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Making up a snow day on a Saturday? It could happen.áá
School on Saturday may be an option the next time schoolsá
are closed for snow. áClick hereáfor the details.


Winter Issue ofáWCSáNewsletter Availableááá
Please click hereáfor the winter issue ofáThe Learning Leader

Kindergarten Orientation Information
This year's schedule for kindergarten orientation and the information
parentsáneed to bring to enroll their children are shown in flyers
available on the ParentáLinks page of the website. á
Click here and then
look under the heading for enrollment materials andárelated information.á


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

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á High School Robotics Teams Advance to State Competition á
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These two teams from the Watauga High School Robotics Club won honors in a regional First Tech Challengeá tournament at ASU and will advance to the state tournament February 14. In photo at left is the high school's Team 8190 Purple Panthers with (from left) Jacob Walker, Tom Brown (coach), Danielle Brown, Kimberly Marlandá(coach), Seth Lawrence, Alex Preston Helms, Caleb Mutio, Corinne Giles, Matthew Benson, and Gretchen Waldorf. áIn the photo at right is Team 5881 Tungsteelá with (standing) Alayna Arnholt, Aryn Brown, Kimberly Marland (coach), Tom Brown (coach) and (kneeling) Norma Martinez-Behrend, Maddie Brown, Jacob Miller, William Nelsen, John Boitnotte, and Levi Marland. Photos courtesy of Richard Rapfogel. Click here for the press release.
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á Cove Creek Students Boost Fight Against Hungerá á
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Students at Cove Creek School set the goal of collecting 1,000 items of non-perishable food items for the Health and Hunger Coalition, an ambitious objective for a school with a total enrollment of 285 students. They blew away the goal by collecting 1,470 items. áThe class that brought in the most donations was Mrs. Combs 4th grade class, pictured above. The project was chosen by the school's Student Council, which also counted and organized the donations. áThe council advisor is School Counselor Lindsey Gough.á
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á Outstanding Students and Staff Honored by Board of Educationá á
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Students in the DECA chapter at Watauga High School have distinguished themselves again in this year's regional competition. áThose present for recognition at the January Board of Education meeting included (from left) Zac Jones, Joel Brown, Will Spinetto, Gab Neufeld, Holly Greene, Tori Greene, and Kennedy Kavanaugh. Teacher and DECAáadvisor Alison Garrett (at podium) praised the group for their hard work and for how well they represented the high school in terms of both their skill and their character.á
Mary Kent Whitaker (at right) was recognized for her selection by the NC English Teachers Association as the 2014-15 Outstanding English Teacher of the Year in NC. She is the 2014-15áWataugaáCounty Schools Teacher of the Year and is the only person ever to win that honor twice. Board Member Barbara Kinsey (at left) presented Whitaker to the Board and praised her work. á Gary Church (center) was honored with the Servant's Heart Award for January in recognition of his outstanding service to the schools. áChurch is the lead mechanic in the bus garage. His experience, expertise, and commitment make him a valued employee and mentor in the shop. The Servant's Heart Award is a new honor to recognize unsung heroes among school employees.á
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