WHS Announcements


    Pioneers (and future Pioneers), as we are in the middle of registration for the 2024-2025 school year. Please see the appropriate presentation to assist you in registering for classes next year:
    You can also access more information at the Student Services homepage about registration.
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  • All of us at WHS and WIA want to wish Erik Mortensen a huge congratulation on being named the 2024 Northwest Regional Teacher of the Year! Erik’s dedication to his students, the auto-tech program, the community, and our school is second to none. 

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  • The following Parent Consent Form & Notifications needs to be filled out for ALL students (PreK-12th grades).

    Please make sure you have completed this form for each student enrolled in Watauga County Schools.



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  • Donations can be made in memory of Cole Jackson Ellis to the Watauga High School Chapter of the FFA.  Click HERE for online donations.  (You can check out as a guest)

    Cash and check donations will also be accepted.  Please make checks payable to Watauga High FFA.  Donations can be dropped off at the Watauga High front office or mailed to:

    Watauga High School

    % Cole Ellis Memorial
    300 Go Pioneers Dr
    Boone, NC  28607
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    Online and cash options are available for ALL Watauga High Home Athletic Events.  Tickets are $7 for all sports


    • Online tickets can be purchased online via Go Fan. The link to our Go Fan page can be found HERE!



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  • WHS and WIA Parents,
    Please be aware that students no longer receive a hard copy of their report card. Parents and students have the ability to access their grades via PowerSchool throughout the year.  If you need help accessing PowerSchool, please reach out to your counselor and they can help you with this. Also, if you would still like to receive a hard copy of your child's report card, just let us know and we will be more than happy to print one. 
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    To place an order for the 2022-23 yearbook:


    To access the Watauga Powderhorn Student Newspaper: 


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  • Parents interested on serving on the 2022-2023 School Improvement Team (SIT) need to contact SIT Chairs Lora Davis davisl@wataugaschools.org, Cindy Lentz lentzc@wataugaschools.org or Principal Scott Strickler stricklers@wataugaschools.org

    The School Improvement Team meets the Third Wednesday of Every Month at 3:45 PM in room 2202 at Watauga High School


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  • Introducing our 2023 Support Staff Member of the Year: Shannon Burroughs!  She is our graduation coach and selflessly serves our students. Please help us congratulate this most deserving educator!  

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  • Introducing our 2023 WHS Teacher of the Year: Erik Mortensen! Mr. Mortensen is a awesome automotive teacher who inspires our students and colleagues daily! Please help us congratulate this most deserving educator! 

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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 Bailey Little via email at littleb@wataugaschools.org or by phone at (828) 264-7190. For more information visit WCS' Accessibility Information Page.

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    WHS Vision Statement
    We envision a school where everyone can learn and deserves a fair and equal opportunity to learn. 
    WHS Mission Statement
    Our mission is to partner with students, parents, and community to develop young adults who value educational excellence, think critically, and become productive   citizens with a global perspective.