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Friday, February 12, 2016:  Ashe County Schools are dismissing early--elementary @ 11:00, middle @ 11:15 and high @ 11:30.

Saturday school has been cancelled.
 
ACS ANNOUNCEMENTS
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!
Endowment Fund Grant Application for Teachers

Ashe County Board of Education Endowment Fund Grant Application

Application
Facts and Questions
2016 Evaluation Form (Word Form)

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


Click here for more information.
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

NC PreK
March 21-24
336-846-3221
Blue Ridge Elementary
March 28-30
336-384-4500
Mountain View Elementary
April 11-13
336-982-4200
Westwood Elementary
April 18-20
336-877-2921

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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