REMINDER: Friday 3/29/24 is an early dismissal day for students. Have a safe and peaceful Spring Break!
24 days ago, Buncombe County Schools
Safe Science: See what you should know about the 4/8 eclipse at
about 1 month ago, Ken Ulmer - BCS Communications
Student using safe solar viewers to look into the sky during a partial solar eclipse
Our students had a blast at the Southern Conference Education Days at Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville! Students enjoyed a morning of high-energy basketball fun, and found inspiration in talented college athletes, musicians, and performers! Special thanks to the Regional Sports Commission, Harrah's, and the Southern Conference for making these rewarding days possible! Check the BCS Facebook for more photos!
about 1 month ago, BCS Communications
Students cheering at the SOCON game.
Students cheering at the SOCON game.
Teacher cheering at the SOCON game.
Student cheering at the SOCON.
Our students had a blast at the Southern Conference Education Days at Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville! Students enjoyed a morning of high-energy basketball fun, and found inspiration in talented college athletes, musicians, and performers! Special thanks to the Regional Sports Commission, Harrah's, and the Southern Conference for making these rewarding days possible!
about 1 month ago, BCS Communications
Students waving pom pots and cheering at the SOCON Tournament.
Ms. Burleson of Hominy Valley Elementary cheering at the game.
Student cheering at the SOCON Tournament.
Students Cheering at the SOCON Game.
How much screen time is enough? All BCS families are invited to a special screening of SCREENAGERS, March 28 at 6pm in the NBMS theater. Admission is free.
about 1 month ago, Buncombe County Schools
Buncombe County Schools is pleased to present a new opportunity for all 4th-8th grade students that will include fun project-based activities and field trips in partnership with local agencies which will be held at each middle school (except Cane Creek). This spring, we will be offering six different mini-camps on Saturday mornings from 9am - 12pm. During these mini-camps, students will work with experts and educators to make different products, including a board game, a musical instrument, and more. Please see the attached flyer for more details and to sign up!!
about 2 months ago, Bradley McMahan
Make Your Mark Mini-Camps
Once a month, Officer Inman hosts a luncheon made up of a diverse group of 8th grade students who are a part of our Hope for Change groups. Today was the 8th grade boys chance to sit down at their lunchtime with the Buncombe County Sheriff, Quintin Miller and several of our Buncombe County Sheriff Deputies. Luncheons are held twice a month during 8th grade lunch. Several local departments, professions and agencies have been a part of this growing group.
3 months ago, Owen Middle School
Boys 1
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Boys Lunch
Congrats to James Michael Sapp on his recognition at last night's Board of Education meeting for being our county's Secondary Math Teacher of the Year!!
3 months ago, Bradley McMahan
JM Sapp Award
Good luck to the OMS Math Team as they compete at the district office today!! Go Warcolts!!
3 months ago, Bradley McMahan
OMS Math Team
Please use the link below to read the 2023 North Carolina School Report Cards. "The NC School Report Cards website contains snapshots of information about our schools, including the school performance grade, students’ academic growth, how prepared our students are when they enter a school, and a number of other measures as well," said NC Superintendent Catherine Truitt. "These resources are readily available for you and allow transparency into aspects like spending as well as school performance. Although this information is important to know, we know it doesn’t tell the complete story. It doesn’t show the hard work our educators pour in each day for their students and schools and it doesn’t show the spirit of the school itself. No data will be able to show the dedication of our educators nor will it show the extracurricular opportunities, the athletic programs, the apprenticeship, or career preparatory classes - all of which have a profound impact on students and growth."
4 months ago, BCS Communications
OMS Spirit Week: December 11-15!
5 months ago, Owen Middle School
Spirit Week Dec
Good afternoon, BCS Staff, Families, and Community: As the school year continues, we are working hard to ensure all of our students have the resources they need- and you can help! Thanks to a partnership with Purposity, we have identified the most urgent student needs and uploaded them to the Purposity website - a program that allows our community to meet these needs with just a few clicks. 🖍Items include everything from new shoes to school supplies. What do you need to do? Simply sign up at, follow our page, and meet a need with just a few clicks today. You can also download the Purposity App for your smartphone.
6 months ago, BCS Communications
The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on November 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. **Public Comment will be accepted in person. Members of the public wishing to speak will need to come to Entrance “B”. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. and speakers must arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to complete entrance screening procedures and sign in to speak. All speakers will have precisely three minutes to speak and must adhere to guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310 – Public Participation, including all reasonable rules established by the Superintendent. **Following monthly Public Comments, the Board will hear public comments specifically related to the required board policies addressing the State’s Parents Bill of Rights statutes. These policies are linked in the meeting agenda. ** Individuals wishing to speak during this time should sign up on the designated sheet before the meeting begins. These comments will adhere to the same public comment guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310. Additionally, parents may email comments to be shared with the Board of Education to Given the desire of BCS to provide the most information possible to the public, the public may view the live broadcast via YouTube on the BCS Communications Department YouTube Account at:
6 months ago, BCS Communications
Tim Karpenko, Ramona Wardwell and Madalynne Phillips are auditioning for the NC Middle School Honors Chorus Today! Good Luck!
7 months ago, Owen Middle School
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>>>
8 months ago, BCS Communications
It's time for football here in the Valley!!! We are looking for more students to come out and play football this fall on our JV team. Our JV team is 7th-9th grade students at Owen Middle and Owen High. 7th and 8th graders at Owen Middle are eligible for JV football. Practice has already started and game time is here! If your 7th or 8th grader is interested in playing football, now is the time to make it happen! After some initial eligibility steps, athletes can quickly begin participating. No need to wait until school starts back. Now is the time. Please call the Owen Middle School front office (828-686-7739) starting tomorrow morning, Thursday, 8/17/23 for more information. We look forward to seeing more students out in the maroon and grey!
8 months ago, Bradley McMahan
🎒🖍📓 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!
8 months ago, BCS Communications
back to school
23-24 OMS Volleyball Tryouts will be held Monday, 8/14 and 8/15 from 10am--12pm . All athletes participating must have a current physical on file and register on Family ID.
9 months ago, Owen Middle School
Welcome to the OMS team, Ms. Craig! Here is an introduction from our new 6th Grade English Teacher and Cheer Coach: "Hi, everyone! I'm Miss Craig, but will be Mrs. Allen by the time school starts! I will be teaching 6th-grade English and coaching the cheerleading squad. This will be my second year teaching, but my first year teaching middle school. Some fun facts about me are that I am a dog mom to my sweet golden retriever, Lina, I love to travel, I could probably eat pasta every day for the rest of my life, and I might have an unhealthy obsession with strawberry vanilla Olipop. I can't wait to meet everyone and be a part of the Valley culture. Go Warcolts!"
9 months ago, Bradley McMahan
Ms. Craig
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. . . .
9 months ago, BCS Communications