District News

  • Teachers and staff celebrate convocation

    As Watauga County Schools prepares to open its doors to students Monday, Aug. 21, teachers and staff came together to celebrate the system’s annual convocation. Held at Watauga High School, the event gave WCS teachers — both new and returning — a chance to meet and connect with community partners, attend health screenings and a benefits fair and prepare to start the new school year together.

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  • WCS solar eclipse plans

    "We considered all the options, and feel the best choice is to stay the course with a full day schedule and give as many students as possible the opportunity to safely view the partial eclipse with teachers and safe viewing glasses."

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  • Brian Bettis named principal at Bethel School

    Bettis was recommended to the board after a rigorous interview by a committee of 23 Bethel parents, teachers and school staff, as well as board of education members and central office staff.

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  • WHS, Cove Creek net N.C. Green School Awards

    Watauga High School and Cove Creek were both recent recipients of NC Green Schools of Excellence awards this spring. WHS was the first high school in the state to receive the highest honor conferred by the N.C. Green Schools Program. Click for more.

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  • Watauga High hosts Pioneer Strong

    Last week, in partnership with Blue Ridge Energies and Appalachian Regional Healthcare system, Watauga County Schools launched Pioneer Strong, a program that aims to provide free access to sports physicals for all student athletes. Click for more.

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  • Gary Childers appointed to fill vacant school board seat

    The Watauga County Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint former Watauga High School educator Dr. Gary Childers to fill a vacancy left on the board after the departure of member Barbara Kinsey last month. Childers will serve until the next election cycle in 2018. Click for more.

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  • Congratulations WHS Class of 2017!

    Watauga High School graduates walked the stage and received their diplomas last Saturday. Click for photos from the ceremony.

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  • Watauga County Schools adds programs, drops out-of-county tuition

    Watauga County Schools has announced plans to expand its arts, agriculture and academically gifted program offerings in the coming school year. The system is also expanding options for students currently enrolled in home school, or those who live out of county, to attend Watauga County Schools. Click for more.

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  • WHS Class of 2017 holds capping ceremony

    Watauga High School's Class of 2017 gathered together for the first time in caps and gowns Thursday for the traditional WHS capping ceremony. The event marks the start of graduation events for the class. Click for more.

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  • Hardin Park celebrates playground ribbon cutting

    Students at Hardin Park were joined last Friday afternoon by Town of Boone officials, county and school leadership and other local stakeholders to celebrate the official ribbon cutting for the school’s new playground. Click for more.

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Announcements

  • K-8 school day extended 15 minutes Aug. 21

    Watauga County K-8 schools will extend the school day by 15 minutes Aug. 21 to allow for parents and students to view the upcoming solar eclipse. K-8 Schools will dismiss at 2:45 p.m. Parents are invited to join students at each school to view the eclipse. If you’d like to bring your own viewing glasses, please do so. Some glasses will also be provided at each school.

    If you have questions regarding the specific eclipse plan at your school, please contact the principal for more information.

    Watauga High School will dismiss at the regular time.

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  • Orientation Sessions Scheduled for WHS Students

    Orientation sessions will be held Monday, Aug. 14 at Watauga High School. Click here for more information.

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  • Board of Education Special Meeting

    The Watauga County Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Gragg Education Center. This meeting is open to the public.

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  • Parent-pay Pre-K spots available

    For the 2017-18 school year, Watauga County Schools will have spaces for children in the PreK Program for parents to pay $600 per month. The limited spaces are available at  the following schools:  Hardin Park, Green Valley, Cove Creek and Valle Crucis.

    Interested parents/guardians will need to apply for a space by calling Renee Battle of WCS at (828) 264-7190.

    An application form is availble by clicking here.

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  • WCS set to adopt Chromebooks with start of 17-18 school year

    Starting with the 2017-18 school year, Watauga County School’s 1:1 student laptop devices will change from Windows-based machines to Chromebooks. Because of the change, we will no longer provide backpacks to students issued with a laptop, but a protective sleeve. For more information, please see the Student/Parent Mobile Computing Handbook.

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