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Everyday Education: Here's How TCS Students Are Learning

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Roy Cooper closed all North Carolina public schools with an executive order on March 14. Some schools closed for two weeks,... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

Student DJs Made BHS Prom Spectacular

They're all so beautiful, so handsome - the young women in gowns that allow them to look like the princesses they once read about in fairy tales, the young men sporting jackets and... — Updated 5/13/2019

 

Learning Math, Life Lessons In A Fun Manner

(Editor’s Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools’ teachers each year. This... — Updated 5/1/2019

 

Everyday Education: 'Promise' Fulfilled For Students, Community

Lunch at Rosman High School has just finished and students are milling around the fabrication classroom. One young woman is asking a friend about the position of the antlers on a... — Updated 3/18/2019

 

Everyday Education: CTE Class Routs Students To Their Futures

The eighth graders filed into Justin Ausburn's Career and Technical Education (CTE) class excited but well-behaved. They were working on several projects together and seemed eager... — Updated 12/10/2018

 

Everyday Education: TCS To Host Step It Up Digital Learning Showcase

On June 13, 250 teachers from across western North Carolina will gather for the TCS Step It Up Digital Learning Showcase at Brevard High School. They will spend a summer day... — Updated 4/30/2018

 

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... — Updated 9/4/2017

 

Everyday Education: RMS Students Breakout! For Learning - Rosman, NC

The eighth graders entering Rosman Middle School science teacher Kristy Ontko's classroom are excited. Today is a breakout day. Today they will divide into groups, solve a series of... — Updated 5/15/2017

 

Everyday Education: BMS Juice Squad Rocks!

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards... — Updated 4/19/2017

 

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... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

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 Brevar... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

T.C. Henderson: Science And Tech Magnet School

There's a new school here in Transylvania County. Actually, T.C. Henderson Elementary has been around since the 1950s, but this year they are a theme-based magnet school, T. C.... — Updated 10/31/2016

 

The Invisible Hand Of Technology In Schools

By now, most of us know that the Transylvania County School System is known for its robust, efficient 1:1 teaching and learning environment. One-to-one means that every student and... — Updated 9/5/2016

 

It's A Battery-Powered Buggy Challenge!

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvan... — Updated 4/27/2016

 

Three Grants = One 6-Week Unit Reaching 240 Students – Brevard NC

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvan... — Updated 4/13/2016

 

Planting A Seed Is Just The Beginning

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards... — Updated 4/4/2016

 

Where In The World Is Rosman, North Carolina? – Rosman NC

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards... — Updated 3/28/2016

 

Everyday Education - Transylvania Is Being Invaded By Robots!

Transylvania County Schools is being invaded by robots—robotics, that is. Across the county, middle school students are learning to build, problem-solve, explore, and collaborate as they compete in robotics competitions both... — Updated 2/29/2016

 

Hour Of Code Brings Programming To Classroom

You probably saw the wonderful photo story of Pisgah Forest Elementary students spelling out "PFE Codes" on the recreation department parking lot in the Dec. 7 issue of The... — Updated 12/28/2015

 

A SMART Use Of Modern Technology!

Technology in schools isn't always about computers. It can encompass all kinds of devices: telephones, Kindles or Nooks, GPSs, calculators, even sewing machines. Interactive... — Updated 11/2/2015

 

BHS Students Are Designing Their Futures

It's been said that life imitates art; in Katrina Ronneburger's Graphics Arts classroom, however, art imitates life. Ronneburger's Brevard High School classroom has the feel of a... — Updated 6/8/2015

 

Technology Is Changing How We Teach

In my last column, I reported some of the conversations I had with Brevard and Rosman Middle School students at the end of the Golden LEAF Foundation's 1:1 Teaching and Learning... — Updated 5/26/2014

 

What Students Say About Using Technology

On March 5 and 6, I had the privilege of talking to both students and the adults who teach them at Brevard and Rosman middle schools. The county's Golden LEAF Foundation 1:1... — Updated 3/24/2014

 

Merrill's Career Paralleled Technology's Rise

Retirements are always bittersweet, but occasionally a few take on greater significance. Such is the case when Donys Kaye Merrill retires from the Transyl-vania County Schools... — Updated 1/20/2014

 

Rosman High Students 'Catch Fire' – Rosman NC

The Capitol and District 12 were on full display during "Catching Fire" Day at Rosman Middle and High School media center Thursday. The brainstorm of the school's library media... — Updated 11/25/2013

 

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