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Friday, February 06, 2015

Feb. 6, 2015

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Happy Friday! Can you believe we already made it to the 100th day of school? I am loving the picture of Rock Ridge Elementary staff celebrating the 100th day by dressing like they were 100 years old. 

Shout Outs!

1. Gov. Pat McCrory visits Beddingfield High
Today at 10 a.m., Gov. McCrory visited Beddingfield High to learn more about the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology (WAAT) slated to open during the 2016-2017 school year. This early college/engineering program will provide a pipeline of graduates ready to enter the industrial workforce in Wilson. Gov. McCrory commended the leadership of WCS Administration and local industry leaders for bridging the gap between commerce and education. "This is exactly the model we want across the state, and Wilson is leading the way. Y'all are ahead of the game, and I'm proud of you." Special thanks to all those involved in making this a successful visit! 
2. School Counselors
Celebrate! It is National School Counseling Week. Thank you to our school counselors for going above and beyond for our students every day! Please make sure to thank your counselor today and let them know they are appreciated! 

3. The 2015 David Simon Excellence in Education Awards
It is time to start nominating WCS employees for Simon Awards! All nominations are due Tues., March 3 and winners will be announced at the event on Thurs., May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Fike High. Everyone is invited! Please email Amber Lynch your nominations! 

4. Leader in Me Parent Night at Wells Elementary
Wells is working toward becoming a Leader in Me School, which is a renowned leadership program for students based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Wells staff members have worked hard all year to educate parents on the initiative and hold fundraisers. Chrisola Ham, Wells parent and Fike High teacher, wanted to recognize the school for a recent parent night: "It was an absolutely phenomenal event. I loved the fact that the students delivered the information and showed us how the seven habits were being implemented. I am so grateful for my daughter to have the opportunity to attend a school that encourages development of leadership skills."
5. WCS Finance Department
A huge THANK YOU to our wonderful Finance Department for all that they do - but especially for making sure we all have our W2s for tax season. We appreciate you - Rene Evans, Martha Proffitt, Kim Edmundson, Kim Vick, JoAnn Rollins, Misty Lamm, Florence James and Wanda Dudley!

6. WCS Night at the Barton College basketball games
Don't miss WCS Night at the Barton games this Saturday! The pregame tailgate for kids begins at 3 p.m. in the KRIC gym with music, games, food and bounce houses. After the tailgate, all WCS families, students and staff receive free admission into the women's game at 5:30 p.m. and men's game at 7:30 p.m. Please come out and support this event and wear items with your school's name on them. The school with the most attendance receives a cash prize. Thank you to the high school students in charge of this awesome night: Diamond Johnson and Kheayr Blackmon from Hunt and Joelle Brown, Joshua Puente and Barnes Broadway from Fike!

7. Michael Edmond, assistant to a hearing/visually impaired student, Springfield Middle 
This could be the greatest Shout Out ever...from the student that Mr. Edmond assists: "Mr. Edmond and I have been together for four and a half years or so. I feel comfortable with him. He gives me information from teachers because I can barely hear them sometimes. I like the idea of him coming to high school with me because I know high school will be different. Each day I come into the school, I am glad to see him. I am very blessed to have him. He has been a real good friend to me. I love the idea of knowing he is going to be recognized in a Shout Out. This is good for him and good for me."
8. Matthew Mayo, instructional technology facilitator; Jerri Moore, Hunt High media coordinator; and Shannon Issette, Hunt High bookkeeper 
The Hunt High Administration would like to thank these three amazing individuals for their efforts in a smooth and efficient Chromebook rollout. This has been a huge process in our high schools, and we are so appreciative of the dedicated staff members who went above and beyond to make it a success. 

9. Principal Roy Henderson and Assistant Principal Tevis Harris, Jones Elementary
Jones has had great success with the All Pro Dads Program because of the guidance of the two men I like to call "The Jones Boys." When staff at Stantonsburg were interested in starting a program of their own, Mr. Henderson and Mr. Harris were right there to encourage and support them. Stantonsburg recently held the first meeting, and the media center was packed with dads, granddads and students. Stantonsburg Police Chief Hunt and School Counselor Joan Taylor are the program's co-chairs. 

10. Fike High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Students in FBLA at Fike recently participated in the NC FBLA Triangle East Regional Competitive Events Conference in Cary. Kudos to Madison Barkley for placing third in Spreadsheet Applications and advancing to the state level competition; Malcolm Ellis for placing first in Database Design & Applications and advancing to the state competition; and Emma Wandscher and Katherine Kirby for placing in the Top 10 in the high school level FBLA recognition test. The state competition is in April. Best of luck! 


- Volunteers are needed for the very first WCS Active Assailant Training Exercise to be held during Spring Break on April 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at Fike High. WCS is collaborating with law enforcement, emergency management, EMS, fire, rescue and 911 to create a training scenario to test our response to an active assailant. We need adults ages 21+ to volunteer as actors and play the role of teachers, students and victims. Click the link if you want to participate. WCS Active Assailant Training Exercise Form

- The WCS Customer Service Task Force is seeking input from teachers. Please email Amber Lynch different ways that your teachers engage parents. For example, calling all parents at the beginning of the school year or creating a private Facebook group for the parents of your students. We want to compile a list of ideas to share. Thanks in advance!

Dine at Moe's on Feb. 11 from 5-8 p.m. in support of Barnes Elementary. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help fund afterschool programs. 
- Don't miss in harmony #26 on Fri., Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at Fike High. Tickets are available in advance at the high schools - $12 for adults and $6 for youth under age 18. This is a wonderful collaborative concert highlighting our talented high school students and a fundraiser for our BFF - the Wilson Education Partnership.  

- Don't miss the free Model Car Building Workshop on Sat., March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Black Creek United Methodist Church. The event is for children in grades K-5. Each child will receive a free model kit and a hot dog lunch. Children will learn the basics of assembly and decorating the cars. For more information contact Clyde Shafer at 252-239-0379.

Comments on "Feb. 6, 2015"

2/8/2015 2:55:49 PM CST

1. clyde shafer said...

Thanks for posting the model car workshop , it will be a great time for the kids.

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