JANUARY 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION IN THE WILKES COUNTY SCHOOLS January 28, 2015 Volume 3 Issue 06 Wilkes Early College High School Accepting Applications Wilkes Early College Will Host a Prospective Student Night February 5, 2015 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm Formal Presentation will begin at 6:30 pm Walker Center Ballroom Dion Stocks, principal at Wilkes Early College, and staff strongly encourage parents and students interested in applying to WECHS for the fall to attend this information session. Prospective freshman will learn about expectations, requirements, and just exactly what is WECHS! This is a great time to explore the possibility of making a significant impact on your future. Applications will be distributed at each middle school beginning January 2015. Students must return completed applications by February 20th as No Late Applications will be accepted! We hope you will come and learn more about JOINING THE WOLF PACK FAMILY!! Inside this issue: Dates to Remember WECHS Accepting Applications Page 1 Jan. 31 Hee Haw Performance (EWHS) Mr. Duncan’s Hour of Code at RRES Page 2 Feb. 16 Reading Foundations CB Eller Students Assist Homeless Page 3 Feb. 19 Project Lazarus Students Selected for NC Honors Chorus Page 3 Feb. 20 Youth Leadership Mackenzie Starr Spelling Bee Winner Page 4 Feb. 21 Movies, Music and More Trivia Event WC Hall of Fame Grant Recipients Page 5 Feb. 26 Battle of the Books VOLUME 3 ISSUE 06 JANUARY 2015 Mr. Duncan’s Hour of Code at Roaring River Elementary Jay Duncan’s 5th grade class at Roaring River Elementary School participated in a world-wide event known as Hour of Code. “The Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative sponsored by CSEdWeekandcode.org to introduce computer programming to 10 million students and encourage them to learn programming.” (http:// www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/) Mr. Duncan’s students found the Hour of Code as exciting and challenging. The students were definitely engaged as shown in the pictures. VOLUME 3 ISSUE 06 CB Eller Students Assist Homeless CB Eller Elementary School students, staff, parents and community held a one day food drive for the Catherine H. Barber Homeless Shelter. The Junior Beta Club were a big part of this effort. Principal Chad Mann stated, “I am extremely blessed to serve in an area where helping others is a high priority!” CB Eller Junior Beta Club is pictured along with Principal Mann. Students Selected for NC Elementary Honors Chorus Parker Childress and Tori Teague, 4th grade students at Millers Creek Elementary, were selected from over 600 students to participate in the NC Elementary Honors Chorus in Winston Salem on November 8-9, 2014. They were chosen by audition to participate with 198 other students from around the state. The event was a weekend of rehearsal, culminating in a concert directed by Tom Shelton, Jr. at the NC Music Educators Conference. Both students achieved great accomplishments during this event. Parker received a perfect score on her audition. Tori had a near-perfect score and was chosen as one of six to audition for a solo. Parker and Tori are students of Carol Huffman. JANUARY 2015 VOLUME 3 ISSUE 06 JANUARY 2015 Mackenzie Starr Third Time Spelling Bee Winner Mackenzie Starr won the Wilkes County Schools 2014-15 Spelling Bee for the third consecutive time. Mackenzie is pictured on the left and runner-up, Sylvia Prevette is on the right. Mackenzie is a student at West Wilkes Middle and Sylvia is a student at East Wilkes Middle. Congratulations ladies!!!! The bee was held January 22, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Stone Center for the Performing Arts. Moderator for the event was Beth Hubbard, Assistant Principal at Mountain View Elementary School. Judges were Andrea Byers and Tamarah Cornette, Curriculum Specialists and Angie Lamb, AIG Coordinator. Technical Assistants were Jamey Lambert. Seventeen students participated. The students were: Sydney Ferguson, Boomer Ferguson; Elijah Brolin, CB Eller; Isabelle Curry, CC Wright; Joshua Molai, Central Wilkes Middle School; Sylvia Prevette, East Wilkes Middle School; Aydan O’Neil, Millers Creek, Meagan Black, Moravian Falls, Kendall Stanley, Mount Pleasant; Dakota Watson, Mountain View; Jared Bumgarner, Mulberry; Evan Cothren, North Wilkes Middle School; VOLUME 3 ISSUE 06 JANUARY 2015 WILKES COUNTY HALL OF FAME GRANT RECIPIENTS The Wilkes County Hall of Fame recently awarded over $8,000.00 in grant monies to be spent in the area of the arts and athletics in Wilkes County Schools. The awardees are: Gilda Aita Inkle Loom Weaving CWMS Visual Art Department Scott Bryan Building a Tradition WWMS Volleyball Team Anita Wingler NoteKnacks Rhythm Manipulatives Wilkesboro Elementary Boomer-Ferguson Elementary Moravian Falls Elementary Elizabeth Horrell Flint Hill Beanstalk Adventure Playground Robert Weddington North Wilkesboro Elementary Community Arts, Music and Physical Education Gala Traphill Elementary Connie Ledford Musical Art Instruments Millers Creek Art Club Kat Romanish General Supplies Moravian Falls Elementary Boomer-Ferguson Elementary . Pictured with the grant recipients are Dr. Marty Hemric, Superintendent Wilkes County Schools, Ian Adams, Vice-President of WCHOF, Larry Stone, Treasurer of WCHOF, Delaina Smith and Wayne Myers, members of WCHOF and Chris Skabo, Wilkes County Schools Athletic Director.
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