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á Welcome to Watauga County Schools á
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Schools Offer Holiday Performancesáá
Students will be performing music of the season in a variety of band,á
orchestra,áand vocal performances during late November and December.á
Click here to see a scheduleáfor these events.


Board Leaders Honored at November Meeting
á Chair Dr. Lee Warren and Vice-ChairáDelora Hodges of the Board of
Education areáleaving the Board and were recognized for their serviceá
during the November meeting. á
Click hereáfor the press release.

PioneeráPlaymakersáWin Regional Honorsáá
The high school's honors drama ensemble, the PioneeráPlaymakers, á
took home a boatload of regional awards and won the chance to presentá
their play at the state level later this month. áá
Click hereáfor more details.
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For more system news and announcements,
please click on the "News & Data" link at the top of this page.

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á Watauga Education Foundation Awards $20,000 for Teacher Grants á
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The Watauga Education Foundation has funded 20 innovative learning projects designed by teachers (many but not all of whom are pictured above) to enrich classroom learning in ways that other funds could not support. áAll nine schools in the WCS system will benefit from the creative ideas of these teachers and the generous support of the WEF. áAt right is Foundation President Chad Smith. áClick here for more information about the Watauga Education Foundation and please plan now to attend their "Flapjack Flip" fundraiser at Watauga High School on December 6, 7:30-11:00 a.m.á
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á Watauga High SchooláJROTC Celebrates Marine Corps Birthday á
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The high school's Marine Corps JROTC unit celebrated the 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with a formal ceremony at which Brigadier General James Walker USMC (ret) presided as the senior officer. áThe ceremony included remarks by Walker, by the high school's Senior Marine Instructor Lt. Colonel Gerald Harper USMC (ret), áand (through a ávideo) from the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. áBy tradition, Walker (at far right in above photos) received the first slice of cake, one that was cut with a sword wielded by Harper. Harper is facing Walker in the right hand photo.áClick here for a recent article about the high school's JROTC program.á
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á "Bring a Vet to School Day" áHonors Veterans at Parkway Schoolá á
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In the top photo, Parkway 4th graders hold up letters used for the ABCs of the military, a part of the event in which students tell the audience how each letter represents qualities of veterans, such as "C" for courage, "S" for service, and "T" for teamwork. áIn the bottom photos, Wallace Greer signs an autograph for Beattie Hendleyá(left photo) and Noah Earp poses with veteran Jim Webster. Click here for additional information about this special celebration.á
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