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Students with Chuck E Cheese
PTO raises funds with Chuck E Cheese
10/11/2019
October 11 was a PTO fundraising night at Chuck E Cheese. Students, staff and parents enjoyed a great night with fun games all while raising funds for our PTO! It was a ton of fun!
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Students with Firefighter
Students Learn Fire Safety
10/11/2019
Thanks to the West Buncombe Volunteer Fire Department for spending the day teaching our Kindergarten and first grade students life-saving fire awareness skills. Students learned how to safely exit a building that is filled with smoke and saw all of the cool equipment that firefighters use to save lives. These are important lessons that kids should learn at a young age and practice often! Thanks to our neighbors at the fire department!
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Kindergarten Students at WNC Farmer's Market
Kindergarten visits the Farmer's Market
10/09/2019
Fall is the perfect time for a farmers market field trip! Thank you to our friends at the WNC Farmers Market for hosting our kindergarten students. They loved learning about the foods grown locally and meeting the friendly staff and shopkeepers.
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Second Grade Staff in matching shirts
Teamwork in Second Grade
10/04/2019
A good team can accomplish much! West Buncombe is so proud of our second grade team!
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Students at WNC Farmers Market
Students explore fresh foods at the Farmers Market
10/03/2019
Fresh food was the focus of learning when second grade students visited the WNC Farmers Market on October 3. The students explored the market through a fruit and vegetable scavenger hunt, learned about the current produce in season, and spoke with vendors about the origins of foods we eat. Students also sampled a number of tasty, local apples and even took some home thanks to two generous shopkeepers! Thanks you WNC Farmers Market vendors for a great field trip!
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students eating cereal with fun spoons
Students LOVE National Cereal Day!
09/25/2019
September 25 was National Cereal Day and every student who enjoyed cereal for breakfast at school received a free cool cereal spoon to keep! Students were super excited to get the new spoons! Thanks to our awesome cafeteria staff led by Donna Deskins, manager. We appreciate you!
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Two volunteers
Wells Fargo Volunteers Help School!
09/20/2019
Thank you to the dedicated employees at Wells Fargo for their volunteer time at the Fall Book Fair! They even had a little extra time to stick around and help clean up in the hallways! We appreciate you!
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Staff throwing axes
Staff Team Building at Axeville!
09/17/2019
The WBES staff had a team building activity at Axeville on September 17! Everyone enjoyed the time to come together and celebrate that our students Exceeded Growth last year! Continuing to be Best Buncombe!
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Mrs. Shiflet at banquet
WB Teacher Honored at Banquet
09/10/2019
Mrs. Shiflet, our awesome teacher of the year, was honored at the Buncombe County Schools Teacher of the Year Banquet! Mrs. Shiflet and her husband joined Mr. Chandler for the night of celebration.
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Mrs. Buckner in Mexico
Mrs. Buckner Goes Global!
09/03/2019
Shanna Buckner, one of our wonderful kindergarten teachers was a 2019 Beattie Foundation award recipient from Buncombe County Schools. The award is dedicated to support participation in Go Global NC’s Global Teachers– Mexico 2019 program. She participated in the program this summer as member of a delegation of 41 educators from across North Carolina.
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Dr. Baldwin holds a millipede.
Superintendent visits WB STEM lab
08/28/2019
When Dr. Baldwin, the superintendent, visited West Buncombe this week, he spent some time in our STEM lab. He enjoyed holding a millipede and a quick lesson from the STEM teacher, Mrs. Evans.
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Students meetings teachers
Students Meet Teachers for the New School Year
08/23/2019
Excitement was in the air when students were able to meet their new teachers on Friday afternoon, August 23! Smiling faces and new school supplies were all over the place! Welcome back to school!
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Community members clean school grounds
Campus Cleaned Up with Community
08/12/2019
On August 10, members of the community and Biltmore Baptist Church came out to clean and beautify our school campus. What a difference it made to brighten the campus right before students arrived back to school! Thanks to everyone that helped!
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Kids in summer STEM camp
Summer STEM Camp
07/17/2019
Some rising Kindergarten students joined us for 2 weeks of summer STEM camp in July!
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Fiddler Crab
Would you like to learn about Fiddler Crabs?
06/26/2019
Come check out our STEM Literacy Lab. Fiddler Crabs are just one of the live creatures we learn about and take care of here at West Buncombe.
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Two student winners
Perfect Attendance Winners
06/11/2019
Two students with Perfect Attendance for the 2018-2019 school year received a special surprise. Thanks to Robby Brown from Horace Mann Insurance for purchasing the scooters!
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Staff with Beacon Banner
West Buncombe Receives Beacon Award
05/20/2019
A representative from Imagine Learning visited on May 20, 2019 to honor the school with the Beacon School Award. The Beacon School award is given to schools seen as exemplary in their usage and implementation of Imagine Learning online literacy programs. The school received a beautiful banner to display.
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Joyce Rogers with students
Joyce Rogers is Teacher Assistant of the Year!
05/16/2019
Joyce Rogers is the West Buncombe Teacher Assistant of the Year! She works with Mrs. Clements in a Kindergarten room. Everyone agrees that she is amazing!
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Student trying new foods
Have You Tried Sushi?
05/14/2019
Have you tried sushi? Our second grade students did! They also tried fruits and cheeses from around the world. The global field trip to Ingles was a huge success! Thanks to Ingles staff on Leicester Hwy.
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Students with posters
Students Celebrate Special Olympians!
05/02/2019
On May 2, students lined the driveway and sidewalks with posters to celebrate the return of our special olympians! We are so proud of our students!
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wax musuem participants
History through a Wax Museum
04/25/2019
Third grade students are participating in a wax musuem to share their research on famous historical figures. What a great way to share their learning with others!
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Teacher with children
Community Walk
04/24/2019
Mr. Chandler and several teachers met students getting off the bus and visited with families in the Mount Carmel area on April 24. Students received goody bags and information about an upcoming parent event at school.
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Mr. Clyde and Mr. Chandler
Principal of the Day - Mr. Clyde
04/11/2019
Mr. Clyde had a great day being principal! He looked sharp in his suit and had a fun time checking on classes and talking on the radio. He got to hang out with Mr. Chandler and the principal at Eblen, Mr. Stowe!
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Science Experiment
EMS students help with Science experiments
04/10/2019
On April 10, some of the great kids from Mrs. Payne's class at Erwin Middle came over to help out Mr. Mike Martin's students with science experiments. As you can tell it was a great success!
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teacher of the year
2019 Teacher of the Year
04/05/2019
On April 4, our 2019 teacher of the year, Angela Shiflet, was recognized at the School Board meeting. She teaches second grade and we are so proud of her!
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Students enjoy the produce fair
Students Taste New Foods at the Produce Fair!
04/02/2019
Have you ever tried Jicama? Our students did today, plus many other fruits and vegetables during our Produce Fair. Thanks to Buncombe County Child Nutrition for bringing this wonderful event to our school!
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Art on display at mall
Soaring Eagle Art on display!
04/01/2019
Soaring Eagle Art in on display at the Asheville Mall at the annual art show! Kudos to our famous artists and to Mrs. Harris for her hard work!
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Officer Mata with kids
Welcome Officer Mata!
03/26/2019
We are so excited to have our own School Resource Officer at WBES! He will be on our campus full time promoting safety. Welcome Officer Mata!
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Students in Limo
Students Enjoy Limo Ride and Lunch at CiCi's!
03/22/2019
15 students enjoyed a limo ride and lunch at CiCi's Pizza as a reward for top ticket sales from the PTO fundraiser! What a fun time!
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Principal of the Day
Student Earns Title "Principal of the Day!"
03/20/2019
One special student earned the title "Principal of the Day" as a reward from the PTO fundraiser!
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Teachers at workshop
Early Dismissal Teacher Workshop
03/08/2019
Teachers attend a literacy workshop on our March 8 early release day.
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Students at SOCON tournament
PBIS Reward Trip to SOCON tournament!
03/07/2019
Students had a blast at the SOCON tournament. They were able to earn the free trip with good attendance and behavior!
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People eating dinner before auction
2019 PTO Auction is HUGE success!
02/25/2019
The PTO Auction on Feb 22 was a HUGE success! The PTO raised over $16,000 for our school. Thanks to all the people and businesses who donated items!
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Staff greets students as they arrive home off the school bus
Staff Visits with Families during Community Walk
02/20/2019
We had a great time on our second community walk this year. It was awesome to see all of our students and parents. At WBES, we go the extra mile!
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Students observing fish
Learn about life cycles in STEM Lab
02/06/2019
Kindergarten students in the STEM Lab enjoying a wonderful interactive lesson on the life cycle of fish.
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Christin Payne photo
Christin Payne recognized as Teacher of the Year!
09/12/2018
Christin Payne was recognized as the West Buncombe Teacher of the Year at a dinner and ceremony on September 12, 2018. Congratulations!
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First Grade Readers
First grade students read to others!
03/15/2018
Students from first grade have been practicing their reading skills to share with others around the school! Awesome job!
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2018 Odyssey of the Mind team
Odyssey of the Mind team scores Second Place in Regional Competition!
03/13/2018
The West Buncombe Odyssey of the Mind team scored second place in regional competition on February 24, 2018. The team will go on to complete at State competition on March 24 at Wingate College. Good Luck!
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Running Eagles
Running Eagles Zoom in the Super Run 5K!
03/12/2018
The students in the Running Eagles Club participated in "The Super Run" 5K at Carrier Park on March 10.
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Mountain Faith with students
Mountain Faith shares the love of music & writing with students!
03/01/2018
West Buncombe welcomed Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith to our school on February 9th. Students enjoyed hearing the performance and participating in sing-alongs. In addition to learning about the music of Mountain Faith, the band shared information about the love of literacy and gave each student a creative writing journal!
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Thanks to volunteers!
Community Volunteers Make Our Campus Beautiful!
08/23/2017
Over the past few weekends, many community volunteers have worked to beautify our campus!
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Awards
Celebrating 30 years of service!
04/07/2017
Thank you to Patti Cain and Angie Weaver for 30 years of service in education!
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Volunteers
Eaton Corporation Volunteers at West Buncombe
04/06/2017
The Eaton Corporation volunteered at WB for the United Way's Day of Impact
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Math Team scores BIG
Math Team scores BIG in BCS Elementary Math Meet
04/04/2017
The WB Math Team has great success at the 2017 Elementary Math Meet!
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OM Team Wins!
OM Team WINS First Place at State Competition on April 1
04/03/2017
On April 1, our Odyssey of the Mind Team won FIRST place at State Competition!
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OM Team
OM Team places 2nd at Regional Competition on February 25
02/27/2017
The West Buncombe Odyssey of the Mind Team placed 2nd in the regional competition on February 25.
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Students at Auction
5th Annual PTA Auction was a HUGE success!
02/24/2017
This year our PTA Auction raised almost $8,000 for our school! We had an awesome night of tasty food and great fun! Thanks to everyone who supported this event!
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eagle
Our Purpose and Direction
01/17/2017
West Buncombe's Commitment to Excellence
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PBIS Model School Award
West Buncombe recognized as a PBIS Model School
10/19/2016
On November 7, West Buncombe was recognized as a PBIS Model School.
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Math
Math Team wins First Place in County Competition
03/30/2016
The WBES Math Team did an outstanding job at the Buncombe County Elementary Math Competition on March 21!
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OM trophies
OM Team Wins State Competition
03/15/2016
OM Team makes us proud by winning the State Competition!
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eagle in flight
Welcome to West Buncombe!
03/01/2016
Watch a 1 minute video about our school!
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