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Mountain Sun Practices Gratitude With Community

'Tis the season for traditions! At Mountain Sun Community School there are many ways these traditions are celebrated, both in school and in the homes of our students. "Belong" is... — Updated 11/25/2019


Mountain Sun Launches The Natural Play Project

Backpacking trips, bird banding, paddling 28 miles on the French Broad River, learning primitive skills, and spending a night in a tent: these are some of the things Mountain Sun... — Updated 11/11/2019


Mountain Sun Trick Or Treats For UNICEF - Brevard NC

The students at Mountain Sun Community School participated in Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF this past Halloween. This is the school's eleventh year participating in the program. This year the students collected a record high of... — Updated 11/28/2018


Mountain Sun Students Learn At Lake Jocassee

The sun breached over the mountains, oars created the sweet sound of a gentle wake, and 300 feet below the Coyote class is the submerged Jocassee Valley. Mountain Sun Community... — Updated 10/31/2018

 By Kayla C. Leed    Features

Supporting SAFE Changes People's Lives

Brevard has no shortage of thrift stores. In the downtown square alone, you will stumble upon several thrift and second hand stores. Nestled in the outskirts of Brevard's downtown... — Updated 8/6/2018


Mountain Sun School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, Mountain Sun Community School began when a small group of parents and teachers came together to create a unique educational environment for the children of Transylvan... — Updated 5/21/2018


Mountain Sun Students Explore Washington, D.C.

On Feb. 26, Mountain Sun Community School's Middle School class, along with middle school (Coyote) lead teacher Daniel Sprinkle and upper elementary lead teacher Becky Langer-man, t... — Updated 3/21/2018


Local Family Resource Center To Open - Brevard, NC

On March 20, from 2:30-4 p.m., the Transylvania County Family Resource Center located at 221 S. Gaston St. in Brevard will have its grand opening. Speakers will include... — Updated 3/7/2018


Transylvania County Resource Center To Serve Victims Of Domestic And Sexual Violence

On Jan. 11, 15 local agencies came together to create the Transylvania County Resource Center. Funded by four grants and the Women for Women foundation, this center will support victims of domestic and sexual violence. The collabor... — Updated 1/24/2018


TVS And Mountain Sun Students Team Up With Books - Brevard, NC

By Kayla C. Leed Transylvania Voca-tional Services (TVS) and Mountain Sun Com-munity School have teamed up to create a Reading Buddy program that allows first through third graders (Acorns) to connect with TVS clients through... — Updated 1/22/2018


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... — Updated 11/20/2017


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... — Updated 10/23/2017


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 Monte... — Updated 10/9/2017


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... — Updated 9/27/2017


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... — Updated 9/18/2017


Mountain Sun: School Creates Community Of Engaged Learners

Mountain Sun Community School allows children to discover who they are as learners, creators and citizens of the world. Through challenging and experiential academic content as... — Updated 8/22/2017


Mountain Sun Students Backpack The Foothills Trail - Brevard, NC

On May 2, Mountain Sun Community School's sixth and seventh graders and their teachers Kim Skeen and Nick Pearl put on their backpacks filled with all the gear and food they needed... — Updated 5/22/2017


Sprinkle To Serve As Middle School Teacher At Mountain Sun - Brevard, NC

Mountain Sun Community School has announced the hiring of Daniel Sprinkle as lead teacher of their Middle School program. The independent, nonprofit educational institution is... — Updated 4/26/2017


Teachers Attend Mindfulness Conference – Brevard NC

Recently, Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) teachers attended a conference entitled “More Than Mindfulness: Exploring Education as a Sacred Art,” at Rainbow Community School, a pre-K through eighth-grade school in West... — Updated 12/7/2016


Brevard College Students Receive Real-Life Advice – Brevard NC

On Oct. 25, Brevard College's Office of Career Exploration & Development hosted a panel on campus for students interested in the health care field. The event was part of the... — Updated 11/14/2016


Mountain Sun Embarks On Autumn Backpacking Trip

By Kayla C. Leed Mountain Sun Com-munity School students in the sixth and seventh grades had the opportunity to be heroes on their backpacking trip that began at Butter Gap trailhea... — Updated 11/10/2016


Chess Club Is A Huge Success At Mountain Sun – Brevard NC

Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) began a chess club in 2014 when Art and Lydia Odell, the parents of a student, decided they wanted to add an educational opportunity to the... — Updated 11/2/2016


Mountain Sun Embraces Montessori Philosophy – Brevard NC

Mountain Sun Community School, located at the Brevard Music Center, has offered the children of this community an independent, inspired education for nearly a decade. For children... — Updated 10/10/2016


Skeen Joins Educators Of Excellence In Belize – Brevard NC

Mountain Sun Community School's Art and Outdoor Education teacher Kim Skeen spent 10 days in Belize this July with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science's Educators of... — Updated 9/5/2016


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