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Cursive Writing Workshop Offered At Brevard Community Church - Brevard, NC

What has happened to cursive handwriting? Is it obsolete? In this age of technology, is it justifiable to spend time and effort to learn cursive handwriting? Writing in cursive improves letter recognition, spelling, reading and composition with...

 

Mountain Sun Students To Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF - Brevard, NC

The students at Mountain Sun Community School will be participating in Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF again this year. This is the school’s 10th year participating in the program. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 67 years ago as a way to help children...

 

Everyday Education: Sparkling Creativity And Critical Thinking - Rosman, NC

Where would we be without creative people? What would happen to our nation, our world, if there were no more inventors? What if we standardize tested our way into stagnation and mediocrity? These are...

 

Branagan Wins Regional Award

School social workers often do their best work behind the scenes, supporting students and families at moments of need. It's no secret how important they are to our schools, however, and Transylvania C...

 

At Buffalo Cove: Mountain Sun Students Learn Primitive Skills

For four days and three nights Mountain Sun Community School students were immersed in the ways of living for the Cherokee Indians and Gaelic settlers in the 1700-1750s. The sixth annual trip to...

 

BES Uses Hammocks As A Learning Incentive - Brevard, NC

Students at Brevard Elementary School (BES) now have the opportunity to enjoy reading quite a ways away from their classroom desks - and they are happily getting in the swing of it. Three tri-stands,...

 

Brevard-Davidson River: Preschool Celebrates Sixtieth Anniversary

For 60 years, the Brevard-Davidson River Weekday Preschool has provided young children in the community with a safe, loving environment in which to learn and grow. Today's preschool began in 1957 as a...

 

Panthers And United Way Host Playbook LIVE Event - Brevard, NC

Carolina Panthers' alum Chris Draft and United Way of Transylvania County will host a new virtual classroom experience called Character Playbook LIVE on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Brevard Middle School...

 

Everyday Education: Inspiring Greatness, One Child At A Time - Rosman, NC

The 2016-17 school year was not just a year for focusing on the planning and delivery of stronger reading, writing and math lessons at Rosman Elementary School, not just a year for making sure the social and emotional needs of our students were...

 

Arts Sale To Help Somalian Hope Village School - Brevard, NC

Long-time Brevard resident and retired educator Yangchin Yang is spearheading a local fundraiser for the Hope Village School in Somalia. The event will be an Arts and Crafts Sale in her garden at 358...

 

Guest Column: Making The Transition To Middle School

Have you ever wondered what the transition to middle school is like in the eyes of a sixth grader? As a former Rosman Elementary student, middle school is known as “moving across the river.” This phrase comes from the French Broad River...

 

Computer Pals Program Celebrates 20 Years - Brevard, NC

Brevard-based business Computer Pals Learning Centers is celebrating 20 years. Few homes had computers when preschoolers at A Child's World in Pisgah Forest sat down in front of bulky desk top compute...

 

BES 'Goes Gold' For Childhood Cancer Awareness - Brevard, NC

On Sept. 22, students, staff and parents of Brevard Elementary School joined forces with fourth-grader Holmes Desmelik and his family to "Go Gold" and raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness...

 

Mountain Sun: Students Around The World Sing For World Peace - Brevard, NC

Sept. 21, 2017 was the International Day of World Peace where students across the world were invited to participate in the international event, "Sing Peace." Shelley Murley, a Montessori educator from...

 

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...

 

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