October 15, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

Laura Beatty of Roberson High earned the NCHSAA Charlie Adams Award!

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.

Roberson's Award-Winning Athletic Director
Congratulations to Ms. Laura Beatty, Athletic Director and health/physical education teacher of T.C. Roberson High School! She was honored with North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2018 Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award. We are fortunate to have such committed educators and professionals in our public schools.

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Katrina Fox: 2019 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.”

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



Young adult fiction author Beth Revis has an important message for Charles D. Owen High School’s Book Club: Persist.

Local Author Visits Owen High
Young adult fiction author Beth Revis has an important message for Charles D. Owen High School’s Book Club: Persist. The North Carolina native wrote through her college years and through her career as a teacher, continually improving. But the rejection letters came again and again, dozens of times. It seemed pointless. Many people would have given up, but Revis kept at it, ultimately becoming a New York times best-selling science fiction author.

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Dreams into Action: Johanna Ramirez
When The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's N.C. Sli (Scholar’s Latino Initiative) program set out to find the “best and brightest latinx students from across the state,” they found 17-year-old senior Johanna Ramirez of the Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy.

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Reynolds High's Ingles Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Eli Hembree of A.C. Reynolds High School football for being selected as the Ingles Markets / Asheville Citizen-Times Athlete of the Week! He's an academic and athletic success story, and we wish him well as he continues his senior year.

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Ready. Set. Graph! (Enka Intermediate)
By keeping an eye on their vitals, physical education classes in Buncombe County Schools are giving students the chance to think critically about STEM concepts while they exercise. At Enka Intermediate School and all BCS high schools, this means using wireless heart rate monitors and pedometers to measure physical activity and the affect on the human body.

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Warren Wilson Neurology for the Warhorses
This semester, freshmen from Warren Wilson College are part of a unique service project at Charles D. Owen High School. Once a week, the college students develop lesson plans based on their first-year seminar teaching the basics of neurology and healthy brains. Then, they teach what they've learned to several different classes at Owen.

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Never Stop Learning about Avery's Creek Elementary
Students take part in a tasty activity in celebration of National Farm to School Month. At Avery's Creek Elementary School, every student will get a chance to eat delicious fruit during the school's "lunch crunch."

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Rockets Dominate Asheville High / Friday Night Rivals (WLOS)
Here's the WLOS ABC 13 recap of the A.C. Reynolds High School Rockets' dominating performance over the Asheville High Cougars (37-14). This win comes before this week's #FridayNightRivals matchup between Reynolds and North Buncombe High School. The televised broadcast starts at 7 p.m. on WMYA MY 40 and WLOS.

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Erwin Middle Prepares for Multi-Cultural / Academic Showcase
Erwin's famous Multi-Cultural Night and Academic Showcase is coming up on October 25 at 5:30 p.m.  The evening is a celebration of the cultures in our community, and to celebrate hard work thus far in the school year.

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No Fear: Levi Fender, North Buncombe High (Citizen-times)
"At 5'7" and 155 lbs, Levi Fender of North Buncombe High School football brings his fearless demeanor front and center. Despite lining up against opponents with at least 100 pounds on him every week, Fender has become a central part of North Buncombe's success this season."

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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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