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Fall Driver's Education Classes Planned

Fall Driver's Education Classes have been planned for all four Wilkes school districts. Parent meetings are scheduled in October, and the $65 registration fee will be collected during these sessions. For more information, see the district calendar below or visit our Driver's Education pages on this website (click the title of this article above or the "Read More" link below for direct links to these resources).
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Winter Weather Reminders

The cooler temperatures of Autumn remind us that Winter is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to review a few winter weather reminders and procedures. Click the headline above or the Read More link below for more information.
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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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Let's Support Coach Simmons!

Congratulations to Aaron Simmons, tennis coach at East Wilkes High School, for being named as a top 15 finalist in the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach Award and winning $5,000 for his school! The final winner is now selected based votes and judges input. As one of two remaining coaches from NC, he needs our SUPPORT! Click the headline above or the Read More link below to learn how to help.
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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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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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School Delay for Friday, October 12th

With high winds predicted for tonight and the potential for falling trees and limbs, Wilkes County Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for students tomorrow, Friday, October 12th. This delay will allow buses and student drivers to travel in daylight and hopefully avoid any hazards which may be in our highways. As a reminder, buses do not leave schools before 7:45 on 2-hour delay days. Stay safe!
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HS Theatre Performance this Weekend!

The Wilkes County High School Theatre Department will be presenting "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" this weekend (October 12-14). Performances will be held at the Stone Family Center for Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm and on Sunday at 4pm. Concessions will be available at the show, and tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $5 and kids 5 years and younger get in free.
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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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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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