District News

  • Green Valley students raise $3,000 to build water filters with Wine to Water

    Over the past several weeks, Green Valley School’s fifth grade students read Linda Sue Park’s "A Long Walk to Water," a novel that tells the story of Nya, a fictional South Sudanese girl, who must walk several hours each day over great distances to supply her family with drinking water.

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  • Cove Creek installs solar array

    Last year, Cove Creek became Watauga County’s second school to be recognized for its dedication to sustainability, earning a designation as a North Carolina Green School of Excellence. This week, with the help of dozens of community members, students at Cove Creek ensured that legacy would reach far into the future, holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s newest addition — a 5 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array.

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  • Valle Crucis' Mitchell Wright named WCS Teacher of the Year

    Valle Crucis teacher Mitchell Wright was named Watauga County Schools district-wide Teacher of the Year in surprise ceremony held Friday morning at the school. Wright was presented the award by Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott, Wright’s family, school board members and North Carolina Teacher of the Year Freebird Mckinney.

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  • Watauga County Schools sets Graduation Dates

    Graduation for the Watauga High School Class of 2019 has been set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at the Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone.

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  • Watauga County Schools names 2019-20 Teachers of the Year

    Watauga County Schools has named its 2019-20 teachers of the year — one from each school in the district. Chosen by their peers, the group was selected from a group of more than 300 teachers district-wide at all grade levels.

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  • Hardin Park Sixth-Grader Sam Nystrom wins Regional Spelling Bee

    Repeat Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee Champion, Hardin Park sixth-grader Sam Nystrom, took his hot spelling streak on the road March 24, securing first place in the regional spelling bee held in Winston-Salem.

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  • Watauga County Schools approves land contract for new Valle Crucis School

    During its monthly meeting March 11, the Watauga County Board of Education approved a contract to purchase a 14.4 acre tract of land in Valle Crucis for the eventual construction of a new Valle Crucis School.

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  • Watauga County Students Compete in Mathcounts

    Recently, 73 of Watauga’s best math students met at the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University to test their mettle against their peers in the annual Mathcounts competition — a contest that tasks young mathematicians to tackle challenging math problems in a timed tournament format.

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  • WHS Principal Dr. Chris Blanton named Principal of the Year

    Watauga High School Principal Dr. Chris Blanton has been named Watauga County Schools 2019-20 Principal of the Year. Blanton was presented the award by a delegation of family, peers and Watauga County Schools leadership in a surprise ceremony February 22.

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  • Katie Matthews named finalist for state award

    Valle Crucis first grade teacher Katie Matthews has been named a North Carolina finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Matthews was honored along with five other finalists at a recent State Board of Education Meeting.

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Announcements

  • Watauga County Board of Education June Meeting

    The Watauga County Board of Education will hold its June meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 10. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of Watauga High School.

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  • Watauga County Board of Education May Meeting

    The Watauga County Board of Education will hold its May meeting on Monday, May 6 at 5 p.m. Open session will begin at 6 p.m.

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  • WCS Kindergarten Orientation Dates

    Watauga County Schools is set to host Kindergarten Orientation for next school year starting in April. You can get more information and view each school's orientation dates by clicking here.

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  • WHS to host Parent Night Open House

    WHS is set to hold it's annual parent night open house Jan. 15 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for Blowing Rock, Hardin Park, and Valle Crucis students; and 
    Jan. 29th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for Bethel, Cove Creek, Green Valley, Mabel, Parkway, and Two Rivers students. Grace Academy and home school students may attend either night.

    Students and parents will get general information about Watauga High School and have the opportunity to explore the school and talk to teachers about specific classes/programs. 

    For more information contact Watauga High School at (828) 264-2407.

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  • December Board of Education meeting rescheduled

    Due to additional snowfall and the condition of the roads, the Board of Education meeting scheduled for this evening will be postponed until Thursday, December 13 at 6 p.m.

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  • Watauga County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact Watauga County Schools Communications Director Garrett Price via email at priceg@wataugaschools.org or by phone at (828) 264-7190. For more information visit WCS' Accessibility Information Page.

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