Empowering Youth as Leaders in the Global Community                              Wilkes County Graduation Rate is 90.1%!
Dr. Marty Hemric

Wednesday, November 26
Annual Leave Day - No School

Thursday, November 27
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Today, 11/26/2014
High: 45 Low: 32
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/27/2014
High: 47 Low: 26
Chance snow showers
27% chance of precipitation.

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Website Last Updated:
November 21, 2014
9:42:43 AM
20th Annual Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive

From October 27th through December 31st, Lowes Foods/Just $ave stores will team up with Wilkes County Schools to collect food for those in need. Non-perishable food items in cans, boxes, or plastic may be donated at schools through December 19th and at Lowes Foods/Just $ave stores through December 31st. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Click here to learn more.

Grants Available through Wilkes County T3LC and the Youth Philanthropy Board

The Wilkes County T3LC / Youth Philanthropy Board is looking to award $7500 in grant monies for youth-led projects. Applications are due January 16, 2015. Click on the links to download the applications and guidelines (PDF version and Word version).

Inclement Weather Procedures and Reminders

As we head into the winter months, it is important to be reminded of the procedures Wilkes County Schools follow during inclement weather. Please click here to review these procedures and reminders. To view the Limited Bus Routes, please click on your school district:  Central, East, North, or West.

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

West Wilkes High School Electric Vehicle Team Reaches New Milestone

The WWHS EV Team, led by coach Chris Tolbert and team captain Caleb Vickers, reached a milestone on November 17, 2014 by traveling to Boone. This successful 62 mile round trip was a culmination of hours of work on the EV car since beginning the team in 2007. To read the article from the Wilkes Journal Patriot that highlights the team and their extraordinary work click here.

To learn more about the WWHS EV Team, visit http://wwhsev.weebly.com/.

(Note: The slideshow above requires Flash to view. If you are unable to see the images, please click the "Read More" link below.)


Three Wilkes Educators Named to the Governors Teacher Network

 Rebecca Baylor
 Amber Falise
 Vanya Greene

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has established the Governor's Teacher Network (GTN). This initiative, funded by the state’s Race to the Top grant, will provide a statewide platform for teachers to share their best work around instruction and professional development and help advance Race to the Top (RttT) funded educational remodeling efforts across the state.


Check Out our Mobile App!

The Wilkes County Schools' mobile app is available for download. Use this tool to easily navigate through current news and events, check out the latest updates with social media, access contact information, sporting scores, lunch menus, and more! You may download for free from iTunes or Google Play for use on your iOS or Android devices.

The Wilkes County Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that grant applications are now being accepted through December 3, 2014.  Grants may be used to fund projects in arts and sports programs within the Wilkes County Schools.  Click here to download the grant application.

Spotlight on Education in Wilkes County Schools
Monthly Newsletter

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

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

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) offers all NC high school students the opportunity to earn course credit through a demonstration of mastery of course material without the seat time. The application deadline to challenge a course for Fall 2015 is December 2, 2014. If you missed the parent information night at your high school and would like more information, please contact Donna Cotton or Angie Lamb at 667-1121, or click here to go to the link on the AIG page.

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.