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Peaceful Conflict Resolution Workshop

Kayla C. Leed | Brevard, NC Recently, parents of students at Mountain Sun Community School participated in a peaceful conflict resolution workshop. Parents acted out scenarios and were given guidance from three MSCS teachers on how to…
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Mountain Sun Students Work with Birds at Southern Appalachian Raptor

By Kayla C. Leed | Brevard, NC Mountain Sun students trekked to the the Big Bald Banding Station to aid the Southern Appalachian Raptor Research Center (SARR) in their conservation practices. On September 14th and 15th, the Monarch (4th-5th…
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Mountain Sun Community School’s Pack of Coyotes Embark on First Backpacking Journey

By Kayla C. Leed | Brevard, NC At Mountain Sun Community School, learning about the history of Transylvania County and its natural resources is not confined to the classroom and textbooks. The Middle School students, also known as the…
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6th and 7th Grade Backpacking Trip on The Foothills Trail

By Kim Skeen | Brevard, NC I often reflect on how grateful I am to have a job where I get to spend time with kids backpacking in these beautiful mountains that surround us. I love seeing their faces light up when they finally see the wildflower…
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Monarchs Journey to Cataloochee

By Becky Langerman | Brevard, NC The week before Spring Break, the Monarch Class went camping in Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Remote and picturesque, Cataloochee has an abundance of biodiverse flora and…
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Mountain Sun Students Explore the Universe at Asheville Museum of Science

By Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC This year, the formation of the universe has been the overarching theme in the Elementary school science classes at Mountain Sun Community School. On March 2nd, the Monarch (Upper Elementary) class went to Asheville…

Mountain Sun Community School’s Chili Cook Off Benefits The Sharing House

By Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC Each year Mountain Sun Community School hosts a Chili Cook Off and dance party, but this year on Saturday, February 25th the cook off took a new spin when parent and Mountain Sun Board Chair Dilshad Posnock heard…
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Mountain Sun Students Learn Life Skills with Eight Owls Farmstead

By Nick Pearl | Brevard, NC Digging with pick axes and shovels isn't a common curriculum feature, but for the sixth and seventh grade students of Mountain Sun Community School, it is. Every Friday afternoon, Mountain Sun students get this…

Mountain Sun Teaches Art Of Peaceful Resolutions

by Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC "I feel sad when you told me that I couldn't play with you because I wanted to play with the blocks too," said a Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) Owl student. "I hear that you feel sad because I did…

Teachers Attend Mindfulness Conference

by Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC Recently, Mountain Sun Community School (MSCS) teachers attended a conference entitled “More Than Mindfulness: Exploring Education as a Sacred Art,” at Rainbow Community School, a pre-K through eighth-grade…