The Buncombe County Schools Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, inviting, and civil educational environment for all students, employees, and other members of the school community. The Board expects all students, employees, volunteers, and visitors to behave in a manner consistent with that goal. The Board recognizes that bullying and harassing behavior creates an atmosphere of intimidation and fear, detracts from the safe environment necessary for student learning, and may lead to more serious misconduct or to violence. Accordingly, the Board prohibits all forms of bullying and harassing behavior, including encouragement of such behavior, by students, employees, volunteers, and visitors. Additional information on reporting and responding to bullying is available here>>> https://bit.ly/3YG6ib4
10 months ago, BCS Communications
🎒🖍📓 This weekend, the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers and BCS staff members will be collecting school supplies at the Walmart on Hendersonville Rd. (1636 Hendersonville Rd.). The hours are: Saturday, August 19- 10 am to 8 pm & Sunday, August 20- 10 am to 2:30 pm. Examples of school items are as follows but not limited to: -Book bags—lunchboxes—pencil boxes -Binders—papers—art supplies (crayons/colored pencils) - Pencils—pens—markers—highlighters - Tissues—hand sanitizer—cleaning wipes -Water bottles—dry erase markers—plug in ear- buds—other school related items -Printer paper We hope to see you there as we work together to help ALL students have a great start to the school year!
10 months ago, BCS Communications
back to school
Attention, BCS Staff: We hope you are having a wonderful summer. Don't forget to check our Employee Values page regularly for local special discounts just for educators. . . . https://www.buncombeschools.org/o/bcs/page/employee-values
11 months ago, BCS Communications
🌞 Our Summer Meals Program is in full swing! All children in our community are welcome to stop by one of the sites pictured below for a healthy meal! . . . . #community #summermeals #summer #summer2023 #bcs
11 months ago, BCS Communications
2023 summer meals
☑️Vote for the Buncombe County Schools Foundation to win one of 12 grants being awarded by The Community Betterment Foundation in honor of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce's 125th Anniversary! Through July 31, you can support Buncombe County Schools Foundation in its mission to build a strong and dynamic foundation for Buncombe County Schools students and educators. Please vote for the Foundation once a day to win one of twelve $10,000 grants in partnership with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. There is strength in numbers; together, we are more through this powerful collaboration- “Building Community Through Business.” Vote once a day to support BCS students, educators, and faculty. Follow this link: https://woobox.com/hsn3i5 Learn more: https://www.ashevillechamber.org/.../celebrating-125-years/
12 months ago, BCS Communications
Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to all students next school year! We are pleased to inform you that Buncombe County Schools will be implementing a program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). We will also implement Universal Meals at Nesbitt Discovery Academy (NDA). What does this mean for you and your child(ren)? Great news! All enrolled students at Buncombe County Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to your household each day of the school year. Parents (except those with students at NDA), there are no action steps for you to take at this time to participate in this program. We look forward to serving your students beginning August 28, 2023. NDA parents will receive separate instructions regarding Universal Meals. If you have any questions about this letter, please contact us at Buncombe Schools Nutrition Office, 828 255-5932.
about 1 year ago, BCS Communications
free meals!
This Friday, June 9 is the last day of the school year for our students. This is also an Early Release day. PEP will dismiss at 12:30!
about 1 year ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Just a friendly reminder that there is no school on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day! Enjoy your long weekend. The last day of school, Friday, June 9 is an Early Release Day!
about 1 year ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Some important reminders for all PEP families. 1) Our PEP Prom is approaching quickly. Please return all forms and payment to your child's teacher as soon as possible. 2) Special Olympics will take place on May 4. If your child does NOT have a recent physical on file with the school, he/or she will not be able to participate in the Special Olympic games. Please submit these forms as soon as possible. Please reach out to Ms. Hudson or your child's teacher as soon as possible. 3) It isn't to late to order a PEP yearbook. The price is 28.00. Ordering information can be found on our school website or Facebook page. Please ask your child's teacher for more information.
about 1 year ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Good Afternoon PEP Families. This is Assistant Principal Jason Rollins. This Friday, March 24th is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:30. It isn't too late to order your PEP yearbook. The price is now $28.00 dollars. For more information on how to purchase a yearbook, please visit our website. Attention all high school parents and guardians. PEP Prom is on April 28th. You should have received information from your child's teacher about prom. If you did not, please reach out to your child's teacher now. Thank you! I hope you have a great rest of the day.
about 1 year ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Good Afternoon PEP Families! This is Assistant Principal Jason Rollins. This Friday, March 10th is an Optional Teacher Workday. There will be NO school for students. March 15th is the last day to purchase PEP yearbooks at the discounted price of 22.00 dollars. All Physical and Medical information that is needed in order to participate in Special Olympics are due by April 15. Please see your child's teacher for more information. Finally, we want to recognize our outstanding School Social Worker, Mrs. Morgan Fox! This is National School Social Worker week and we couldn't be more lucky to have Mrs. Fox at PEP! I hope you all have a great rest of the day!
over 1 year ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Buncombe County Schools is hosting an Educator Career Fair on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 9 am - 12 pm. Location: 175 Bingham Road - Asheville, NC - Use entrance B. We are hiring Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School Teachers for the 2023-24 school year and we want to meet you! Register at https://bit.ly/BCScareers. We look forward to seeing you soon!
over 1 year ago, BCS Communications
All Buncombe County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for students tomorrow, January 13.
over 1 year ago, Buncombe County Schools
This is just a friendly reminder that Monday, January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that school will be closed in observance of that holiday. January 24 is a Designated Early Release Day. On January 25, school will be closed for a Designated Teacher Workday.
over 1 year ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Happy Holidays from all of us at Progressive Education Program. Please remember that school is closed from December 19-December 30, 2022! Students and staff return on Monday, January 2, 2023!
over 1 year ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
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. 🦃🍊🍁🍂❤️
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Ms. Straub