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

Monday, December 22
Optional Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Tuesday, December 23
Annual Leave Day - No School

Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Holiday - No School

Thursday, December 25
Christmas Holiday - No School

Merry Christmas!

Today, 12/22/2014
High: 39 Low: 36
Rain likely
67% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/23/2014
High: 49 Low: 44
Rain likely
69% chance of precipitation.

Public Notice

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Website Last Updated:
December 18, 2014
2:57:05 PM
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).

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.

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.

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.

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 December 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.