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

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Website Last Updated:
July 21, 2015
10:37 AM

Wilkes County Schools Congratulates
our Principal and Teacher of the Year!

Lisa W. Joines
2015-2016 WCS Principal of the Year
North Wilkes High School

Dr. Deanna Berrier
2015-2016 WCS Teacher of the Year
Traphill Elementary School

Summer Professional Development Offerings

Wilkes County Schools will be offering a variety of professional development beginning in June and running through August 13. Click here to view the menu of offerings. Please check back often to see updates and newly added sessions. Wilkes County Schools' employees should register for all sessions in CATS. If you are a new hire to Wilkes and do not have access to CATS, please contact Anna Lankford for registration information.

North Carolina Crossing Signal

Effective January 1, 2016 North Carolina school districts will be using a standard crossing signal to help protect students when they need to cross the street to board the bus or after exiting the bus. The school bus driver will first hold palm out indicating that students should WAIT before stepping into the roadway. After the driver has checked for safety, he or she will then give students a “thumbs up” indicating that the students should then check for traffic and then cross the street. The driver will indicate the direction to walk by pointing with his or her index finger.

Wilkes County Schools Student Wellness Policy Information Available

On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, the School Health Advisory Council held their fourth quarter meeting for the 2014-2015 school year. One agenda item included the annual review and assessment of the Wilkes County Schools Policy 6140, Student Wellness. Wilkes County Schools would like to make this policy available for review by all community stakeholders.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

The WCS Scholarship & Financial Aid Information page for high school seniors (and their parents) is now available. Please be sure to take a look at this new page, which provides downloadable scholarship applications and links to other helpful websites as you try to find money for post-secondary study.


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) be included in the school report card release. These grades are based on a 15-point grading scale.


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

Check out our Mobile App!

The Wilkes County Schools' mobile app is available as a free download from iTunes or Google Play. Check it out on your iOS or Android devices!

Spotlight on Education in Wilkes County Schools
Monthly Newsletter

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

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

Wilkes Early College High School Recognized in Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx recently recognized Wilkes Early College High School for their innovative approach to learning. Click here or on the image above to view her remarks.

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!

Dr. Marty Hemric