The 2020-2021 school year is drawing to a close. It has been a long, strange year in western North Carolina. Many students in Haywood County had to navigate remote learning for significant portions of the year. Parents often felt like the primary educators for their children, while they were also figuring out how to work from home. As we begin to return to normal, parents and students are breathing a sigh of relief. 

When the final bell rings, it can be tempting to put away all books and learning for the remainder of summer, however, education never really takes a break. It is vital that parents help their kids continue learning throughout the summer. Here are a few tips to keep your child's mind engaged during the break. 

How To Research Private Schools

Monday, 05 April 2021 21:15

There are a lot of things to love about western North Carolina. The Asheville area is by far the largest metropolitan region in the mountains of North Carolina. That gives locals access to a host of conveniences and amenities while we also get to enjoy one of the most beautiful areas in the South. While Haywood County is relatively rural, we are close enough to the city to have access to all that makes the Asheville area unique. In addition to the optimal location, Haywood County has great schools, many wonderful teachers and exceptional educational opportunities. 

While we do have great public schools, many parents are searching for alternatives to traditional public education. If you are researching private schools, here are seven questions you want to ask.

After digging out from multiple rounds of winter weather, families across the area are looking forward to spring in western North Carolina. While this winter was not the worst on record, it was the coldest it has been in several years. In a year when many indoor activities have been canceled or limited, many families have felt like they were stuck inside their homes for several months. Fortunately, we have been able to safely provide in-person classes throughout the school year; however, many parents have been working remotely, so we’re not immune to cabin fever.

As the temperatures warm up, make sure your family is making the most of the mild weather. Here are eight tips for enjoying life in western North Carolina during spring. 

How To Celebrate Easter as a Family in 2021

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 13:24

This has been the snowiest winter Haywood County has seen in several years. After experiencing the first white Christmas in a decade, the cold has never really let up. While sledding and building snowmen are fun for the kids, many parents are looking forward to the warmth of spring. The valleys will soon come to life with blooming flowers and trees, and then the mountains will become lush and green again. 

Spring brings one of the most cherished Christian celebrations. As the trees and mountains come back to life each year, we are reminded of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who was dead and buried for three days before He rose to life again. By His resurrection, He conquered death for all who believe in Him. 

While families look forward to celebrating Easter together with their churches, it is likely to look a little different this year than most. Many churches have pandemic protocols in place, and large gatherings are discouraged. We want to help you make the most of the holiday while emphasizing Jesus.

Here are seven ideas for celebrating Easter with your family.