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Everyday Education: Students Learn To Lead For Today And Tomorrow

Candice Burchill, a graduate of Rosman High School, now teaches theatre at Brevard High School and sponsors the school's Inter-national Thespian Society chapter. "I love seeing the... — Updated 3/30/2020

 

Everyday Education – Brevard NC

At the time this article was being written, a completely different topic was being researched. Quotes were set, examples were ready and a near draft was complete. Then, late on Saturday, March 14, Governor Roy Cooper announced... — Updated 3/16/2020

 

TIME Students Present Work In Seattle

Marli Cohen, Isaiah Lefler, Fritz Ruppert, Ada Weaver and alumni Chase Bishop, John Nguyen and Nicole Rideout, student scientists from Transylvania County's TIME 4 Real Science... — Updated 3/14/2020

 

PFE To Host Fundraiser

Pisgah Forest Elementary School will host a playground fundraiser Monday, March 16, at Oskar Blues, which will donate 10 percent of all drink sales to the playground. Among the activities will be a bounce house from 4:30 p.m. to... — Updated 3/12/2020

 

Ellenberger To Lead Career And Technical Education

Superintendent Jeff McDaris has named Missy Ellenberger as director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and high school curriculum for Transylvania County Schools, effective... — Updated 3/12/2020

 

BC Professor Launches Online Magazine

Upscale Appalachia is a new, online magazine focusing on local, mountain culture. Transylvania is a thriving mountain commun-ity and the perfect backdrop for exploring both traditional and contem-porary culture. Scholar Walt... — Updated 3/11/2020

 

Self-Help $1,000 Scholarship Application Deadline Is April 30

Self-Help Credit Union (www.self-help.org), which is located at 40 Forest Gate Drive in Pisgah Forest, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a local student who demonstrates a commitment to community service. Applicants will be... — Updated 3/11/2020

 

Varley Excited To Tackle N.C. Career Coach Position

Brevard High School, Davidson River School and Rosman High School students and staff are getting to know their new N.C. Career Coach, Bailey Varley. Varley, who is employed by Blue... — Updated 3/11/2020

 

Application Deadline For High School Girls STEM Mentorship Is March 13

The N.C. Department of Administration’s Council for Women & Youth Involvement (CFWYI) is accepting applications for the annual Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program. The mentorship program is a 5-week summer enrichment opportunity... — Updated 3/9/2020

 

Number Of Homeless Depends On Definition

Many people often ask, “How big of a problem is homelessness in Transyl-vania County?” Depending on whom you ask, you will most likely receive a variety of responses. As a school social worker and the homeless education... — Updated 3/9/2020

 

Brevard High Students Take Top Honors

Brevard High School students once again came away with the lion's share of awards at the Region 8 Western Regional Science & Engineering Fair held on Feb. 13 and 14 in the... — Updated 3/4/2020

 

Expo Reveals Power Of Science In Local Schools

Walk into the Transylvania County Library's Rogow Room for an hour one recent evening and you might have thought you were in a giant play room. Children drove remote control... — Updated 3/2/2020

 
 By Paul Welch    Education

Applying The First Amendment In Public Schools

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the... — Updated 2/24/2020

 

BRCC Adds Associate's Degree In Human Services Tech

Blue Ridge Community College is adding a new associate's degree in human services technology beginning fall semester 2020. The degree will have pathways in social services and... — Updated 2/24/2020

 

Grace Munro Roy Honors Daughter With Scholarship

Grace Munro Roy recently honored her daughter, Jenny Munro, by establishing an endowed scholarship in her name at Brevard College. The Jenny Munro Endowed Scholarship will provide... — Updated 2/24/2020

 

How GetSet Transylvania Has Promoted Early Education

GetSet Transylvania is turning heads across the nation, with the gains the collaborative group has made in supporting early education. With all of the attention that has come to the group due to a partnership with Sesame Street in... — Updated 2/19/2020 Full story

 

Blue Ridge Announces Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College will offer the following Continuing Education classes this spring: Art Learning and Loving Watercolor meets March 30-May 18 on Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. Registration fee is $75. Pastel Painting meets... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Students' Warm Hearts Provide Warm Clothes

"The cold never bothered me anyway" - Elsa, from "Frozen," 2013. Perhaps the cold never bothered Elsa, but for the rest of us, it bites! That's why Brevard High School's Interact... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

Brevard Academy Board Handles Several Items

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors handled several business items at its meeting last Wednesday evening, but tabled making a decision on allowing The Family Place to conduct parent-education... — Updated 2/17/2020

 

The Arts Make A Difference In Our Schools

At Brevard Elementary School, the arts make all the difference! This school is in its third year as an A+ arts-based school, which makes the arts the vehicle for teaching standard... — Updated 2/17/2020

 

BRCC Holds Spring Transfer Fair – Brevard, NC

Blue Ridge Community College students learned about programs, scholarships and admissions requirements from popular transfer destinations, including Brevard College, Liberty... — Updated 2/10/2020

 

NAACP Committee Helps Students, Teachers

For the founding members of the Transylvania NAACP Education Committee, it’s hard to believe the first meeting took place almost six years ago. Chairperson Sheila Mooney has headed the group since its formation. “Our goal... — Updated 2/10/2020

 
 By Erika Brock    Education

Award Winning Books For Youth Announced

Every year I wait with excitement to learn which books for youth will be named the best of the best and this year was no different. Publishers, educators, readers and librarians such as myself eagerly await the day that the Youth M... — Updated 2/3/2020

 

TCS Students Enjoy Sharing Their Projects

Students from different county schools participated in a Science Fair at the county library last week.... — Updated 2/3/2020

 

Students To Display Science, Technology Prowess

Children and adults of all ages are invited to the Science & Technology Expo Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Rogow Room in the Transylvania County Library. Light refr... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

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