June 25, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

A graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School holds up her diploma.

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.

Graduation Gallery: Clyde A. Erwin High School
Clyde A. Erwin High School seniors celebrated their graduation on Saturday, June 16, at the U.S. Cellular Center. Here's a look at some of the highlights, including some creative graduation cap decorations! The Warriors' well-earned pride and many academic accomplishments were on full display as the Class of 2018 accepted their diplomas.

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Enrollment Season is Here and Everyone is Welcome!
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.

Enroll today at: Enroll.BuncombeSchools.org

The Class of 2018: Updated Photo Galleries
Our best wishes go with the Class of 2018 as these graduates take the next steps in their educational and professional journeys. View our graduation-themed Top Story to learn more, and access BCS and Citizen-Times photo galleries from all high schools.

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Bus Driver of the Year: Ms. Marsha Bailey (Video)
Ms. Bailey of Fairview Elementary School received a standing ovation as she was honored as the BCS Bus Driver of the Year during June's Board of Education meeting. Watch as she is honored before the Board with Tracy Lea Calhoun Award!

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Pathways to Success
Exploration in Buncombe County Schools doesn’t stop when school breaks for the summer. Alongside summer camps focused on topics like athletics, music, and arts, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways camp in June gives students fun and practical experiences with real tools of real trades. Learn more about the camp and view our photo gallery of all the action!

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Summer Meals at No Cost
The 2018 Free Summer Meals program is underway in Buncombe County. Thanks to a partnership between Buncombe County Schools, Asheville City Schools, and the YMCA of Western North Carolina, there are sites across the county where anyone under the age of 18 may enjoy a free breakfast or lunch. (And learn more about our Rolling to Feed bus for our upcoming service to those unable to access these sites.)

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Solar Heated Water at Erwin High
Things just heated up at Clyde A. Erwin High School with the installation of a new solar hot water system. Thanks to the EPA’s emission calculator, we know the energy produced from the new system will keep 3.2 tons of carbon emissions out of the atmosphere.

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Rolling to Feed (Video)
The Buncombe County Schools Foundation cut the ribbon on our new "Rolling to Feed" bus - a project that has been years in the making! Look for our Rolling to Feed bus to hit the road in the coming weeks to bring healthy lunches to Buncombe County children who cannot participate in our traditional summer meals program.

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Candler Elementary's Friendship River
As reported by WLOS, Candler Elementary School students memorialized their school year by creating an artistic "friendship river." It's the latest Never Stop Learning feature!

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Co-Coach of the Year: Josh Martin, Roberson Girls Soccer
Congratulations to T.C. Roberson High School's girls soccer coach, Mr. Josh Martin. Our local newspaper named him their Co-Coach of the Year, and honored a number of BCS student-athletes for their performance this season.

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Conference Cups for Owen and Roberson
Charles D. Owen High School and T.C. Roberson High School were each honored with the Wells Fargo Conference Cup award for having the best overall interscholastic performances in their respective conferences. (Also, read the Black Mountain News' report on Owen High's accomplishment.)

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Baseball Coaches Association Honors Three
The North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association named three BCS student-athletes to the annual All-State baseball team this week. Congratulations to Will Westbrock of Charles D. Owen High School (NCBCA 2A 2018 All State), and both Josh Dotson and Alex Flinn of A.C. Reynolds High School (NCBCA 3A 2018 All State)! 

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Leicester Elementary Assists Animal Shelter
In this "Never Stop Learning" segment from WLOS, we learn about some kind-hearted students at Leicester Elementary School who spent their last few days of the school year focused on helping our four-legged friends who need it most.

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All Things Hospitality
Clyde A. Erwin High School students, from rising freshmen to recent graduates, got a chance to see the hotel and restaurant industries up close at Hospitality Camp this week. (Don't miss this Facebook Live video of campers in the kitchen!)

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Baldwin Named NCHSAA Superintendent of the Year
With the school year behind us, we'd like to offer one more shout-out to our dedicated and award-winning Superintendent, Dr. Tony Baldwin. Congratulations, Dr. Baldwin, on being selected as the 2017-18 North Carolina High School Athletic Association Bob McRae Superintendent of the 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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