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Tuesday, November 4
Professional Development Day

Required Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Tuesday, November 11
Veteran's Day Holiday - No School

Today, 10/30/2014
High: 62 Low: 40
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/31/2014
High: 62 Low: 35
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.

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.

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).

Open Enrollment for State Health Plan

Click here
to enroll or make changes to your medical benefits effective January 1, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are satisfied with the plan in which you are enrolled, you may remain in that plan and DO NOT need to re-enroll. HOWEVER, if you are currently enrolled in the Enhanced 80/20 Plan or CDHP and wish to maintain or lower your employee-only premium, you must complete your wellness premium credits by October 31, 2014.

If you DO NOT complete the activities, you will remain in your current plan; however, your employee-only premium will be higher.

Click here to get step-by-step instructions on how to complete your three wellness activities for Enhanced 80/20 or CDHP.

An additional open computer lab session will be held at the Central Office on October 28th from 1pm-5pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to come by during this time to make any changes.

Please visit www.shpnc.org or view the Human Resource Department's page for further information.

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.

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

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.

Dr. Marty Hemric

Click here to view the Superintendent's Page.

Spotlight on Education in Wilkes County Schools
Monthly Newsletter

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

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

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.


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.

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