On a sunny day in July, the students of Progressive Education Program’s (PEP) Summer Academy had a special visitor for a hands-on experience. Brad Saul is a Park Ranger here in Western North Carolina. He brought his knowledge of animals, along with fur and turtle shells to the visit. Students had the opportunity to see, feel, and explore the different kinds of animals that call our area home. “Having these animals on the Blue Ridge Parkway is paramount for our ecosystem,” said Mr. Saul. “I wanted to educate the staff and students about why it’s important to take care of these animals. It’s key that everyone knows about the conservation aspect, and why we need to preserve the species living here.” The students and staff enjoyed their visit with Mr. Saul. More learning awaits the students of the Summer Academy at PEP. #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #the828 #828isGreat #WNC #AVLtoday #Asheville #AVL #AshevilleMoms #PublicSchoolProud #NCPublicSchools #EveryoneIsWelcome
3 months ago, Breanna Hensley
Student rubbing fox fur from a Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
In order to provide continuing support for North Carolina’s youngest readers, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning has developed and released “Literacy at Home.” This digital resource provides literacy activities at each grade level, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Families and communities may access this resource for activities that specifically target the literacy skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and oral language. When children grow in each of these foundational areas they are well on their way to becoming proficient readers. Learn more at https://www.dpi.nc.gov/students-families/parents-corner/literacy-home-digital-childrens-reading-initiative.
3 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Literacy at Home banner showing children reading while laying on grass.
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸 #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
3 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools!
New Bus Trainee Positions Available We have several bus driver trainee positions available. This is a new job for our school system. This is a great opportunity to work in a rewarding position while also earning your CDL (bus driving license). You pick your school and your schedule. Apply today! Contact the BCS Transportation Department at (828) 232-4240 for more information. See all open positions: jobs.buncombeschools.org
3 months ago, BCS Communications
North Windy Ridge Intermediate (NWRI) students took a trip to Biltmore Estate to enjoy the scenery and learn about local history. The students had a busy day touring the large facilities, the farm and the home, and learning about horticulture, architecture, and local history. They got to learn about horse drawn carriages, metalworking, looms and weaving, and see the estate and a variety of farm animals. “It’s history in our backyard,” said NWRI Principal Brent Wise. “Every student should see it at some point in their lives. It’s all about making connections with our local history.” The school’s first trip to Biltmore, the NWRI PTO raised the funds for this trip that the students won’t soon forget.
4 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
students in a line for picture with biltmore estate in the background
#BCS students finished their year with exciting #FieldDay experiences! Check out these fun photos from around the district.
4 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
student in dumps water onto other student on field outside while another watches
students playing tug o war outside falling down as other team pulls
student running on baseball field sand with an orange pool noodle
4 students eating popsicles in the shade smiling for the camera