Watauga County Schools

Boone Chamber of Commerce Hosts 14th Annual Spelling Bee for Grown Ups March 19; Register by March 12

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm
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March 7, 2013. On Tuesday, March 19, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, in association with Watauga County Schools, will host the 14th annual Spelling Bee for Grown Ups in the Watauga High School gymnasium at 5 p.m. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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For Some, Questionable Start for Watauga Schools Supt. David Kafitz Culminates with Mellow Mushroom Incident

Published Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:45 am
Jan. 24, 2013. From some points of view, it’s been an inauspicious start for Supt. David Kafitz, who was hired nearly eight months ago, and from a public-relations standpoint, his first year at the helm of Watauga County Schools so far reached a tipping point after a regrettable incident at the Mellow Mushroom in downtown Boone. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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North Carolina School Report Cards Released – Watauga County Schools Continue to Exceed Most of the State

Published Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:07 am
Oct. 26, 2012. The North Carolina “School Report Cards” for the 2011-12 school year have been released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The results show that student achievement in the Watauga County Schools continues to exceed that of most NC school systems. Read more...
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Watauga County Schools Adds New Position: School Psychologist – Supt. David Kafitz’s Wife to Fill Role

Published Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm
Oct. 19, 2012. County Schools added a new position recently and the wife of Supt. David Kafitz will fill that role. Starting in November, Amy Kafitz will become the school psychologist for Watauga County Schools. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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School Bus Driver Classes Offered in Avery County

Published Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm
Oct. 15, 2012. School bus driver training will be offered on the Newland campus of Mayland Community College Oct. 29-31. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Before attending the class, anyone who is not a current Watauga County Schools employee must have a recommendation from the principal or assistant principal at the school where they want to be hired. Read more...
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Ron Henries: Only Candidate With Prior School Board Service, Has ‘Very Good Grasp’ on Education Policy

Published Monday, September 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Sept. 24, 2012. Ron Henries is the only school board candidate with experience on the Watauga County Board of Education and, perhaps along with Brenda Reese, he is the most experienced educator running for school board. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Watauga School Board Now Requires Elementary and Middle School Kids to be Chaperoned at WHS Ballgames

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:03 am
Sept. 11, 2012. Concerning the topic of “student safety,” the Watauga County Board of Education approved a motion, on Monday night, that requires elementary and middle school children to have an adult chaperon at Watauga High School athletic events. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Watauga School Board Selects New Asst. Superintendent Dr. David Fonseca, ‘Friend’ of Superintendent Kafitz

Published Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm
Sept. 10, 2012. After a recommendation from a search committee, the Watauga County Board of Education selected Dr. David Fonseca as the new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Watauga County Schools. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Watauga County Schools Calendar Committee Presents Best 2013 – 2014 Scenario So Far at Aug. 30 Meeting

Published Friday, August 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm
Aug. 31, 2012. Dr. Wayne Eberle outlined the preferred 2013 - 2014 calendar scenario and tasked school and community members to come up with other calendar suggestions at the Aug. 30 Calendar Committee meeting. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Associate Superintendent Resigns Before New School Year; New Supt. Offers No Details but Ominous Statement

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Aug. 8, 2012. Watauga County Schools Associate Superintendent Scarlet Davis recently resigned from her position, effective Aug. 1, three years into a four-year contract and less than two weeks before the start of the new school year. Read more...
BY GREG HINCE
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Avery and Watauga County Schools Open Doors on 2012-13 School Year; Much to Chagrin of Area Children

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:45 am
Aug. 8, 2012. Watauga and Avery County Schools opened their doors to students for the 2012-2013 school year earlier this morning, but area students may be celebrating a later start to the school this time next year. Read more...
BY ETHAN WOODHOUSE
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State Test Results Released for Watauga County Schools

Published Monday, August 6, 2012 at 10:00 am
Aug. 6, 2012. Eight schools in the Watauga County Schools system met North Carolina’s standards for expected academic growth by students and six schools also met the more stringent standard for high growth based on state test results for the 2011-12 school year. Read more...
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WCS Budget Committee Holds Meeting Aug. 3

Published Monday, August 6, 2012 at 4:30 am
Aug. 6, 2012. On Friday, Aug. 3, the Watauga County School System Budget Committee met to discuss the proposed budget for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Most items did not need further discussion, but a few issues were revised by the committee. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Concern Growing Over 2013 – 2014 WCS Calendar Options; Warren: ‘So Unfair … Makes Me Furious’

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm
July 31, 2012. Watauga County Board of Education Vice Chair Dr. Lee Warren was very vocal in his concerns over the 2013 - 2014 school calendar options at the July 30 work session. He was not alone, as many at the meeting were worried about the "bad scenarios and worse scenarios" presented to them. Read more…
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Four Day WHS Orientation Begins Today with Senior Class; WCS and ACS First Day of Classes Set For Aug. 8

Published Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm
July 30, 2012. Today marks the first of four days during which Watauga High School is holding orientation with the senior class in attendance. Juniors will have orientation tomorrow, followed by sophomores and then freshmen on Aug. 1 and 2. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Watauga County Students Return to School Aug. 8

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm
July 25, 2012. The first day of classes in the 2012-13 school year of the Watauga County Schools will be Wednesday, Aug. 8. School buses will run their usual routes, lunch will be served, and the after school program will be open to students registered for the program. Read more...
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Funding Shortfall Brings Cuts to Pre-Kindergarten Program; Additional Updates from Watauga County Schools

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:20 am
July 11, 2012. Due to continued funding reductions at the state level and new reductions from the regional Head Start office, the pre-kindergarten program of the Watauga County Schools is being cut back from nine classrooms serving a total of 162 children at eight schools to five classrooms serving a total of 90 children at four schools in 2012-13. Read more...
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Kafitz Addresses School Board for First Time as Supt.; Matthews Honored; Budget Matters, Plans Discussed

Published Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm
July 9, 2012. Watauga County Schools Superintendent David Kafitz addressed the Watauga County Board of Education for the first time in his official capacity on July 9 at the monthly meeting. Valle Crucis School teacher Katie Matthews was honored and several matters were addressed. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Watauga High School Athletic Director Tom Wright Named Interim Head Football at WHS; Succeeds Tim Pruitt

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9:34 am
June 12, 2012. Watuaga High School Athletic Director Tom Wright has been named interim head football coach for the Pioneers effective June 12. The appointment will last at least through the upcoming school year. Read more...
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David Kafitz Chosen as New WCS Superintendent; ‘We’re Going to Make a Great School System Better’

Published Monday, June 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm
June 4, 2012. On Monday, June 4, David Kafitz was announced as the new superintendent of the Watauga County School System in a unanimous decision, replacing interim superintendent Dick Jones who has held the position since Dec. 12, 2011. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Katie Matthews of Valle Crucis School is Named Watauga County Schools Teacher of the Year on Friday, May 18

Published Friday, May 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm
May 18, 2012. First grade teacher Katie Matthews of Valle Crucis School has been named Watauga County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2012-13. Her selection was announced in a surprise visit to her classroom this morning by several central office personnel and members of her family. Read more...
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Bethel Elementary School Third Grade Teacher Darcy Grimes is 2012 North Carolina Teacher of the Year

Published Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm
May 3, 2012. Darcy Grimes, a third grade teacher at Bethel Elementary School, has won the title of North Carolina Teacher of the Year from among the 97,000 teachers in North Carolina public schools. The award was announced today in Raleigh at an awards ceremony honoring the nine finalists for the state Teacher of the Year. Read more...
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Watauga County Schools Teachers of the Year Announced

Published Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm
April 2, 2012. The 2012-13 Teachers of the Year for the nine schools in the Watauga County Schools system were chosen during March and their names were released today. Read more...
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Asheville Symphony Guild Offers Music Camp Scholarships to Watauga Middle, High School Students

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 9:45 am
March 7, 2012. ASHEVILLE -- This spring the Asheville Symphony Guild will offer full and partial scholarships for musical instrument students in middle and high school  in 22 western N.C. counties, including Watauga County, to attend the Mars Hill College Summer Music Camp (June 24—June 29, 2012).  Scholarship information and applications can be obtained from the Guild at www.ashevillesymphony.org/guild or the student’s music teacher. Read more...
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Author Jim Minick Visited Mabel Elementary in Zionville Sharing Stories With Third, Eighth Graders

Published Friday, February 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Feb. 24, 2012. ZIONVILLE -- Author, poet, and former blueberry grower Jim Minick visited Mabel Elementary Friday sharing stories and photos of the people, places, animals, and events that have shaped his life and inspired his writing.  His visit took place in the school’s media center, where he donated his time for separate sessions with the third and eighth grade classes at Mabel. Read more...
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Snow Causes Area Schools to Delay, Close

Published Monday, February 20, 2012 at 10:54 am
Feb. 20, 2012. WATAUGA & AVERY COUNTIES -- After a recent round of wintry weather on Feb. 19, some area schools were forced to delay or close this morning. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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