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ACS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Attention Teachers - Price-Deverick Scholarship

If you are interested in applying for the Price-Deverick scholarship, please click on the links below.  This is a scholarship specifically for Ashe County Schools teachers.  Scholarship funds may be used for professional development for continuing education, curriculum enrichment or educational travel which will enhance the learning opportunities of students.

Information
Application
 
Applications must be received by April 26, 2017 by 5:00 pm

CTE Student of the Month



Senior, Chasen S. has been selected by Mr. Walter Pugh as CTE Student of the month for March 2017.  Chasen is currently in Carpentry 1.  Chasen is an excellent student that works hard.  He plans to pursue a degree in HVAC.  Chasen has taken numerous courses in CTE.  Chasen is willing to help other students that are struggling in the classroom/shop and has an ability to take responsibility for his work.  Chasen is very deserving of this award.  Thank you Rick Woodie and Parker Tie and DeWalt for this wonderful opportunity for our students at Ashe County High School. 
New Certified Nursing Assistants



Passed the State Nurse Aide Test:  Cassandra C., Jennifer S., Alexis B., Shanna H.
DIAL 4 Kindergarten Screenings 2017-18

Attention Mountain View Parents:  There has been a change in the dates due to the possibly of snow.



Click here for more information.

Classified Employee of the Year

Ashe County Schools Announces a New Classified Employee of the Year Recognition Program

Ashe County Schools is excited to introduce The Classified Employee of the Year Recognition program.  This is a new way to include all classified employees which would encompass bus driver/monitor, bus garage, cafeteria staff, custodian/maintenance, office support and teacher assistants at all sites. 

The overall purpose of this recognition is to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of our county’s classified school employees.  Classified employees are vital staff members who play key roles in creating a school environment that promotes student achievement, safety, and health.
The goals are to:
  • Identify and honor exemplary classified school employees though out the system
  • Select one Classified School Employee of the Year to recognize
Ashe County Schools is pleased to invite each employee, neighborhood partner and parent/guardian to participate in the nomination of these employees. 

Click here for more information.
Click here to vote.
2017 Ashe County Spelling Bee Champion



Jacob P., 7th grade, ACMS
Health Science Student of the Month



Ashe Memorial Hospital is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016/17 Health Science Student of the Month Program, states Laura Lambeth, Ashe Memorial Hospital CEO.  “We are pleased to honor Alyssa B. the Health Science Student of the Month for February and wish her well in her pursuit of a doctorate degree.  I hope to recruit her to Ashe Memorial Hospital when she obtains her degree.”
 
Alyssa is senior at Ashe County High School and the Health Science Student of the Month for February.  Alyssa 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.  Alyssa hopes to attend either Campbell University or UNC next fall. She plans on becoming a surgeon.  
News Release

The Mountain Purchasing Cooperative hereby also known as Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, and Watauga County Schools, including The Crossnore School and Children’s Home Child Nutrition Programs are now accepting proposals for the 2017-2018 school year on the following products:  Dairy products. Sealed bids will be opened on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in the Avery County Schools Central Services office, located at 775 Cranberry Street, Newland, NC  28657.  Interested parties should contact Tammy Woodie, Child Nutrition Director, Avery County Schools at 828-733-6006 for an IFB Packet and further information.  The Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga County Schools, and The Crossnore School and Children’s Home, Child Nutrition Programs are an equal opportunity provider.   
 
Contact:
 
Tammy Woodie
775 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC  28657
828-733-6006
tammywoodie@averyschools.net
Board Recognitions


  • Recognition of Ashe County’s 2016/17 Oddie Cox Teacher of the Year Award and nominees—Dr. Jodi Grubb, Alex Rollins, Katina Wilcox, Lori Hensley and Jane Riffle
  • Recognition of Ashe County’s 2016/17 Teacher Assistant of the Year and nominees—Kathy Shepherd, Dwayne Farmer, Ann Combs, Becky Rose and Natasha Goodman
  • Recognition of Ashe County’s 2016/17 Teacher of Excellence for Exceptional Children—Alecia Giles
  • Recognition of the 2016/17 Principal of the Year—Callie Grubb
  • Recognition of Excellence Award from the National Government Finance Officers Association to the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Department for the 2015 fiscal year
  • Recognition of ACHS Students and Sponsor for winning the North Carolina Verizon App Challenge for Grades 9-12—Monica U., Madelyn G., Juan J., Jacob K. and Lucas P.; Carmen Wilson, teacher sponsor
  • Recognition of Ashe Early Learning for receiving the Pizza Hut monetary award through First Book—presented by Cynthia Poe, Pizza Hut Manager, Jefferson

School Jobs in NC - Powered by PeopleAdmin



NEW CLASSIFIED POSITIONS ADDED FEBRUARY 9, 2017.   Click here for more information.

New Contract Position-Abstinence and Youth Development Coordinator
Added February 17, 2017

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

Agriculture Student of the Month



The Ashe County High School Agriculture Student of the Month for January is Tyler B.  Tyler is currently taking Animal Science 2 class.  In this course, just as in the other Agriculture classes that Tyler has taken, he consistently demonstrates a strong work ethic and respect to those around him, setting a positive example for all to follow.  Tyler has a passion for animal agriculture, he works with his family on their cattle farm.  Tyler is also an active member of the ACHS FFA.  His future plans include attending a 4 year University and getting a degree in an agriculturally related field, as well as continuing the family farm.
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.
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
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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