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Friday, February 27, 2015:  Ashe County Schools will be closed for students.  It is an optional teacher workday.  There will not be school on Saturday.
 
ACS ANNOUNCEMENTS
March Board Meeting



The March regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015, 7:00 pm, at the Central Office annex.  Click here to see agenda.
Bus Driver Training


Bus driver training will be held on March 10th, 11th, and 12th at the Early Learning Center from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm each day.  Those attending need to bring pencil or pen, drivers' license, and social security card.

Beginning Teachers Workshop




Ashe County High School National Technical Honor Society


Ashe County Schools - Mini Digital Teaching and Learning Grants

Ashe County Schools supports digital teaching and learning in our classrooms. Very soon, students grades 3-12 will have Google educational accounts and cloud storage. This grant will provide classrooms with a set of 4-5 Chromebooks to utilize full time in their classrooms. Grants will be awarded to teachers whose vision for digital learning is innovative, relevant and challenging. Grants are due no later than March 6, 2015. Please contact Amy Walker if you have any questions.

 Click here to fill out application form.
February CTE Student of the Month



Nomination:

I would like to nominate Alex K., a student in Animal Science 2, for CTE Student of the Month for the month of February 2015.  I have had the distinct pleasure of having Alex in class several times over the last couple of years.  In my classes, Alex always displays respect for those around him, a commitment to a strong work ethic, and good leadership abilities.  His grades in my classes have consistently been among the highest in those classes.  His passion for agriculture, especially the poultry industry, is refreshing to see in students.  His work ethic and leadership will serve him well in his future endeavors. 

On behalf of the CTE Department, Mr. Calhoun would like to extend a big thank you to Parker Tie Co. and Mr. Rick Woodie, and DeWalt Tools for sponsoring the CTE Student of the Month at Ashe County High School.
February Board Meeting Awards and Recognitions

  • Teacher Assistant of the Year nominees and Ashe County’s 2014/15 Teacher Assistant of the Year—Dwayne Farmer, Judy Stallings, Pam Potter and Sherry Shepherd
  • Teacher of the Year nominees and Ashe County’s 2014/15 Teacher of the Year—Keana Triplett, Gordon Prince, Summer Severt, Frances Eller and Kristina Norris
  • Participants in the Governor’s Teacher Network—Courtney Eller, Rachel Nave-Lewis and Sonya Vannoy
  • 2014/15 National Board recipients—Josh Beckworth, Christy Rivers and Keana Triplett
  • 2014/15 North Carolina Outstanding Secondary Math teacher—Josh Church
  • 2014/15 Principal of the Year—Callie Grubb
  • Excellence Award from the National Government Finance Officers Association to the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Department for the 2012/13 fiscal year

Attention Teachers: New Renewal Credit Reqirements for 2015-16

Click here to see the information.

(The side menu bar - Teacher/Staff Info - Teacher Links - will be the normal link for this information.)
Spelling Bee 2015



Winner -  Miguel G. - 7th Grader at Ashe County Middle School (right)
Runner-up - Damien J. -  6th Grader at Blue Ridge Elementary (left)


 
Read to Achieve Information for Parents - Updated January 28, 2015
Regional Teacher of Year - Keana Triplett



Keana Triplett, English teacher at Ashe County High School was named as the North Carolina Northwest Region 7  2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.  Click here to read Press Release.

 
The Ashe County Board of Education expresses their sincere appreciation to the employees of Ashe County Schools.
Attention Teachers - Spanish Translations

Spanish translations for forms, letters and other information can be found under Teacher/Info on the side menu bar.  More translations will be added soon. 
Spanish Translations
Employee Retirement Savings Newsletter - 2014-2015
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
Mrs. Callie Grubb named Ashe County Schools Principal of the Year 2014-2015



Click here to read press release.
ASHE COUNTY SCHOOLS PRINCIPALS



Jason Krider, Ashe County High; Earl Pennington, Ashe County Middle; Jennifer Robinson, Westwood Elementary; David Blackburn, Mountain View Elementary; Callie Grubb, Blue Ridge Elementary.
Ashe County Driver Education 2014-2015 Schedule


NORTH CAROLINA DRIVING SCHOOL INC.
Click here for Driver Education information and schedule
 
OTHER INFORMATION
Ashe County, North Carolina



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