Please use the link below to read the 2023 North Carolina School Report Cards. https://bit.ly/3hriYBh "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."
2 months ago, BCS Communications
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 https://www.purposity.com/organization/BuncombeSchools, follow our page, and meet a need with just a few clicks today. You can also download the Purposity App for your smartphone.
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Donate 2 Educate! The Goodwill trailer will be parked at Johnston from Monday, November 6 until Friday, November 17. Your donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, household items, computers, ad electronics help people in our community find jobs and become more independent.
4 months ago, Johnston Elementary School
Goodwill Truck Flyer
On November 21, Johnston will be hosting tours for rising Kindergarteners. These will take place at 8:00 am, 10:00am, and 1:00pm. Please call the school at 828-232-4291 to book your spot with one of these tours!
4 months ago, Johnston Elementary School
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. **https://www.buncombeschools.org/o/bcs/page/current-public-board-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 communications@bcsemail.org 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: YouTube.com/BuncombeSchools
4 months ago, BCS Communications
Don't miss our Meet the Teacher/Annual Title 1 meeting. This Friday, August 25 from 12:30-2:30
6 months ago, Johnston Elementary 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>>> https://bit.ly/3YG6ib4
6 months ago, BCS Communications
🎒🖍📓 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!
6 months ago, BCS Communications
back to school
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. . . . https://www.buncombeschools.org/o/bcs/page/employee-values
7 months ago, BCS Communications
Johnston is seeking members for our School Advisory Committee. If you are interested in serving our school, please fill out the application below and bring it to the school office no later than June 24. https://docs.google.com/document/d/12TyghoZXLj2D4G3MAHSOexNJdF7jG35p/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=107687193511300319814&rtpof=true&sd=true For more information about Advisory Committees, please review Board Policy 5001: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/3100/BCS/2164506/Policy_5001.pdf
8 months ago, Johnston Elementary School
🌞 Our Summer Meals Program is in full swing! All children in our community are welcome to stop by one of the sites pictured below for a healthy meal! . . . . #community #summermeals #summer #summer2023 #bcs
8 months ago, BCS Communications
2023 summer meals
☑️Vote for the Buncombe County Schools Foundation to win one of 12 grants being awarded by The Community Betterment Foundation in honor of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce's 125th Anniversary! Through July 31, you can support Buncombe County Schools Foundation in its mission to build a strong and dynamic foundation for Buncombe County Schools students and educators. Please vote for the Foundation once a day to win one of twelve $10,000 grants in partnership with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. There is strength in numbers; together, we are more through this powerful collaboration- “Building Community Through Business.” Vote once a day to support BCS students, educators, and faculty. Follow this link: https://woobox.com/hsn3i5 Learn more: https://www.ashevillechamber.org/.../celebrating-125-years/
8 months ago, BCS Communications
Wednesday, June 21, will be our first Summer Bookish Bears in the library. Come by and visit between 3:00-5:00 for games, puzzles, and summer reading information. Every mighty bear that visits will receive a free book to take home.
8 months ago, Johnston Elementary School
Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to all students next school year! We are pleased to inform you that Buncombe County Schools will be implementing a program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). We will also implement Universal Meals at Nesbitt Discovery Academy (NDA). What does this mean for you and your child(ren)? Great news! All enrolled students at Buncombe County Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to your household each day of the school year. Parents (except those with students at NDA), there are no action steps for you to take at this time to participate in this program. We look forward to serving your students beginning August 28, 2023. NDA parents will receive separate instructions regarding Universal Meals. If you have any questions about this letter, please contact us at Buncombe Schools Nutrition Office, 828 255-5932.
8 months ago, BCS Communications
free meals!
Dr. Bronner's Water Day is coming to Johnston! Wednesday, June 7! Students will need to have permission slips signed before participating. Pleases bring a towel and a change of clothes.
9 months ago, Johnston Elementary School
Water Day
🎉 Congratulations to our 2024 Teacher of the Year (TOY) finalists! At tonight's Board of Education meeting (3/13), we honored ALL of our school-level TOYs and did a surprise announcement of our seven district finalists. They will go on to submit a full portfolio to the TOY selection committee to be considered for the 2024 BCS Teacher of the Year. ➡️ At-Large - Nicole Washburn, Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy ➡️ Enka - Misty Brooks, Candler Elementary School ➡️ Erwin - Joshua Canaan Frisby, Johnston Elementary School ➡️ North Buncombe - Mike Rowe, North Buncombe High School ➡️ Owen - Ashley Styles, Black Mountain Primary School ➡️ Reynolds - Maura Brouwer, A.C. Reynolds High School ➡️ Roberson - Susana Rana, Glen Arden Elementary School . . . . . . #bcs #wearebcs #BCSadvantage #AshevilleNC #ashevillemoms #wnc #avl #avltoday
11 months ago, BCS Communications
2024 District TOYs
Kindergarten Registration...March 21 from 7:30-4:00.
11 months ago, Johnston Elementary School
Johnston is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair from March 27-31. Visit with your child from 3:30-5:00 on March 29 OR starting at 5:30 on March 30.
11 months ago, Johnston Elementary School
Johnston will host Kindergarten tours on Thursday, March 23 from 10:00-12:00. Please call the office for an appointment: 828-232-4291
11 months ago, Johnston Elementary School
Johnston's next PTO meeting will be Thursday, March 9, at 7:45. Please join us in person or on Google Meets: https://meet.google.com/nfo-hnga-exo?authuser=0&pli=1
12 months ago, Johnston Elementary School