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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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WECHS Welcomes Back Students!

Superintendent Mark Byrd, Principal Michelle Shepherd, and the faculty and staff of Wilkes Early College High School welcomed back students to the 2018-19 school year on Monday, August 13th. Students and staff spent the morning in team building activities and are geared up for another successful school year! Click the header of this article to check out their Back to School Photo Album!
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Principals and Teachers Honored

Principals and Teachers of the Year from schools across the county were honored at the Stone Center recently during the district's annual banquet. Following the meal, the County winners were announced. Mrs. Laura Snipes Brooks and Mrs. Rebecca J. Mastin took the top prizes. Click the title of this article or the "Read More" link below to learn more.
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Media Specialists Attend Regional Workshop

Eight WCS Media Specialists recently attended an American Association of School Librarians Workshop for Regions 7 & 8 to learn about the new National School Library Standards. Thanks to Robin Rhodes, NCSLMA Mountains Director for Regions 7 and 8, for organizing a great event! Click the title of this article or the "Read More" link below to learn more.
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Open House Schedules

Schools are eager to welcome you back and have scheduled Open House events across our district! Click the header above or the Read More link below to see when events are scheduled for your school.
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