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Welcome Back to School!

Schools are working hard to welcome back our students for another successful and exciting year! Open houses are being hosted across the district to help kids and families get started on the right foot! Click the headline above or the "Read More" link below to view the schedule for your school.
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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 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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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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ACT Test Prep Class

Wilkes County Schools will be offering an ACT Test Prep Class to High School Juniors this year. The class will be limited to 40 students and will cost $85. There will be a mandatory parent information session on August 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Stone Center. For additional information, click the headline above or the "Read More" link below.
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Food and Nutrition Updates

Food and Nutrition Services has launched a new website for our district! This comprehensive site includes nutrition-specific educational lesson plans, videos, calculators, and tools. The USDA Child Nutrition nutrient database is included along with interactive nutrient display options for parents. Click the headline above or the "Read More" link below to learn more!
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Wayne Shepherd Awarded Regional Title

Mr. Wayne Shepherd, Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), was recently recognized as the North Carolina CTE Administrator of the Year for the Northwest Region. He is one of eight regional winners in North Carolina. This honor places him in the running for State CTE Administrator of the Year which will be announced early next year. We are proud of you, Mr. Shepherd, and wish you luck as you proceed!
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WCS Administrator Conference

School administrators spent their summer gearing up for another great school year. In addition to the work done at schools, they also took part in the annual WCS Administrator Conference. Team building and planning took center stage on these days! We are so proud of all of our school leaders and the work they do to make our schools great!
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Transportation Planning for 2019-2020

The Transportation Department is currently collecting information regarding bus ridership for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have not requested bus transportation, please complete a form and return it to your school or scan/email to the Transportation Department by August 1, 2019. Click the headline above or the "Read More" link below to access and print the form.
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A Message from the State Superintendent

NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mark Johnson, recently released a letter to NC stakeholders regarding online tools that can help one better understand our public schools. Click the headline of this article to read his letter and learn more about the NC School Report Card website and the NC School Finance Dashboard.
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2019-20 Calendar Approved by Board

The Regular Academic Calendar for the upcoming school year (2019-2020) was approved at the School Board Meeting on January 7th. Under the new calendar, school is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 26, 2019. Click the headline above or the "Read More" link below to view the adopted calendar.
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