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 By Leigh Evans    Education    January 18, 2018 

BC To Host 2018 Great Decisions Program - Brevard, NC

This spring Brevard College, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina, will once again host the Great Decisions Program. The lectures in the 2018 series will explore U.S. foreign relations via topics such as the...

 

Everyday Education: Leadership And Innovation Recognized Statewide

There's a saying in education: You don't prepare students for your past; you prepare them for their future. It's a daunting goal, one that Transylvania County Schools superintendent Jeff McDaris...

 

Connestee Scholarship Program Delivers Checks

Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program had another record fundraising year in 2017, which culminated in the December presentation of checks totaling $90,000 to Blue Ridge Community College,...

 

Brevard College Announces Dean's List And Honor Roll

Brevard College has announced its Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. To qualify for the Dean’s list, students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours and have a grade point average (GPA) of...

 

Everyday Education: Could You Be A Transylvania County Hero?

Volumes have been written about the problems that exist in reading instruction in American public schools. In more than three decades, my fascination and involvement with reading instruction has led me to believe three things concerning this subject:...

 

Transylvanians In College

Bob Jones University The following Transylvania County students were named to the President’s List at Bob Jones University for the fall semester: Sarah Herbster, a freshman composite social studies education major from Brevard and Austin Williams,...

 

Hannah Chappell Delivers BRCC Keynote Address

Blue Ridge Community College held its annual winter commencement ceremony for curriculum graduates on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at 6 p.m. The ceremony was held at Blue Ridge Conference Hall. More than...

 

BRCC And NCWorks TCS Honored For Collaborative Partnership

At the recent Mountain Area Workforce Development Luncheon held at Blue Ridge Community College, Transylvania County Schools (TCS) Career and Technical Education Program was recognized as the...

 

BRCC Closed Dec. 22 Through Jan. 1

Blue Ridge Community College will be closed for holiday break Dec. 22, 2017, through Jan. 1, 2018. During this time, all faculty and administrative offices will be closed at all campuses. Admission and registration for curriculum programs will...

 

Library Renamed In Honor Of Sandra Lasater

The memory of Sandra Lasater, a native of Rosman, was recently honored when the Fairbanks Nordale Elementary School Library was renamed the Lasater Library. Lasater was the daughter of the late Lloyd...

 

Let It Shine Brevard: Event Raises Funds For BES

More than 300 people attended the first annual "Let It Shine Brevard" fundraiser at Brevard Elementary School, Dec. 1 to Dec. 3. The three-day event netted almost $700 for the school's ongoing effort...

 

Everyday Education: Taiko Drumming Keeps Kids In School - Pisgah Forest, NC

"I tell everyone that Taiko drumming at Davidson River is the only reason I am still in school and will graduate this semester!" said Chris Alley's student assistant. Alley is the music teacher and...

 

Kiviniemi Selected To Serve On N.C. School Boards Association

The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) elected new officers and seven new members to the governing Board of Directors during the delegate meeting of the 48th Annual Conference for Board...

 

Local History Comes To Life, Experientially - Brevard, NC

Brevard College’s Philosophy Statement reads: “Experiential education is a philosophy and methodology in which educators purposely engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills...

 

Reading Aloud Makes A Difference Wherever You Are

One of my fondest memories as a child is having my parents read me a book before bed. This was the part of our nightly routine that I looked forward to the most. My early introduction to the world of books is most definitely the reason that I love...

 

Rosman Middle Announces First Quarter Honor Roll - Rosman, NC

The following students were named to the Rosman Middle School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2017-18 school year. 6th Grade A Honor Roll Alissa Cheek, Arie Leonard, Marley McCall and Shelby Tinsley. 6th Grade A/B Honor Roll McKenna Baker, Emma...

 

Community Band Gives $25K In Scholarships, Grants

Band students are getting a boost to their music education thanks to the generous donations of scholarships, school grants and in-kind contributions from the Brevard Community Band (BCB). During the...

 

Friday Medal Presented To McDaris, Rural Superintendents

Each year since 2006, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has presented the Friday Medal to honor the memory and legacy of Bill Friday, who led the UNC system as its president for 30...

 

Brevard Authors' Gift Middle School Libraries - Brevard, NC

On Nov. 15 the Brevard Authors Guild gave a gift to the Rosman and Brevard Middle School Libraries: a $250 gift certificate each from Highland Books. The authors wanted to support both young readers...

 

BES Announces 1st Quarter Honor Roll Results - Brevard, NC

The following students were named to the Brevard Elementary School’s Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2017-18 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll James Brooks, Cullen Burke, Odin Cleveland, Rion Coadwell, Ella Crider, Marlena Daves, Elena Durant...

 

Mountain Roots Leads Field Trip For BA 8th Graders

Calm. Safe. Serene. Peaceful. These are some of the words that Brevard Academy middle school students used to describe how they feel when they are in nature. On Oct. 19, eighth grade students spent...

 

Everyday Education: Forests And Parks, Our Partners In Education

By Betsy Burrows Every Sunday afternoon from one to three o’clock, three Brevard College students training in music education can be found in the art room at Schenck Job Corps teaching music to interested Job Corps students. Together they...

 

Peaceful Conflict Resolution Taught To MSCS Parents

Recently, parents of students at Mountain Sun Community School participated in a peaceful conflict resolution workshop. Parents acted out scenarios and were given guidance from three MSCS teachers on how to handle conflict peacefully. Beginning with...

 

Class Of 2017: RHS Alumni Hall Of Fame Inducts New Members - Rosman, NC

Nov. 3 was a beautiful fall night for football and for honoring five more legacies from Rosman High School. This year's inductees to the RHS Alumni Hall of Fame are a powerhouse group who continue to...

 

PFE Announces 1st QTR Honor Roll - Pisgah Forest, NC

The following students were named to the Pisgah Forest Elementary School Honor Roll for the first quarter of 2017-18 school year. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Ryker Adams, Patience Boyd, Canseco Contreraz, Abigail Dodd, Adeline Drennen, Brianna Enderlin,...

 

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