February 11, 2019

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

BCS honored new and renewed National Board Certified Teachers at the February board meeting!

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.

National Board Certified Teachers
On February 7, we honored our new and renewed National Board Certified Teachers with the Board of Education! We are immensely proud of our educators, who are among the most highly-qualified you'll find.

And we can prove it: Our teachers are not only state licensed and undergo rigorous ongoing training, but many also choose to go above-and-beyond, adding an additional standard through the National Board. In fact, BCS has the 17th most National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) of all school systems in the United States.

View our photos in this Post of the Week or watch the Facebook Live broadcast as each teacher is honored.

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BCS Kindergarten Tours are Feb 21!

Kindergarten Tours: Feb. 21
Call your school to reserve your spot during the February 21 kindergarten tours! Tours will be given at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and it's a fantastic way to meet your new principal, ask questions, and see all that is in store for your new student!

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Enka Jets Break Barriers
The Jets broke barriers this week on the basketball court, as two students hit very important three-pointers! Emily Carver scored her 1,000th point and Jake Smith broke the Enka High School record by sinking 12 three-pointers in a single game. Smith's performance helped his team tie the current school record of 19 three-point shots in one game.

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WLOS Person of the Week: Ms. Shirley Smith
Check out this "Person of the Week" segment featuring a former Buncombe custodian. Ms. Shirley Smith worked at Sand Hill-Venable Elementary School, Candler Elementary School, Pisgah Elementary School, and Hominy Valley Elementary. Now retired, she spends time keeping the community around her clean and pristine.

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Mars Hill University Choral Festival
Talented students from five Buncombe County high schools performed in the 71st Annual Mars Hill University Choral Festival. These students were chosen from 900 individual auditions held last October. Those chosen joined the 346-voice choir, which met in Mars Hill on Feb. 1-2, 2019.

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Ingles Athlete of the Week: Erwin's Kaitlyn Messer (Citizen-Times)
Clyde A. Erwin High senior Kaitlyn Messer has been chosen as the Asheville Citizen Times / Ingles Markets Athlete of the Week! Congratulations, Kaitlyn.

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School Counselors Week (Video)
For National School Counseling Week, BCS celebrated the child-centered professionals in our schools who specialize in social-emotional learning. This video, featuring Fairview Elementary students and School Counselor Katie Wohlford, demonstrates the creative and innovative ways our school counselors teach the whole child!

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The Science of Sound (WLOS)
Our local news station brings us into a classroom where students are studying the science of sound through a hands-on lesson with musical instruments. In Buncombe County Schools, our students never stop learning!

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BCS Communications Team Wins Gold
The Buncombe County Schools Communications Department has received six gold awards and one bronze award from the North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) in recognition of the team’s committed coverage of student and teacher success.

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Enka's Literacy and Technology Night (WLOS)
It was Literacy and Technology Night at Enka Intermediate School. BCS students a showed their parents all of the innovative and hands-on activities they experience in the classroom. Watch as WLOS tells us the story!

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Reynolds High Mock Trial Races to Top
A.C. Reynolds High School earned one of the top spots at a recent mock trial competition. ACRHS teacher Mr. Chuck Palmer says that the team made it to the championship round and finished first-runner-up in the Western North Carolina Regional Championship held at the Henderson County Courthouse last Saturday.

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Owen Middle Hands-On Science
Do you know what a eukaryotic cell is and what it looks like? Thanks to a unique hands-on project, seventh-graders at Charles D. Owen Middle School do. Science teacher Brittany Krasutsky asked her students to choose a type of eukaryotic cell- plant or animal, research its parts, and design a 3D model of it.

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Good Decisions Pay Off for Oakley Students
Students at Oakley Elementary enjoyed their good behavior reward scattered, smothered, and covered! Thanks to the Waffle House on Tunnel Road for cooking and serving a tasty breakfast for students to celebrate successfully meeting their behavior goals.

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Fed Cup Tennis for BCS Students (Video)
As the Fed Cup competition returns to downtown Asheville, BCS students are getting a behind-the-scenes look at the sport and festivities! Here is some great coverage by WLOS and Blue Ridge Public Radio. Click below for our short video with some great moments from the week!

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North Windy Ridge Goes Tubing
Students at North Windy Ridge Intermediate school hit the slopes for a special school trip this week. Students earn points for their good behavior in school. Their reward? A tubing trip at Wolf Ridge Resort!

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Lighthouse Award for Warhorses
Congratulations to Charles D. Owen High School for being recognized with a 2019 Lighthouse Award given through the North Carolina ASCD (North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). They collected their award and $1,000 prize in Pinehurst on Thursday.

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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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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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