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Transylvania County Schools Honors Educators - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County Schools Honors Educators...

 
 By Sam Farrar    Education    May 22, 2017

Everyday Education: Time To Change Graduation Speakers

There have been rumors recently on whether or not Brevard High School is planning to eliminate valedictorian and salutatorian speeches at its graduation. The school would switch to simply recognizing the top 10 academic students instead. Whether...

 

Connestee Falls: Scholarship Program Raises More Than $900,000

On May 17, volunteers working on the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off the Program's 30th year of raising money to help Transylvania County students attend college. At the...

 

Mountain Sun Students Backpack The Foothills Trail - Brevard, NC

On May 2, Mountain Sun Community School's sixth and seventh graders and their teachers Kim Skeen and Nick Pearl put on their backpacks filled with all the gear and food they needed for a three-night,...

 

Smartly United Early Childhood Collective Hires Collective Impact Facilitator

The Smartly United Early Childhood Collective (SUECC) hired Rachel Keeney as its collective impact facilitator. In this position, Keeney will encourage conversations and collaboration across the count...

 
 By John Lanier    Education    May 15, 2017

Academy Board Approves Budget - Brevard, NC

By a 5-0 vote Wednesday evening, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved the school budget for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Total expenses are projected to be $3,382,676. With the total revenue estimated t...

 

Eliza Witherspoon Receives Two Prestigious Scholarships

Brevard High School's Eliza Witherspoon may be most well-known as the anchor of the two-time 2A state championship girls' cross country team, but it's her academic excellence that recently landed her...

 

Everyday Education: RMS Students Breakout! For Learning - Rosman, NC

The eighth graders entering Rosman Middle School science teacher Kristy Ontko's classroom are excited. Today is a breakout day. Today they will divide into groups, solve a series of chemistry problems...

 

Applicants Sought For Tinsley Journalism Scholarship

The Transylvania County Schools Edu-cational Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism Scholarship, to be awarded for the 2017/2018 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the Transylvania County...

 

Taste Of Transylvania 2017 Exceeds Expectations - Brevard, NC

First Citizens Bank in cooperation with the Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation (TCSEF) presented the 6th annual Taste of Transylvania on May 2 at the Brevard Lumberyard. Fourteen...

 

Mountain Sun Students Make Journey To Cataloochee

Recently, the 4-7th graders at Mountain Sun Community School embarked on a four-day journey in Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to explore the abundance of biologically diverse flora and fauna. “The overarching theme fo...

 

C.A.R.E. Coalition: Help Teens Have A Safe Prom Season - Brevard, NC

As prom season starts this weekend, the C.A.R.E. Coalition and the Brevard ABC Board have partnered together to urge parents, relatives and community members to help teens have a safe - and sober -...

 

Bethany Chappell To Graduate May 12

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Chappell announce the graduation of their daughter, Bethany Allison Chappell, from Burnt Mountain Home School, on Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitewater Baptist Church. Be...

 

FFA Students Receive Heifers From Everett Farm - Brevard, NC

Brevard High School's agriculture program has seen a lot of changes and growth over the last few years. The agriculture program is part of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department of...

 
 By Corey Gafnea    Education    May 8, 2017

Smaller Class Sizes In K-3. What Could Go Wrong?

It has been shown that smaller class sizes benefit students of all ages and they are especially advantageous to the youngest students, those in kindergarten through third grade. This is particularly true for lower income students and minority...

 

Local Educators Attend NCCAT

Several area educators recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for this state’s teachers. Participating educators from...

 

BRCC Begins 4-Day Work Week May 15

Blue Ridge Community College will begin its summer schedule with a four-day work week beginning Monday, May 15. The college adopted the abbreviated work week in 2011 to support sustainability efforts. Administrative offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to...

 

Tranlsylvanians In College

Gardner-Webb University Gardner-Webb University recently honored undergraduate students for academic excellence and outstanding service and leadership. Winners of these awards exemplify the University’s core values of faith, service and leadership...

 
 By Sarah Moser    Education    May 8, 2017

Guest Column: Learning From Modern Luthier Preston Woodruff - Brevard, NC

I met my first mountain dulcimer many years ago. It was hanging on the wall in my mother-in-law's house. It was a simple Appalachian dulcimer made of walnut from the family homestead by a local...

 

Ranger Rally To Celebrate 25 Years At Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest Elementary is inviting former students and staff back to campus on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for the Ranger Rally. This special event celebrates the 25th anniversary of the...

 

Brevard Academy Celebrates 'Week Of The Young Child' - Brevard, NC

Students and staff at Brevard Academy reached out to community experts during the "Week of the Young Child." The Week of the Young Child is a yearly celebration hosted by the National Association for...

 

Grant Improves Rosman High Health Sciences - Rosman, NC

Stephanie Ramsey is in her third year teaching Health Sciences at Rosman High School. Having studied nursing at the graduate level in rooms with tens of thousands of dollars in equipment, she knows...

 

BMS To Hold Dodgeball Challenge, Raffle May 19

Brevard Middle School will hold its first Raffle Basket fundraiser along with the Dodgeball Challenge on Friday, May 19. The event will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the BMS Gym on Fisher Road. Student sales of raffle tickets started April 25....

 

Rosman High: Students Reflect On Visit To 9-11 Museum - Rosman, NC

After a whirlwind week of travel through Washington, D.C. and New York City, seniors at Rosman High School had spring break to reflect on their adventures. One of the attractions that seemed to...

 

Everyday Education: The Difference Between Knowledge And Know-How - Brevard, NC

By Meredith Licht Which is more important: knowing things or knowing how to do things? Most people would agree that it does not matter how much you know; what matters is knowing how to do something. We, as a society, tend to value know-how. Though...

 

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