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ACS ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING



SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Friday, January 20, 2017
12:00 Noon
 
The Ashe County Board of Education will conduct a special closed meeting on Friday, January 20, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon in the annex.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss real estate [N.C. General Statute §143.318.11(a)(5)]
Bus Driver Training


There will be a bus driver training on January 30th, 31st, and February 1st at the Ashe Early Learning Center (Old West Jefferson Elementary School) located at 406 School Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694.  These sessions are from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm each day.  Call (336) 846-9103 if you have questions.  Please bring your social security card, driver's license, and a pen/pencil.
Blue Ridge Elementary Students Lead by Example

At Blue Ridge Elementary School, students participate in the Leader in Me program.  This program not only encourages students to take responsibility for themselves, but to help those in need.  Recently the BRES family reached out to support and encourage Hurricane Matthew victims at West Lumberton Elementary in Lumberton, North Carolina.  When the Blue Ridge students heard that children in the eastern part of the state had no books to read due to the flooding of their school, they held a book drive led by Media Coordinator Tonya Denny. “It’s not food, it’s not water and it’s not clothing, but books hold their own importance in the development of a child," stated Mrs. Denny. A total of 2,325 books were donated!  Ashe County High School assisted in this effort, bringing the book total to just over 2500.

As a result of damages sustained from flooding, students and staff have been unable to return to their school.  Approximately 95% of the student body sustained damage to their homes and were displaced.  Many of the students and their families spent time in shelters before moving into local hotels or with family members in other parts of the county.

Delivery of the books was coordinated by Amy Walker, Director of Technology & Media for Ashe County Schools over Thanksgiving break.  Tara Bullard, Principal at West Lumberton Elementary School, expressed her appreciation saying, “The students and staff of West Lumberton Elementary School would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the amazing donation of books that you all sent to us.  Our students are excited and anxious about being able to check out and read so many new books.”

Blue Ridge Elementary, Ashe County High and the Ashe County Central Support Services wish the students and families of West Lumberton Elementary continued recovery.


DIAL 4 Kindergarten Screenings


December Student of the Month



Colby J. is a senior, scheduled to graduate in this year.  He's a great CTE student taking classes like welding, cabinet making, drafting, and career management.  Colby's plans after high school are to continue assisting his father in the furniture making business at The Barnwood Place and work in the logging industry.  Colby feels CTE classes have been a great help to him in determining his career plans.  ​
Updated Guide to School Closings and Delays

2016-17 English Spanish

State School Report Cards

The North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction has now released the State School Report Cards for the 2015/16 school year.  Individual school snapshots will be going home with students in the coming days, as well as being placed on each school's website.  The District Snapshot is available here and you may also access the full state reports by going to http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/src/​ .

District Snapshot - English
District Snapshot - Spanish
School Jobs in NC - Powered by PeopleAdmin



NEW CLASSIFIED POSITION ADDED August 19, 2016.   Click here for more information.
NEW CERTIFIED POSITION ADDED August 19, 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 PeopleAdmin, ​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

Ashe County NC Pre-K Committee 2016/17 Meeting Schedule

  • September 22, 2016
  • November 17, 2016
  • January 19, 2017
  • March 16, 2017
  • Final meeting TBD 
The Committee is a public body subject to the Open Meeting Law that mandates each official meeting of a public body shall be open to the public and any person is entitled to attend such a meeting (G.S. Chapter 143, Article 33C) and Public Records Law that mandates public records and public information are the property of the people (G.S. Chapter 132) and must operate in accordance with their obligations under those statutes.
Attention Teachers - NCCAT Information
OTHER INFORMATION AND HONORS
Ashe County Schools - Schedules


Ashe County Schools Principals














Mrs. Callie Grubb, principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School, is the Ashe County Schools 2016-2017 Principal of the Year.

Callie Grubb, Blue Ridge Elementary
David Blackburn, Mountain View Elementary
Jennifer Robinson, Westwood Elementary
Dustin Farmer, Ashe County Middle School
Jason Krider, Ashe County High School
2016-17 ACS Teacher of the Year and Assistant of the Year



Teacher of the Year - Press Release
Teacher Assistant of the Year - Press Release



Not pictured:  Ann Combs, Assistant ACMS and Dwayne Farmer, Assistant ACHS
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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