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á Welcome to Watauga County Schools á
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Office hours for the Gragg Education Center/Boardáof Education
are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. á


Hardin Park Battle of the Books Teamá2ndáin Stateááá
The middle school team from Hardin Park had a terrific seasoná
and nearly won the state title. áClick here for more details.


TwoáWataugaáHigh School Students are National Merit Finalists
Two students from the high school have been named as Finalistsá
in this elite competition. áClick hereáfor the news release.á


WCS Spring Newsletter
The spring issue of The Learning Leader is available at this link
Paper copies will be sent home with students in pre-k through third
grade and are available to anyone on request.á


High School Honor Society Packs 10,000 Meals
This remarkable feat of service took place on the students' own time.á
Click here for the article in the Watauga Democrat

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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 Board of Education Honors StudentáAchievements and Employee Service á
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Students studying automotive technology at Watauga High School have been busy showing their skills in regional and state competitions and have been offered more than $105,000 in scholarships based on their performances. The group above includes (from left)áJacob Miller, who won first placeáin regional and stateáSkillsUSA competition for Motorcycle Service Technology;áWriston Hoke, third in the state in SkillsUSAáAutomotive Service 1;áGray Huffman, third in regionaláSkillsUSAáAutomotive Service Technology;áJason Carson, fifth in stateáSkillsUSAáMotorcycle Service Technology;áDaniel Taylor, second in regionaláSkillsUSAáAutomotive Service Technology and firstáin state (with Graham Roten) foráFord/AAA auto skills competition;áGraham Roten, third in regional and fourth in state SkillsUSA Diesel Service Technology, and firstáin state (with Daniel Taylor)áfor Ford/AAA auto skills competition.áá
The welding curriculum at the high school continues to produce students ready to keep advancing their skills and to excel in their field. áRyan Poole (on left) won second in the state in welding skills and Reese (on right) won first place. Reese received $46,000 in scholarship offers and Poole received $20,000. á"We are so proud of these young people" stated teacher George Wilson (in middle).á Tom Kip (at right), bookkeeper at Watauga High School, received the Servant's Heart Award for May. Dr. Elliott praised Kip as a person who does great work "not just because he loves numbers, chasing down receipts, and getting the latest financial software updates (though he does) but because he believes in public education and values the sound management of public resources."á
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