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2018-19 Spotlight on Education » December 2018

December 2018


This month's newsletter features:

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2019 North Carolina Northwest Regional Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Laura Brooks, teacher at Wilkes Central High School! She was chosen as the 2019 North Carolina Northwest Regional Teacher of the Year!


Race Against Hunger

On December 19th, students from North Wilkes Middle, Mulberry, Mountain View, and North Wilkesboro Elementary got to “Race Against Hunger!” They shopped for food items to donate to Blue Ridge
Opportunity Commission thanks to money that was raised during the Benny Parsons Race Against
Hunger Golf Tournament held on October 10th. Students were given the green flag to start by NASCAR
commentator, Jeff Hammond, and former NASCAR driver, Greg Biffle!


Moravian Falls Elementary Hold Annual Yellow Jacket Walk

Moravian Falls Elementary held their annual "PTO Yellow Jacket Walk" on December 3rd! Students from Wilkes Central High School joined Moravian Falls students around the track to talk with them and encourage them to do well in school. They even had special music provided by the Wilkes Central High School Band!


Teachers Awarded National Board Certification

Congratulations to these teachers who were awarded National Board Certification!
  • Megan Gorski, Mulberry Elementary School
  • Tyler Woodie, North Wilkes Middle School
  • Janet Randazzo, East Wilkes Middle School
  • Alex Baucom, West Wilkes Middle School
  • Clarissa Darnell, Mountain View Elementary School
  • Kelly Pipes, Wilkes Early College High School
  • Kelsey Adams, Moravian Falls Elementary School


Happy Holidays from Wilkes County Schools

On behalf of The Wilkes County Board of Education, Superintendent Mark Byrd, and the administrative staff, we wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!


What's Happening Next Month?

January 7th - Wilkes County Schools Board of Education Meeting
January 7th - Poetry Out Loud Competition