District News

  • Watauga High School to issue hotspots to students with no home internet access

    Access to reliable high speed internet at home is something many people take for granted across the country, but Watauga County, like many rural communities, is home to some areas where broadband internet is not readily available.

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  • WCS Announces Hire of New Principals

    The Watauga County Board of Education announced the appointment of three new principals at a special called meeting held Aug. 1. The new hires are set to fill vacant positions at Mabel, Green Valley and Valle Crucis Schools.

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  • 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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Announcements

  • Valle Crucis Public Meeting Information

    Slides and information from the Sept. 3 joint meeting of the Watauga County Board of Education and Watauga County Commissioners may be accessed here. Please contact Communications Director Garrett Price with questions at priceg@wataugaschools.org or by calling (828) 264-7190.

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  • Watauga County Board of Education Special Meeting

    The Watauga County Board of Education will hold a joint meeting with the Watauga County Board of Commissioners at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3 in the gymnasium of Valle Crucis School to provide information on the proposed construction of a new Valle Crucis School and to hear public comment. The Board of Education will not conduct any other business during the meeting.

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  • Special Called Board of Education Meeting

    The Watauga County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Margaret Gragg Education Center at 175 Pioneer Trail in Boone. 

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  • Online Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    Watauga County Schools will offer free and reduced lunch applications online for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications may be submitted at www.lunchapplication.com. Physical applications will be available at each school office. For more information, call Monica Bolick at (828) 263-1718.

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  • 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 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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