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Special Ed Is Bigger Than 'Just A Place To Go'

When hearing the phrase “special education” in connection to high school classes, several different images may jump to mind. More often than not, adults today will think back to what this meant in their own educational experience — perhaps it...

 

Jump Rope For Heart

Brevard Academy students kick off Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Campaign with Coach Cassie Smatana of BA-CFA and Eileen Garvey of Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart . Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart is a fundraiser by...

 

Mountain Sun Teaches Art Of Peaceful Resolutions – Brevard NC

"I feel sad when you told me that I couldn't play with you because I wanted to play with the blocks too," said a Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) Owl student. "I hear that you feel sad because I...

 

Rhonda Whitmire Attends NCCAT – Rosman NC

Rhonda Whitmire of Rosman Middle School recently attended a program held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers. Increasing...

 

Transylvanians In College

Gardner- Webb T. James Henderson, of Rosman was named to the Gardner-Webb University dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester. Henderson is a senior majoring in sports management. The dean’s list is composed of college students with a grade point...

 

Everyday Education - Can It Be Learning If It's Fun (And Delicious)?

Perhaps you were fortunate enough to see the various stories and photos, or even visit Pisgah Forest Elementary School before Christmas, during their gingerbread Community of Brevard STEAM project. Al...

 

Clubs Expand Educational Experiences At BES

Have you ever wanted to write your own book and read to younger children? What about learning to play chess? Or even joining a Glee Club? Well, at Brevard Elem-entary the fifth graders are getting to...

 

Transylvanians In College

Belmont University Madeleine Lefler, a Brevard native, qualified for the fall 2016 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligib-ility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C....

 

Brevard Middle Gives Back For The Holidays – Brevard NC

For twelve weeks in fall 2016, Mrs. Pagano's and Mr. Sprinkle's ELA (English and Language Arts) classes worked on their Seventh Grade Service Projects, also known as the "Seven by Seven" projects....

 

Setting Goals With Our Youth

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ― Melody Beattie Oftentimes we make New Years’ resolutions and say things like, “This will be the year I lose w...

 

The Education Benefits Of Holiday Activities

The winter holiday break for Transylvania County students is currently underway. There are lots of things families can do to have fun with their children while at the same time sprinkling in some academics. Including children in holiday baking...

 

Trupiano Receives Several Honors – Brevard NC

Liana Trupiano of Brevard, a sophomore at Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), was one of 10 sophomores and juniors at R-MA selected to attend the 8th Annual Student Leadership Conference at The Highland School. This conference is designed to introduce...

 

Brevard College Opens Leadership Class To Public – Brevard NC

Brevard College's Business and Organizational Leadership program recently announced an evening course in leadership, which is open to the greater community. The course, "Leader-ship Theory and...

 

Transylvania County BOE Members Sworn In – Brevard NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education took their oaths of office prior to the board meeting at the Morris Education Center Monday night. The oaths were administered by Transylania...

 

BRCC Lists Local Graduates

The following students, listed with program of study, graduated during Blue Ridge Community College’s commencement ceremony held on Friday, Dec. 16: Alexander Ray Aiken, college transfer; Eamon John Alexander, college transfer; Bobby Lane Barnett,...

 

Sleep Deprivation Takes Toll On Students

What does it take to be a top-performing high school student? To start, excellent grades in honors and advanced placement courses. Add to the list lots of extracurricular activities demonstrating not only a long-term commitment but also well-rounded...

 

Winter Concert

With straight backs and strong voices, students in the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Chorus presented their Winter Concert Tuesday night in the school's multi-purpose room. (Times photos by John...

 

Christmas Concert at RHS – Rosman NC

Members of the Rosman High School concert choir performed in the annual Christmas concert Tuesday evening night for a packed house. (Times photo by Park Baker)...

 

U.S. Cellular Provides Tech Solutions For Buses – Brevard NC

U.S. Cellular is working with Transylvania County Schools to bring the latest in vehicle monitoring and wireless technology to the county's school bus fleet. All 40 buses at Transylvania County...

 
 By Nan Lee    Education    December 12, 2016

Singing And Outdoor Play Support Readiness

Transylvania County Schools report that more than half of our county’s children begin kindergarten without the readiness skills needed to be successful. This information is not surprising given the large number of our children who are growing up...

 

Teachers Attend Mindfulness Conference – Brevard NC

Recently, Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) teachers attended a conference entitled “More Than Mindfulness: Exploring Education as a Sacred Art,” at Rainbow Community School, a pre-K through eighth-grade school in West Asheville. More than 50...

 

Transylvanians In College

Randolph-Macon Liana Trupiano of Brevard, has been named as the community relations director of Randolph-Macon Academy’s Upper School Interact Club for the 2016-17 school year. The R-MA Upper School Interact Club is sponsored by The Front Royal...

 

Community Band Awards $15,000 BMS Band – Brevard NC

Band students at Brevard Middle School are getting a "step-up" in their music education thanks to a generous grant from the Brevard Community Band (BCB). The $15,000 grant provides weekly instruction...

 

Transylvania County Schools Holiday Programs Planned – Transylvania County NC

Friends, family, and the general public are welcome and encouraged to enjoy free holiday concerts and arts programs in Transylvania County Schools over the coming weeks. Students, educators, and volunteers have been busily preparing for these...

 

Preparing Students For Democratic Citizenship

More so than other elections, the recent presidential election has seen the country warring with itself with some of the most striking differences in opinion relating to questions about diversity: What does it mean to be American? Who is American...

 

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