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Understanding The Read To Achieve Program

If you are a parent of a third grader in North Carolina, you have more than likely heard about the North Carolina Read to Achieve Program. You might have been invited to a parent night explaining this program or received monthly communication...

 

BRCC Offers Spring Continuing Education Classes

Blue Ridge Community College has released the continuing education classes they are offering this spring. They are: Art Drawing Fundamentals meets Feb. 3-March 23 on Mondays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration fee is $65. Automotive And Transportation A...

 

Holocaust Survivor To Address Audience Of All Ages

Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer will address an audience of all ages in Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College, this Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Thanks to Brevard Middle School with support from Brevard College and the Brevard Jewish...

 

Brevard Academy Students Participate In Mock Trial

The Brevard Academy middle school AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) students took to the courtroom earlier last month in their first ever mock trial. Due to high profile case proceedings...

 

Dr. Monica Flippin Wynn Joins The Gardner Institute

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute), a national nonprofit focused on helping higher education institutions improve teaching, learning, success,...

 

Blue Ridge Offers Leadership Course

Gain the skills to be a better leader in an ever-changing economic business environment through the new Blue Ridge Community College course, “Leading Forward in the 21st Century.” Learn to coach, inspire and build an effective team. This course...

 

Schenck Students Graduate

Blue Ridge Community College’s Adult Education and Literacy Department celebrated the accomplishments of its 2019 graduates from the High School Equivalency and Adult High School programs Thursday...

 

Program Provides $111,000 In Scholarships

On Dec. 18 the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program presented checks to Transylvania County Schools, Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College. Each received $37,000, representing...

 

Working To Help Children In Need Of Hope

Imagine trying to navigate your world at 16 when your mother has moved to a neighboring county to live with her boyfriend. Or having to maintain a relationship just so you have somewhere warm to sleep at night. Imagine having to go live with your...

 

BRCC Announces Employee Awards For 2020

At Blue Ridge Community College, employees play a significant role in their students' lives - as teachers, advisors and mentors. The faculty and staff assist students in finding purpose and direction...

 

Wellness: A Needed Investment In Teachers

Classrooms across our community are a buzz with teachers and students eagerly entering their final week before winter break. The almost two weeks will offer a break from the early morning hustle out the door, a break from the carline pick up, a...

 

BES Awarded Go Outside (GO) Grant

The NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council (OHAC) has awarded a NC Schools Go Outside (GO) Grant to Brevard Elementary School. The $1,000 grant is for the fifth-grade students to participate in the Muddy Sneakers program. Deanna Campbell, one of the...

 

Honoring Promise Of Equity For All Students

In a recent article I wrote for The Transylvania Times, I outlined the Transylvania County School System's efforts to offer students, particularly high school students, a variety of course and...

 

BRCC Students Prepare For Exams

Blue Ridge Community College fall semester ends Dec. 11, and spring semester starts Jan. 7. Spring admissions are happening now through Dec. 20. Call (828) 883-2520 or visit www.blueridge.edu for...

 

BC Scholarship Luncheon Fosters Relationships

Last month, scholarship donors and student recipients gathered for Brevard College's scholarship luncheon. Throughout the course of the afternoon, students, alumni and friends of the college got to...

 

Summit Charter Receives Grant To Fund School Nurse

Summit Charter School, a public charter school in the Cashiers-Highlands plateau, has announced it has received a grant from the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation to fund a full-time school nurse...

 

Kimberly Moore's Project Receives Funds From SONIC

SONIC Drive-In concluded its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting campaign in support of public school teachers last month, and Brevard Elementary’s Kimberly Moore received funding to support her innovative and creative learning projects. In...

 

Seeing The Secret Power Of English Learners

Transylvania County Schools' (TCS) 140 current and numerous former English learners have a secret and valuable ability. In addition to bringing a wealth of culture and perspective to our school...

 

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 one of the five key...

 

Students Open 'Letters To Self' Years Later

Blue Ridge Community College welcomed almost 300 Brevard and Rosman seventh-grade students to the Transylvania County Campus for the annual Career Day event on Oct. 11. Each year, for more than 15...

 

SAFE Teaches Students Healthy Relationships

We may remember our high school sweetheart fondly, including fun times that involved double dating with friends and spending Friday nights under the lights. On the other hand, maybe we were the ones with the relationships that didn’t go so well...

 

Rosman High Seniors Give Back To Their Community

Rosman High School (RHS) wants to instill in its students not just the idea of service to others but also learning about community resources. One way to do this is to continue the annual tradition of...

 

RHS Inducts Eighth Class To Alumni Hall Of Fame

Rosman High School (RHS) inducted five new candidates to the Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct 18. The group represents decades of service to RHS and the community. Sophomore Chesney Perry, who is new to...

 

UNC-A And BRCC Create Promise Program

Blue Ridge Community College graduates now will have a direct admission option to North Carolina's public liberal arts and sciences university with the Transfer Promise Program at UNC Asheville. Blue...

 

Enjoy The Gift Of Reading Together

‘Tis the season of giving and sharing, and there is nothing that warms my heart as a librarian more than when I see families sharing a story together. One of my fondest memories as a child is having my parents read me a story before bed. This was...

 

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