Wilkes County Schools - Empowering youth to lead and succeed in the global community.
Dr. Marty Hemric
Superintendent


Friday, February 13
Regular Student Day
(Make Up Day for January 14th)

Today, 1/30/2015
High: 44 Low: 21
Becoming sunny
16% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/31/2015
High: 47 Low: 31
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.





Public Notice

Non-Discrimination Statement

Website Last Updated:
January 26, 2015
8:23:31 AM
Wilkes Early College to host a Prospective Student Night

Date:
  February 5, 2015
Time:  6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
Formal Presentation will begin at 6:30 pm
Location:  Walker Center Ballroom

For: All parents and students interested in applying to WECHS in the fall
Applications Due:  February 20, 2015 with NO EXCEPTIONS!

School Website:  http://wechs.wilkescountyschools.org/

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Kindergarten Fun Times and Screening

Click here to view the schedule for upcoming Fun Times and Screenings for all prospective Kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year. To be eligible, children must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2015.



North Carolina Driver Education Program

Changes are coming to the Driver Education Program in North Carolina that will affect all families. Click here to learn more about these changes and how you can help! Download a copy of the Driver Education Matters brochure to review facts and key points to bring to the attention of our state legislators!

 
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





District Spelling Bee


Wilkes County Schools was all "a-buzz" last week with our District Spelling Bee. Mackenzie Starr, 7th grader at West Wilkes Middle School, won the spelling bee for the THIRD year in a row with the winning word "tomatillo". Congratulations, Mackenzie!

Runner-up in the spelling bee was Sylvia Prevette, 6th grader from East Wilkes Middle School.

We are so proud of all the school winners and the time and effort they put into preparing for the spelling bee. Mackenzie will represent our district at the Regional Spelling Bee held on March 15 in Winston Salem. We wish her the best of luck!




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.)


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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.




Wilkes County Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

The Wilkes County Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for its 2015 class. The deadline is March 1, 2015.

Click here to submit the online application. A printable version of the application form can be downloaded by clicking here.


For more information, visit the Wilkes County Hall of Fame page or contact Dennis Huggins.


Spotlight on Education in Wilkes County Schools
Monthly Newsletter




  Click here or on the image above to view the January 2015 edition of the Spotlight on Education Newsletter.

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


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.