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Today, 8/30/2014
High: 88 Low: 68
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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.


Hope everyone had a restful summer and is ready to get back to a new school year!

First Day of School - August 26, 2014

Wilkes Early College High School First Day of School - August 14, 2014

SAT Prep Course to be Offered

Wilkes County Schools will be offering a SAT prep course through Princeton Review. The course will help prepare students for the January SAT examination. The Princeton Review holds a notable reputation for helping students achieve higher scores on the SAT. If you and your student are interested, we will be holding an informational meeting on September 2, 2014 at the Wilkes County Schools' Stone Center. The meeting will begin at 6 pm and will require less than one hour of your time. For those unable to attend the meeting, flyers will be posted at each high school with the training details. This training is focused on students who are juniors and is an exciting opportunity for high school students planning on attending college. The session is limited to 50 students and will cost $150 for each child.

PowerSchool Parent Portal is an online resource that gives parents access to their children's homework assignments, grades, and more. All school districts in North Carolina have changed the student information system from NCWISE to PowerSchool. The new interface is more user-friendly and will give parents access to:
  • Grades and attendance
  • Test results
  • Grade history
  • Attendance history
  • Email notifications that can include your child's grades and school announcements
  • Teacher comments
  • School bulletins
  • Calendars
If you had a username and password last year, then you should still be able to access the Parent Portal. If you have forgotten your log in information, you may contact your child's school to assist you. Students new to the system will receive log in information at Open House or on the first day of school.


WCS Mission Statement

The Wilkes County School System is committed to excellence in teaching and to the belief that all students can learn. Our goal is to promote high expectations for student success through a partnership of school, home, and community. We understand strong leadership is the key to preparing students to be 21st Century learners.

Mission Video

Dr. Marty Hemric

North Carolina Standard Course of Study

Dr. June Atkinson shares information on recent Legislative decisions regarding the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The decision holds no changes for the 2014-15 school year. In the video that follows, Dr. Atkinson outlines the timeline for how the changes will affect North Carolina schools in the years to come. Click the DPI link below to view the video.

Wilkes County Special Olympics

Wilkes County Special Olympics were held at Wilkes Central High School on May 2, 2014. There were 317 athletes who participated.


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.

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