Our BCS Bookmobile is on the road each week bringing our BCS students a full range of books to explore. This mobile classroom on wheels ensures Pre-K Early Learning Centers, Buncombe County Schools students, and the families of Buncombe County have literacy materials
It's Monday, so here is today's schedule!
8:30 am ~ N.Buncombe Preschool
9:30 am ~ Weaverville Head Start
10:30 am ~ Erwin Preschool/All God’s Children
1:00 pm ~ Lake Louise*
2:00 pm ~ Childcare Network / Weaverville
Buncombe County Schools serves over 23,000 students from all walks of life. Achievement is different for each child and their needs must be addressed accordingly. Buncombe County Schools Foundation plays a greater role in BCS funding than any other time in its 38-year history by raising funds from public, private, and corporate donors to support a wide range of programs and opportunities designed to give students and teachers what they need to succeed. While the school system does an extraordinary job working to meet these needs, it takes our entire community to help support these efforts.
We encourage all who value education to imagine what may be possible when all students learn without limits. Learn more about our work supporting BCS students, teachers, and staff and make a donation if you're able at foundation.buncombeschools.org/
Warm congratulations to North Buncombe Middle School Principal Dr. Jamie Johnson for being named Principal of the Year!
Join us in congratulating our BCS students who earned $4,500 in college scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women of Buncombe County awards program.
Free/Reduced Meal Applications for the new school year are available now! You may apply online >>> https://bit.ly/3QaVJHm
This important program ensures all of our students have access to healthy lunches during the school day without accruing large cafeteria balances. This program is confidential and registration is easy! This year, children who qualify for this program will not be responsible for any of the cost of the lunch.
This year, universal free lunch is no longer available at the majority of our schools as we continue with COVID recovery.
Paper applications will be given out on the first day of school.
Please take a few minutes to fill out a free and reduced meal application today, even if you aren’t sure if you will qualify. If you have questions or need assistance please call 828-255-5927.
Please note that all schools will still serve breakfast to students at no cost next year!
Attention, Parents: If you have already moved or have plans to move this summer and will switch schools, please plan on enrolling your child in their new school as soon as possible! This includes those remaining in Buncombe County Schools and those leaving the area. Our schools have begun sending out important information for the new school year, and if you aren’t enrolled in the correct school, you’ll miss these messages.
Not sure which is or will be your community school? Click buncombeschools.org/findmyschool to connect with your new Buncombe County School.
We look forward to welcoming your child to school!
Choose AmazonSmile whenever you buy from Amazon, whether it is for your business or personal purchases, and you will be helping to donate to Buncombe County Schools Foundation.
What is AmazonSmile?
Launched in 2014, Amazon.com found a way to give back to charitable causes through the convenience of online shopping with Amazon Smile. This grant-giving foundation has donated $89 million dollars to more than 1 million nonprofit organizations since its inception. The AmazonSmile Foundation continues to be committed to helping nonprofits achieve their missions.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .005% of the price of eligible purchases to our Foundation. There is no cost to us or to you to participate. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to our Foundation.
During the holidays (and all year long), when you shop at smile.amazon.com you can generate AmazonSmile donations for Buncombe County Schools Foundation.
Here's how to shop AmazonSmile:
1. Visit smile.amazon.com
2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of
your choice- BUNCOMBE COUNTY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
4. Select your charity
4. Start shopping!
5. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile
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Scheduling routine health check-ups and routine immunizations took a backseat during the pandemic. Now is the time to get back on track with routine care which includes being up-to-date on the vaccines.
North Carolina's student immunization schedule includes vaccines such as polio and measles, mumps, rubella (MMR). Kindergarten, seventh, and twelfth graders require certain vaccines that can be found here>>> https://immunization.dph.ncdhhs.gov/schools/k-12.htm
Make an appointment with your health care provider to get back on track today. Don’t have a health care provider? Buncombe County Health and Human Services can help. Visit buncombecounty.org/immunize for more information on their walk-in hours and appointment scheduling.
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸 #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸
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#BCS students finished their year with exciting #FieldDay experiences! Check out these fun photos from around the district.
North Windy Ridge Intermediate (NWRI) students took a trip to Biltmore Estate to enjoy the scenery and learn about local history. The students had a busy day touring the large facilities, the farm and the home, and learning about horticulture, architecture, and local history. They got to learn about horse drawn carriages, metalworking, looms and weaving, and see the estate and a variety of farm animals.
“It’s history in our backyard,” said NWRI Principal Brent Wise. “Every student should see it at some point in their lives. It’s all about making connections with our local history.”
The school’s first trip to Biltmore, the NWRI PTO raised the funds for this trip that the students won’t soon forget.