District News

  • Elliott named Northwest NC Superintendent of the Year

    Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott was recently named Northwest North Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the Northwest Regional Educational Service Agency (NWRESA), an organization that provides professional services, staff development and support for public schools in the region.

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  • Phil Norman named Principal of Hardin Park School

    The Watauga County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday, June 10 to appoint Phil Norman Principal of Hardin Park School. Norman is set to take the job at Hardin Park after an extensive interview and vetting process led by Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott. The process is designed to evaluate candidates for administrative roles in the district.

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  • 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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Announcements

  • Watauga County Board of Education July Meeting

    The Watauga County Board of Education will hold its July meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 8. The meeting will be held in Watauga High School media center located at 300 Go Pioneers Drive in Boone.

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  • Watauga County Schools Adopts Summer Office Hours

    Watauga County Schools will adopt the system’s summer schedule on Monday, June 17. All Watauga County Schools offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

    The four-day week will apply in all school and district offices, including the Margaret Gragg Education Center at the Watauga County Board of Education.


    Parents are encouraged to call the school office or check the school’s hours as posted on the school website if they plan to visit a school between June 17 and July 29.

    Thursday, July 4 will be a holiday for all offices.

    Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, Aug. 5.

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  • Watauga County Schools to host Summer Feeding Program

    Over the summer, Watauga County Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

    Meals will be available at Hardin Park School, located at 361 Jefferson Road in Boone. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Lunch will be served from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

    For more information contact WCS Director of Child Nutrition Monica Bolick at 828-263-1718.

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  • 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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  • 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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