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Driver's Education Summer Schedules

Virtual Driver's Education Classes are being offered through our high schools this summer. For more information, visit our Driver's Education pages on this website. Click the headline of this article for direct links to these pages.

Congratulations to our Superintendent, Mr. Mark Byrd!

Monday, June 7th, Mr. Mark Byrd was named the 2021 Northwest Region Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance (Northwest RESA)! Mr. Byrd was chosen by his peers, which includes superintendents from 12 counties in the northwest region. Mr. Byrd will go on to compete for the title of the A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. Click the headline to read more!

Congratulations, WCS POY and TOY!

Congratulations to Wilkes County Schools 2021-2022 Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year! Dr. Heather Freeman from North Wilkes Middle School has been named WCS Principal of the Year, and Mrs. Traci McManus from Wilkesboro Elementary is the WCS Teacher of the Year! We are so proud of you both and are thankful for your leadership and impact in our schools and classrooms.

NC Broadband (Internet Services) Survey

The State Broadband Infrastructure Office is currently collecting information from students, teachers, and parents regarding the availability and quality of internet services across North Carolina. The results will be used to appropriately direct funding for broadband solutions across the state. The survey only takes 5 minutes and is available in English or Spanish. There are also phone survey options for those without internet access. Click the headline above (or the green button below) to take the survey!

Congratulations, Mr. Atwell!

We are excited to announce that Mr. Jeff Atwell, teacher assistant at Central Wilkes Middle School, was recently selected as a 2020 NC School Hero! The NC School Heroes program celebrates the heroic work of teachers, principals, and school workers who help students achieve their dreams. He was awarded $10,000 for himself and $10,000 for his school from the NC Education Lottery! Way to go, Mr. Atwell! We are so proud of you!

WCS Info for Plan A (All Schools)

Beginning Wednesday, March 24th, all schools in Wilkes County will begin operating on the Plan A schedule following the calendar originally approved for this school year. Schools will operate with a normal, in-person schedule for all schools every day adhering to all health and safety protocols. Families and students may commit to remote learning under this plan for the remainder of this school year. Click the article headline or the "Read More" link for additional information.

Spring 2021 Virtual Art Exhibit

Wilkes County Schools invites you to browse our Virtual Art Gallery to enjoy the talent and creativity of students across our district. We KNOW you will be impressed by their masterpieces! Click the headline of this article to enter the Gallery, then press F11 on your keyboard to view full screen. When done, click F11 again or ESC to exit. We hope you'll be inspired to share this link with others!

Pre-K Registration

The Pre-K department is currently accepting registrations for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child will be 4-years-old on or before August 31, 2021 and you are interested in the Pre-K program, please contact the school in your district to schedule an appointment. Screenings will be March 1-29.
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