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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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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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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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School Report Cards Released

Superintendent Mark Byrd found many causes for celebration with accountability results for the 2018-2019 school year released on September 4, with the most schools “meeting” or “exceeding” growth since 2015-2016. Click the headline above or the Read More link below to learn more about our school results and the many reasons we have to be proud of ALL our students, faculties, and school communities!
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School Bus Driving Class

Wilkes County Schools is now hiring full-time and part-time bus drivers! Starting pay is $12.75/hour. The next training class for potential employees is scheduled for November 5-7 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM each day. Join us at the Bradburn Center (211 School Bus Drive, North Wilkesboro) on each of these dates if interested. For more information, contact our School Bus Transportation Department.
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Upcoming DLC Trainings

Attention, teachers and admins! In addition to school-level trainings, DLFs will be offering a number of district-level and online training opportunities this school year! Plan ahead for your DLC credits and get geared up for a new school year by enrolling in one of our scheduled September courses. Click the headline above to learn more!
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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 September and 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 headline of this article for direct links to these resources.
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