WCS is thrilled to announce that the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology (WAAT) will have a brand new building in the future!! The NC Department of Public Instruction has approved $15 million in Needs-Based Public School Capital funding for a new WAAT facility on the campus of Wilson Community College. The Wilson County Commissioners will fund the $5 million match - bringing the total amount to $20 million!
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On Nov. 19 at 8 p.m., UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina will air a special documentary "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope" as part of Resilience Week - a statewide initiative to build awareness of childhood trauma, prevention and resilience.
Here is the OUR STORY - Shout Outs! newsletter highlighting the great things that happened in our district the week of Nov. 15!
Students who are 11th graders - make sure to check your school email to sign up for this great opportunity before Dec. 5. Thanks to the Wilson Education Partnership and local industries for your support!
Thank you to every WCS staff member, student and parent who donated to the 2019 United Way campaign! We exceeded our $45,300 district goal and raised more than $47,000!
Shout Out! to our 26 amazing WCS Principals! We appreciate your hard work, dedication, love for children, commitment to education, support of staff and awe-inspiring ability to complete a countless number of tasks every day!
WCS now ranks 58th in the state for overall proficiency out of 115 school districts - up one ranking from last year! In 2015-16, our rank was 90th and in 2016-17 our rank increased slightly to 89th. For the last three school years, we've had the highest increase in proficiency OF ANY DISTRICT IN THE STATE!!!!
We are SO GRATEFUL to Wilson County Emergency Management, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, city and county crews, NCDOT, the Red Cross, our WCS Maintenance Department, news outlets and countless others who serve us selflessly during emergencies and inclement weather! Shout Out! to Superintendent Dr. Mills who always errs on the side of caution and seeks advisement from weather experts to keep us safe during inclement weather. He is responsible for the safety and the education of more than 11,000 students and 2,000 staff members - so he does not take the decision to close schools lightly.
Today was the grand opening of our NC Pre-K Program housed at Jones ES!
THANK YOU to every individual, business or entity who made a financial or in-kind donation to WCS Operation Backpack! Your generous contribution enabled us to provide more than 3,000 backpacks to students in need.
Facts & Numbers
- 26 Schools
- 500 Community Partners
- 11,164 Students
- 85 National Board Certified Staff
- 1,500 Employees
- 856 2018-19 Graduates