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March 2020


This month's newsletter features:

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District Spelling Bee Winners

The 2019-2020 Wilkes County Schools Spelling Bee was held February 25, in the Stone Family Center for the Performing Arts.
The Wilkes County Schools Spelling Bee runner-up is Alyssa W.! Alyssa is a 5th grade student at C.B. Eller Elementary School.
Congratulations to the Wilkes County Schools Spelling Bee winner, for the fifth consecutive year, Ruston R.! Ruston is a 7th grade student at Central Wilkes Middle School. We wish him the best of luck as he advances to the Regional Spelling Bee on March 15, 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC.


Wilkes County Hall of Fame Grants Over $16,000 to Schools

The Wilkes County Hall of Fame Governing Board presented grants to Wilkes County Schools during their annual grant presentation on February 11th. They gave $16,041.05 to be spent in the areas of art, physical education, and athletics thanks to proceeds from the 2019 gala! Congratulations to these grantees!


New App Available to Help Students in Need

Wilkes County Schools has partnered with the Purposity App to make it easier than ever to help students in need!
School social workers will notify you of specific items students need and you can decide if you want to help, all from your phone in under a minute.
After downloading the app, affiliate with Wilkes County Schools to begin seeing specific student needs.


WWMS Hosts 12th Annual Career Day

West Wilkes Middle School hosted their twelfth annual Career Day on January 31st.
During the event, all eighth grade students participated in a six station rotation to see different job opportunities available in Wilkes County. Students were able to sign up for the stations based on their personal interests. Careers that were represented at the Career Day included law enforcement, EMS/fireman, speech therapy, nursing, sonography, food industry, small business, finance, agricultural and forestry, piloting, cyber security, bee farming, and several others.

The Career Day provided a great opportunity for eighth graders to see what jobs are available to them, as well as what requirements are necessary for certain career paths. The students enjoyed the day, as it prepared them for high school registration. Career Day would not have been possible without volunteers in our community.
West Wilkes Middle School would like to thank everyone who volunteered to make Career Day a huge success!


Moravian Falls Elementary Students Practice Idioms by Dressing as Them

On February 26th, students from Moravian Falls Elementary dressed as different idioms and tried to guess what their peers were dressed as. This will help students with learning idioms, and help them to remember them during testing time!


Cold and Flu Season Tips

In the midst of an active cold and flu season, there are important tips we should all remember for promoting good hygiene and health in our homes and schools!
Stay Healthy this Flu Season: Keep hands away from eyes, nose, and mouth; wash your hands regularly; wash your clothes and linens frequently; use a household cleaner with disinfectant; hydrate; eat a healthy diet; cover your cough and sneeze; stay home if you're sick; get plenty of sleep


What's Happening Next Month?

April 1st - High School Battle of the Books Competition
April 4th - NWHS Prom
April 6th - Board of Education Meeting
April 6th-10th - National Assistant Principals' Week
April 10th-17th - Spring Break
April 23rd - MerleFest Outreach
April 1st-30th - Counseling Awareness Month