Blowing Rock School Notes: February 6, 2012
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. February 16, 2012. BOONE—Aspiring engineers are invited to attend a Future Engineers Camp sponsored by the N.C. Center for Engineering Technologies in Hickory. Camps will be held in June and July based on age groups for students in elementary through middle grades.
February 5, 2012. ZIONVILLE, NC -- Watauga School District (WCS) reports tonight that all additional tests of the water at Mabel School have come back negative for the presence of bacteria. Click READ MORE to read the official statement from WCS.
Staff Report. February 3, 2012. ZIONVILLE, NC -- Watauga County Schools announced today that Mabel School was unexpectedly closed on Friday due to the possible presence of bacteria in water from a kitchen sink. Citing that the #1 priority of the school district is the health and safety of students and employees, WCS made the decision to close the school pending additional tests.
January 25, 2012. RALEIGH -- North Carolina's regional Teachers of the Year were invited to a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game Monday night, a group that included Watauga County Schools and Northwest Region Teacher of the Year, Darcy Grimes. Grimes first joined Watauga County Schools as an after school site director at Blowing Rock School, but now teaches 3rd grade at Bethel Elementary.
By David Rogers. January 18, 2012. BLOWING ROCK -- How do you eat your spaghetti? Slurp it? Twirl it? Cut it up? Well, all "styles" are welcome on Friday, January 27, at Blowing Rock School. On top of that, you get to play BINGO!, with an opportunity to win prizes that will appeal to "big people" and "little people" alike. And if that weren't enough -- there's FREE PARKING!
By David Rogers. December 21, 2011. BLOWING ROCK -- Forget Halloween, its ghosts and gremlins. A group of Blowing Rock School students are learning about tricking daffodils to grow in the winter -- to provide treats for Valentine's Day!
Staff Report. December 9, 2011. BOONE -- Allyson McFalls, a teacher at Blowing Rock School, is among seven Watauga County Schools educators to achieve National Board Certification in 2011. The Watauga County instructors are among the more than 1,200 in North Carolina to achieve certification this year.
Staff Report. November 30, 2011. GREENSBORO, NC -- Watauga County Board of Education Vice-chair Dr. Lee Warren has been chosen by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) as a member of the honorary All-State School Board. Just eight school Board members from among hundreds across the state are selected for this annual honor.
Staff Report. November 30, 2011. BOONE -- Watauga High School students Doria Kosmala and Willa Finck have been selected for the North Carolina All-State Honors Orchestra, a group composed of 127 of the state’s finest high school musicians. Both Kosmala and Finck are violinists and were placed in the first violin section of the Honors Orchestra by audition.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News. BOONE—In an effort to increase the physical activity of people in western North Carolina, the Be Active-Appalachian Partnership at Appalachian State University offers a Lending Library that provides equipment to get more people, especially children, physically active.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Schools. November 18, 2011. BOONE -- You won't see a gaggle of High Country first graders trekking along I-40 through Oklahoma on their way to California, but students at Hardin Park School have accepted a challenge to walk the distance from Boone to San Francisco -- 2,777 miles -- as part of a "Fuel Up to Play 60" grant recently awarded to the school. Photos courtesy of Watauga County Schools
Dr. Scarlet Davis, associate superintendent of the Watauga County Schools, has successfully graduated from the 2011 Certified Education Chief Technology Officers (CeCTO) Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government. Dr. Davis is one of just 23 school system personnel statewide who completed the course this year.
By David Rogers. November 10, 2011. BLOWING ROCK -- I was only seven years old, but I still remember the day in 1958 when my parents brought home a seemingly beat-up, ancient upright piano they had purchased for $50 out of the classified ads in the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. Somehow they had gotten the idea I wanted to learn how to play the piano, so they had only themselves to blame...
Staff Report. November 9, 2011. BOONE – As part of its commitment to local education, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation presented "Bright Ideas" grants totaling more than $5,300 to six educator teams during a luncheon ceremony TO honor the teachers, at the Watauga district office of Blue Ridge Electric.
By David Rogers. November 9, 2011. BLOWING ROCK -- It was billed as the "Veterans Day Assembly and Parade," but for many of the men and women being celebrated it was so much more than the normal recognition ceremony they were used to.
Staff Report. November 8, 2011. BOONE -- The Watauga Board of Education has appointed former Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard (“Dick”) Jones as interim superintendent effective December 12 and continuing through June 30, 2012.
Special Report to Blowing Rock News from Watauga County Schools. November 3, 2001. BOONE -- Five teachers visiting Watauga High School this fall from other countries are helping bring new perspectives and broader horizons for high school students, faculty, and each other as they work toward professional development on an international level.
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By David Rogers. April 18, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Almost a dozen boys and girls from Rumple Church enjoyed an adventure on Sunday: an Easter Egg hunt around the campus, including the church...Read More...
Special Report from Blowing Rock's Buz Helms. April 19, 2014. SOMEWHERE IN ARIZONA -- In a three-stage video report, former food broker, entrepreneur, and current member of Session for Rumple...Read More...
First in a Series. Special Report from Hound Ears Club. April 17, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Hound Ears Club celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. In honor of the occasion, the Club is publishing...Read More...
Special Report. April 16, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC – Now in its second half-century, Blowing Rock’s Art in the Park, a monthly May through October Saturday event, showcases craftspeople...Read More...
By David Rogers. April 16, 2014. BOONE, NC -- With dominating performances in the middle and long distance running events, as well as gender sweeps in discus and pole vault, Watauga High School's...Read More...
By Gabrielle Moody. April 11, 2014. BOONE, NC -- Sometimes, playing the game isn't all about winning and losing. Sometimes it is simply about growing as individual athletes and as a team....Read More...
By David Rogers. April 18, 2014. BLOWING ROCK, NC -- Almost a dozen boys and girls from Rumple Church enjoyed an adventure on Sunday: an Easter Egg hunt around the campus, including the church grounds and the yards of the Rumple House and Youth Cottage.