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 By John Lanier    News    January 23, 2020

Board Hears Draft School Calendar – Transylvania County, NC

Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver presented a draft of the school calendar for the 2020-21 school year to the Board of Education Tuesday evening. Weaver said the calendar is aligned with last year, but some teachers preferred starting on Monday,...

 
 By John Lanier    News    January 13, 2020

Academy Reviewing Its Curriculum – Brevard, NC

School Director Ted Duncan informed the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening the school staff is reviewing how the school’s curriculum aligns with state standards. Since Brevard Academy is a...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 19, 2019

School Board Revises Policies – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education passed more than 40 revised policies Monday night, including policies 7240 and 4325, which relate to drug and alcohol abuse, and policy 4240, which relates to child abuse and threats related to child...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 16, 2019

Academy Makes Hot Lunch Program Permanent – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors approved making the hot lunch program permanent at its monthly meeting last Wednesday but decided to remove the side dishes that had been provided with pizzas on Mondays. “The...

 
 By John Lanier    News    December 16, 2019

Teacher Discusses Importance Of Second Language – Brevard, NC

At the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors meeting Wednesday evening, Bob “Senor Mac” McCarson informed the board about the importance of learning a second language, as well as newer and more efficient techniques...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 28, 2019

School Construction Contracts On Hold – Transylvania County, NC

Some members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed frustration last Thursday evening that the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners had not approved the contracts for the architects and CMAR (construction manager at risk) for t...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 28, 2019

Board Of Education Discusses Several Policy Changes – Transylvania County, NC

At its recent meeting, the Transylvania County Board of Education discussed several policy changes as a first read and will vote upon the policies at their next meeting. One policy, 7240, includes changes in the language regarding use of CBD...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 25, 2019

School Officials Provide Budget News – Transylvania County, NC

“We actually do have some budget news,” Norris Barger, director of business services and plant operations, told the Transylvania County Board of Education Thursday evening. Although the state General Assembly has adjourned without passing an...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 21, 2019

Sterrenberg Talks About Her Love Of The Navy – Brevard, NC

Lt. Barbara Sterrenberg joined the Navy late in life, but she's glad she did. "The Navy, they're going to have to kick me out because I love it. I absolutely love it," Sterrenberg told an audience...

 
 By John Lanier    News    November 18, 2019

New Lunch Program Going Well At Brevard Academy – Brevard, NC

The new pilot lunch program at Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is going well, according to school director Ted Duncan. Duncan told the school’s board of directors at their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening that about 175 hot...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 28, 2019

Board: Grads Will Need Portfolio – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night unanimously voted to revise Policy 3460 to require students to complete a Career and College Readiness Portfolio to graduate. For several years, the school system has required students to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 24, 2019

School Board Talks Building Options – Transylvania County, NC

During an update on the proposed new construction for Brevard High and Rosman High/Middle schools Monday evening, the Transylvania County Board of Education was informed by Board Chairwoman Tawny McCoy that extending Rosman High across the street to...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 14, 2019

Academy To Consider Capping Enrollment In The Future – Brevard, NC

With enrollment at 424 students this year, the Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors last Wednesday evening discussed whether or not it should cap enrollment in the coming years. School Director Ted Duncan told the board...

 

City Declines To Accept Skate Park – Brevard, NC

After volunteers raised $72,000 and spent nearly 500 hours constructing a skateboard ramp, the city of Brevard will not accept the Tannery Skate Park off Silversteen Drive due to liability concerns....

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 26, 2019

Woodruff Calls 2020 Election A 'Toss Up' – Brevard, NC

Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour, told a packed house at Brevard College’s Porter Center last Thursday evening that the 2020 presidential election is a “toss up.” Woodruff was the 14th speaker in the J.R. McDowell...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 23, 2019

Board Upset At Senior Project Decision – Transylvania County, NC

Members of the Transylvania County Board of Education expressed their disappointment last Monday evening that the state passed a bill prohibiting senior projects from being a requirement for graduation. “I disagree with it,” said Superintendent...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 19, 2019

County Schools Get Bs and Cs In State Report Card – Transylvania County, NC

“The majority of our schools are B schools,” Missy Ellenberger, curriculum director for Transylvania County Schools, told the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening. Five of the county’s eight schools received a B. (Davidson Rive...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 2, 2019

Time To Talk About Bikes – Brevard, NC

Nearly 150 people attended Project Empathy’s “Time To Talk About Bikes” panel discussion held at Brevard College’s Dunham Auditorium last Tuesday evening. The discussion was based upon hand-written questions from the audience. Brevard...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 2, 2019

Former School Superintendent Remembered – Transylvania County, NC

Harry Corbin, who served as superintendent of Transylvania County Schools for 17 years before retiring in 1986, passed away last Wednesday, Aug. 28. He is being remembered as a compassionate and...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2019

School Board Awards Building Contracts – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously approved the form of the contracts for the architectural firm Clark Nexsen and CMAR (construction manager at risk) Vannoy Construction to begin working on the design and construction of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 26, 2019

Brevard Academy Enrollment Numbers Up – Brevard, NC

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors received good news regarding student enrollment and finances at its monthly meeting last Wednesday. School Director Ted Duncan reported average daily membership (ADM) through...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 22, 2019

Boards Shown Two Options For Rosman Schools – Transylvania County, NC

Chad Roberson of the architectural firm Clark Nexsen presented two options for a renovated and expanded Rosman High/Middle School Monday night during a joint meeting of the Transylvania County Board...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 8, 2019

Sayoc Receives 20 Years – Brevard, NC

Cesar Sayoc, who attended Brevard College in the early 1980s, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a federal judge in New York Monday. Sayoc, 57, was arrested last October for allegedly mailing explosives to prominent Democrats. In March, he...

 
 By John Lanier    News    August 5, 2019

Uncertainty Looms As Schools Prepare For Opening Day – Transylvania County, NC

With school scheduled to open in three weeks, uncertainty looms regarding the state budget, health care coverage and the implementation of a new reading program. “We’ve got a lot of uncertainty,” said Transylvania County Schools Superintendent...

 
 By John Lanier    Features    July 25, 2019

From International Law To Conducting: BMC's Ken Lam Offers Unique Perspective

Given the circuitous route he took to reach his current positions in the world of classical music, Ken Lam, the current resident conductor at the Brevard Music Center, has a rather unique...

 

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