Wilkes County Schools - Empowering youth to lead and succeed in the global community.
Friday, October 16
First Grading Period Ends

Monday, October 19
Optional Teacher Workday

Tuesday, October 20
Second Grading Period Begins

Today, 10/6/2015
High: 74 Low: 48
Mostly clear
9% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/7/2015
High: 77 Low: 50
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0% chance of precipitation.

Public Notice

Non-Discrimination Statement

Website Last Updated:
October 1, 2015
11:57 AM

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.

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' 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.


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

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 September 2015 edition of the Spotlight on Education Newsletter.

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

WCS Staff Flu Clinics Scheduled

Wilkes County Schools will once again be hosting onsite flu shot clinics this fall. The clinics will take place on six different dates and will include ten different locations. Click here or on the image above for dates, times, locations, and additional information.

Random Student Drug Testing Policy

Wilkes County Schools implements new random student drug testing policy for 2015 - 2016.

Random Student Drug Testing Policy 4330

All students in grades 9-12 who participate in interscholastic sports, extracurricular activities, or drive/park on campus are required to participate in the random drug testing.

Random Student Drug Testing Participation Form (English)

Random Student Drug Testing Participation Form (Spanish)