their caps and gowns. Many haven’t been back since they left at the end of fifth grade." Access the full article below.

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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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