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á Welcome to Watauga County Schools á
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Office hours at the áMargaretáGragg Education Center, 175 Pioneer Trail,
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WataugaáCounty Schools Newsletter
The spring issue highlights the new Strategic Plan foráWCS.
Click here to see the newsletter. á


Students Win Honors in Technology Competitions
Students at Watauga High School have won recognition in regional
ááand state competitions.áClick hereáto learn more


Five Students Selected for Governor's School
Five students at Watauga High School have been chosen for
admission to the very selective summer program of theá
NC Governor's School. áClick here for the news release


Rufus Edmisten Donates $5,000 for Mabel Afterschool
The former NC attorney general and secretary of state has again
áámade a generous contribution to help Mabel students and families.
Click here for more information.


For more system news and announcements,
please click on the "News & Data" link at the top of this page.

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á Hardin Park Gold Team Takes Second in Regional Battle of the Books á
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The middle school Hardin Park Gold team came in a very close second in the regional Battle of the Books, finishing just two points behind first place. The regional competition is open to school systems in 14 counties in northwestern NC. From left to right above are team members:áGabe Souza,áEthan Turner,áTucker Brown, Li Yang,ááLucyáRapfogel, Carsyn Howarth,áand Apurba Paudelá Photo courtesy of Richard Rapfogel. áThis team, with mostly the same students, has won the Watauga County Schools competition two years in a row and finished second in the state last year. áHardin Park Media Specialist Candice Trexlerádescribes the team as "highly motivated and very hard working. They have earned the success they enjoyed and we're very proud of their achievements."á
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á Bethel Elementary Student Wins D.A.R. American History Essay Contestá á
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Andrew Tester of Bethel Elementary is the winner of the American History Essay Contest of the Daniel Boone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He wrote his essay about a colonial family's response to the Stamp Act (they were not enthused). He was recognized for his excellent work at the April Board of Education meeting.á

Linda Mauldin of the Daniel Boone Chapter (at left) introduced Andrew to the Board of Education and praised the quality of the work he and his classmates submitted. á"Reading them made you feel like you were there," she remarked.á

To the right of Mauldin and Andrew is ZelaáBeckett, regent of the Daniel Boone Chapter.á

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