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Not So Normal Graduation

On Friday Brevard High School graduates were able to experience a small taste of a normal graduation tradition and walk across the stage at BHS auditorium with their families in... — Updated 5/25/2020


State Board Approves 2020-21 Remote Instruction Plans

The North Carolina State Board of Education recently approved requirements for all public schools requiring remote instructions plans for the coming 2020-21 school year. The board’s action follows COVID-19 legislation by the Gene... — Updated 5/25/2020


Kindergarten Registration Is Open For County Schools

Kindergarten registration for 2020-21 in Transylvania County Schools is open at all four elementary schools. Children who turn 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2020, can be registered at the school of their parents’ choice. For online... — Updated 5/20/2020


Students To Participate In National History Day Competition

In the 40-year history of National History Day (NHD) competition in North Carolina, never has there been a season like this one. Only two of the seven regional competitions to... — Updated 5/20/2020


Brevard College Honors Students For Achievements

Despite the postponement of its annual awards ceremony, Brevard College honored its Outstanding Student Awards in each division. Certificates are being mailed directly to each recipient to ensure each honoree is safely recognized... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By John Lanier    Education

Brevard Academy Changes Math Curriculum

The Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy Board of Directors voted unanimously last Wednesday evening to change the math curriculum for students in grade K-6 and drop its Compass Learning online program. The school has... — Updated 5/20/2020


With Democracy Project: Students, Teachers Show Strength During Adversity

The Democracy Project of Transylvania (DPT) has enjoyed three years of partnership with the county middle schools, joining with them in project-based civics education. Each fall,... — Updated 5/18/2020


Everyday Education: What Happens When The Whole World Stops?

I had been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to write the May educational article for The Transylvania Times about the amazing journey that Davidson River School (DRS) is taking to become a Trauma Skilled Certified School. I... — Updated 5/18/2020


School Buses To Serve As Wi-Fi Hot Spots For Remote Learning

Starting this week, additional school buses will bring internet access to communities without it to help more North Carolina students connect to school online. Governor Roy Cooper announced the plan to equip more school buses with... — Updated 5/13/2020


Blue Ridge Students Graduate And Transfer Amid COVID-19 Disruption

Blue Ridge Community College is celebrating its spring 2020 graduates. The traditional graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19 limits on the number of people who may gather... — Updated 5/13/2020


Everyday Education: Outdoor Education Is A Powerful Tool

Outdoor education can take on many forms. It can be anything from science lessons outdoors, to backpacking, to building forts and enjoying self-directed imaginative play in nature.... — Updated 5/12/2020


Education Foundation Seeking Local Scholarship Applications

The Transylvania County Schools Edu-cational Foundation (TCSEF) is seeking applicants for two recently opened scholarships: the Jim Bob and Dottie Tinsley Communications and Education Scholarship, and the Experiential... — Updated 5/11/2020


T.C. Library To Join N.C. Cardinal Consortium

Transylvania County Library has announced that on May 21, 2020, it will be joining NC Cardinal, a growing consortium of 40 public library systems. NC Cardinal is supported through... — Updated 5/11/2020


TIME 101 Invites Community To Discover Transylvania

TIME 101 is the introductory course in a research-based science program at Brevard High School where students conduct hands-on investigations and create unique projects often... — Updated 5/11/2020


BRCC Open For Registration

Blue Ridge Community College is open for two final registration days: Thursday, May 14, from 9 a.m. - 7p.m. and Friday, May 15, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission, advising and... — Updated 5/11/2020


Brevard Philharmonic Enhances Its Music In Schools Program

Even though schools are closed right now, a lot is still going on with the Brevard Philharmonic Music in the Schools program. Brevard Philharmonic was awarded a Transylvania Endowme... — Updated 5/6/2020


RHS Hall Of Fame Nominations Open

It is time to nominate individuals for the RHS Alumni Hall of Fame. Nominations for this year’s inductees will be accepted until Aug. 14. Nominations can be made in any of the five categories: athletic achievements, career... — Updated 5/6/2020


WCU Moves Summer School Classes Online

Summer school classes at Western Carolina University will be held online or via another form of distance education course delivery through the end of the second summer term in August. WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown announced the... — Updated 5/6/2020


Brevard College Honors Student Leaders, Staff

For the first time in Brevard College history, everything from classes to award ceremonies have moved online. Last week, Brevard College Campus Life held its annual Leadership Awards Ceremony online to honor students, faculty and s... — Updated 5/6/2020


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


TIME Students Sweep State Science Competition - Brevard, NC

In the fall of 2019, 18 Brevard and Rosman High School students began a semester of authentic science research as part of Transylvania County Schools' TIME 4 Real Science program.... — Updated 5/4/2020


New Free Meal Delivery Program Available For TCS Families

Students enrolled in Transylvania County Schools are eligible to participate in the new Emergency Meals-to-You program, which will provide shelf-stable meals delivered to their... — Updated 5/4/2020


Bringle Honored As Fellow By The Hymn Society

Mary Louise (Mel) Bringle, professor of philosophy and religious studies and coordinator of integrated studies major at Brevard College, will be honored by The Hymn Society in the... — Updated 4/29/2020


Blue Ridge Nurse Aide Students Practice Vital Skills

Blue Ridge Community College is offering a Nurse Aide 1 course this summer beginning May 19 and ending Aug. 6. The blended class will be held both online and on the Transylvania... — Updated 4/29/2020

 By Nona Walker    Education

Connestee Falls Scholarship Program: Nguyen Adapts To Life In The Big Apple

Despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program has launched its 33rd year of raising money for scholarships for Transylvania... — Updated 4/29/2020


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