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ACS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Interim Superintendent Named at May Board Meeting

On May 2, 2016 the Ashe County Board of Education announced to the central office administration, principals and assistant principals that the interim superintendent for Ashe County Schools will be Mrs. Phyllis Yates.

Mr. King, Chairman, stated, “Phyllis has a lot of experience with the school system. She knows every aspect. We do not want to coast, we want our school system to move forward and flourish. The logical choice for consistency was Mrs. Yates.”

Mrs. Yates, currently the associate superintendent, has worked for Ashe County Schools for 42 years. The administration is excited and ready to support Mrs. Yates in this new role of leadership. Mrs. Yates will assume the superintendency effective July 1, 2016 as interim.

Schedule Information



Click here to see Spring Testing Calendar for Grades 3-12


Friday, June 3—High School Graduation @ 7:00 pm—Project Graduation immediately following @ Mountain View
Tuesday, June 7— Last day of school for students
Wednesday, June 8—Required teacher workday
Thursday, June 9—Optional teacher workday
2016 Endowment Fund Grant Recipients



The Ashe County Board of Education Endowment Fund encourages new and innovative approaches to student learning that are not supported through the traditional funding of public education.
 
The primary objectives and purposes for which this organization is organized and formed are as follows:
 
To provide funding by grants that will enrich student learning and educational opportunities over and above the resources provided by local, state and federal funding for schools
 
To solicit and receive (when deemed appropriate by the board of directors) contributions of money, land, stocks, bonds, personal property, and other items of value from individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, and other organizations to be held and invested by the NC Community Foundation and used for the objectives and purposes of this organization.
 
Our largest fundraiser is the Endowment Fund Golf Tournament.  The 15th annual tournament will be held July 13, 2016 at Jefferson Landing Golf Club.

Ashe County Schools Endowment Fund Information and Grant Recipient List for 2016
Ashe County Schools Endowment Fund 2016 Award Ceremony for Grant Recipient
2016-17 ACS Teacher of the Year and Assistant of the Year



Teacher of the Year - Press Release
Teacher Assistant of the Year - Press Release



Not pictured:  Ann Combs, Assistant ACMS and Dwayne Farmer, Assistant ACHS
2016-17 Ashe County Schools Calendar
Heart of a Husky



The Heart of a Husky athletic exams will be held at Ashe County High school on Friday night, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, 2016.  This health screening is available for students currently in grades 6-11 that will be playing school sports in the 2016-17 school year.  Click here for the Health Screening Consent Form.
CTE March Student of the Month




Kenny G. is a senior at ACHS who is currently enrolled in a Career and College promise welding class where he is maintaining an A average. Kenny consistently displays excellent leadership abilities, work ethic, attention to detail, and communication skills that are highly sought after in the workplace. For these reasons he has been selected as Ashe County High School CTE student of the month.
Mountain View Wins Regional Elementary Battle of the Books




The Mountain View Elementary, Elementary Battle of the Books team won the regional competition on April 12, 2016.
March Agriculture Student of the Month



The March ACHS Agriculture Student of the Month is James M.  James is a freshman in the Animal Science 1 course and maintains an A average.  James has been chosen for more than just his grades, he also works hard on all assignments, which is always of high quality, and is a very respectful young man.  James’ future goals include attending a 4 year college/university.  The Ashe County High School Agriculture Education Student of the Month is sponsored by the Ashe County Farm Bureau Board.  I would like to thank them for their continued support of the Agriculture Education Student of the Month, the ACHS Agriculture Education program, and the students of Ashe County.
 

Respectfully submitted,
Daniel Calhoun - Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor at Ashe County High School


 
Attention Teachers - NCCAT Information
Girls Got Game Basketball Camp 2016



The 15th annual Girls Got Game Basketball Camp 2016 camp date has been set for Tuesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 30. Registration is now open!

Click here for more information.


 
Pre-Kindergarten Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

                           

2015-2016 NC Pre-Kindergarten Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule
  • November 19, 2015
  • January 21, 2016
  • March 17, 2016 (subject to change due to DIAL)
  • May 19, 2016
The NC Pre-Kindergarten Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public pursuant to G.S. Article 33C, 143-318.9. 
Teacher Information

Online Professional Development Modules for free available through NCDPI.  These are housed on the NCEES application in Home Base and can be found on the Professional Development tab.  Click www.rt3nc.org to go deeper into the topic and get more details related to the courses. 
219 projects
North Carolina Teacher Action Research Portal! This site publishes the results of classroom-based action research performed by North Carolina teachers as part of the Governor’s Teacher Network in 2014–15.
 
BloomBoard Marketplace – icon is on the landing page of HomeBase – Grade level, specific, resources via articles, books, short videos, etc. 

(This information is also found on the Teacher Links page.)
Health Science Student of the Month



Ashe Memorial Hospital is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Health Science Student of the Month Program, states Laura Lambeth, Ashe Memorial Hospital CEO.  “We are pleased to honor Ms. Kena P. as the Health Science Student of the Month for February and wish her well in her pursuit of a nursing degree.  I hope to recruit her to Ashe Memorial Hospital when she obtains her degree.”
 
Ms. Kena P. is a student in Nursing Fundamentals at Ashe County High School. This summer she will be eligible to take the state test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She is a senior and plans on going to Western Carolina University in the Nursing Program. Her long term goal is to become a FNP and specialize in Neonatal Care. Kena is a very conscientious  and self-motivated young lady who will be a great asset to the health care community.


Thank you to Ashe Memorial Hospital for supporting the CTE Health Science Student of the Month.
Teachers Collaborating


Mu Alpha Theta Inductions



Ashe County High School students at the Mu Alpha Theta Inductions.  The guest speaker was John Blevins from GE Aviation.  We our very proud of this group as the charter members of a national mathematics honor society!
Ashe County Spelling Bee

Winner:  Miguel G. – 8th grade at ACMS
Runner-up:  Britney C. – 5th grade at MVES

North Carolina Driving School for Students



Registration for Spring Classes Begins: January 13, 2016

Call: 1-828-465-9800 to register
 
Drivers Education Class Schedule
 
Class Begins Class Ends
3/1/16 3/21/16
5/3/16 5/19/16
6/20/16 6/27/16
7/25/16 8/01/16

Click here for general information.
ACS Guide to Closings and Delays 2015-16


Warning to Parents - Smartphone App Called After School


Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in.

The After School app has exploded in popularity this school year and is now on more than 22,300 high school campuses, according to its creators. Because it is designed to be accessible only to teenagers, many parents and administrators have not known anything about it.


Click here to read more.


 


School Report Cards 2014-15



The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has now released the 2014-15 School Report Cards.  The reports may be accessed at NC Report Cards.



 
New School Bus Stop Procedures

North Carolina School Bus Drivers have new requirements for passenger stops.  Below is information to help you understand the new procedures and to help you teach your student how to board and exit the bus. 

Board Recognitions


Dr. Todd Holden with Jennifer Treva - Ashe County Schools EC Teacher of Excellence


Students with Mr. Terry Williams - They were recognized as winners of the Centropa Milton Wolf Prize in Student Diplomacy.
OTHER INFORMATION AND HONORS
ACS Daily Start and Stop Times
Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act Information Regarding Retirees and Substitutes.  Remember you must stay under 130 hours/16 days per pay period.
Additional Links:
High Deductible Health Plan 2015 Plan Summary
High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
NC Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools
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