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 By Betsy Burrows    Education    May 21, 2018 

Teachers: Why They Teach And Why They March

Every year Brevard College graduates between eight and 15 teachers, fully prepared and licensed, and ready to begin the teaching profession. They have worked hard for this moment. For four years,...

 
 By Kayla C. Leed    Education    May 21, 2018 

Mountain Sun School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, Mountain Sun Community School began when a small group of parents and teachers came together to create a unique educational environment for the children of Transylvania County. Mountain...

 

BRCC To Offer Continuing Education Classes In June

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following continuing education classes in Transylvania County beginning in June. Yoga for Every Body meets June 5-28, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Registration fee is $56.30. Reiki Energy...

 

Democracy Project Recognizes Local Students

On Tuesday evening, May 15, more than 100 parents, teachers, students and supporters of the Democracy Project gathered in the lobby of Brevard College's Porter Center for the Performing Arts to recogn...

 

Brevard College Announces Spring 2017/18 Dean's List

Brevard College has announced its dean’s list and honor roll for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. The following local students achieved the following honors: From Balsam Grove: Emily Robinson, honor roll. From Brevard: Melissa...

 

Transylvanians in College: Bethany Chappell

A-B Tech Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Chappell have announced the graduation of their daughter, Bethany Allison Chappell, from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, on Saturday, May 12, at the U.S....

 

Transylvanians in College: Lauren Mahoney

Gardner-Webb University Gardner-Webb Uni-versity recently honored undergraduate students for academic excellence. Winners of these awards exemplify the university's core values of faith, service and...

 

Transylvanians in College: Jacob Voris

N.C. State Agricultural Institute Jacob Voris graduated with honors from North Carolina State University Agricultural Institute on Dec. 14, 2017 with associates degrees in agribusiness management and...

 

BRCC Graduates Come Full Circle To Co-Teach

Poke your head in Allan Smith's office any time during the week and you are likely to see a student hanging out with the very approachable Blue Ridge biology instructor. J.C. McCarson had many...

 

TCS Educational Foundation Welcomes New Director

Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Shannon Meadows Allison. Allison is a native of western North Carolina and a resident...

 

Tinsley Journalism Scholarships Available

The Transylvania County Schools Educat-ional Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for its Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Journalism Scholarship to be awarded for the 2018/2019 school year. Applicants must be graduates of the Transylvania County...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11 At Lumberyard

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 

School Board Picks Two New Principals

On Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education by a 4-0 vote approved Carrie Norris as the new principal for Brevard Elementary School and Scott Strickler as the new principal for Rosma...

 

Connestee Scholarship Program Kicks Off 31st Year

On Tuesday, April 24, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off its 31 year of raising money for scholarships for Transylvania County residents. The new chair of the program, Bill Medl, introduced several Connestee residents who are...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Celebrate 10 Years On May 11

In the summer of 2007, two local camp owners, Chuck McGrady (Falling Creek) and Sandy Schenck (Green River Preserve), along with Aleen Steinberg, a conservationist and advocate behind the protection...

 

Scholarship Program Kicks Off 31st Year

On Tuesday, April 24, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program kicked off its 31 year of raising money for scholarships for Transylvania County residents. The new chair of the program, Bill Medl, introduced several Connestee residents who are...

 
 By Park Baker    Education    May 7, 2018

Brevard Elementary Enjoys Color Run Fun!

The Brevard Elementary School Color Run took place Friday afternoon during the Health Fair. Students and parents endured laps around the school track while being doused with colored chalk and water...

 
 By Cindy Bland    Education    May 7, 2018

Helping Children Through Traumatic Experiences

Young children who experience traumatic events in their lives may have long lasting cognitive, emotional, behavioral and health issues as a result. The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition’s Through Their Eyes program states, “What a child...

 

Everyday Education: TCS To Host Step It Up Digital Learning Showcase

On June 13, 250 teachers from across western North Carolina will gather for the TCS Step It Up Digital Learning Showcase at Brevard High School. They will spend a summer day learning and...

 

BRCC To Hold Parent Night

Blue Ridge Com-munity College Transyl-vania County Campus in Brevard will hold Parent Night on Tuesday, May 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the college library in the Straus Building. The event will be an opportunity for parents and high school seniors to...

 

BES 2018 Color Run To Be Held Friday, May 4

It's about to get messy at Brevard Elementary School and in all the best ways. The 3rd Annual Brevard Elementary School Color Run is Friday, May 4. All of the BES students will have an opportunity to...

 
 By Kayla Leed    Education    April 30, 2018

Mountain Sun Community School: Monarch Class Visits Congaree National Park

Mountain Sun Community School's upper elementary (Monarch) class recently visited Congaree National Park for the second time. From April 10-13, the students camped, paddled and explored the ecosystems...

 

Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program Honored

On Saturday evening, April 14, the prestigious Brevard College Lifetime Giving Society recognized the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program as a member of the Weaver Circle ($250,000 -...

 

Taste Of Transylvania Highlights Classroom Creativity

On May 1, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF), in partnership with First Citizens Bank, will host the 2018 Taste of Transylvania at the Brevard Lumberyard, 170 King St. in...

 

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