District News

  • 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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  • February Board of Education Recognitions

    The Watauga County Board of Education recognized school counselors, WHS art students affiliated with Empty Bowls, Servant's Heart Award winner Jana Smith and Communications Director Garrett Price during its February meeting.

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  • Beech Mountain and Edge of the World bring the ski slopes to Cove Creek

    Watauga County Schools was lucky last week to end up in the middle of a bout of mid-winter warm weather, but that didn’t stop students at Cove Creek School from taking to the slopes as part of their physical education classes with the help of Beech Mountain Resort and Edge of the World Snowboard Shop.

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  • 'High school offers dual enrollment opportunities for homeschool students'

    Courtesy | Watauga Democrat. "In years past, students had to choose whether to be enrolled in WCS full time or homeschooled — not both. This changed two years ago when WCS began to expand these options for high schoolers by allowing students to enroll half time."

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  • Valle Crucis wins Mock Trial Competition

    Valle Crucis’ Eighth Grade Mock Trial Team proved its prowess in the courtroom at Appalachian State University recently, taking home the top spot in the Watauga County School Mock Trial Competition. Teams of middle-schoolers from each of Watauga’s K-8 schools met at the Reich College of Education Jan. 18 to hash out the details of the competition’s latest case.

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  • Watauga County Schools could use spring break to make up missed days

    After an exceptionally snowy November and December brought a historic number of snow days to the High Country, Watauga County Schools is looking ahead and planning for how makeup days will be utilized going forward into the final — and typically most severe — weeks of winter.

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  • School board swears in new members, recognizes students

    During the December meeting of the Watauga County Board of education, new board members were sworn in. WHS Student Abigail Leon was recognized for designing Watauga County School's holiday card.

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  • November Board of Education Recognitions

    During the November meeting, the Watauga County Board of Education recognized Watauga High School GEAR UP students, WEF grant recipients, WHS spanish teacher Carmen Scoggins, the district-wide spelling bee winner Sam Nystrom and presented member Jason Cornett with the Servant's Heart award.

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  • WHS teacher Carmen Scoggins named App State Outstanding Alumni

    The College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University has named Carmen Leigh Scoggins ’94 ’98 as the Outstanding Alumni Award winner for 2017–18. Scoggins teaches Spanish at Watauga High School and is an adjunct Spanish and foreign language methodology instructor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Appalachian.

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  • Watauga County Schools prepares for winter

    With another high country winter well on its way, Watauga County Schools would like to remind families how we make and communicate decisions about the operation of school during inclement weather.

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Announcements

  • 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 Board of Education November Meeting

    The Watauga County Board of Education will hold its November meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Gragg Education Center, 175 Pioneer Trail, Boone.

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  • Festival of Trees to benefit Western Youth Network

    Western Youth Network is set to host its annual Festival of Trees Nov. 29 from 7-9 p.m., Nov. 30 from Noon-8 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10-8 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 10-2 p.m. Funds raised will go to support the work of WYN in the High Country. More information is available at www.wynfestivaloftrees.com 

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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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