District News

  • May Board of Education Recognitions

    The Watauga County Board of Education honored the academic and extra-curricular achievements of more than 100 staff, students and teachers during its May meeting.

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  • Terri Hodges named WCS Teacher of the Year

    Blowing Rock School’s Terri Hodges was named Watauga County Schools district-wide Teacher of the Year in surprise ceremony held Friday morning at the school. Hodges was presented the award by Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott along with Blowing Rock and WCS central office staff.

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  • WHS JROTC takes top prize at regional competition

    Watauga High School's Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training (JROTC) unit won first place overall in the small unit division on Saturday, April 7 at the annual Appalachian Regional JROTC Championship hosted by Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tenn.

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  • WHS FFA places well in state competition

    Watauga High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter recently found success at the statewide Farm Business Management and Agricultural Sales competition, placing highly in a variety of contests March 7 in Mt. Olive.

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  • Dr. Pat Morgan presented with Servant's Heart Award

    For the past four decades, Dr. Pat Morgan has been a staple in Watauga County Schools, sharing his love for reading with students at Cove Creek, Bethel and Mabel schools. Over the last 41 years of reading in classrooms, Dr. Morgan has left an impression generations of students.

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  • WHS to perform 'Cinderella Enchanted'

    For the last 29 years, Watauga High School’s drama department has pushed expectations of the scale and quality that high school theater can achieve with its massive annual musical productions held each Spring. This year, for the department’s 30th anniversary, students from art programs all over the school are coming together to put on Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella Enchanted,” a show which co-director Sarah Miller said is a showcase of an immense variety of talent — from actors, dancers, musicians and crew alike.

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  • 'Watauga County Leads Movement Toward Compassionate Schools in NC'

    Adverse experiences in childhood can lead to many negative health outcomes later in life, but for many kids the problems can start much earlier. In the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, Denise Presnell, a school social worker, writes about efforts in Watauga County to address childhood trauma.

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  • Watauga County Schools sets Graduation Date

    Graduation for the Watauga High School Class of 2018 has been set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Holmes Convocation Center on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Students should arrive for graduation no later than 8:30 a.m. June 9.

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  • Green Valley, Parkway teams win district Battle of the Books

    Earlier this month, Watauga County School’s best readers met to prove their mettle at the district-wide Battle of the Books competition. Green Valley’s Gold team took home the win in the elementary contest, with Parkway’s Blue team winning the middle school event.

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  • Kindergarten Orientation on its Way

    The first day of kindergarten is a hugely important day in a child’s life. It’s the first step on a lifelong journey of learning and exploration. In Watauga County Schools, kindergarten is a time for learning, but just as importantly, it’s a time for growing, creating, making friends and importantly: Having fun.

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Announcements

  • Board of Education to hold May meeting at WHS

    The Watauga County Board of Education will hold its May meeting on Monday, May 21 in the Watauga High School auditorium. Closed session will begin at 5:30 p.m., open session at 6 p.m.

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  • Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting

    The Watauga County Board of Education will meet with members of the Board's Finance Committee at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 26 at the Margaret Gragg Education Center in Boone.

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  • Board of Education Meeting Postponed

    The Board of Education meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed. The board will meet this Thursday, March 15 at 6 PM.

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  • Kindergarten Orientation Dates

    Kindergarten orientation is just around the corner. More info and dates are available here. You may also visit our Welcome to Kindergarten Page for more information.

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  • Winterfest/Welcome Watauga Dates

    Due to scheduling changes and inclement weather, Watauga High School's rising freshman/parent info event, Winterfest/Welcome Watauga will be held on the following dates:

    Tuesday, Feb. 13th: Bethel, Blowing Rock, Cove Creek and Hardin Park 

    Tuesday, Feb. 20th: Green Valley, Mabel, Parkway, Valle Crucis, Two Rivers, Grace Academy

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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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