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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - Ashe County Schools will be closed for students. It will be a no day for teachers.
North Carolina School Bus Driver Appreciation Week - February 8-12, 2016
School Jobs in NC - Powered by TeacherMatch

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​

We invite you to complete a new application today. 
A new certified position was added February 2, 2016.

If you are a non-licensed teacher applying for the Health Occupations general teaching job at Ashe County High school and experience difficulties with the new application system, we have contacted TeacherMatch and they are ready to help.  Please call this number and express your need for support for this open job.  The number is 855-980-0511.
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

Ashe County High School CTE Student of the Month


I have had the distinct pleasure of having Jacob C. as a student in my Construction 1, 2, 3 classes and on my list of outstanding students at Ashe County High School.  Jacob has been more than the ideal student.  In order to achieve the highest grades and my deepest respect, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership and maintained a clear sense of purpose. He currently is taking honors level 3 Carpentry.
Since his classmates, my fellow teachers, and I will always hold him in the highest esteem, I sincerely have recommended Jacob C. for January Student of the Month.

Walter Pugh
Construction Teacher, ACHS
"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

DIAL 4 Kindergarten Screening Schedule

March 21-24
Blue Ridge Elementary
March 28-30
Mountain View Elementary
April 11-13
Westwood Elementary
April 18-20

Endowment Fund Grant Application for Teachers

Ashe County Board of Education Endowment Fund Grant Application

Fact and Questions

Applications must be submitted to Marcia Elledge at the Central Office no later than February 17, 2016.

Click here for more information.
December Ashe County High School Agriculture Education Student of the Month

The December Ashe County High School Agriculture Education Student of the Month is Kiana O.  Kiana is a junior in the Animal Science 1 class, where she maintains one of the highest averages in the class.  In addition to high grades, Kiana is also a tireless worker, both in and out of school, is a leader among her peers, always setting a good example for others to follow, and is always willing to help fellow classmates out when they are struggling with a topic from class or an issue in their lives.  Kiana has a true passion for agriculture, especially animal husbandry, and health care.  She is an active member of the Ashe County High School FFA chapter, having attended the National FFA Convention trip with the chapter in October and plans on competing on a couple of competition teams in the spring.  Kiana is also a member of the HOSA chapter at ACHS.  Her future plans include going to college and becoming either a Veterinarian or Pediatrician.  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.

Daniel Calhoun - Ashe County High School Agriculture Education Teacher/FFA Advisor
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.

Health Science Student of the Month for December

he Memorial Hospital is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Health Science Student of the Month Program, states Laura Lambeth, Ashe Memorial Hospital CEO.  “We are pleased to honor Diana P. as the Health Science Student of the Month for November and wish her well in her pursuit of a nursing degree, and then to continue with an advanced degree as a Nurse Practitioner.  I hope to recruit her to Ashe Memorial Hospital when she obtains her degree.”
Diana P. is a senior at Ashe County High School and the Health Science Student of the Month for December.  She is a new student at ACHS but has shown excellence in Honors Health Science 1.  She takes initiative in the classroom, is enthusiastic, dependable and honest.  During class, she is respectful and participates in discussion.  In addition, she is a team player which is a valuable asset in Health Care.  Diana is also an active member in the Health Occupations Students of America chapter at ACHS.
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.
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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