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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 17, 2015

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This is the OUR STORY remix because even though we took a hiatus for Spring Break, the awesomeness of everything WCS continued. There are 50 million wonderful things to share!  

Shout Outs!

- From Springfield Middle Principal Pattie Barnes: I wanted to express my appreciation to everyone for the amazing support shown during the loss of our student Julia Manuel. Your continued thoughts, prayers, emails and phone calls have helped our Wildcat Family and Julia's family and friends endure this tragedy. Though she lived a short time, Julia lived in such a way that the light from her life made a huge impact on others. Times of tragedy often bring out the best in people, and I wanted to say THANK YOU for giving us your best. 

- Senator Richard Burr recently visited Wilson OIC and posed for a picture with Wilson Early College Academy (WECA)
 students. Freshmen at WECA volunteer every day in the community. 
In the picture, Wilson Belk Manager Zeb Whitehurst (aka Board President of the Wilson Education Partnership) presents a $3,102 check to Principal Tracy Joyner and students at Winstead Elementary. During the holidays, customers had the opportunity to purchase angel ornaments or pins at the Wilson, Goldsboro and Rocky Mount stores. The funds from sales would go to a local school, and Winstead was selected. The staff at Winstead is very appreciative of Belk's longstanding commitment to education in the community.

Tia Ward and Jaidah Holmes, fourth-graders at Stantonsburg Elementary, won the Wilson Golden Leaf Water 

Fowlers singing competition and performed April 11 as one of the openers for Joe Diffie and Josh Thompson at the Water Fowlers Expo at the Wilson fairgrounds. They sang America the Beautiful 

- The 41st Annual Special Olympics were held Thursday at Hunt High and as always, it was a wonderful event! More than 800 people were in attendance, including athletes, volunteers, school staff, family and community members. Congratulations to the hundreds of athletes who participated, and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who make it possible.

- Hunt High Parent and Substitute Teacher Judy Aycock wanted to share how proud she is of her daughter, Kailey, and all the other inductees into the Hunt High National Technical Honor Society. This is the school's second year with the society and membership has tripled. 

- The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) declared this week as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across the United States. Please remember to thank our amazing assistant principals today!

Barnes Elementary Principal Vernita Williams got a nice surprise recently when she visited the legislative offices in Raleigh and noticed that Senator Buck Newton had a poster on his office wall signed by students at Barnes. Kudos to Ms. Williams and her students for making an impact!

Fike High Sophomore Will Williams passed the Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2013 Certification exam with a perfect score of 1000 on his first try. He accomplished this in 31 minutes, which is a huge feat. The exam is industry made and used by employers to verify skills needed in the workforce.

Toisnot Middle recently held a four-day Ban the R Word Rally/Campaign. Students, staff and community members came out to pledge that they will no longer use the word "retarded." They went online to pledge and signed a banner. Please help us in removing this word from everyone's vocabulary! Go to to pledge. 

- The Beddingfield High Symphonic Band (Director Keith Green), the Hunt High Symphonic Band (Director Keith Dublin) and the Toisnot Middle Band (Director Jordan Webb) recently earned ratings of Superior at their NC Bandmasters Association Eastern District 2015 Music Performance Assessment. Mr. Green also wanted to congratulate Mr. Dublin and Ms. Webb - "They were former students of mine at Beddingfield, and I am very proud of what they have accomplished with their students."

Vick Elementary held its first Heritage Day Assembly recently in honor of Samuel H. Vick's birthday on April 1. Each grade level studied and presented on a portion of his life. Principal Tonja Harris wanted to recognize all her students for the great job they did sharing their talents on such a wonderful occasion. 

- Fifth-graders at Wells Elementary recently completed a Holocaust Memorial project organized by Teacher Carol Abrams. One student, Arielle Sonnenberg, made a quilt in honor of the woman she selected to research - Inge Auerbacher. Arielle also wrote to Ms. Auerbacher telling her about the project. Ms. Auerbacher responded to Arielle that she was so touched by the project and could not stop crying tears of joy. She wanted Arielle to call her. The two have since connected.

- Special thanks to all the volunteers, members of law enforcement and other local agencies who made the WCS Active Assailant Training Exercise possible last week. It was a great learning experience for everyone involved. Kudos especially to Captain Mark Sullivan with the Wilson Police Department and Gordon Deno and Rodney Dancy with Wilson County Emergency Management for providing your expertise in all the planning. If you were involved in the drill and want to share your feedback, click here

- The third annual WilsonShines concert held April 2 was amazing! Bravo to all of the students, staff and community members who performed. Special thanks to Hunt Chorus Teacher and WCS Teacher of the Year Jeremy Tucker and Lucama/Lee Woodard Music Teacher Jana Winders for organizing the event and WCS Chief Operations Officer Eric Davis for serving as the emcee. Proceeds benefited Communities In Schools of Wilson County.  

- A huge Thank You to the Wilson Education Partnership (WEP) for bringing the North Carolina Symphony to Vick Elementary on April 14 to perform for the district's fifth-graders. WEP provides this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students with support from multiple community civic groups. They love it! 

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