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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...

 

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 Community School...

 

Region 8 Western Regional Science Fair Registration To Open Dec. 2

Registration for the 2020 Region 8 Western Regional Science fair will open on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The dates for this year’s fair will be Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, for grades 3-5 and Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, for grades 6-12. The fair be held at...

 

BHS Band To Hold Fundraiser

The Brevard High School Band mattress sale fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. The sale will have brand names, such as Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, priced up to 50 percent below retail prices at the high school...

 

Six Selected For Elementary Honors Chorus

Transylvania County Schools has announced that six student musicians were selected for the 2019 North Carolina State Elementary Honors Chorus clinic this past weekend in Winston-Salem. Evie Crider,...

 

BRCC Helps Students Envision Their Future

The community has seen Blue Ridge Community College's big blue tent at sporting events or Saturday festivals in downtown Brevard. Blue Ridge engages in another type of community outreach through the...

 

Muddy Sneakers To Host Mountainfilm Tour Nov. 23

This fall, Muddy Sneakers will host Asheville's only screening of Mountainfilm on Tour Saturday, Nov. 23, at The Orange Peel in Asheville. The evening will feature a selection of culturally rich,...

 

Distance Learning Expands Educational Reach

Some Blue Ridge Community College students greet their instructors in person, pull out notebooks or laptops to take notes, and participate in lectures and classroom activities in the traditional...

 

Montessori: Cultivating Peaceful Independence

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." - Dr. Maria Montessori. More than a century ago, Dr. Maria...

 

Blue Ridge To Offer More Continuing Education Classes – Transylvania County, NC

Blue Ridge Community College has several continuing education classes it will begin offering in November. The classes, whihc are as follows, will be held at the Transylvania campus located on the Asheville Highway. Automotive Inspection...

 

Regrettable Demise Of Graduation Project

“Was that a hovercraft that just went by the window?” “I never thought I would learn to play metal music on the mandolin.” “My nephew absolutely loves the treehouse I built for him.” “I hate this project.” Over the course of my 14 yea...

 

Students Begin N.C. Countdown To College

Oct. 1 marked the beginning of N.C. Countdown to College month, an annual campaign to support high school seniors in completing the important steps toward college enrollment. For college-bound,...

 

Am I A Teacher Or A Coach?

“Are you a lead teacher or an instructional coach?” That’s a question I often hear. Others include, “Now, what’s your title?” “You’re the what?” and “May I ask you to help with…?” Regardless of the title, our job is to help...

 

Mountain Sun Launches Natural Play Project

In 2017, inspired by participation in the Get Set Transylvania Early Child-hood Initiative, Mountain Sun Community School launched the Natural Play Project. The Natural Play Project is a...

 

What Is And What Isn't Gifted Education?

Gifted education: words that often trigger an intense reaction. Parents whose children have benefited from it or who benefited themselves as students laud it. Parents and students who have been excluded from it often harbor pain and deep, lasting...

 

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