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Third Grade – Legend of Chocolate and the French Broad Chocolate Lounge

The Legend of Chocolate The third grade class just completed a unit on the Legend of Chocolate in Spanish. Their Spanish teacher, Cynthia, worked with West, their third grade teacher, to create a unit that would complement what the students were learning in their main classroom. Students studied about how […]

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Final Hoedown Results and Children First

Partnership with Children First Rainbow, as you may know, has a partnership with Children First. Quite a few of the service learning projects on campus, as well as the Fall Harvest Hoedown directly benefit Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County. We wanted to share the final results of the […]

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Puppeteer Hobey Ford Presents Animalia

Hobey Ford at Rainbow Community School Fantastical characters and sound effects. Incredible stories, puppets and sound effects. All this and more if you come see Hobey Ford! It’s Saturday, February 28 at 3:30 pm. We’ll start with a sing-a-long with Sue Ford. Doors open at 3. There will be kids’ […]

Poetry Slam to benefit MANNA food bank

Poetry Slam at RCS – Soulspeak

Poetry SLAM! We have another wonderful event on the horizon: a Soulspeak Poetry Slam! This is a benefit for Manna Food Bank. It’s Saturday, December 13th at 7pm at the RCS Auditorium. You can hear Asheville’s best and brightest recite and share their poems. A Benefit for Manna… Many youth […]

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Omega Lock In – Astronomy and Myth

The Astronomy Unit On Thursday, October 20th, the Omega class had a Lock-In at Rainbow – but this event might be better-called a Lock-Out because the event was in honor of their current unit. One Omega teacher, Jason, helped students discover constellations, planets, and other mysteries in the sky. Students […]

Third grade at the pantry. Photo courtesy of Jodi Ford at Children First.

Thanksgiving Food Drive – Grateful for our RCS Donations!

The Third Grade Huskies held a Thanksgiving Food Drive for Children First, a local organization that is dedicated with empowering and advocating for children and adults who face poverty. RCS has teamed up with Children First on projects throughout the year and the third grade has done the food drive […]

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