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ACS ANNOUNCEMENTS
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
Public Hearing

The Ashe County Board of Education will hold a public hearing prior to its regular meeting on Monday, May 2, 2016, to discuss the construction schematics and location of a new middle school for grades 6-8.  The hearing will begin at 7:00 pm and will be held in the auditorium at Ashe County High School.


 
May Board Meeting



The May regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:00 pm.  Due to the public hearing, the meeting will be held in the auditorium at  Ashe County High School.
School Jobs in NC - Powered by TeacherMatch



NEW CLASSIFIED POSITION ADDED April 16, 2016.   Click here for more information.
NEW CERTIFIED POSITION ADDED April 28, 2016.  Click here for more information.


Ashe County Public Schools has launched a new employment application system.  The new "North Carolina School Jobs" online application system, powered by TeacherMatch, ​provides an innovative way to streamline the hiring process.  Applicants will experience an enhanced, user friendly system when applying for positions. To apply for career opportunities, open the link below.

North Carolina School Jobs​


Click Here - Guide for Applying to Positions in NC School Jobs

The Human Resources Department will be available on Thursday afternoons from 2pm -4pm to assist applicants who want to apply for a position with Ashe County Schools but do not have internet access. Please call the HR Department at 336.246.7175 to schedule an appointment.
 
An email address is necessary, if you do not have one HR Dept. will assist you in setting up an account.

Other documents or information you will want to bring with you:
  • Copy of educational documents, ie high school diploma, or high school transcripts, or college transcripts, etc.  (Unofficial are acceptable)
  • List of references with phone numbers and email addresses, if applicable.
  • List of work experience with company name and dates of employment

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.
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.
April Board Meeting


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.


 
CTE March Student of the Month


 
Christian W. has been chosen as student of the month for March by Mrs. Jennifer Phipps.  Christian is currently enrolled in Microsoft IT Academy and has taken numerous Business and Information Education classes at A.C.H.S.  Christian always works hard to complete his work and to help his classmates if needed.  He holds the record for the highest grade received on the Microsoft PowerPoint Exam 985 of a possible 1000 points at Ashe County High School.    Christian is a member of the National Technical Honor Society at Ashe County High School as well as other clubs.  Christian is a great student and plans to attend A.S.U. to major in Computer Science. ​​Thank you to DeWalt and Rick Woodie at Parker Tie
for sponsoring the student of the month for Ashe County High School CTE.
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!
Board Awards and Recognitions



  • Recognition of the 2015/16 NC Teacher of the Year—Keana Triplett
  • Recognition of Ashe County’s 2015/16 Teacher of the Year and nominees—Kelly Lambert, Phyllis Ashley, Jennifer Williams, Dawn Powers and Monica Parsons
  • Recognition of Ashe County’s 2015/16 Teacher Assistant of the Year and nominees—Linda Sloan, Amanda Royal, Judy Roark and Shalane Dillard
  • Recognition of Ashe County’s 2015/16 Teacher of Excellence for Exceptional Children—Jennifer Treva
  • Recognition of the 2015/16 NC Outstanding Math Teacher—Tina Key
  • Recognition of the 2015/16 Principal of the Year—David Blackburn
  • Recognition of Excellence Award from the National Government Finance Officers Association to the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Department for the 2014 fiscal year

Ashe County Spelling Bee

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

"Federal Flexibility Will Bring Changes to NC Public Education"
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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