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NC Cardinal Student Access

Wilkes County Schools and the Wilkes County Public Library are partnering to support students' ongoing education with NC Cardinal Student Access. This program will create a student ID account for all students allowing them access to books and resources at the public library. Click the headline above or the Read More link below to learn more and/or opt out of this student service.
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Let's Support Coach Simmons!

Congratulations to Aaron Simmons, tennis coach at East Wilkes High School, for being named as a top 15 finalist in the U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach Award and winning $5,000 for his school! The final winner is now selected based votes and judges input. As one of two remaining coaches from NC, he needs our SUPPORT! Click the headline above or the Read More link below to learn how to help.
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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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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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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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Summer Professional Learning

A number of Professional Development opportunities are being offered during the summer months. In addition to the Digital Learning Conference being held from June 11-13 for DLC credits, there will be a variety of additional offerings hosted during summer break. Those planning to participate should register in CATS to reserve a seat. Click this announcement for specific course information.
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