We're thankful for our students, teachers, families, and staff who make our schools shine every day! May you have a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday. 🦃🍊🍁🍂❤️
7 days ago, Buncombe County Schools
Happy Thanksgiving with wood and leaves in the background.
Happy Thanksgiving from our PEP family! We are thankful for our students, peer tutors, faculty, staff, parents, and our community. We also want to give special thanks to the T.C. Roberson Baseball team for providing Thanksgiving Dinner to almost 30 PEP families! Remember, there is no school for the rest of this week. Students return to school on Monday, November 28! https://pep.buncombeschools.org/o/pep/article/918260
8 days ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
T.C. Roberson Baseball Team
Just a friendly reminder that next Tuesday, November 8 is an Optional Teacher Workday and next Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day.
28 days ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Congratulations to Ms. Kelly Holland, our Blended Arts Teacher, who has won a Buncombe County Schools Foundation Innovative Grant for her classroom to help with continued access to adapted materials for students in her class. These adapted materials will allow our students to physically access art materials! Thank you for all that you do for our students and our school. #PEP #BCS #GoRAMS #PROGRESSIVEEDUCATIONPROGRAM
about 1 month ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Ms. Holland
Congratulations to Ms. Katie Straub who has won a Buncombe County Schools Foundation Innovative Grant for her classroom to help with continued access to adapted technology for her students! Thank you for all that you do for our students and our school. #PEP #BCS #GoRAMS #PROGRESSIVEEDUCATIONPROGRAM
about 2 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Ms. Straub
Down Syndrome Awareness tees are available and just in time for October, which is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Please follow this link, Down Syndrome Awareness Month to purchase a groovy tee today! All proceeds will benefit the Progressive Education Program PTO. https://www.customink.com/fundraising/down-syndrome-awareness-month-9819?utm_campaign=desktop-post-launch-v3&utm_content=down-syndrome-awareness-month-9819&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link
2 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Please support our school and show school spirit at the same time! Our PEP School Store opens on September 12 and runs through, September 26! Please help us spread the word to our families and community friends!

Shop the PEP 2022 Decorated Store!

Hurry, shops closes 09/26/2022.

3 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
We want to say THANK YOU to our teachers, staff, parents, and most importantly to our students for an amazing first week of school! Please remember, there is no school on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. Check out these photos of Mr. Jacob Pace's class which celebrated the end of the first week of school.
3 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Mr. Pace's Class
Mr. Pace's Class
Mr. Pace's Class
Mr. Pace's Class
We are so excited to welcome our students back to school on Monday, August 29. Please remember to return all beginning of the year health related forms to your child's teacher or let your child's teacher know if you need a new packet. Please know that traffic will be heavy in and around our school and that our bus schedules may be impacted!
3 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Welcome Back
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!
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Free and Reduced Meals!
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!
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Attention Parents
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.
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Immunization Promo
On a sunny day in July, the students of Progressive Education Program’s (PEP) Summer Academy had a special visitor for a hands-on experience. Brad Saul is a Park Ranger here in Western North Carolina. He brought his knowledge of animals, along with fur and turtle shells to the visit. Students had the opportunity to see, feel, and explore the different kinds of animals that call our area home. “Having these animals on the Blue Ridge Parkway is paramount for our ecosystem,” said Mr. Saul. “I wanted to educate the staff and students about why it’s important to take care of these animals. It’s key that everyone knows about the conservation aspect, and why we need to preserve the species living here.” The students and staff enjoyed their visit with Mr. Saul. More learning awaits the students of the Summer Academy at PEP. #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #the828 #828isGreat #WNC #AVLtoday #Asheville #AVL #AshevilleMoms #PublicSchoolProud #NCPublicSchools #EveryoneIsWelcome
5 months ago, Breanna Hensley
Student rubbing fox fur from a Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸 #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
5 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools!
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸 . #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
5 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
#BCS students finished their year with exciting #FieldDay experiences! Check out these fun photos from around the district.
6 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
student in dumps water onto other student on field outside while another watches
students playing tug o war outside falling down as other team pulls
student running on baseball field sand with an orange pool noodle
4 students eating popsicles in the shade smiling for the camera
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.
6 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
students in a line for picture with biltmore estate in the background