May 7, 2018

Buncombe County Schools
The Week in Review

The 2019 BCS District Teachers of the Year

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.

2019 District Teachers of the Year
There was plenty of good news to share and a full agenda at this evening's Board of Education meeting attended by all of our 2019 Teachers of the Year. At the meeting, the names of the seven BCS District Teachers of the Year were unveiled! (Watch the announcement on Facebook Live and access the photo gallery through the Board Briefing!)

Congratulations to our 2019 Districts Teachers of the Year: Paul Irvin (Discovery Academy), Joseph Halpin (Pisgah Elementary), Lissa Pedersen (Leicester Elementary), Kylie Peek (Barnardsville Elementary), Krista Langlois (Owen Middle), Sarah Camby (Haw Creek Elementary), and Katrina Fox (Valley Springs Middle). We were immensely proud to honor all of our exceptional teachers of the year alongside the Board of Education!

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Dr. Tony Baldwin: 2017-18 NCHSAA Superintendent of the Year

BCS' Baldwin Named Superintendent of the Year
Students and coaches know that Buncombe County Schools is a fantastic place to be an athlete. Across the many playing fields, our schools consistently lead in their conferences and across the state. Now, BCS Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin has been chosen as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) 2017-2018 Bob McRae Superintendent of the Year!

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Special Olympics Hero's Welcome
Thursday afternoon, the Special Olympics athletes from West Buncombe Elementary got a hero's welcome! Every student and teacher gathered outside to greet the athletes when they returned from competing at T.C. Roberson High, where the Buncombe County Special Olympics games were held. (Also: Don't miss this video created by Buncombe County Government, this news feature from WLOS, or this special athlete send-off at North Buncombe Elementary, highlighting this fun and important day!)

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Glen Arden's Leadership Day
A small, hand-written sign at Glen Arden Elementary School reads, “Walk in a kindergartener… walk out a LEADER!” The truth of this statement was evident at the school’s annual Leadership Day held on May 2, when parents and community members visited classrooms to enjoy student-led activities centered around the practical life lessons students are learning each day. Last week, Leadership Day events were hosted at Weaverville PrimaryOakley Elementary, and Weaverville Elementary.

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Citizen-Times Gallery: A.C. Reynolds High Prom
A.C. Reynolds High School held their 2018 prom at the Crest center on Saturday, May 5! Thanks to the Asheville Citizen Times for sharing these memorable photos. Also see the Citizen-Times photo galleries from Roberson HighNorth Buncombe High, and Erwin High.

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Elevating Mathematics
The academic talents of fourth, fifth, and sixth grade "mathletes" were on display at the 2018 Elevating Mathematics Tournament. The program gave students additional opportunities for problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork- skills that are essential for people in all professions and walks of life.

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Reynolds Baseball Clinches Conference
Congratulations to the A.C. Reynolds High School baseball team for their conference win Tuesday! Read more in this Asheville Citizen-Times feature.

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#BCSgrads: Preparing for Success
Meet Molly Pruett, a graduating senior at the Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy. WLOS's Aaron Adelson highlights how this student is working hard to make her mark on the world. She's one of many soon-to-be BCS graduates who are on track to make a difference!

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This week, take time to thank the teachers in your life! It's National Teacher Appreciation Week! Our schools have lots of events planned to show our teachers how much they matter!

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Roberson/Erwin JROTC Honor Flight in D.C. 
T.C. Roberson High School's Air Force JROTC and Clyde A. Erwin High's Army JROTC cadets had the honor of participating in the Asheville Honor Flight ceremony at the base of the Lincoln Memorial during their spring trip to Washington D.C.

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Do the Write Thing

The third annual Do the Write Thing awards banquet honored 12 students from Buncombe County Schools (BCS) and Asheville City Schools (ACS) who examined the causes and effects of youth violence and wrote essays about solutions. North Buncombe Middle School eighth-grader Alex Gast was named as the BCS National Do the Write Thing Ambassador.

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Roberson Girls Soccer Takes Title
As reported by WLOS: "The Roberson Rams came to R.L. Dalton Stadium Wednesday night on a mission, to get payback against Reynolds for a loss in March and more importantly to win a conference championship."

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The Spring Edition of the BCS Advantage Magazine
Want to read even more great stories? Our latest BCS Advantage magazine highlights how students are getting hands-on to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! From STEM Labs and robots to kitchens and sundials, you'll be amazed what students are doing every day. Read the latest interactive issue now!

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