July 2, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

Brooklyn sits with family before her recording release party at Echo Mountain studios.

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.

A Song of Hope
Brooklyn Reese, a 12-year-old Joe P. Eblen Intermediate School student, has become an aspiring songwriter, and her original tune, “I Love You, Mom,” is one of eight tracks on Heartbeat Sessions, Volume One. The gorgeous, eclectic mix of covers and originals all start with the recorded heartbeat of a child with a serious illness. She also performed the song live at The Mothlight last week.

View the post of the week below, or read the full article on BuncombeSchools.org. WLOS will also be airing/posting info about this story on July 2, so tune in at 6 p.m. and visit WLOS.com!

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Free summer meals are underway!

Free Summer Meals
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. We are dedicated to making sure all children in our area have access to nutritious food all summer long!

You may text FOODNC to 877-877, or you may call the Spanish or English hotline: 1-877-8HAMBRE or 1-877-842-6273 to see a full list.

View the complete list of summer meals sites.


The 2018 North Buncombe High band Field of Honor.

Blackhawks' Field of Honor
In a large field just outside of town, North Buncombe High band students have respectfully placed row upon row of American flags, each decorated with a yellow ribbon to honor or remember a veteran. Community members are invited to sponsor a flag for their friend or loved one, with proceeds allowing the band to accept an invitation to perform in Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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Ms. Katrina Fox: Roberson District Teacher of the Year
Katrina Fox never worried too much about what to do with her life. Her pedagogical passion began early and has continued throughout her 23-year teaching career.

“I really don’t remember any time in my life when I didn’t want to be a teacher,” she said. “I want my students to love learning. What makes my heart leap is when the bell rings and there’s a collective groan. Kids say ‘is time up already?’ And that’s how you know you’ve reached them.”

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Owen Warhorses on the Field (Black Mountain News)
"It hardly feels like football weather in the heat and humidity going into summer, but that doesn’t matter to the Warhorses. It’s here and now on the field at Warhorse Stadium, just a few days after the end of the school year, where wins will be earned under the Friday night lights this fall."

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All-WNC Track (Citizen-Times)
Our local Asheville Citizen Times honors and highlights several Buncombe County Schools track standouts from last season in its latest All-WNC track team lists. Elise Wright of T.C. Roberson High School was named the Girls Athlete of the Year!

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Beginning Teachers Summit at BCS
New teachers from the western part of the state gathered at our Central Office on Tuesday for the annual Western Region Beginning Teachers Summit. The event featured presentations and collaborative breakout sessions about parent communication, classroom management and organization, educational technology, and more.

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Buncombe Summer Camps Underway
Students are kicking off the warmer months with BCS summer camps in all six districts. It's a chance for older students, athletes, and community partners to give back and mentor younger learners.

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WNC Preseason Football Poll (Citizen-Times)
The A.C. Reynolds High School Rockets topped the Asheville Citizen-Times Top 15 Preseason poll! Congratulations to the Clyde A. Erwin High Warriors and the T.C. Roberson High School Rams who also made the list.

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All-WNC Tennis (Citizen-Times)
Three T.C. Roberson High School tennis players were recognized for their outstanding performances on the court this year.

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Early College in Ecuador
Buncombe County Early College students took a service learning trip to Ecuador! They shared a few photos of their trip and we look forward to the stories that will certainly follow. (Here is a fantastic group photo in front of a beautiful mountain range.)

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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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Director of Communications

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Assistant Director of Communications

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