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Guest Column: Community Or Consolidated Schools: Clear Choice

Should one or more schools be consolidated in Transylvania County Schools? As Board of Education members, our responsibility to Transylvania County voters includes determining how many schools and...

 

The Costs Of Consolidation

If Transylvania County Schools were to build a single, new high school, we must note that this “consolidated” high school will not fit, nor is it feasible, on either of the existing high school sites. It is not as simple as adding students from...

 

BA Fall Festival - Brevard, NC

Students at Brevard Academy enjoyed a variety of fun activities during the school's fall festival this weekend....

 

Everyday Education: What Does It Mean To Be An A+ School? - Brevard, NC

An A+ School is the new designation for Brevard Elementary School. Does this mean it is the best? We might think so, and perhaps that could be true, but what does it really mean? Recently every elementary school in Transylvania County has been asked...

 

Brevard Middle School: Students Qualify For Duke Gifted Program

Four students from Brevard Middle School were invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program's prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search, with several students qualifying for advanced stu...

 

Mountain Sun Students Visit Southern Appalachian Raptor

Mountain Sun students trekked to the Big Bald Banding Station to aid the Southern Appalachian Raptor Research Center (SARR) in their conservation practices. On Sept. 14 and 15, the Monarch (fourth -...

 

Everyday Education: Helping Children To Become Successful Readers

Did you know that children who start kindergarten with well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage? Reading is essential to school success. Children who start school with the skills they need before they learn to read have greater success...

 

Pisgah Forest Elementary Takes Learning Outside - Pisgah Forest, NC

Transylvania County School students dismissed at noon this past Wednesday, giving the teachers at Pisgah Forest Elementary the afternoon to switch from "teacher" to "learner" for the kickoff of the...

 

Area Businesses Support Scholarship Program

According to an unknown author, "You learn, you earn, you return." The local business supporters of the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program are great examples of this adage. Among these...

 

Odom Receives National Honor - Brevard, NC

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced student Jenna Andreanna Odom from Brevard, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes...

 

BC Alumni Board Names Top Faculty And Alumni - Brevard, NC

Members of the Brevard College Alumni Association Board met on the campus last weekend to welcome freshmen and help them move in. The board also held its first meeting of the new academic year. The BCAA Board announced the recipients of the...

 

Everyday Education: Legislative Action At Odds With Public's Wishes

Two education reports about education ended up in my inbox this week side by side. The first was a report on the results of the 49th PDK/Gallup Poll, a well well-respected national survey offering key insights into public opinion of important educati...

 

Mountain Sun: Coyotes Embark On Journey - Brevard, NC

At Mountain Sun Community School, learning about the history of Transylvania County and its natural resources is not confined to the classroom and textbooks. The middle school students, also known as...

 

Teachers Attend Holocaust Education Classes

Four local teachers, among hundreds from around the country, are bringing back lessons learned from a Holocaust education conference this summer held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. They hope those lessons will engage and promote...

 

BA Fall Festival Planned - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy PTO will hold a Community Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the school, which is located at 1110 Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest. There will be a bounce house, food trucks, live music, cake...

 

Transylvanians In College

BRCC The following students from Transylvania County were named to the dean’s list at Blue Ridge Community College for the summer term. The students and their fields of study are: Rachel Clay, emergency medical science; Bradley Collins, emergency...

 

Over $100,000 Awarded Through TCS Educational Foundation

During a recent Board of Directors meeting for the Transylvania County Schools Educational Found-ation, Peter Johnson, TCSEF board treasurer, reported that TCSEF has surpassed $100,000 in awards since the foundation was reactivated in 2009. Further,...

 

Everyday Education: What? Computers In Elementary Schools?

The third grade student in Tammy Buckner's Rosman Elementary School classroom is proud as punch. Her job this week is technology. She is unplugging the Chromebooks from the charging cart and...

 

Transylvanians In College

Southwestern Community College More than 385 graduates earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates from Southwestern Community College this spring. Megan Paige Richardson of Brevard received a certificate in cosmetology. Benjamin...

 

It's Time To Fill The Teacher Supply Closet

With the start of a new school year, Transylvania County Retired School Personnel are seeking help to fill the supply closet for teachers and their classrooms in Transylvania County Schools. Thanks...

 

Bethel 'A' Hosts Film On Canetuck Rosenwald School

On Sunday night, a team of educators visited Bethel "A" Baptist Church to present a brief film and facilitate a public dialogue about the legacy of Rosenwald Schools. The program was hosted by...

 

Everyday Education: Students Get A Smart Start To Kindergarten

"I'm tall because I'm five years old!" This is one of many fun exclamations heard from soon-to-be kindergartners at the recent Smart Start to Kindergarten programs hosted at each of the Transylvania C...

 

At PARI: Black Holes And Wormholes Presentation Scheduled

Imagine a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out, or a shortcut tunnel through the universe. One is real, the other is theoretical. The public is invited to learn mo...

 

Brevard Elementary: Community Comes Together To Build A New Playground - Brevard, NC

The Brevard Elementary School OPT (Organization of Parents and Teachers) raised $33,000 over the past 2 years toward a new playground, and the Transylvania County School system was able to put in the...

 

New Teacher Profiles

April Brooke Nelson School and grade: Brevard Middle School, 7th grade English/language arts Hometown: I am from Brevard. I went to UNC-Chapel Hill and just finished my master’s degree at Western Carolina University. I have worked in Transylvania C...

 

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