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Fifth Grader Discusses Conducting Philharmonic - Brevard, NC

Last week, Brevard Elementary music teacher Sarah Moser sat down with her student, fifth grader Trevon Whitmire, to talk about his triumphant conducting debut with the Brevard Philharmonic. The...

 

Brevard College Students Will Host 'Education Is Sexy' Panel On March 30

Let's talk about sex: The second-year class of the Institute for Women in Leadership invites the community to a panel on sexual health and respectful relationships Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. in...

 

During April: Activities To Celebrate, Help Young Children

Every spring, The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Educat-ion of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Transylvania County’s...

 

J. Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship Awards $8,000 – Brevard NC

On Feb. 16, 2017, Sandra and Joe Furr met with Blue Ridge Community College President Dr. Molly Parkhill and several student recipients to present a check from the J. Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship...

 

Mountain Sun's Otter Class Greets Their Neighbors

At Mountain Sun Community School, creating a positive community is an integral part of the education. On March 2, the primary (ages 3-6) class called The Otters went on a morning field trip to walk...

 

NC Teacher Of The Year To Speak At Brevard College – Brevard NC

The 2017 North Carolina Teacher of the Year will make a stop at Brevard College Tuesday, March 21, to address the importance of experiential teaching and learning in the 21st century. The free event...

 

Scientists And Teachers Make TIME Possible!

Most of us in Transylvania County recognize Brevard High School's TIME program, a scientific research program that encourages 9-12th graders from the Transylvania County School System to invest one...

 

Brevard College To Offer Class On Autism March 15 – Brevard NC

On Wednesday, March 15, educators will have the chance to learn hands-on methods for supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Brevard College’s Teacher Licensure program will sponsor a free workshop, featuring expert Christine Reagan,...

 

Educational Foundation Announces New Membership – Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) is actively planning the 2017 Taste of Transylvania fundraiser, scheduled for May 2 at the Brevard Lumberyard and is excited to announce an annual membership program that makes...

 

Cheating Has Become Epidemic In Our Schools

Cheating in school is an epidemic these days. Everywhere you look there is news about cheating incidents in high schools and universities. Students told ABC News that cheating in school is just a “dress rehearsal for life.” What’s going on? Let...

 

Philharmonic To Perform For County Fifth Graders – Brevard NC

Two guest conductors will lead the Brevard Philharmonic on the stage of the Porter Center at Brevard College on Thursday morning. One is Jeremy Gibbs, the chief academic officer of the Transylvania Co...

 

Students Learn Life Skills At Eight Owls Farmstead – Brevard NC

Digging with pick axes and shovels isn't a common curriculum feature, but for the sixth and seventh grade students of Mountain Sun Community School, it is. Every Friday afternoon, Mountain Sun...

 

Transylvanians In College

Randolph- Macon Academy Liana Trupiano of Brevard a sophomore at Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), received the girls’ varsity tennis Coaches Award. Liana is the daughter of William and Stephanie Trupiano of Brevard....

 
 By Kayla Leed    Education    March 2, 2017

Chili Cook-Off Raises Funds For Sharing House – Brevard NC

Each year Mountain Sun Community School hosts a chili cook-off and dance party, but this year on Saturday, Feb. 25, the cook off took a new spin when parent and Mountain Sun Board Chair Dilshad...

 

Brevard Elementary School Announces Honor Roll – Brevard NC

The following third, fourth and fifth-grade students were named to Brevard Elementary School’s Second Quarter Honor Roll: A Honor Roll Grade 3 Ella Burdette, Makayla Lytle, Weston Blythe, Janaysia Cornett, Sarayd Dugan, Jake Grosvenor, Broden...

 

Public Input Sought On School Facilities – Brevard NC

During its upcoming meeting on March 6 at Brevard High School, the Transylvania County Board of Education welcomes the public for the first in a series of extended opportunities to discuss the facilities needs for Transylvania County Schools. The...

 

Students Represent N.C. At AAAS Conference – Brevard NC

Ingrid Findlay, Selina Brown, Chase Bishop and James Thompson, student scientists from Transylvania County's TIME 4 Real Science Program, recently traveled to Boston to present their research at the...

 

Experiential Learning Offers Different Benefits

"I want to try it!" is one of the first and most common requests we hear from our toddlers as they begin to grow and learn. Whether a young child sees an adult play a game, prepare food, or use tools...

 

Kindergarten Registration Scheduled For April 11-13 – Transylvania County NC

Kindergarten registration for Transylvania County Schools will be held April 11-13 at the four local elementary schools. The four schools participating in the registration are Brevard Elementary (884-2001), Pisgah Forest Elementary (877-4481),...

 

BES Joins A+ Schools Program For The Arts – Brevard NC

When a student earns an A+ on a test, it's cause to celebrate. That's why Brevard Elementary School is celebrating their school's acceptance into the network of A+ Schools, a North Carolina program...

 

Extension Office Seeks Scholarship Applicants – Brevard NC

Nominations are being accepted for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through March 24. The scholarship is available to North Carolina residents pursuing a...

 

BRCC Closed Feb. 23 – Brevard NC

All day and evening operations will be closed at Blue Ridge Community College’s Henderson County Campus and Transylvania County Campus on Thursday, Feb. 23. Students will observe winter break and all faculty and staff will participate in...

 

Mountain Sun Growing Into Middle School – Brevard NC

"Our middle school students will take ownership of their education as active participants in continuing to discover who they are as learners and as people," said executive director of Mountain Sun Com...

 

BA Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Roll – Brevard NC

The following students were named to the Brevard Academy Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2016-17 school year. 2nd Grade A Honor Roll Dan Burkett, Sophie Dunbar, Hazel Friedman and Ella Monk. 2nd Grade A/B Honor Roll Sawyer Aiken, Lilli...

 

Child's Play… Is It Important?

As adults we sometimes no longer get it that play is important in the life of a child. Maybe we should call it by another name... research, experimentation, or experiential learning. Whatever you call it, play is Child’s Work. Even before birth, th...

 

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