October 1, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

Barnarsville Elementary students visited Ivy Creek Farm for a farm fresh food experience!

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 Day on the Farm for Barnardsville
A smoothie with hand-picked kale and popcorn fresh from the stalks was on the menu during Barnardsville Elementary's field trip to Ivy Creek Family Farm! First grade students from Ms. Peek's and Ms. Lyda's classrooms enjoyed a hands-on lesson in agriculture with help from the farm's friendly staff.

View the popular Facebook photo gallery of our students in action in our Post of the Week! This story is also available as a BuncombeSchools.org social snapshot story.

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Krista Langlois: 2019 Owen District Teacher of the Year
Krista Langlois’s teaching philosophy can be described in one word: “empowerment.”

“I’m not here to tell my students what’s important,” she said. “I’m here to give them the tools so they can find out what’s important on their own.”

Read more about Ms. Langlois in this Top Story article. The video above is also available to view/share on Facebook.



Bus Ridership Week 2018

Bus Ridership Week
Last week was Bus Ridership Week, the time frame when we calculate how many students will ride the bus this year. State funding for school transportation is determined by three factors: the total number of buses operating, total expenditures, and the number of students riding buses.

Fonda Durner, Director of Transportation for Buncombe County Schools, says, “If a child is going to ride a school bus any time during the school year, it is very important that he or she ride the bus as many days possible this week.”

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New Tradition for Reynolds vs. Roberson
With the Busbee Bucket, Reynolds and Roberson High schools added some extra motivation to their big game: helping others in need! Read below for the Citizen-Times article, or watch WLOS' coverage of the team effort.

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Doris Sellers: NASSP's State Principal of the Year
Doris Sellers, Principal of A.C. Reynolds High School, is this year's state Principal of the Year for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). She spent several days in Raleigh this week collaborating with fellow principals and advocating for public education.

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Hurricane Help from Blackhawks Cheerleaders
The cheerleading team at North Buncombe High School worked hard this weekend to help those still recovering from Hurricane Florence. The students packed over 200 hygiene kits in 2 hours and helped sort a truckload of supplies.

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World Milk Day
"Happy World School Milk Day!" wrote the BCS Nutrition staff. "Milk is an excellent source of protein, Vitamin D, and Calcium which helps build strong bones and healthy teeth. To celebrate World School Milk Day we taste tested a variety of yogurts, cheeses, milks, and other healthy dairy foods. We also had a visit from a few cows!"

See some of their photos from around Buncombe County!

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Garden to Lunch Table
Thanks to new horticulture classes, students at Community High have achieved a remarkable milestone for their school and the whole Buncombe County Schools system. Community became the first high school in North Carolina to earn Level 1 and Level 2 GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification, which allows food that the students grow and prepare at the school to be served in the cafeteria.

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Haw Creek Hurricane Efforts Extended (WLOS)
Haw Creek Elementary is extending their hurricane relief pet supply drive through this week. Thanks to everyone who's donated so far!

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Erwin Football Provides Hurricane Relief
The Warriors football family “adopted” the East Carteret Mariners and held a donation drive for badly needed items. Several student athletes loaded a U-Haul on Friday morning with diapers, tarps, cleaning items, and more. After the game that evening, Pruett and the other coaches drove through the night to reach the coast. They spent the following day distributing the supplies. This story is also available at BuncombeSchools.org.

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Dual Language at Avery's Creek (WLOS)
In this latest Never Stop Learning feature from WLOS, learn about students taking on a unique challenge in their Dual Language classroom at Avery's Creek Elementary!

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2018-19 BCS Notification Options
Here's a rundown of the ways you can receive weather and safety notifications as we continue the 2018-19 school year!


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Stacia Harris
Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Assistant Director of Communications

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