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Schedule Announcement for Children's Meals, Summer 2020
Schedule Announcement for Children's Meals, Summer 2020
06/22/2020
Children's meals are being delivered four days a week in summer 2020, and with a closure for the week of July 4, extra boxes of frozen and shelf-stable food will be sent home June 23-25. Read on for full details and a summer meals calendar.
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Free Bus Driver Training July 14, 2020
Bus Driver Training Starts July 14
06/18/2020
Free Bus Driver Training Course July 14-16 in the Media Center @ Brevard Middle School. Read on for full details. Please call 885-7399 or email jroberts@tcsnc.org to register.
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Transylvania County Board of Education 2019-2021
Board of Education Statement on Recent Events
06/15/2020
The Board of Education has released a statement on racism and social unrest: “Our country has been through difficult times in the last few weeks. The Transylvania County Board of Education and Transylvania County Schools believe that all North Carolina children shall have the opportunity to reach their full potential through equitable and meaningful public education. We affirm our belief in diversity, acceptance, and kindness, and further assert that racism is not tolerated in Transylvania County Schools.” Read on for more.
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Laura Smith, Rosman Middle School, Transylvania County Schools Teacher of the Year 2020-21
Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Year Announced
06/10/2020
Congratulations to our district-level Teacherof the Year, Laura Smith, and Teacher Assistant of the Year, Carri Harris, and to all our top educators receiving "Of The Year" Awards for 2020-21! And thank you to First Citizens Bank our longtime sponsor of the TOY program in Transylvania County Schools.
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Summer 2020 Schedule Announced
Summer 2020 Schedule Announced
06/01/2020
The 2020 summer schedule for central services and other administrative offices has been revised. Four-day weeks begin with the week of June 8. Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 2, for the Independence Day holiday. The regular five-day schedule will resume on Monday, August 10. Please make a note of these dates when contacting our schools & district offices.
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Mike Kirst Named New Principal for Brevard Elementary School
Mike Kirst Named New Principal for Brevard Elementary School
05/18/2020
At their regular business meeting on Monday, May 18, 2020, the Transylvania County Board of Education approved the recommendation of Michael Kirst as the new principal for Brevard Elementary School effective July 1, 2020.
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News Bulletins for TCS Families, May 14, 2020
News Bulletins for Families, May 14, 2020
05/14/2020
Dear TCS Families: We have received a lot of information this week, and want to share some news items with you.
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Lucy Murray Takes Observations for "Discover Transylvania 2020" with iNaturalist (iNaturalist.org)
TIME Science Invites Community To “Discover Transylvania 2020”
05/13/2020
TIME 101 students are looking to the community for help with their project this year. Through iNaturalist the students have created a project where community submissions will be used as data. All photos or videos uploaded within Transylvania County between May 6 and May 22 will be added to the project's dataset. Though all species of wild animals, plants and fungi will be included, the students want to encourage participants to make observations of squirrels.
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Coach Packy Chapman Named Principal 2020-21, T. C. Henderson School of Science & Technology
Patrick Chapman Named Principal for T. C. Henderson
05/11/2020
At their regular meeting on May 4, the Transylvania County Board of Education confirmed Patrick Chapman as principal of T. C. Henderson School of Science and Technology in 2020-21. A former student at T. C. Henderson, Chapman will begin as principal on July 1, when current principal Audrey Reneau takes over her new director role at the Education Center.
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Transylvania County Schools Graduation 2020 Information
Correction—Graduation 2020 Information
05/04/2020
On Friday evening a message was sent from Transylvania County Schools detailing a part of a graduation plan. Unfortunately, the message was not authorized by the administration and was sent in error. Early on in the Pandemic, multiple options have been discussed regarding this year's graduation ceremonies for our Transylvania County Schools seniors. From the outset, these options have been guided by rules from the Governor’s office regarding social distancing, massed gatherings, and organization of events. Guidance from the Governor's office and the Transylvania County Health Department guide, and will continue to guide, any and all decisions affecting gathering options. This includes high school graduations.
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Transylvania County Schools Updates
Reminders for Important Updates
04/29/2020
Families have received several updates recently—we want to remind you of key dates for meal program applications, and for recognition of important members of our school family: school lunch heroes on May 1, and our teachers the week of May 4-8.
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Emergency Meals-To-You Apply by May 4—Meals Delivered To Your Doorstep
Emergency Meals-To-You—Apply by May 4 for Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep
04/28/2020
Having kids out of school can cause added stress. It takes extra time to shop for groceries and extra money to pay for food because kids aren’t getting meals at school.Emergency Meals-to-You CAN HELP, AND IT’S FREE! The USDA supports the National School Lunch program across the country and wants to continue supporting students when they're not in school. So they’re bringing the meals to you! When you sign up to get Emergency Meals-to-You, every 2 weeks you’ll get a box delivered to your home for each child in your household. Apply by May 4! Read on for details.
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Carrie Norris, Audrey Reneau Named To New Roles for 2020-21
New Roles For Veteran Educators Carrie Norris, Audrey Reneau
04/27/2020
Transylvania County Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year with new roles for two veteran educators and leaders, according to Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris. Carrie Norris will assume a new position as Director of Curriculum and Student Support for Elementary and Middle Schools. Audrey Reneau, principal at T. C. Henderson School of Science and Technology, will assume a new role as Director of Early Learning (pre-kindergarten), Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Programs, and Federal Programs. More details in our press release.
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Thank You TCS Teachers, Staff, Administrators!
April 24, 2020—Learning Never Stops—Buildings May Close, We Stay Open
04/24/2020
On April 24, 2020, the governor and state education leaders announced that all K-12 schools in North Carolina will be closed to the end of the school year. We know there are many questions, and we will provide further updates as information becomes available. We want to hear the voice of students, staffers, families, and the community. Read for complete details.
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BHS Staff Plan Emergency Feeding, March 2020
Cafeteria Staff Play Critical Role Fighting Hunger
03/31/2020
Our schools’ “big play” moment arrived recently when Governor Roy Cooper ordered North Carolina public schools to close, in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus infection across our state. What began as a two-week closure was later extended through May 15. In this story, we celebrate the efforts of School Nutrition Services in Transylvania County Schools to refocus their enterprise and rewrite their playbook over a hectic three days, to meet an unprecedented need for the community’s children.
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Employee Rights—Coronavirus Response Act
Employee Rights—Coronavirus Response Act
03/30/2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or ACT) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
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Transylvania County Schools Cancels Out-of-State Travel, March 2020
Transylvania County Schools Cancels Out-Of-State Travel
03/11/2020
Out of concern for all our students, staff, families, and community, Transylvania County Schools has decided to cancel all out-of-state student trips effective Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This difficult decision errs on the side of caution, due to the most recent events and the governor's announcement of a state of emergency for the state of North Carolina.
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Missy Ellenberger Named CTE and High School Curriculum Director
Missy Ellenberger Named CTE and High School Curriculum Director
03/09/2020
Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris has named Missy Ellenberger as Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and High School Curriculum for Transylvania County Schools, effective July 1, 2020. Ellenberger most recently served as Curriculum Director for kindergarten through twelfth grade for the past year. For over 25 years, she has served Transylvania County Schools as teacher, coach, career development coordinator, assistant principal, and central office administrator.
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Academic Calendar 2020-21 & Important 2020 Events
Academic Calendar 2020-21 & Important 2020 Events
03/08/2020
Graduation dates and summer schedule for 2020 have been announced, and the academic calendar for next year (2020-21) has been approved by the Board of Education. Visit tcsnc.org/calendar for the most current schedule of events all year long.
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Virtual Day Transylvania County Schools
VIRTUAL DAY (DÍA VIRTUAL) #2 Friday, February 21
02/20/2020
With wet roads that will remain well below freezing overnight, Transylvania County Schools will have another VIRTUAL DAY for Friday, February 21, 2020. Students should complete Assignment 2 in "Blizzard Bags." Please stay safe and warm inside, and avoid driving until conditions improve and roads warm up, which is not expected until Friday afternoon.
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Safety Notice: Code Yellow LIFTED, Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020
02/19/2020
This is a Safety Notice for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020—Due to police activity near the town of Rosman, CODE YELLOW was called from about 12:00 to 1:10 PM for Rosman Elementary, Rosman Middle, and Rosman High Schools. This restriction has been LIFTED and all schools are at normal activity level. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
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REGULAR SCHEDULE—ROADS CLOSED Friday, February 7
02/06/2020
Transylvania County Schools Transportation is checking every bus route across the county, and conditions are suitable for a regular schedule today. Bookmark our page for closed roads, or use the new mobile app to see the list refreshed every five minutes. Travel safely wherever you are going today! #TCSYes #StaySafeTCS
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Transylvania County Schools Water Safety Message
Boil Water Advisory—Town of Rosman
01/16/2020
On January 15, 2020, the Town of Rosman issued a Boil Water Advisory for all water consumers. Transylvania County Schools took action to ensure the safety of students, staff, and visitors to our three schools that use Rosman water service.
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Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer embraces BMS students after addressing eighth grade, 2016
Holocaust Survivor Walter Ziffer to Address Audience of All Ages
01/11/2020
Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer will address an intergenerational audience in Ingram Auditorium at Brevard College, this Thursday, January 16, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Thanks to Brevard Middle School with support from Brevard College and the Brevard Jewish Community, Dr. Ziffer’s address is free of charge and open to the public.
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Dusty Robinson Named Rosman Tigers Head Football Coach
12/17/2019
Coach Dusty Robinson has taught and coached in Rosman Middle and High School for over a decade. He takes the reins of the football program as one of its proudest alumni, an anchor on the offensive and defensive line during the Tigers' 1997 run at the state title. An opportunity for change stems from a long-term approach, which Coach Robinson described after being approved by the Board of Education for the head coaching role.
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New TCS Mobile App Serves Students, Parents, and Community
New Mobile App Serves Students, Parents, and Community
11/26/2019
The new mobile app for Android and Apple/iOS phones offers convenient access to everything parents and students need to find from Transylvania County Schools. Calendars, athletics, transportation, accounts, social media, news and more... great for community members as well.
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RHS seniors in the Class of 2020 devoted over 400 hours of community service, including a 10-student crew cleaning up the French Broad River.
Rosman High School Seniors Give Back To Their Community
11/14/2019
Rosman High School 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 Senior Service Day, which happened on Oct. 15. This year, 60 students and seven adults worked at six different locations, with over 400 work hours donated to better Transylvania County.
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Safety Message for Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Safety Message for Tuesday, November 12, 2019
11/12/2019
Out of an abundance of caution for wet roads and cold temperatures this evening, some public events for Tuesday, November 12 have been rescheduled to November 19. Read on for information about Rosman Middle School Open House, and the AIG & Advanced Learning meeting for high schoolers.
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Students learn from veterans who visit our schools before Veterans' Day 2019.
Noon Dismissal Friday, No School Monday for Veterans' Day 2019
11/07/2019
Veterans, we salute you! Thank you for serving our country & visiting our classes to share what service means to you. Parents, we have a NOON DISMISSAL Friday, November 8, and NO SCHOOL Monday, November 11, for #VeteransDay. Know where else you can find calendar info every day of the year? You guessed it... our new mobile app: bit.ly/newTCSapp.
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Brevard Elementary Students, Elementary Honors Chorus 2019
BES, PFE Students Join 2019 Elementary Honors Chorus
11/06/2019
Six students from Brevard Elementary and Pisgah Forest Elementary are among the 200-plus singers in the 2019 NC State Elementary Honors Chorus singing on November 9-10 in Winston-Salem. This prestigious ensemble will sing under guest clinician and composer, Dr. Andrea Ramsey.
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Beat The Flu, Vencer Contra La Gripe
Fight The Flu, Vaccine Permission Due Now
09/25/2019
Flu vaccine permission forms are due in schools right now, and the easiest way to give your permission is through a new online form. Read the story for details, and give children a stronger chance to beat the flu this year!
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September Is Attendance Awareness Month
September Is Attendance Awareness Month
09/01/2019
Consistent school attendance in the early grades improves children’s learning and achievement. Chronic absenteeism is an early predictor of student performance. As early as prekindergarten, children who are chronically absent (missing 10 percent of the academic year for any reason) are less likely to read proficiently by the end of third grade, more likely to be retained, and less likely to develop the social skills needed to persist in school. Read the proclamation by Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris to recognize and reinforce the importance of regular attendance.
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First Day of School 2019, Transylvania County Schools
First Day of School 2019!
08/21/2019
Transylvania County Schools opened for students on August 21, 2019, with new teachers, new kindergarten students, fresh paint and construction, and plans in place for another exciting year of growth and accomplishment! See pictures in our album from all nine of our schools on #FirstDayTCS.
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Rosman graduates in the Class of 2019 take selfies before the ceremony to celebrate their accomplishment
Congratulations Class of 2019!
06/04/2019
Congratulations to the Class of 2019! See all the photos, video replay of graduation ceremonies, and more.
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Members of the School Bond Construction Committee ask questions of potential architects and construction managers for $68 million building projects
School Bond Construction Committee Interviews Architects
04/03/2019
Architects who serve Western North Carolina visited the Transylvania County Board of Education on Tuesday, to make their case for designing new and renovated school buildings in Brevard and Rosman after the $68 million school bond.
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School Bond Construction Committee Commences Work
03/27/2019
The process of selecting architects and construction managers for school bond construction in Transylvania County Schools has begun. The Board of Education's School Bond Construction Committee convened on Tuesday, March 19, to start the process of evaluating architectural and construction manager at risk (CMAR) firms before submitting their recommendations to the Board of Education.
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Kindergarten Registration Underway For Five-Year-Olds
03/27/2019
Any child who will turn 5 on or before August 31, 2019, can enroll in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Registration dates and open house events are set for Tuesday through Thursday, April 2, 3, and 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday, April 3, until 5:00 p.m. or later. The next Welcoming Wednesdays will be held on April 3 and May 1 at participating schools. Complete information here.
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Local Student Musicians Shine At All-District, All-State Auditions
03/27/2019
After the hustle and bustle of marching band and holiday concerts, student musicians shift to preparing for All-District auditions. Each one hopes to earn a chance to compete for one of the All-State Bands, and many local students will be performing this May due to their success. In both the middle and high school bands, a handful of musicians in each region may audition for a single All-State chair in some instruments. In other cases, hundreds might be vying for only 20 highly contested seats at the state level. These accomplished students have all practiced and performed at an incredibly high level throughout the school year, and they deserve hearty congratulations!
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National Technical Honor Society Inducts New Members
03/13/2019
Students inducted into National Technical Honor Society demonstrate how CTE (career/technical education) continues to set TCS students on a pathway to future success today. Learn more about this year's inductees!
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Dr. Brian Weaver Named Assistant Superintendent for Transylvania County Schools
02/26/2019
Dr. Brian Weaver was recently named Assistant Superintendent for Transylvania County Schools, his latest advance after starting here as a science teacher in 2005. Learn more about Weaver, his family, and plans for continuing the growth of options for TCS staff and students.
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Transylvania County Voters Pass School Bond, 60% Vote Yes
11/07/2018
Transylvania County voters overwhelmingly approved the 2018 million bond for $68 million. Work continues to refine and implement plans for safer schools, stronger relationships, and suitable spaces designed for modern teaching and learning.
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RHS Inducts Seventh Class To Alumni Hall of Fame
11/02/2018
This year the students of RHS elected members and organized the induction of the 7th class in the Rosman High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
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Local Students Qualify for Duke Talent Search
10/31/2018
Sixteen students from Brevard Middle School were invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search, with a number of students qualifying for advanced studies and state-level recognition.
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Interim Principal Named For DRS
09/11/2018
While principal Donna Wilde is on leave, Barbara Grimm will serve as interim principal for Davidson River School.
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TCS Schools Earn Solid Performance Grades
09/10/2018
School Performance Grades released by the NC Dept of Public Instruction show strong growth in Transylvania County Schools, and results far above expectations compared to peer counties. See details and a link to full DPI reports inside.
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Important School Lunch Tips For Parents During “Back To School”
08/29/2018
Pre-payment and convenient online payment processing give parents ability to manage lunch balances. Parents also need to pay attention to where messages are coming from, in light of a recent event described by one WNC parent...
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Help Retired Teachers Fill The Teacher Supply Closet This Fall
08/20/2018
Retired educators are filling the Kimzey-Tilson Teacher Supply Closet. Teachers spend nearly $500 out of pocket each year, so the need has never been greater.
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Back To School Events Welcome Back Students, Families; Calendar Full
08/15/2018
The positive energy of "Back To School" is busting out all over Transylvania County Schools, as students and families gather to learn about schedules, calendars, supplies, and behavior expectations before the school year begins.
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Board Adopts Resolution Recognizing October 2018 As “North Carolina Whole Child Month”
08/01/2018
Earlier this year, the North Carolina Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (NCASCD) adopted a Whole Child Resolution and member districts are adopting the resolution as well. The Whole Child concept emphasizes that all children should be healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. Learn more and see the complete resolution here.
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