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Where in the World is Rosman, North Carolina?

Where in the World is Rosman, North Carolina?

Above photo: Map keys began to make sense once students could stand in the middle of the Carpathian Mountains and look northeast toward the Ukraine. This grant was awarded to Rosman Middle/High School media coordinator Sarah Justice for her grant “Where in the World...

Taste of Transylvania 2017 Exceeds Expectations

Taste of Transylvania 2017 Exceeds Expectations

This event is made possible through the support of the fabulous restaurants in Transylvania County.First Citizens Bank in cooperation with the Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation (TCSEF) presented the 6th annual Taste of Transylvania on May 2 at the...

Taste Committee Hard at Work

Taste Committee Hard at Work

On May 2, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF), in partnership with First Citizens Bank will host the 2017 Taste of Transylvania. As the main fundraising event for TCSEF, which is a nonprofit that exists to promote, develop, and encourage...

TCSEF Sticker Contest, Winner Announced

TCSEF Sticker Contest, Winner Announced

Congratulations Sophia M. at Brevard Elementary School.  Ms. Frady, BES Art Teacher worked with her classes to create designs that reflect why “Learning is Fun” and 3rd grade student, Sophia’s design was selected as the winner. We worked with the TCArts staff to...

It’s a Battery-Powered Buggy Challenge!

It’s a Battery-Powered Buggy Challenge!

If you’re familiar with the scent of solder, you’ll know what I encountered when I walked into Matt Tuckey’s Brevard High School Physical Science classroom. School hadn’t even started, but students were huddled together in pairs putting the finishing touches on their...

It’s a Robot Invasion!

It’s a Robot Invasion!

Transylvania County Schools is being invaded by robots–robotics, that is.  Across the county, middle schoolers are learning to build, problem-solve, explore, and collaborate as they compete in robotics competitions both formal and informal. You’ve probably read about...

3 Grants = 1 6-Week Unit Reaching 240 Students

3 Grants = 1 6-Week Unit Reaching 240 Students

What happens when you merge three grants–a Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation(TCSEF) grant, a Haywood Electric Bright Ideas grant, and a building-level grant?  You get an entire project-based unit that focuses on communication, critical thinking,...

Planting a Seed Is Just the Beginning

Planting a Seed Is Just the Beginning

This grant was awarded to Pisgah Forest Elementary 5th grade Math and Science teacher Joshua Thaxton for 3 hydroponic vertical gardens. The $2380 TCSEF grant enabled Thaxton to introduce PFE 4th and 5th graders to a STEM-based agricultural project that supports many...