District News

  • Four WHS Students are National Merit Semifinalists

    Canyon Frerer, Owen Warmuth, Andrew Nenow, and Grace Fowler have been named Semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships. Click on the headline above for additional details.

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  • Fall WCS Newsletter

    Please click on the above headline for a link to the fall issue of the Watauga County Schools newsletter.

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  • Tracy Markland is Teacher of Excellence

    Tracy Markland was recognized as the Exceptional Children Program Teacher of Excellence at the September Board meeting. She was presented to the Board by EC Program Director Dr. Michael Marcela (at left in photo). Click on the headline for more information.

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  • Keana Triplett Honored

    WHS English Teacher and 2015-15 NC Teacher of the Year Keana Triplett was honored at the September School Board meeting. With her in the photo are NCAE President Mark Jewell and Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott. Click on the headline for more details.

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  • Hardin Park Celebrates Patriot Day

    Hardin Park's celebration of Patriot Day featured a flag lowering ceremony conducted by these four cadets of the JROTC program at Watauga High School. From left are Isabella Templeton, Reece Horbury, Jonas Hawthorne, and Kyle Yates. Please click on the above headline for more details.

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  • Graduation Rate Hits Record High of 90.8%

    The 2015-16 school performance data for NC public schools was recently released by the State Board of Education and the good news includes the highest-ever graduation rate for Watauga High School. Please click on the above headline for more information.

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Announcements

  • Pre-Kindergarten Spaces Available

    Cove Creek School and Valle Crucis School have openings in the free NC Pre-K program for four year old children. Please click here to learn more about the program and how to apply. 

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  • Comment on NC Education Plan

    The public is invited to comment on NC's plan for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Click here to learn more. 

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  • School Bus Driver Training Available

    The next class for school bus drivers begins September 29th.  Please click here for more information. 

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  • Online School Meal Payments 

    Remember there's a fast, easy, online option to pay ahead for school meals and track your account balance.  Click here for the details. You may never again have to write a check,  fork over cash, or find out too late that your child's cafeteria account is overdrawn. 

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  • Public Meetings Schedule

    Please click here to see the scheduled public meetings for the Watauga County Schools. This list will be updated periodically during the year. 

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  • Office Hours

    Office hours at the Margaret Gragg Education Center (175 Pioneer Trail) are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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