December 3, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

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.

Jeffrey Whitenack: All-National Trombonist
T.C. Roberson High School student musician Jeffrey Whitenack is one of only six high school trombonists in the United States chosen for the All-National Honors Symphony Orchestra! Here's a chance to see him in action on the Roberson stage, performing short selections from Fantaisie & Variations on The Carnival of Venice by Jean-Baptiste Arban.

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Stay Informed about Winter Weather

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Career & Technical Education: 2019 Playhouse Showdown
BCS Career and Technical Education (CTE) students at Enka High School, Clyde A. Erwin High, North Buncombe High School, Charles D. Owen High School, and A.C. Reynolds High School are hard at work building playhouses for this February's Playhouse Showdown, sponsored by Asheville Home Builders Association.

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Buncombe County Schools' agriculture students impressed the judges at this year’s statewide livestock judging competition in Raleigh.

Ag Students Shine at State Competition
Buncombe County Schools' agriculture students impressed the judges at this year’s statewide livestock judging competition in Raleigh.

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Christy Cheek Day
On Friday, we wished everyone a happy Christy Cheek Day! That's right, Buncombe County Commissioners declared Friday as Christy Cheek Day to recognize her 31 years of exceptional commitment and dedication to education.

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Heritage Night for Koontz Intermediate
The annual Heritage Night event at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate celebrates the global history and diversity of all families in the Roberson community of Buncombe County Schools! 

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Thanks to Teachers: Caroline Clark, Black Mountain Elementary
In this WLOS Thanks to Teachers segment, we meet Black Mountain Elementary's Caroline Clark. "Building this mindset of 'it takes effort.' It's a marathon, this race of life, middle school, high school, it doesn't happen in a day," Clark says.

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Principal Chandler Honored by First Citizens Bank
At last week's principal meeting, First Citizens Bank recognized 2019 BCS Principal of the Year Brian Chandler of West Buncombe Elementary School. Congratulations, Mr. Chandler!

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Athlete of the Week: Corbin Dion, Enka High
Congratulations to Enka High School junior Corbin Dion for being selected as the Ingles Markets and Asheville Citizen Times Athlete of the Week! Our strong tradition of BCS athletic programs has been growing since 1881, allowing outstanding students like Corbin to bring his best to his wrestling and cross country teams.

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#BCSlive: All-County Band Performance
In this #BCSlive video: Here's a fun and energetic piece of music that many will find familiar, but can you name it? Take a listen to one of our All-County Bands rehearsing for last week's big show!

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Never Stop Learning: Glenn Arden Students Take Center Stage (WLOS)
WLOS' Tammy Watford highlights the students at Glen Arden Elementary School as they prepare for their globally inspired performance coming up this weekend! They practiced singing an African folk song, as well as a folk song from Brazil.

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Mars Hill Family Finds Blessing Despite Struggles (Citizen-Times)
We are inspired by this family dear to the North Buncombe community who has persevered through their daughter’s rare medical condition. Grace is now a sophomore at North Buncombe High School, and performs in the North Buncombe Blackhawk Band color guard.

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Two BCS Students to Row in College (Citizen-Times)
Congratulations to our BCS student-athletes who will bring their talent to Chapel Hill next year: Ranait Fitzgerald of T.C. Roberson High School and Gracie Mayer of A.C. Reynolds High School.

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Owen High Basketball Standout Headed to USC Aiken
Charles D. Owen High School basketball standout Chesney Gardner is highlighted by the local Black Mountain News on the home stretch of her high school athletic career.

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

Stacia Harris
Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Assistant Director of Communications

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Digital Communications Specialist

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