March 25, 2019

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

A lacrosse team was born at T.C. Roberson High early this year thanks to the motivation of students and local supporters in the Rams community.

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 Brings Lacrosse to Buncombe Schools
A lacrosse team was born at T.C. Roberson High early this year thanks to the motivation of students and local supporters in the Rams community. The team- along with a new team at neighboring Asheville High - is a first for Asheville area’s public schools, but the idea has been gaining momentum for years. So, when Roberson held three days of lacrosse try-outs and practice in mid-February, it was a dream come true for many.

“It’s unreal to be a part of this program,” smiled the team’s first head coach, Roberson math teacher Mr. Glenn Alford. “The players love being out here and it’s a great culture that we’ve established.”

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Fairview Elementary's Outdoor Club is exploring WNC waterfalls!

Here's a recent social media post from one our schools we know you'll love!

Adventures for Fairview Elementary's Outdoor Club
Fifth-graders at Fairview Elementary are exploring the beautiful trails of Western North Carolina! It's a chance for students to explore and build friendships after school. Here are few photos from their recent excursion!

"Once a month the 5th grade Fairview Outdoor Club gets together to go on a hike! This is a great time to get outdoors, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy nature. If you have a 5th-grader and are interested in joining one of our hikes, please contact Mrs. Moreno." - Fairview Elementary

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Welcome to Enka Intermediate School (Video)
If your child will be attending a BCS intermediate school, know that they will going somewhere special. It's a unique way we nurture students as they develop and grow, inspiring and challenging each student through exploration and experiences they'll never forget.

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Elementary Battle of the Books
The results are in for the elementary Battle of the Books showdown! Teams prepared for the competition by reading a preselected list of books. Then, they tested their knowledge in a quick-bowl styled competition with other schools.

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All-County Art Exhibitions
Don’t miss our first of two BCS All-County Art Exhibitions at the Asheville Mall. We know our students are talented and creative. Here’s a chance for you to enjoy the best of the best of their creations so far this year! This exhibit for elementary, intermediate, and middle school art will run until April 7. Then, from April 8-28, the mall will host the high school art exhibit! (Here are photos from the opening night of the current exhibit!)

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Changing Possibilities: Buncombe County Early College (Video)
Take a look at this innovative, supportive, and affordable high school concept in Buncombe County Schools that helps students earn their high school diploma and an associate degree simultaneously. BCEC is housed on the campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville.

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Produce Fair at Barnardsville Elementary
Did you know that North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the United States? There were plenty of fun facts and foods as our Buncombe County Schools Nutrition team continued to tour the county with their Produce Fair, spending the day with students at Barnardsville Elementary School.

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Never Stop Learning: Book Character Day (WLOS)
As reported in this latest "Never Stop Learning" segment: "Students at Avery's Creek Elementary are celebrating their love for reading--and learning about the community. During Book Character Day, students and staff dressed as someone in their favorite book."

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Principal for a Day (West Buncombe Elementary)
One special Kindergarten student at West Buncombe Elementary School got to be "Principal for the Day" today. Trent recently sold the most raffle tickets (500) as part of a fundraiser for the school's PTO.

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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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Chance of Learning: 100 Percent (Johnston Elementary)
WLOS Chief Meteorologist Jason Boyer met an excited atmosphere when he stopped by Johnston Elementary School on Tuesday. The local weatherman wowed the crowd with his “cloud in a bottle” and lightning emulator. Using a fun set of props, he guided the children through basic descriptions of high and low pressure, precipitation types, and measurement instruments.

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Art, Math, and Collaboration (C.A. Erwin High)
This week, a wonderfully #collaborative project brought high school and elementary school students together and showed how fun math can be! Pre-calculus students at Clyde A. Erwin High School had been using equations, transformations, and domain restrictions to create pictures out of graphs.

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Warhorse Class of '92
Here’s some #ThrowbackThursday fun: It’s the Charles D. Owen High School class of 1992! Owen’s halls are lined with many years of proud BCS grads.‬

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Rockets Build Homes for Homeless
The A.C. Reynolds High Rockets helped families in need in a neighboring county by lending their carpentry skills. Led by CTE and carpentry teacher Mr. Tom Sykes, the students built pre-construction forms for the creation of three modular housing units.

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Enka Volunteers for Schools
BCS students know that leadership means putting others first. On Wednesday, a group of Enka High School students volunteered at Pisgah Elementary School, Candler Elementary School, and Enka Middle School. They read to students, participated in school clubs, worked in an English as a Second Language classroom, created bulletin boards for classrooms, and more.

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Owen High Hosts Army's Sergeant Major Hodges
Sergeant Major Danielle Hodges has lived an exciting life. She was the first African-American female in the North Carolina Army National Guard to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major. Though she now lives in Western North Carolina, she traveled the world as a member of the Army/National Guard for over 34 years.

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Part of the Solution: Substance Abuse Awareness
As the nation recognizes the value of substance abuse awareness, WNC schools and students are doing their part to share the facts and their perspectives. This week, students gathered in Black Mountain for the 2019 NC Student Summit on Opioid and Substance Abuse. Also, an informative new musical production for students presented by the Mountain Area Health Education Center began a statewide tour, starting here in Asheville.

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Hominy Valley Elementary's STEM Night (Video)
Teachers filled the classrooms and hallways with exciting games and activities at Hominy Valley Elementary’s fifth-annual STEM Night. Families got to blast air at foam cups, make paper flying machines, build catapults and stomp rockets, race magnetic cars, and so much more.

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