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
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
7 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
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!
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking their Math EOG this coming Wednesday, May 31st. If students are absent, they will have to take a make-up test, and students tend to test better with their peers. We will be providing breakfast again for our 3rd and 4th grade students prior to the Math EOG on Wednesday, May 31st in the cafeteria. We want our students to have a more relaxed start to their day by being able to visit with their friends and provide them with a more substantial breakfast. Please make sure that students are well rested and on time on Wednesday. They will not be allowed to enter the classroom once testing has begun. We still have several coats and jackets that have not been claimed. If your child is missing a clothing item, please have them check the lost and found bin in the lobby.
9 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking their EOG's this Friday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 31st. If you are planning on going out of town for the Memorial Day Holiday, please allow your child to take their test on Friday morning, if at all possible. They will have to take a make-up test, and students tend to test better with their peers. We will be providing breakfast for our 3rd and 4th grade students prior to the Reading and Math EOG in the cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 31st. We want our students to have a more relaxed start to their day by being able to visit with their friends and provide them with a more substantial breakfast. Please make sure that students are well rested and on time for both of these days. They will not be allowed to enter the classroom once testing has begun. We still have several coats and jackets that have not been claimed. If your child is missing a clothing item, please have them check the lost and found bin in the lobby.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking their EOG's on Friday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 31st. If you are planning on going out of town for the Memorial Day Holiday, please allow your child to take their test on Friday morning, if at all possible. They will have to take a make-up test, and students tend to test better with their peers. We will be hosting a Transition Night on Thursday, May 18th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Come and visit with grade level teachers for next year. For instance, kindergarten students and families will meet with first grade teachers, first grade with second and so forth. Your child will not be assigned a teacher at this time. This will happen during Meet the Teacher in August. However, the grade level teachers will touch on important subjects such as curriculum, expectations, school supplies, homework, attendance, etc. Third and fourth grade will also discuss Read to Achieve and the EOG's. We will have two sessions. One will be at 5:00 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. in order for parents to attend two different grade levels for more than one child.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: We have begun our end of year assessments. Please make sure that your child is on time and present each day unless they are sick. Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking their EOG's on Friday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 31st. If you are planning on going out of town for the Memorial Day Holiday, please allow your child to take their test on Friday morning if at all possible. They will have to take a make-up test and students tend to test better with their peers. We will be hosting a Transition Night on Thursday, May 18th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Come and visit with your child's grade level teachers for next year. They will touch on subjects such as curriculum, expectations, school supplies, homework, attendance, etc. Third and fourth grade will also discuss Read to Achieve and the EOG's. We will have two sessions. One will be at 5:00 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. in order for parents to attend two different grade levels for more than one child.
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: Please complete the Parent Surveys that were previous shared with you if you have not already done so. Please call the office if you need any help. All surveys are open until May 08. Parent Survey (English) is located at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WS69FZP Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WBTCZLW Russian: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/89MSPYB Ukraininan-Will be ready on Monday! We will have an early dismissal on Friday, May 5th. Thank you so much for all of your support!
10 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: Enka High School is currently having a plant sale though April 29th. Please visit them for all of your spring floral needs at: 475 Enka Lake Road Candler, NC 28715 APRIL 24-APRIL 26 8AM-5PM APRIL 27 4PM-5PM FRIDAY 28 8AM-5PM APRIL 29 8AM-IPM Hanging baskets- $16 Floral flats- $17 Floral cell packs- $3 Round pots- $6 Square pots- $4 Vegetable flats- $14 Vegetable cell packs- $2.50 LIMITED HOUSE PLANTS - priced individually We will have an early dismissal on Friday, May 5th. We have begun our end of year math and reading assessments. Unless your child is sick, please make sure that they are present each day. Our 3rd and 4th grade EOG's will be Friday May, 26th and Wednesday, May 31st. There will be no school on Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day holiday. If your child is in 3rd and 4th grade and your are planning on going out of town on Friday, May 26th, please allow your child to take their EOG first, if at all possible. Children tend to test much better with their peers. and they will be required to take a make-up test. Thank you so much for all of your support!
11 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way! Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school. Our Fair will take place April 17 – 21 in the Hominy Valley Media Center. Students can shop each day from 7:00 – 2:15. Families and friends are welcome to shop at our after-school event which will be on Tuesday, April 18 from 2:15 – 5:30. This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy. If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: Book Fair Homepage: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/hominyvalleyelementarysch1 We will have a PTO Meeting tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the Media Center. The 3rd and 4th grade Reading EOG will be Friday, May 26th and the Math EOG will be Wednesday, May 31st.
11 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: We will have Kindergarten Registration on Wednesday, April 12th. There will be no school on this day for our current kindergarten students. Also, please note that our buses will be running ahead of schedule due to kindergarten students not riding on this day. Our STEM Night will be this Thursday, April 13th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. We will have a book fair April 17th-21st. Our next PTO Meeting will be Monday, April 17th in the Media Center at 3:00 p.m.
11 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: Please join me for the Principal's Coffee Talk this Thursday, March 30th at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria. Also, just a reminder to please not pass other cars during the morning and afternoon car lines. We have students that exit their car on the left side. We appreciate your diligence in this matter because we want to stress safety for all of our students and families. Spring Break will be Monday, April 3rd-Friday, April 7th. We will have Kindergarten Registration on Wednesday, April 12th. There will be no school on this day for our current kindergarten students. Please mark your calendars for STEM Night on Thursday, April 13th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Thank you for all of your support!
11 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: Spring pictures -- Tuesday, March 21st-Each student will have their picture taken individually. If you want to order pictures, you may order in advance or Lifetouch will send proofs to the school and they will be sent home. Yearbooks -- Orders are due by Sunday, March 26th. Follow the link to order https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and use code 14314523. Yearbooks can only be ordered online, and no extra copies will be available. Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking their NC Check-ins on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Please make sure students are present and on-time. Students will need to take a make-up test, and they typically score better when they take exams with their classmates. We will have an early dismissal on Friday, March 24th for staff development. Please make sure that your child and teacher are aware of their afternoon transportation. Thank you so much for all of your support.
12 months ago, Jennifer Anderson
Weekly Message from Mrs. Yates: Monday is the first day of our annual Canned Food Drive to benefit Manna Food Bank! Students can bring items to school and put them in their grade level's box in the lobby. The grade that collects the most food in the next two weeks will win a popsicle party with the Student Council. We are so excited to see the boxes in the lobby full of food for people who need it!! Friday, March 24th will be an early dismissal. Spring Break will be April 3rd-7th. Kindergarten Registration will be Wednesday, April 12th. There will be no school for our current kindergarten students on this date. Our STEM Night will be Thursday, April 13th. We will send home more information soon. We will have a Scholastic Book Fair April 17th-21st.
12 months ago, Jennifer Anderson