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Monday, February 15
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Public Notice

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Website Last Updated:
February 1, 2016
1:21 PM

Wilkes County Schools would like to congratulate our new Superintendent, D. Mark Byrd!

"I want Wilkes County Schools to be a place where people want to work, where parents want their students to attend school, and a place that people associate with excellence. I look forward to working closely with each of you to make this happen."
-D. Mark Byrd

Revised Student Academic Calendar

The school cancellations due to recent inclement weather requires us to make some adjustments to our 2015-2016 school calendar. 

May 3rd will become a student day to make up for the day missed on January 21st. February 16th will become a student day to make up for the day missed on January 22nd. May 25th will become a student day to make up for the day missed on January 25th. May 26th will become the last day student day of school to make up for the day missed on January 26th. Click here or on the image to the left to view the revised version of the school calendar.

Speaker Moore Visits Mulberry Elementary School

Recently, Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) continued his statewide A-F graded school tour with a visit to Mulberry Elementary School in North Wilkesboro. Speaker Moore was joined by Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R-Burke), Chairman of the House Committee on Education Appropriations and Vice-Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Education Oversight; and Rep. Jeff Elmore (R-Wilkes, Alleghany), Chairman of the House Committee on Education K-12. Rep. Elmore teaches K-5 art education at Mulberry Elementary. Click here to view the entire press release.

Returning Student Enrollment

This year, Wilkes County Schools is pleased to offer an online process for updating our students' important information for the upcoming school year. This process will replace the blue demographic page and other forms that parents/guardians have been asked to complete for students each year. Schools will be sending home a letter and/or email about the process for updating your son or daughter's information through the online portal this year. Click here to learn more and to get started.

Kindergarten and Pre-K Fun Times and Screening Dates

Kindergarten and Pre-K Fun Times and Screening dates have been announced. Please click here to view the schedule for your school. To be eligible for Kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2016. For Pre-K, students must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2016. Remember to bring a copy of your child's certified birth certificate, shot record, and proof of residence to the screening.

Grants and Funding for Special Projects

The WCS Grants and Funding for Special Projects page is now available! Please be sure to check out this new page, which provides information about current opportunities for outside funding. Additional information, as well as links to begin the application process, will be available on this site. Visit often to stay up-to-date on all the offerings available to fund your special projects and programs.

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.

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

Schools Recognized by March of Dimes

During the January Principals' Meeting, representatives from the March of Dimes recognized Wilkes County Schools for their extraordinary fundraising efforts during the 2015 March for Babies campaign. WCS raised $19,652! East Wilkes High School, Central Wilkes Middle School, and North Wilkesboro Elementary School (Team Clara Ann) were awarded for raising the most money!


Spotlight on Education in Wilkes County Schools
Monthly Newsletter

  Click here or on the image above to view the January 2016 edition of the Spotlight on Education Newsletter.

Click here to view an archive of newsletters from the 2015-2016 school year.


Wilkes County Schools' School Performance Grades

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the School Performance Grades on September 2, 2015. The General Assembly mandated school performance letter grades (A-F) be assigned to every school in the district. These grades are based on a 15-point grading scale.  The NC School Report Card will be released on October 15, 2015.