December 17, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

ommunity High School (CHS) hosted an open house and dedication ceremony on Sunday for the newly constructed school building.

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.

The New Community High School
On December 16, staff, students, and community stakeholders said good-bye to the old and hello to something new. Community High School (CHS) hosted an open house and dedication ceremony on Sunday for the newly constructed school building. Crews have worked steadily for over a year designing and constructing this new addition.

"Both staff and students are on cloud nine with anticipation of starting classes in our new building on January 2," said Principal Greenhoe. "We know how much it will support increased opportunities for our students. Our staff was overwhelmed with gratitude at the show of support at our dedication ceremony from our district leadership, school board members, county commissioners, former students, former staff and community partners."

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Pisgah DirtWorks
Pisgah Elementary School's garden club, Pisgah DirtWorks, potted flower bulbs in red cups as part of a winter service project for ABCCM. Thanks to student efforts, several ABCCM clients will receive the bulbs as gifts over the holidays.

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Students learn robotics at North Windy Ridge Intermediate School.

Robotics and Poetry and North Windy Ridge Intermediate
Truly imaginative teachers work for Buncombe County Schools – pros like AIG Specialist Angela High, who found a way to combine robotics and poetry at North Windy Ridge Intermediate School.

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Circle of Giving: Owen Middle Cheer and LEAF Community Arts
Our BCS students love finding unique ways to give back to the community to benefit our friends and neighbors around Buncombe County. Check out this story from Charles D Owen Middle. Their cheer team has partnered with LEAF Community Arts to create a "circle of giving".

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BCS Ranks 17th in Nat'l Board Certified Teachers
High standards for teachers result in effective learning for students. As of December, Buncombe County Schools (BCS) proudly ranks 17th in the nation and fourth in the state for the number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs).

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All-County Band Concert
Talented student musicians from local BCS middle and high schools recently performed in the annual All-County Band concert! Here are photos of all three groups, and information about this year's directors.

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Loving Hearts and Helping Hands at Hominy Valley
"Being a loving heart and a helping hand" is the motto of the Early Act Club at Hominy Valley Elementary. The community service club of K-4th grade students meets once a month to help with projects that benefit others.

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Emma Elementary's Holiday Lunch
Smiles, hugs, and the sounds of the season filled Emma Elementary School’s cafeteria during Friday’s Holiday Lunch. Emma students sat down to eat a hearty meal with parents, grandparents, and other family members, surrounded by rockin’ Christmas tunes and festive decorations.

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Calling Bogotá: Glen Arden Dual Language
As the holidays approach, there's lots to learn about cultures around the world. To deepen their understanding of the Hanukkah tradition and practice their Spanish, second grade Dual Language Immersion students at Glen Arden Elementary School gave a ring to a class across the globe!

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Eblen Charities' CEO Gets Big Surprise (WLOS)
"Community High School dedicated its new building addition and honored Eblen Charities CEO Bill Murdock by naming the media center after him. Murdock was asked to be a speaker at the event but wasn't aware of the dedication in his name." -WLOS

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Gift Bags for Homeless Neighbors: Koontz Intermediate (WLOS)
We're proud of our sixth-graders for seeing a need in the community and then taking action to meet it! Well done, students of Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School.

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JROTC Cadets Place Wreaths Across America
Cadets from T.C. Roberson High School Air Force JROTC and A.C. Reynolds High School Army JROTC participated in the 77th annual National Wreaths Across America day in Black Mountain, NC on Dec. 15.

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Emma Reynolds: Ingles / Citizen-Times Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to junior Emma Reynolds of A.C. Reynolds High School basketball for being selected a Ingles Markets and Asheville Citizen-Times Athlete of the week!

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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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