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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...

 

Frick-Ruppert Hosts 'Mushrooms In The Forest' Talk October 8

The public is invited to a talk on mushrooms on Tuesday, Oct. 8, led by Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, a professor of biology and environmental science at Brevard College and who chairs the science and...

 

Student Support Available At The Library

School is back in session, and families are busy planning their fall schedules. Here at the Transylvania County Library we are ready to help students, parents, and educators get a great start to the school year. Regardless of where your student...

 

Brevard Academy Supports Robin Bolt And WNC Hope Chest

Sometimes the road less taken is not by choice. There are events in life that will force women, men and children to face their own mortality with uncertainty and fear. "You have cancer." When those...

 

Transylvanians In College

The following students from Transylvania County were named to the dean’s list at Blue Ridge Community College for this summer. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be a full-time student with a minimum grade point average of 3.5. The...

 

In High School, Nguyen Discovered New Species

Connestee Falls scholarship recipient and 2019 Brevard High School graduate John Nguyen participated in his first science fair when he was in fourth grade. At the time he was still living in...

 

Opening The Academic Smorgasbord To All

There was a time in Transylvania County, in North Carolina and in this nation when if you weren't identified as "gifted and talented" or "AIG," you were relegated to a menu of traditional K-12...

 

School Board Welcomes Students For 2019-20

Buses are rolling, teachers are ready to go, families have stocked up on school supplies, and classrooms are filled with bright, eager learners. Welcome to the 2019/20 school year! Traditional public schools are a special part of every community...

 

Ted Duncan Leads Changes At Brevard Academy

As John Maxwell once said, “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” That is exactly what has been taking place on the Brevard...

 

Romero: From The Philippines To Brevard

Matthew Romero, a 2019 Connestee scholarship winner, was born in the Philippines 18 years ago. When he was only eight hours old, he was entrusted to the care of a family of missionaries from the...

 

Subaru Donates Ascent To Blue Ridge Auto Class

Subaru of America Inc. recently donated a 2019 Subaru Ascent to Blue Ridge Community College’s Automotive Systems Technology program along with various other software to help more proactively train future car repair technicians. The Ascent is...

 

Bentley Heads Imaging At Pardee Hospital

Bill Bentley assumed that he would follow in his father's footsteps and go to work at Ecusta. Thus, when he completed Brevard College with an associate's degree in science, he enrolled in North...

 

Alumna Leaves Brevard College $250,000 Gift

Brevard College recently announced an unrestricted gift from Mary Nolan, a graduate of 1963 who left a bequest of $250,000 to the college in her will. Nolan was active as a student and was involved...

 

Smart Start Responds To Teacher Requests

Ask a kindergarten teacher in our county about their greatest need and they will likely respond – “help with the children’s behavior.” The early education work group of GetSet Transylvania (early childhood collaborative) heard this plea so ma...

 

TVS Sponsors And Employs Local Graduates

For the second year in a row, Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) has donated to the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program, maintaining a bronze level sponsorship. The Connestee Falls...

 

Rosman Booster Dalton Was Early Recipient

In 1988, John "Jake" Dalton received the second scholarship made possible by the Connestee Falls Student Scholarship Program; the first had been awarded in 1987. At that time, money for the...

 

McCarson To Teach ASL To Change Lives

During her first year at Blue Ridge Community College, Katelyn McCarson, a 2017 graduate of Brevard High School, had to choose a foreign language to meet one of her freshman requirements. Her...

 

Scruggs Scholarship Winners Announced

The Sixth Annual Terrell L Scruggs Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Connestee Falls Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 17. Jimmy Perkins, coordinator of the annual fundraiser said, "This event is...

 

BRCC Hosts Car Show Fundraiser For SkillsUSA

Drive on up to the Blue Ride Community College Transylvania Campus' second annual car show on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to not only see some beautiful cars on display, but also to...

 

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