February 26, 2018
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Buncombe County Schools
Week in Review

Schools chose their new Teachers of the Year in February of 2018.
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. This week was full was important stories, and this week's Post of the Week features an important story that created a lot of buzz on social media! #WeAreBCS and proud.

Schools Choose 2019 Teachers of the Year
Across our six districts, all Buncombe schools have chosen their new Teachers of the Year! The community has loved seeing the encouragement and attention given to our hard-working and committed educators. It's a small way to say 'thank you' to those who spend their lives serving students. Congratulations to our new Teachers of the Year. This Post of the Week features a short article on a recent gathering of the teachers and the complete list from all schools.

What's New in Buncombe Schools...

Click here to read the latest BCS Advantage Magazine!Look inside the new Spring edition!

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.

Click here for the latest interactive issue!

All-County Choir Charms Concert-Goers
More than 230 talented singers from all BCS elementary, intermediate, and middle schools performed for the All-County Choral Clinic at Brookstone Church in Weaverville. Parents and music lovers came out to hear the students sing works by Handel, Shelton, Dilworth, Berg, Miller, and Pinkzebra in Brookstone’s beautiful auditorium.

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Enka High's State Wrestling Champion
Enka High School's Phil Daub is the state champion in the 152 pound weight class, and leaves a strong legacy behind him as he looks forward to graduation. Daub was undefeated in his senior year (59-0) and finished with a career record of 235-9, setting a WNC record for total wins. Learn all about the legacy he leaves in this Asheville Citizen-Times feature. Also, see coverage of this story by WLOS.

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Schools Work to Keep Buncombe Safe & Warm
Attention continues for BCS students who worked hard to collect blankets for local crisis centers. WLOS captured the event where T.C. Roberson's Band program was awarded a $1,000 in Tools for School funding as a result of their winning donation. Thanks to Ingles and the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry for organizing this effort.

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Healthy Cooking at Owen Middle
Through a partnership with local non-profit Bounty & Soul, Owen Middle students are learning about cooking, nutrition, and kitchen skills! After each week's lesson, students take home a bag containing everything they need to recreate the dish at home. See their photos from a recent lesson.

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Erwin High Girls Claim Conference Title
The Clyde A. Erwin High Warriors' girls basketball team clinched the Western Mountain Athletic Conference title in last few seconds of a very exciting game on Friday! With seconds left on the clock, the score was tied between Erwin and Tuscola, 43-43. Erwin's Amber Redmond drove from the key to score as the clock expired and was mobbed by her celebrating teammates.

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Reynolds High Boys Basketball Takes Conference Title
Congratulations to the A.C. Reynolds High School Rockets boys basketball team! After Friday's 68-52 win over North Buncombe High, they are the Western Mountain Athletic Conference champions.

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Erwin Middle's Got Talent
Clyde A Erwin Middle students brought down the house Wednesday during the school’s annual talent show. The event featured rockin’ guitar riffs, soulful solos, dancing, a magic act, and sideshow comedy from faculty members. As the curtains opened on each act, students beat back the nervous jitters to deliver impressive performances.

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Chinese New Year at Avery's Creek
As reported by WLOS ABC 13: "It is the year of the dog according to the Chinese calendar -- which is celebrating the New Year. One mountain educator is using the New Year to teach her second-graders about China."

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The BCS Mobile App
Not only does the new BCS mobile app allow push notifications with weather and safety announcements, it also puts some of the most common parent resources at your fingertips! Download it today from iOS or Android stores.


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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 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

Timothy Reaves
Digital Communications Specialist


Department of Communications
175 Bingham Road, Asheville NC 28806
(828) 350-2261

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