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Inclement Weather Announcment

Wilkes County Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for students tomorrow, Monday, September 17th. This delay will allow us time to assess conditions and also ensure that no drivers are on the road before daylight. Click the headline above or the "Read More" link below to learn more.
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NC Cardinal Student Access

Wilkes County Schools and the Wilkes County Public Library are partnering to support students' ongoing education with NC Cardinal Student Access. This program will create a student ID account for all students allowing them access to books and resources at the public library. Click the headline above or the Read More link below to learn more and/or opt out of this student service.
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2018-19 School Calendars

A new school year is right around the corner! We look forward to welcoming back all our students and teachers for an exciting year of learning and growing. Click on the header of this article and take a minute to bookmark these important school calendars!
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Back to School Resources

A new school year is quickly approaching! Our district and school websites are full of valuable information to get you started on the right foot! Click the header of this article for important links regarding buses, school meals, and supply lists.
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WCS Awarded Digital Learning Grant

Wilkes County Schools was recently awarded a sizable Digital Learning Initiative grant from the North Carolina State Board of Education. Grant monies, totaling $149,756, will be used to fund a two year plan to support the implementation of digital teaching and learning professional development aligned to the NC Digital Learning Competencies. Click the title of this article or the Read More link below to learn more!
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Welcome Back!

Mr. D. Mark Byrd, Superintendent of Wilkes County Schools, welcomes you to another exciting school year! His official Back-to-School letter highlights important accomplishments in our school district and his goals and vision for the upcoming academic year. Click the title of this announcement to read more, and best wishes to all for a successful year!
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Monitoring Hurricane Florence

Wilkes County Schools personnel continue to monitor weather forecasts and conditions as Hurricane Florence begins to make landfall over the coming days. The most recent updates suggest our area could receive significant winds and rainfall over the weekend and into early next week. Click the headline above or the Read More link below for more information.
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WECHS Welcomes Back Students!

Superintendent Mark Byrd, Principal Michelle Shepherd, and the faculty and staff of Wilkes Early College High School welcomed back students to the 2018-19 school year on Monday, August 13th. Students and staff spent the morning in team building activities and are geared up for another successful school year! Click the header of this article to check out their Back to School Photo Album!
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Principals and Teachers Honored

Principals and Teachers of the Year from schools across the county were honored at the Stone Center recently during the district's annual banquet. Following the meal, the County winners were announced. Mrs. Laura Snipes Brooks and Mrs. Rebecca J. Mastin took the top prizes. Click the title of this article or the "Read More" link below to learn more.
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Media Specialists Attend Regional Workshop

Eight WCS Media Specialists recently attended an American Association of School Librarians Workshop for Regions 7 & 8 to learn about the new National School Library Standards. Thanks to Robin Rhodes, NCSLMA Mountains Director for Regions 7 and 8, for organizing a great event! Click the title of this article or the "Read More" link below to learn more.
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