Rainbow’s Going to State Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Odyssey of the Mind Imagine, if you will, a creative competition that allows students to express themselves artistically, physically, emotionally, spiritually - basically, this expression is in alignment with Rainbow's Seven domains of child development. Now imagine the pressure of performing ...  Read more

Celebrations, Plays, and Events Galore!

RCS Students Engaged in So Many Activities! If you were on campus this past Wednesday, then  you'd know that we were bustling with so many events centered around experiential education and holistic learning. First Grade Then first grade was hosting the Cold Mountain Cloggers. They have been ...  Read more

Rainbow Receives NC Green School of Excellence Award

Yesterday, the NC Green Schools team from the non-profit organization Reading, Riding, Retrofit came to Rainbow to give us a plaque with our award. We are now an NC Green School of Excellence. The Reading, Riding, Retrofit: The NC Green Schools Programs organization strives to recognize and ...  Read more

Students Starting Businesses

Interested in tie-dyed hats? How about some goat milk soap? Those are just two of the many entrepreneurial ideas happening in the 6th grade Alpha classroom. In fact, they're starting their own businesses! Starting the Entrepreneurial Project The sixth grade began reading articles about other ...  Read more

A Whole Lot of Art Going Round

Pop Ferguson has been playing the blues since he was a kid and this week he is sharing his passion with Rainbow fifth and sixth graders. LEAF in Schools and Streets partners with LEAF performers to bring some of their talents to schools all over the Asheville area. Children working directly with ...  Read more

Medieval Studies Unit

The fifth and sixth grade class went medieval. After studying the history and culture of medieval Europe, the students turned their classroom into a medieval castle. Each student had a role to fill and tell about. There was the royal family, the knights, artisans,  a sheriff, an inventor, a miller, ...  Read more

As Lewis and Clark Did

As part of their Lewis and Clark thematic unit, fifth and sixth-grade students at Rainbow Mountain recently enjoyed a three-day camping trip at Pilot Mountain State Park, near Greensboro. After pitching tents, their days were packed with exploratory hikes, journaling and whittling ...  Read more