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February 2020


This month's newsletter features:

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EWHS Collects Winter Clothing for Those in Need

East Wilkes High School initiated their 3rd annual cold gear outreach. Students and staff donated various winter items and bagged and placed them on their school sign. They hope to reach anyone who may be in need this winter!


Wilkesboro Elementary Students Awarded to Attend ASU Game

Thirty-seven Wilkesboro Elementary students received a free ticket to an Appalachian State basketball game of their choice for participating in ASU's Summer Reading Program! These students have also been invited to participate in Appalachian's Education Day on February 13.


Poetry Out Loud Competition

High School students participated in the district Poetry out Loud competition on January 6. Twelve students participated to memorize and recite two poems. Congratulations to runner-up, Chloe S., from WWHS, and winner, Skyler T., from WWHS!


North Middle Media Students Featured on WXII 12 News

The WXII 12 News Team visited North Wilkes Middle School in January to interview members of the school's media team! They interviewed the WJAG news team to see how they write, direct, and anchor their morning news show themselves! Their work was spotlighted on the station's newscast on January 15. Media Specialist Britney Kennedy said, "Even if they don’t choose to continue their path in media, these skills will last a lifetime."


Mulberry Principal Recognized as Hero

Mr. Ritchie Cornette, principal of Mulberry Elementary School, has been selected as a winner of the 2020 NC Child Hunger Hero Award! This award recognizes heroes across the state who are dedicated to feeding children. Mr. Cornette is known for always keeping Mulberry's food pantry box full so the community can have food on the weekends, and plays a big role in the Benny Parsons Race Against Hunger Food Drive each year. Congratulations to Mr. Cornette!


WCS Currently Accepting Registration for Pre-K

Wilkes County Schools Pre-K Department will be conducting Pre-K Screenings from March 4th through April 8th. A child must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2020 to be eligible for Pre-K for the 2020-2021 school year.
If you have a child who is age eligible for Pre-K services for next year, please call the school in your district and give them your child’s name and contact information. If you know of someone else who has a child who will be age eligible, please pass this information along to them. Please call (336) 667-1121 if you have questions or need additional information.


What's Happening Next Month?

March 2nd - Board of Education Meeting
March 2nd and 3rd - Teacher Workdays (No School)
March 4th - Middle School Battle of the Books Competition
March 9th - Teacher and Principal of the Year Banquet
March 13th, 14th, and 15th - Spring Theatre Performance
March 17th - Elementary Battle of the Books Competition
March 19th - UTA & T3LC Closing Celebrations
March 20th - Teacher Workday (No School)