Wilkes County Schools - Empowering youth to lead and succeed in the global community.
Dr. Marty Hemric

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Public Notice

Non-Discrimination Statement

Website Last Updated:
February 27, 2015
1:00:54 AM

Retirement Planning Workshop

The Wilkes County Schools Human Resources Department will be sponsoring a retirement workshop for all WCS employees. The workshop is intended for those considering retirement prior to the start of the 2015-16 school year, considering future retirement, or would just like to learn more about the NC Teacher/State Employee Retirement System (TSERS).

If interested, please join us on Thursday, March 19th at 4 p.m. in the Stone Center for Performing Arts, located at 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro.

Wilkes County Schools' School Performance Grades

  North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the school report cards for the 2013-2014 school year on February 5, 2015.  The General Assembly mandated school performance letter grades (A-F) were included in the school report card release and are based on a 15-point grading scale. The school performance grades reflect 80% achievement and 20% growth from the indicators for each grade span.  Elementary and middle school performance grades are based on Reading EOG, Math EOG, Science EOG (5th and 8th grade) and Math 1 EOC (8th grade).  High school performance grades are based on Math 1 EOC, Biology EOC, English II EOC, ACT, Graduation Rate, Passing Math III, and ACT WorkKeys. 
The NC School Report Card also includes information regarding school and class size, student achievement, teacher quality, school safety, and technology.  Each family will receive a School Report Card Snapshot for the school their child attends during the week of February 9-13.  The report card can also be accessed online at www.ncpublicschools.org/src.

For additional information, click here to read Dr. Hemric's press release for Understanding North Carolina's School Report Card.

Applications Requested for C.B. Eller Teacher Awards

Applications are currently being accepted for the C.B. Eller Teachers Awards for full or part-time educators in Wilkes County. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 13th at 5pm. Click here or on the image to the left for more information.

Kindergarten Fun Times and Screening

Click here to view information for upcoming Fun Times and Screenings for all prospective Kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year. To be eligible, children must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2015.

High School Registration

High school students will begin registering for classes early March. Click on the files below to view the high school registration guide and checklist.


FAFSA Day is coming up on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Click here to view the flyer and learn how you can get free help from financial specialists and college aid professionals to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional information can be found at CFNC.org/FAFSAday.

WCS STEM Investigations

Wilkes County Schools received a grant from the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation for the implementation of STEM Investigations in the four middle schools. STEM Investigations is a project based curriculum designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity of students. The program is a three tiered framework which encompasses integration of STEM concepts, use of individual and collaborative classroom technology, and project-based learning that promotes critical thinking skills. To learn more, please view the STEM Investigations video by clicking on the image below.

STEM Investigations Video

District Spelling Bee

Wilkes County Schools was all "a-buzz" last week with our District Spelling Bee. Mackenzie Starr, 7th grader at West Wilkes Middle School, won the spelling bee for the THIRD year in a row with the winning word "tomatillo". Congratulations, Mackenzie!

Runner-up in the spelling bee was Sylvia Prevette, 6th grader from East Wilkes Middle School.

We are so proud of all the school winners and the time and effort they put into preparing for the spelling bee. Mackenzie will represent our district at the Regional Spelling Bee held on March 15 in Winston Salem. We wish her the best of luck!

Wilkes County Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

The Wilkes County Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for its 2015 class. The deadline is March 1, 2015.

Click here to submit the online application. A printable version of the application form can be downloaded by clicking here.

For more information, visit the Wilkes County Hall of Fame page or contact Dennis Huggins.

North Carolina Driver Education Program

Changes are coming to the Driver Education Program in North Carolina that will affect all families. Click here to learn more about these changes and how you can help! Download a copy of the Driver Education Matters brochure to review facts and key points to bring to the attention of our state legislators!

Spotlight on Education in Wilkes County Schools
Monthly Newsletter

  Click here or on the image above to view the January 2015 edition of the Spotlight on Education Newsletter.

Click here to view an archive of newsletters from the 2014-2015 school year.

K-2 Standards-Based Grading

Wilkes County Schools will be utilizing standards-based grading in grades K-2 for the 2014-2015 school year. On November 5th, students will bring home their K-2 Standards-Based Progress Report for the first grading period. This progress report will indicate your child's progress toward achieving specific end-of-year grade level standards as identified by the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. For additional information on standards-based grading, please click here.