West Buncombe February Newsletter

We are off to a great start in 2023 with a month already under our belt. February will be a month full of learning and buckling down to take advantage of the uninterrupted time we have. The staff at West buncombe couldn't be prouder of the hard work and great behavior that our students are demonstrating each and every day. Thank you for all you do to support us here at school.

What's Happening This Week:

This month we will be kicking off our Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) character trait of the month initiative. We will be focusing on the S in our S.O.A.R schoolwide expectations. S stands for safety. Children will be recognized for they safe behavior in the classroom, cafeteria, bus, and hallway. At the end of the month. those classrooms that have received 25 Eagle Eye stickers for demonstrating safe behavior will participate in a special activity.

Pioneer Days in the library!

The Symphony!

On January 26th members of the Asheville Symphony visited West Buncombe. 1st through 4th grade students learned about the different instruments and listened to the music the members played. Our kids were so well behaved and respectful throughout the whole assembly. Thank you to our students for being such good role models to others!

Erwin District Town Hall

When: February 21st from 6:00-7:00

Where: Eblen Intermediate School

Please consider joining other Erwin community members in meeting our new superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson. He will be on hand to talk about his vision for your school system and receive your comments and suggestions. It is a great time to meet face to face with our school district leadership and make your voice heard.

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Congratulations are in order!

Teacher Assistant of the Year, Jose Wilches

Mr. Wilches is in his 4th year as a kindergarten dual language assistant. He supports our youngest learner each and every day with love and support. You have probably seen Jose in our car line and everywhere in between. He brings happiness and a smile to anyone he meets. Congratulations Mr. Wilches!

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Teacher of the Year, Ms Oramas

Ms. Oramas is in her 2nd year as a dual language 3rd grade teacher. She brings love, enthusiasm and student-centered learning to her students every day. If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Ms. Oramas, as soon as you do, you'll know why her students love her. Congratulation Ms. Oramas!

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Buncombe County Schools Elementary Counselor of the Year

What an honor it is to be selected as the County's elementary counselor of the year and there could be no one more deserving than our very own Leah Davidson. Leah is instrumental in helping our school meet the needs of our students. She is always a smiling face that supports or students in whatever she can, and I think she knows all 600+ students by name. Congratulations to you Leah.
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💡 Reminders


Feb 1 - Report Cards go home (include MOY reports & EC progress reports please)

Feb 2 - BCS School Board Meeting

Feb 15 - ½ day students, LETRS training, 12:30 dismissal

Feb 21 - Erwin District Town Hall Meeting

Feb 28 - Elementary All County Chorus 6-8, Brookstone Church, Weaverville 6-8