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ACS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ashe County Schools Holds 14th Annual Golf Tournament



Ashe County Board of Education 14th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament was held July 15, 2015. A field of 25 teams participated in a captain’s choice round of golf at the beautiful Mountain Aire Golf Course. The Ashe County Schools Endowment Board and the Ashe County Board of Education extends a sincere thank you to all participants and sponsors. Because of the community’s generosity the proceeds from this year’s event will total over $13,000. This money is used to provide grants to Ashe County Schools educators for innovative learning options in the classroom. A special thank you to Ashe County Schools Administration and Central Office Staff.

Click here for more information.
ACS Announces Three New Administrative Changes

In addition to administrative changes presented earlier, Superintendent Dr. Todd Holden is pleased to announce three new administrators.  
 
Sandra Peterson will join the Ashe County Schools Central Office as the Director of K-12 Curriculum/Federal Programs.  She comes to the Central Office from her position as Assistant Principal at Mountain View Elementary School.
Lindsey Williams has been selected as the new Assistant Principal at Mountain View Elementary School. Williams is a former math teacher and coach at Ashe County High School.
Gordon Prince, former science and social studies teacher at Ashe County Middle School, will join the administrative team at Ashe County High School as an assistant principal.

“We look forward to a great year.  I believe we have strong school and central office administrators who put the best interest of our students first,” said Holden.
August Board Meeting


 
The August regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 7:00 pm at the Central Office Annex.
School Jobs in NC



Click here to apply for school jobs in Ashe County and North Carolina.


New job opportunities have been posted.  Click on Employment on the side menu and then click Classified and Certified Positions.  (Updated July 20, 2015)
Open House Schedules




ACMS Open House Schedule:  Click here for detail information.

Students will be notified, by phone, of their team placement the week of August 3rd.

Open House for Elementary Schools are all on August 13:
  • Blue Ridge 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Mountain View 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Westwood 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Summer Hours

County Office Hours for the Public
  • 8:00-5:00 Monday thru Thursday
  • 8:00-12:00 on Fridays except for Friday, July 3—(July 4 holiday)

Training on New Technology



Workshop on a new product called Canvas (Learner Management System).
ACMS Swimming Pool Summer 2015
GEAR UP Summer Explore


 
 Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Graders
Join us for GEAR UP Summer Explore
Field trips/tours
June-July
Explore nature, wildlife, gem mining, animals, science and more!
 
Summer Volleyball Camps



Click here for the registration form for Queen of the Court Volleyball Camp.



Click here for the registration form for Players Edge Volleyball Camp.  This camp is for rising 7th-12th grade girls that would like to try out for the middle or high school teams this fall and ideally have played volleyball.  The camp is run by Coach Hamric from Catawba College and is geared toward players that already know the basics of volleyball, are athletic, and competitive.  It will be fasted paced and the girls will learn a lot.
Summer Reading




High School students who have signed up for an Honors English class for the 2015-2016 school year must complete a summer reading assignment. Please visit the summer reading website for more information on book titles, requirements, teacher contact info, etc. 
 
OTHER INFORMATION AND HONORS
Ashe County Driver Education Schedule



NORTH CAROLINA DRIVING SCHOOL INC.
Click here for Driver Education information and schedule.
Ashe County Schools Names Mrs. Kelly Lambert Teacher of the Year 2015-2016



Click here to read the press release.



Other nominated teachers.  (Phyllis Ashley - ACHS, not pictured)
Ashe County Schools Names Mrs. Linda Sloan Teacher Assistant of the Year 2015-2016



Click here to read the press release.



Other nominated teacher assistants.
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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