April 22, 2019

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

Students prepare for careers and college in North Buncombe High's Navy JROTC program.

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.

JROTC: Training for Life
Learn how JROTC is helping prepare students for tomorrow at North Buncombe High School, and how one student earned a college scholarship worth ~$150,000!

“We are a citizenship development program,” said Captain James "Jimmer" Sullivan, Navy veteran, Senior Naval Science Instructor, and Teacher of the Year at North Buncombe High School.

“If they have learned to study effectively with structure and self-discipline, stand up for what they believe in, and search for the right choice when it is a hard choice, then I’ve accomplished what I need to accomplish,” Sullivan said of his students.

Sullivan wants his students to be ready for whatever the future holds and works alongside Naval Science Instructor and Command Master Chief Edward Moreno to teach Navy JROTC electives at North Buncombe.

View the post on Facebook below, or read the full Top Story at BuncombeSchools.org.

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Spring Break is a great time for story time!

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

The Gruffalo: A Story with Fairview's Ms. Reeves (Video)
Spring Break is a great time for story time! Last week, we shared a video of Ms. Lynch from W.D. Williams reading The Bug Book. This week, join Ms. Rebecca Reeves, our Reynolds District Teacher of the Year from Fairview Elementary School, as she reads aloud from one of her family's favorite books: The Gruffalo!

"I hope this inspires other teachers around the county to share their favorite story online!" said Ms. Reeves in a comment.

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Leicester's Talent Show (Video)
Here are some highlights from the Leicester Elementary School Second Grade Talent Show! Watch the video above on YouTube or Like/Share on Facebook below.

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“The Leader in Me helps with all of those things you hope for a student to gain, like learning to be a good citizen, building good character, and making good choices,” said Principal Stephen Chandler.

Leadership Day at Weaverville Primary
At Weaverville Primary’s Leadership Day, guests were invited to hear how kindergarten and first grade students are celebrating the best parts of themselves and how each child is a leader in his or her classroom. Check out our Photo Gallery!

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Outdoor Learning at Woodfin Elementary
BCS students are heading outside to lead their own learning! For Woodfin Elementary School’s Garden Club, that means dirt, worms, and dandelions. The students learn how to grow their own food, and they discover how simple-seeming garden plots conceal a complex web of life.

Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Month: Ms. Vicente, North Windy Ridge Intermediate
Congratulations to the new Mix 96.5 Teacher of the Month: Spanish teacher Ms. Marcy Vicente of North Windy Ridge Intermediate School! You'll love seeing radio hosts Tammy & Kipper surprise her in the classroom in this latest video. ¡Felicidades, Ms. Vicente!

Johnston Celebrates Global Cultures
Johnston Elementary School families took a "tour" of the world at their Multicultural Night. It's probably the most well-attended event of the whole year for the globally-minded school.

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Warhorses Host International Visitors 
About 25 students from NC State University recently spent their spring break volunteering in Buncombe County in schools including Black Mountain Elementary and Owen Middle Schools. The international students on this trip represented a variety of countries including Brazil, South Korea, China, and Indonesia.

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Come See the All-County Art Exhibit
You won't find stronger art programs than here in Buncombe County Schools. Come see for yourself! Through April 28, the BCS All-County High School Art Exhibit is on display at the Asheville Mall on S. Tunnel Road in East Asheville. You'll be glad you stopped in to see incredible student paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more! Here are a few photos of what you'll get to see in person.

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MAHEC Nurses Making a Difference
Thank you to our school nurses and the Mountain Area Health Education Center for their efforts to equip our schools and teachers to serve those in our community with special needs! Learn more about the Progressive Education Program and how these nurses are involved in their social media post on the topic.



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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!

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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