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Website Last Updated:
May 3, 2016
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Summer Professional Development Offerings

Wilkes County Schools will be offering a variety of professional development beginning in June and running through August 18. 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.


Congratulations, Millers Creek Elementary EBOB!

Congratulations to the Millers Creek Elementary Battle of the Books Team for placing 2nd in the regional competition in Hickory on April 12th! We are extremely proud of this group of young students and their coaches! They have worked hard and represented our district well! Way to go!


Congratulations to our Principal and Teacher of the Year

Wilkes County Schools proudly congratulates Mr. Ritchie Cornette of Mulberry Elementary School, who was named Wilkes County Schools 2016-2017 Principal of the Year, and Ms. Belinda Marino from Moravian Falls Elementary School, who was named Wilkes County Schools 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Our entire school system is very proud of what these two individuals do for the students of Wilkes County on a daily basis! Also, we congratulate ALL of our school nominees for Teacher and Principal of the Year. You all make us very proud!


Revised Student Academic Calendar

The school cancellations due to recent inclement weather requires us to make some adjustments to our 2015-2016 school calendar. Click here or on the image to the left to view the revised version of the school calendar. Click the "Read More" link below for additional information on the date changes.
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2016 Summer Meal Service

Wilkes County Schools' child nutrition department is pleased to announce their continued participation in the Summer Food Service Program for 2016. This program supplies summer meals and snacks for children (through age 18) free of charge. The service will operate from Monday, June 6th through Friday, August 19th, 2016. Click here for more information. To apply or learn more about the training dates, visit Child Nutrition's website or contact Debbie Hall at (336) 651-4006.



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




Spotlight on Education in Wilkes County Schools
Monthly Newsletter




  Click here or on the image above to view the May 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.


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