February 25, 2019

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

A Buncombe County Schools tour is one of the best ways for families to get all of their questions answered at once and see all their new school has to offer.

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.

Kindergarten Enrollment Tours a Success
A Buncombe County Schools tour is one of the best ways for families to get all of their questions answered at once and see all their new school has to offer. It helps parents get familiar with their local community school and see the unique ways that children are encouraged and challenged each day. But the tours were not only meant for parents, they also served to give students a vision for making new friends and trying new activities!

"We had a great time meeting new families and sharing all the things we love about our school,” recalled W.D. Williams Elementary principal Ms. Carrie Lynch, who personally welcomed parents at the onset of the tour. “It also gave us the chance to talk and answer questions, in person, about enrollment, orientation and all the things leading up to that first day of kindergarten here at W.D. Williams.”

There was a lot of buzz on social media last week surrounding our school tours! Since there were simply too many posts to share them all, our latest Post of the Week is a summary of this year's kindergarten tours. We enjoyed meeting so many parents during the visit!

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Erwin High's lady Warriors are the 2019 WMAC conference champions!

Lady Warriors: Women's Conference Champs
In a nail-biting 43-42 win over Asheville High Friday night, the lady Warriors of Clyde A. Erwin High took the lead with two free throws in the last 12 seconds. After blocking the Cougars' attempt to retake the lead in the final 2 seconds, the Warriors earned the big win and were declared the Western Mountain Athletic Conference tournament champions!

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The Reynolds High rockets are the 2019 WMAC conference champs!


Reynolds Rockets: Repeat Men's Conference Champions
Congratulations to the Rockets' boys basketball team of A.C. Reynolds High School! With Friday night's 62-56 win over the Blackhawks, they took the Western Mountain Athletic Conference title for the second year in a row.

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I Am a Warhorse (Video)
We love seeing our local schools proud of their success stories. Charles D. Owen High School is no exception, and the graduates of our Owen District of Buncombe County Schools are already changing our community and world for the better. Take a look...

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North Buncombe's Chilly Challenge Race
Don't miss these great pictures from the North Buncombe Middle School Chilly Challenge race this weekend! Runners braved the chilly weather and enjoyed some delicious chili afterward all to raise money through the school's PTO.

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George Washington Birthday Bash
For George Washington’s 287th birthday on Friday, Johnston Elementary School​ fourth-graders wrote him happy birthday cards, crossed an imaginary Delaware River, and made a cake from Martha Washington’s cookbook.

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BCS Arts: Calendar of Events
Did you know we have a fine arts calendar for Buncombe County Schools? Whether it's musical theater, bands, choirs, or orchestras, you'll find all kinds of local arts events to enjoy! Take a look... Not only are our performances and exhibits some of the best you'll find, you'll see the resources and opportunities available for YOUR current or future student.

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Middle School Battle of the Books
Congratulations to the winners of today's Middle School Battle of the Books! Teams prepare for the competition by reading a preselected list of books. Then, they answer quiz-bowl style questions that test their knowledge. See this year's winners and team photos!

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Check out the nutrition FAQ for a few of the most common questions we receive.

Questions About School Nutrition?
Promoting healthy, active kids is what we do! Did you know that our award-winning Buncombe County Schools nutrition program is the largest food provider in Western North Carolina, and that we regularly team up with local farmers throughout the year to bring fresh options to our tables? Check out the nutrition FAQ for a few of the most common questions we receive.

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A Healthy Harvest at Owen High
The sounds of measuring cups scooping fresh whole grains filled the kitchen at Charles D. Owen High School. The students were gathered to invest in the health of their Swannanoa Valley community through a service project with local non-profit Bounty & Soul. Working together, they helped sort and prepare free fresh foods for upcoming markets, where citizens were invited to come and learn about improving diet and nutrition.

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Kids at Candler Elementary Learn Acceptance (WLOS)
What does it mean to choose kind? In this latest "Never Stop Learning" segment, we see how students at Candler Elementary School are learning how to be more accepting of others. They even designed a custom t-shirt to help pass this message along.

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Owen's Moore Hits Career Milestone (Citizen-Times)
Congratulations! Charles D. Owen High School's Senior Noah Moore ended the regular season of his career with a major milestone! As reported by the Asheville Citizen-Times High School Huddle: Moore earned his 1000th point at Friday's game against Avery County.

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From the Heart: Ready to Make a Difference
Our local public schools not only serve as venues for a quality education, but as community hubs for neighbors to serve one another. That’s the idea behind the Buncombe County Schools “supply closet,” which is intended to help ease the burden on families facing crises in their lives, and enable students to be successful in the classroom. Learn how BCS is teaming up with Hearts & Hands and the United Way's Hands On volunteers to make a difference.

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Roberson Grad Returns for Film
T.C. Roberson High School grad Maggie Briggs (’10) returned to her alma mater for a special visit recently. Briggs is a student in Columbia University's MFA Film Program. She’s working on her thesis film, and she captured a few scenes in the BCS school she called home for four years.

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Welcome to Charles T. Koontz Intermediate (Video) 
Is your student enrolling in a local intermediate school? If so, they're going somewhere special. Our four intermediate schools help fifth and sixth grade students discover themselves through experiential learning and character development as a stepping stone to middle school. It's a unique and nurturing approach you'll find here in Buncombe County Schools in the Asheville area.

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Sheriff's Deputies Visit Weaverville Students
Thanks to Buncombe County Sheriff's Office deputies and SROs for spending some time with our students at Weaverville Elementary School and Weaverville Primary School.

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Enka High's AP Biology class took part in a rigorous lab activity.
Enka's High-Tech Sleuthing
Buncombe County Schools is proud to offer classes and programs that prepare students for the rigor of university courses! Check out what AP Biology students are doing at Enka High School.

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Break Out Boxes: Innovative Seventh Grade Math
"To open the box, students must solve puzzles having to do with the given topic," said teacher Erin Pawelek. "This time these problems were on percents. Each puzzle's solution is a combination to a lock on the box. They must work together to solve all the given problems and unlock all the locks in the given amount of time.

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Owen High Dancers Learn from the Pros
Here’s another way that fine arts are thriving in the public schools of Asheville and Buncombe County! Owen High dancers take a master class by members of a nationally-known dance company.

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Roberson's Marquez Named Athlete of the Week (Citizen-Times)
Congratulations to T.C. Roberson High School junior Eileen Marquez for being named the Asheville Citizen Times / Ingles Markets 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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The Buncombe County Schools Week in Review highlights some of the important stories making news in our districts and schools each week. When sharing about your BCS school or event on social media, be sure to use hashtags #WeAreBCS, #BCSadvantage, and #BCS!

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Stacia Harris
Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Assistant Director of Communications

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