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2020-21 Calendar Approved by Board

The Regular Academic Calendar for the upcoming school year (2020-2021) was approved at the School Board Meeting on January 6th. Under the new calendar, school is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 24, 2020. Click the headline above or the "Read More" link below to view the adopted calendar.
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WXII12 Visits North Media Media Team

The WXII12 News Team recently visited North Wilkes Middle School to interview members of the school's media team. Their work was spotlighted on the station's newscast. We are so proud of these students and the progress they have made in this leadership role! Click the headline above to view the WXII12 highlights from this visit.
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C.B. Eller Teaching Grants

The Winston-Salem Foundation is now accepting applications for C.B. Eller Teaching Grants. Full or part-time educators of Wilkes County Schools who directly interact with students are eligible to apply for grants of up to $1,500. The application deadline is March 13, 2020. Click the headline above or the "Read More" link below to learn more.
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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. Also, be aware that a test School Messenger call and push notification to the WCS app should go home on November 5th around 6 PM. Click the headline above or the Read More link below for more information.
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Schools Recognized for Exceeding Expected Growth

The following schools were recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting for having met expected growth in state accountability results: EWMS, MFES, MVES, NWHS, NWES, WECHS, and WES. Congratulations on a job well done! Click the headline or the Read More Link below to learn more!
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Schools Recognized for Meeting Expected Growth

The following schools were recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting for having met expected growth in state accountability results: BFES, CWMS, EWHS, MCES, MPES, MES, RRES, RCES, TES, WWHS, and WWMS. Congratulations on a job well done! Click the headline or the Read More Link below to learn more!
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Inclement Weather Announcement

Wilkes County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Friday, December 13, 2019. This delay will allow time to better assess road conditions. If conditions are bad enough for schools to close, a decision will be made by 7 am. Please remember that buses will not leave schools until 7:45 AM when schools operate on a two-hour delay. Stay safe!
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Beginning Teacher of the Year Named

Katelyn Bumgarner was recently named Wilkes County Schools' Beginning Teacher of the Year. She is a third grade teacher at North Wilkesboro Elementary. Congratulations, Ms. Bumgarner! We are so proud of you!
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Wilkes County Band Expo

The 13th Annual Wilkes County Band Expo will be held Saturday, November 9th at West Wilkes High School at 11 AM. All high school bands across the district will be performing their competition field shows. The cost is $5 at the gate and includes a program. Concessions will be served as well. Everyone is invited to come out and support our students and the music programs across our district!
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State Health Plan Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for State Health Plan Insurance will be held from November 2-19, 2020. All active members will be automatically enrolled in the 70/30 plan with an $85 employee-only premium unless action is taken. Employees wishing to make different plan elections or reduce their premiums must take action during open enrollment. Click the headline above to learn more.
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