September 3, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

Kindergarteners at Avery's Creek Elementary meet their new Dual Language teacher!

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 New School Year Begins
Welcome to a new school year in Asheville and Buncombe County! From the playground to the classroom, students and teachers are glad to see each other again and start another wonderful year. Here's a look at some of the special moments from this week!

Facebook galleries include Avery's Creek Elementary, Charles C. Bell Elementary, Charles D. Owen MiddleEnka High, Enka Middle, Haw Creek Elementary, Leicester Elementary, North Buncombe Elementary, W.D. Williams Elementary, and W.W. Estes Elementary. (The Asheville Citizen-Times also visited Avery's Creek- don't miss their photos from August 27.)

All galleries are also available in our Top Story.

See the Post of the Week!

A Message from Our Superintendent
In this special message, we'll hear from BCS superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin about just some of the many exciting plans we have prepared for the upcoming school year. Dr. Baldwin talks about important topics such as the 1:1 ("one-to-one") Digital Initiative, Spanish Immersion/Dual Language classes, school safety, and more.

This video is also available to view/share on Facebook.

Enka Middle's iconic jet is prepared for painting.

#SaveTheJet Continues at Enka Middle
The #savethejet campaign at Enka Middle School reached a milestone as the jet's old paint was sand blasted off in preparation for a new coat of paint. The community support of this project has been overwhelming! Learn more about how you can be part of the action:

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School Bus Safety: Stop Arm Laws and New Bus Cameras (WLOS)
As we all get back in the swing of a new school year, remember our school buses are back on the roads across Western North Carolina. Thanks to WLOS for highlighting some important information all drivers need to know!

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Leicester Elementary's Young Farmers (Citizen-Times)
Meet the family of teacher Mr. Michael Holt, agriculture teacher and Future of America (FFA) advisor at Clyde A. Erwin High. In this local news feature from the Asheville Citizen-Times, learn how Holt's family - including his two impressive students at Leicester Elementary School - are raising show animals and preparing for this year's NC Mountain State Fair!

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New Principals Meet their Students
Several schools welcomed their new principals this week! View our photos from a few of them here: Enka IntermediateEnka Middle, Johnston ElementaryNesbitt Discovery Academy, and Valley Springs Middle.

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WLOS' Player of the Week
Congratulations to North Buncombe High School senior Lee Ballard! He's the WLOS Player of the Week for his four interception performance in the 46-0 shutout of Madison High! (Last week's Player of the Week was Erwin High's QB Kendrick Weaver.)

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Never Stop Learning: Avery's Creek Elementary (WLOS)
Do you know how to flamingle?? Avery's Creek Elementary second grade teacher Ms. Wellberry is helping her students get to know each other with this unique game. Watch this latest "Never Stop Learning" segment from WLOS ABC 13 to learn more!

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Tools for Schools
It was an amazing day at the Ingles and Eblen Charities Tools for Schools supply giveaway. Hundreds of mountain families came through the doors to pick up essential school supplies. Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make today possible. Eblen Charities gives out school supplies all year long! Contact them if you are in need of items: (828) 255-3066. (View WLOS' coverage of this important community event.)

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Recent News: The Global Education Summit
Singing, drumming, strumming, and story-telling filled the auditorium of North Buncombe High to kick off the Global Education Summit involving over 300 educators from across the state. As part of equipping classrooms and preparing students for tomorrow, BCS reinforced an ongoing commitment to global education by collaborating with UNC World View, LEAF Community Arts, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to host the summit on August 14.

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The Buncombe County Schools Week in Review highlights some of the important stories making news in our districts and schools each week. When sharing about your BCS school or event on social media, be sure to use hashtags #WeAreBCS, #BCSadvantage, and #BCS!

The Week in Review is created and maintained by the Communications Department:

Stacia Harris
Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Assistant Director of Communications

Tim Reaves
Digital Communications Specialist

The BCS Communications Dept.
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(828) 350-2261

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