News & Stories

News & Stories

In Buncombe County Schools, students and teachers are constantly creating, learning, growing, and achieving. Our Communications team aims to bring these compelling stories to you! View our news feeds below or in the menu.


Top Stories

Every day, our students learn through exploration, engage the community, and prepare for tomorrow! Here are some of our top stories from our 45 schools and 6 districts.

               
2020 Mid-Year Graduates 'Strive for Realness'

Congratulations to all the graduating seniors and their families. You’re ready for your tomorrow! …

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High School Athletics for Local Homeschoolers

A new dual-enrollment opportunity is making public high school athletics available to homeschool students. …

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2021 Teachers of the Year Announced

Schools across Buncombe County announced their 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year. …

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2020/2021 Academic Calendar is Approved

The BCS Board of Education approved next year's academic calendar during their January meeting. …

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2020 All-County Middle and High School Bands Perform

Talented student-musicians from across Buncombe County gathered for the annual All-County band event. …

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BCS Remains a Leader in Teacher Qualifications

In 2019, Buncombe County Schools teachers ranked 18th in the U.S. in National Board certification. …

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Students Shine at MathCounts Competition

Dozens of “mathletes” held a friendly computational competition at the Buncombe County Schools Central Office on Friday. …

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Home for the Holidays

The holidays will be brighter for one Enka District family now that their soldier is back on U.S. soil. …

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Shop with a Cop

During the inaugural Shop with a Cop event, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies met 30 BCS students at the Walma …

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Expanding the Arts at Avery's Creek

A brand new arts wing at Avery’s Creek Elementary helped students shine during this week’s holiday performance. …

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Social Snapshots


Don't miss our Social Snapshots, where you can find original stories, important announcements, and photo albums that our community loved on social media. We're proud of the everyday efforts of our students and educators that make Buncombe County Schools a special place to learn and grow.

               
Veterans Honor Patriotic Essayists (2019-20)

Nine students were honored for their love of writing and country at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 891. …

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History Heroes at Hominy Valley

Hominy Valley students showed off their historical knowledge by dressing up as their favorite history heroes during Spirit We …

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Imaginations Soar at W.D. Williams Elementary

Inspiring a love of learning and reading is a top priority for Sue Bowen, Kindergarten teacher at W.D. Williams Elementary. …

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Enka's 'Outstanding' JROTC

Congratulations to Enka High School’s U.S. Air Force JROTC, which recently received an Outstanding Unit Evaluation, the highe …

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Air Force Talks Weather at Eblen Intermediate

At Tuesday’s Weather Science Fair, fifth-graders rotated through six different classrooms to learn about general weather, sev …

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Keeping Our Spirits High

Meet our Fall 2019 High School Cheerleading Teams in Buncombe County. …

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'Pawliday' Cheer at Woodfin

There was cuteness overload on Friday morning when three puppies came to Woodfin Elementary School (WES). The whole school li …

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Making Time to Make New Friends

C.T. Koontz Intermediate students are making new friends at the nearby Heather Glen assisted living home! …

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Emma, Erwin Middle Team Up for Santa Shop

In the Erwin District, two community schools are working together in a great example of collaboration and mentorship. …

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Candler Celebrates Holidays Around the World

First-graders at Candler Elementary have been learning all about the winter holiday celebrations from around the world. They …

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The BCS Week in Review


Our BCS Week in Review brings you stories of educational achievement and success in Buncombe County Schools. Within each edition, be sure to find the Post of the Week, which is the story or topic with the highest weekly engagement on social media!

               
January 27, 2020

Post of the Week: Mid-Year Graduates 'Strive for Realness' …

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January 21, 2019

Post of the Week: School Announce 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year. …

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January 13, 2020

Post of the Week: Nat'l Law Enforcement Appreciation Day …

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The 2019 Year in Review: Top 10

Happy New Year! As we look forward to the year to come, we look back at all the good that has happened in the past 12 months. …

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December 23, 2019

Post of the Week: 'Shop with a Cop' Rings in the holidays! …

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December 16, 2019

Post of the Week: Sounds of the Season at Weaverville Elementary …

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December 9, 2019

Post of the Week: Police Fundraiser to Benefit 25 Students During 'Shop with a Cop' …

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December 2, 2019

Our Post of the Week is a Tie between two stories featuring the Progressive Education Program. …

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November 25, 2019

Post of the Week: Molly Pitman Named State Social Worker of the Year (Video) …

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November 18, 2019

Post of the Week: C.D. Owen Marching Band Earns Top Honors …

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