Students in Avery Creek Elementary's Katie Wilson’s English as a Second Language classroom are sharing their unique assets as multilingual learners with the school through a hands-on lesson. Each student traced their hand on colored paper, writing details about themself along the fingers such as their first language, where their family is from, and other pieces of their personal history. “I want to highlight to the students that being multilingual is an asset,” said Ms. Wilson. “It makes you a global citizen, it gives you the ability to relate to all kinds of people – there’s just so many benefits to having more than one language.” The lesson, she said, teaches not only fine motor skills such as tracing and cutting paper, but it also touches on the four aspects of language learning – reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students had to listen to instructions, read various written topics to write about on the hands, and then share what they wrote to the class before the hands were displayed. The colorful hands were laminated and placed on a bulletin board inside the school to share the rainbow of cultures and languages the students are a part of. “I want them to be up as a badge of honor,” said Ms. Wilson.
about 17 hours ago, BCS Communications
Student shows other student hand cut out
Bulletin of cut-out hands with international flags and "being multilingual is my superpower" is written above
Students showing off their construction paper hands
Student cutting out tracing of hand
*Save the Dates* September 22 - Open House 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. September 28 - Fall Pictures September 29 - Early Dismissal ~More information will be sent home~
20 days ago, Carrie Lynch, Principal
save the date post it note
Join us at The Sweet Escape this Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and help raise money for the PTO!
22 days ago, Carrie Lynch, Principal
ice cream and toppings
Bricks-4-Kidz Asheville is hosting AFTER SCHOOL classes right here on campus at Avery's Creek Elementary school. Students will have the opportunity to create motorized LEGO builds and learn engineering skills. Classes will be hosted on the following 12 Tuesdays: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13.
24 days ago, Carrie Lynch, Principal
Kids and legos
Good Evening Avery’s Creek Families. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are currently short two bus drivers. We are working to secure sub drivers, however, Bus 513 or the Red Route, will not run Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. This includes Sleepy Gap, Ball Gap Road, Ashley Woods, Rivercrest, Roberts Lake Apartments, Aventine Apartments and Ledbetter Road. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or the front office if you have any questions. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through these first few days.
about 1 month ago, Carrie Lynch, Principal
ACES Families! Mark Your Calendar! Meet the Teacher will be held Friday, August 26 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Teacher assignments will be posted when you arrive on campus. ~Kindergarten families will receive a phone call from their child’s teacher by Tuesday afternoon.~ We look forward to seeing you soon!
about 1 month ago, Carrie Lynch, Principal
Free/Reduced Meal Applications for the new school year are available now! You may apply online >>> This important program ensures all of our students have access to healthy lunches during the school day without accruing large cafeteria balances. This program is confidential and registration is easy! This year, children who qualify for this program will not be responsible for any of the cost of the lunch. This year, universal free lunch is no longer available at the majority of our schools as we continue with COVID recovery. Paper applications will be given out on the first day of school. Please take a few minutes to fill out a free and reduced meal application today, even if you aren’t sure if you will qualify. If you have questions or need assistance please call 828-255-5927. Please note that all schools will still serve breakfast to students at no cost next year!
about 2 months ago, BCS Communications
Free and Reduced Meals!
Attention, Parents: If you have already moved or have plans to move this summer and will switch schools, please plan on enrolling your child in their new school as soon as possible! This includes those remaining in Buncombe County Schools and those leaving the area. Our schools have begun sending out important information for the new school year, and if you aren’t enrolled in the correct school, you’ll miss these messages. Not sure which is or will be your community school? Click to connect with your new Buncombe County School. We look forward to welcoming your child to school!
about 2 months ago, BCS Communications
Attention Parents
Scheduling routine health check-ups and routine immunizations took a backseat during the pandemic. Now is the time to get back on track with routine care which includes being up-to-date on the vaccines. North Carolina's student immunization schedule includes vaccines such as polio and measles, mumps, rubella (MMR). Kindergarten, seventh, and twelfth graders require certain vaccines that can be found here>>> Make an appointment with your health care provider to get back on track today. Don’t have a health care provider? Buncombe County Health and Human Services can help. Visit for more information on their walk-in hours and appointment scheduling.
2 months ago, BCS Communications
Immunization Promo
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸 #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
3 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools!
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸 . #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
3 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
We’re excited to announce details about our Summer Meals program that began this week. Linked on our district homepage under Announcements and linked below is a full list of summer meal locations. These meals are at no cost to any child in Buncombe County under the age of 18. Families will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for their children at these locations. Beginning July 1, kids will be asked to enjoy their breakfast and lunch at the summer meal site. These documents linked below will be updated if any changes occur.
3 months ago, BCS Communications
Girl eating food
#BCS students finished their year with exciting #FieldDay experiences! Check out these fun photos from around the district.
4 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
student in dumps water onto other student on field outside while another watches
students playing tug o war outside falling down as other team pulls
student running on baseball field sand with an orange pool noodle
4 students eating popsicles in the shade smiling for the camera
North Windy Ridge Intermediate (NWRI) students took a trip to Biltmore Estate to enjoy the scenery and learn about local history. The students had a busy day touring the large facilities, the farm and the home, and learning about horticulture, architecture, and local history. They got to learn about horse drawn carriages, metalworking, looms and weaving, and see the estate and a variety of farm animals. “It’s history in our backyard,” said NWRI Principal Brent Wise. “Every student should see it at some point in their lives. It’s all about making connections with our local history.” The school’s first trip to Biltmore, the NWRI PTO raised the funds for this trip that the students won’t soon forget.
4 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
students in a line for picture with biltmore estate in the background