Please use the link below to read the 2023 North Carolina School Report Cards. https://bit.ly/3hriYBh "The NC School Report Cards website contains snapshots of information about our schools, including the school performance grade, students’ academic growth, how prepared our students are when they enter a school, and a number of other measures as well," said NC Superintendent Catherine Truitt. "These resources are readily available for you and allow transparency into aspects like spending as well as school performance. Although this information is important to know, we know it doesn’t tell the complete story. It doesn’t show the hard work our educators pour in each day for their students and schools and it doesn’t show the spirit of the school itself. No data will be able to show the dedication of our educators nor will it show the extracurricular opportunities, the athletic programs, the apprenticeship, or career preparatory classes - all of which have a profound impact on students and growth."
3 months ago, BCS Communications
Good afternoon, BCS Staff, Families, and Community: As the school year continues, we are working hard to ensure all of our students have the resources they need- and you can help! Thanks to a partnership with Purposity, we have identified the most urgent student needs and uploaded them to the Purposity website - a program that allows our community to meet these needs with just a few clicks. 🖍Items include everything from new shoes to school supplies. What do you need to do? Simply sign up at https://www.purposity.com/organization/BuncombeSchools, follow our page, and meet a need with just a few clicks today. You can also download the Purposity App for your smartphone.
4 months ago, BCS Communications
The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on November 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. **Public Comment will be accepted in person. Members of the public wishing to speak will need to come to Entrance “B”. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. and speakers must arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to complete entrance screening procedures and sign in to speak. All speakers will have precisely three minutes to speak and must adhere to guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310 – Public Participation, including all reasonable rules established by the Superintendent. **Following monthly Public Comments, the Board will hear public comments specifically related to the required board policies addressing the State’s Parents Bill of Rights statutes. These policies are linked in the meeting agenda. **https://www.buncombeschools.org/o/bcs/page/current-public-board-agenda Individuals wishing to speak during this time should sign up on the designated sheet before the meeting begins. These comments will adhere to the same public comment guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310. Additionally, parents may email comments to be shared with the Board of Education to communications@bcsemail.org Given the desire of BCS to provide the most information possible to the public, the public may view the live broadcast via YouTube on the BCS Communications Department YouTube Account at: YouTube.com/BuncombeSchools
4 months ago, BCS Communications
BCS Racing Forward
5 months ago, Stuart Feldman
BCS Racing Foward 20 Schools exceeded growth 4 schools exited low performing status 7 schools improved an entire letter grade on their school performance grade 27 schools improved in grade level proficiency 91 chort graduation rate percentage 77 percentage of schools meeting or exceeding growth 19 act performance score
Girl Scout Sign Up Night Tuesday, September 26 6-7 p.m. Bell United Methodist Church 17 Mayrand Road Leicester, NC 28748
5 months ago, Stuart Feldman
If you'd like to nominate a teacher for WYFF4 and Ingles' Golden Apple Award, please pick up a nomination form at Ingles, or write a one-page letter on an 8.5"x11" sheet of white paper, maximum 250 words. Mail entry forms to: WYFF News 4 Holden Apple Award, 505 Rutherford Street, Greenville, SC 29609. Thank you!
6 months ago, Stuart Feldman
GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS
The Buncombe County Schools Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, inviting, and civil educational environment for all students, employees, and other members of the school community. The Board expects all students, employees, volunteers, and visitors to behave in a manner consistent with that goal. The Board recognizes that bullying and harassing behavior creates an atmosphere of intimidation and fear, detracts from the safe environment necessary for student learning, and may lead to more serious misconduct or to violence. Accordingly, the Board prohibits all forms of bullying and harassing behavior, including encouragement of such behavior, by students, employees, volunteers, and visitors. Additional information on reporting and responding to bullying is available here>>> https://bit.ly/3YG6ib4
6 months ago, BCS Communications
🎒🖍📓 This weekend, the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers and BCS staff members will be collecting school supplies at the Walmart on Hendersonville Rd. (1636 Hendersonville Rd.). The hours are: Saturday, August 19- 10 am to 8 pm & Sunday, August 20- 10 am to 2:30 pm. Examples of school items are as follows but not limited to: -Book bags—lunchboxes—pencil boxes -Binders—papers—art supplies (crayons/colored pencils) - Pencils—pens—markers—highlighters - Tissues—hand sanitizer—cleaning wipes -Water bottles—dry erase markers—plug in ear- buds—other school related items -Printer paper We hope to see you there as we work together to help ALL students have a great start to the school year!
7 months ago, BCS Communications
back to school
Teachers are now involved in calling students to invite them to a meeting before school begins. We will also have a general Meet the Teacher event on August 25th at 12:30 for those that could not attend a meeting with their child's teacher. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!
7 months ago, Caryn Levy
Attention, BCS Staff: We hope you are having a wonderful summer. Don't forget to check our Employee Values page regularly for local special discounts just for educators. . . . https://www.buncombeschools.org/o/bcs/page/employee-values
7 months ago, BCS Communications
🌞 Our Summer Meals Program is in full swing! All children in our community are welcome to stop by one of the sites pictured below for a healthy meal! . . . . #community #summermeals #summer #summer2023 #bcs
8 months ago, BCS Communications
2023 summer meals
☑️Vote for the Buncombe County Schools Foundation to win one of 12 grants being awarded by The Community Betterment Foundation in honor of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce's 125th Anniversary! Through July 31, you can support Buncombe County Schools Foundation in its mission to build a strong and dynamic foundation for Buncombe County Schools students and educators. Please vote for the Foundation once a day to win one of twelve $10,000 grants in partnership with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. There is strength in numbers; together, we are more through this powerful collaboration- “Building Community Through Business.” Vote once a day to support BCS students, educators, and faculty. Follow this link: https://woobox.com/hsn3i5 Learn more: https://www.ashevillechamber.org/.../celebrating-125-years/
8 months ago, BCS Communications
Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to all students next school year! We are pleased to inform you that Buncombe County Schools will be implementing a program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). We will also implement Universal Meals at Nesbitt Discovery Academy (NDA). What does this mean for you and your child(ren)? Great news! All enrolled students at Buncombe County Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to your household each day of the school year. Parents (except those with students at NDA), there are no action steps for you to take at this time to participate in this program. We look forward to serving your students beginning August 28, 2023. NDA parents will receive separate instructions regarding Universal Meals. If you have any questions about this letter, please contact us at Buncombe Schools Nutrition Office, 828 255-5932.
9 months ago, BCS Communications
free meals!
You’re invited to come visit MusicWorks for an afternoon! Select an afternoon from the choices and have your grown-up read and sign the permission slip on the left. Permission slips should be turned into teachers or at the school front office. Please save this half of the invitation to save the information. Who: YOU! What: Come visit MusicWorks for an afternoon and join us for music lessons, snacks, reading/ math games, recess, and good times. When: After school until 5:30 on June 5, June 6, or June 7 Where: At Leicester Elementary School. Pickup from MusicWorks happens in the back drop-off area from 5:15-5:30. For questions or concerns please reach out to “Dr. Dave” Wilken at 828-273-9800 or dmwilken@musicworksasheville.org.
9 months ago, Stuart Feldman
Please be sure to check with ClassDojo for a listing of all of the events occurring in the next several days. EOG testing is on May 26th and 31st for grades 3 and 4. Memorial Day, the 29th, is a Holiday. June 9th is the final day of school, an early release at 12:35 PM.
10 months ago, Christopher Upton
Buncombe County Schools is hosting an Educator Career Fair on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 9 am - 12 pm. Location: 175 Bingham Road - Asheville, NC - Use entrance B. We are hiring Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School Teachers for the 2023-24 school year and we want to meet you! Register at https://bit.ly/BCScareers. We look forward to seeing you soon!
about 1 year ago, BCS Communications
All Buncombe County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for students tomorrow, January 13.
about 1 year ago, Buncombe County Schools
We're thankful for our students, teachers, families, and staff who make our schools shine every day! May you have a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday. 🦃🍊🍁🍂❤️
over 1 year ago, Buncombe County Schools
Happy Thanksgiving with wood and leaves in the background.
Join us Monday at 6pm!
over 1 year ago, Haley Stamey
PTO 10/3
over 1 year ago, Caryn Levy