April 1, 2019

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

North Buncombe Middle FCCLA students learn to recognize and meet the needs of others through their school store.

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.

Helping Through the Hawk's Nest
Everybody has needs! So, when a student “store” full of free, helpful, and essential items opened at North Buncombe Middle School, the students were thrilled. The student-managed store features two areas: A Snack Shack full of convenient and tasty foods, and a place for clothing and essentials named the Hawk’s Nest. To announce the store’s opening, students delivered a letter and a sampling of snacks to each classroom.

“It’s for everyone in the school to have an opportunity to come and get something when they need it,” explained student Cithlaly Bocanegra.

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Discovery Academy students tried a spicy, new treat last week!

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

BCS Nutrition: Discovering "Spiced Ice"
Would you try an icy treat made from jalapeño peppers? The high school students at the Nesbitt Discovery Academy tried spiced ice during a visit from BCS Nutrition staff last week. After sampling several spicy varieties, the students voted on which ones they liked best.

"Spiced Ice🔥❄️ was a hit at Nesbitt Discovery Academy!! Students taste tested Strawberry Jalapeño made with strawberry and beet juice, as well as Horchata made with apple and pear juice. Our dietitian intern, Kristen Ellis, shared facts about these yummy frozen juices!!" - @BuncombeNutrition

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Dreams begin here because we encourage our students to explore and find their potential. Take a moment to find the BCS community school in your neighborhood here in the Asheville area! We'd love to meet you and show you why Buncombe County Schools is your best choice. Get started at: Enroll.BuncombeSchools.org!

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Students at Fairview Elementary are participating in an egg-cellent science project.

Egg-cellent Learning Opportunities
Students at Fairview Elementary are participating in an egg-cellent science project. The students have been caring for chicks- both before and after they hatched! (Also- don't miss W.W. Estes Elementary video of their chicken hatching project!)

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Photos of Mr. Hobbs' Mural Club at Eblen Intermediate
We had a great time meeting up with Mr. Chris Hobbs' mural club at Joe P. Eblen Intermediate School this week. We're looking forward to an upcoming WLOS story about his students' efforts to add beauty and pride to their hallways while learning art techniques to express themselves.

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STEM Day at Estes Elementary
Students at W.W. Estes Elementary invited their friends and family on Wednesday, March 27, for their annual STEM day. Whether the project involved magnetism or a weight-bearing bridge made of paper, students used the engineering design process to Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve!

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Never Stop Learning: Candler's Wax Museum (WLOS)
History came alive for students at Candler Elementary School with their interactive wax museum! Learn more in this WLOS Never Stop Learning feature.

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2019 Spring Musicals
When the curtain opens, we know you'll love the work of our talented theatre students and instructors this spring! Take a moment to see the upcoming shows in the greater Asheville area. This week, shows will be hosted by Clyde A. Erwin High, A.C. Reynolds High, and North Buncombe High!

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Judges, Dancers, Cake-Bakers, and More! (WLOS)
Students at Avery's Creek Elementary are focused on their futures! Learn about their school's Career Day in this Never Stop Learning feature from WLOS.

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Have No Fear: Fortissimo is Here!
Haven’t we all wished at least once that there was a superhero to rid the world of bad music? That was the theme of this year’s Asheville Symphony Young People’s Concert on March 20, when over 1,200 BCS fifth-graders met that very hero!

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Garden Club at Woodfin Elementary
"Every Tuesday afternoon, the Woodfin Elementary's garden club meets to plant, weed or do an activity to take care of our planet. This week, students planted vegetables and made peanut butter and bird seed treats for our feathered friends." -Woodfin Elementary

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More Accolades for Reynolds Alum / Country Star Luke Combs
Asheville native and A.C. Reynolds High School graduate Luke Combs adds another impressive award to his resume: Academy of Country Music New Male Artist of the Year!

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Enka Middle Career Day
Career Day, and events like it, give BCS students a sense of place and community. They learn about the diverse opportunities that exist right here in Asheville and Buncombe County.

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Reynolds High "Keeping It Real" About Opioid Abuse
As our students grow and mature, we want them to be aware of challenges that communities across the county are facing and to learn how they can be part of the solution. This week, A.C. Reynolds High School students spent a day discussing the science of addiction and issues surrounding substance abuse. The event at Reynolds follows up a county wide focus on raising awareness and prevention about this community issue. Check out Buncombe Co. Government's video from the event

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Roberson Coach Helps Lead NC All-Star Team to Win
A North Carolina all-star girls basketball team defeated South Carolina thanks to help from a well-known Buncombe County Schools girls basketball coach. T.C. Roberson High School head coach Laura Foster served as assistant coach for our state's team in the Carolinas Classic held on March 23 on Wilmington.

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Warlassies Win Sixth Straight (Black Mountain News)
Congratulations to the Charles D. Owen High School women's soccer team! According to the Black Mountain News, the Owen Warlassies bested North Henderson [Friday night] at home to pick up their sixth straight win.

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Fifteen Accepted to 2019 Governor's School
Fifteen accomplished Buncombe County Schools students have been accepted to the prestigious Governor's School of North Carolina for 2019, which is an annual academic residential program for high-achieving high school students.

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Owen Middle Studies at NC Arboretum
Charles D. Owen Middle School eighth-graders are experiencing science and math in the real world. Recently, students visited The North Carolina Arboretum to roll up their sleeves (or pant legs) and get back to nature.

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Stacia Harris
Director of Communications

Benjamin Rickert
Assistant Director of Communications

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Digital Communications Specialist

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