Valle Crucis Students Hear from Governor
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.
By David Rogers. October 31, 2011. BLOWING ROCK -- With a mix of cartoon characters, superheros, witches, monsters, vampire and hobgoblins of every description, classes at Blowing Rock School were interrupted Friday morning for the annual Halloween Parade and Door Decorating Contest. It was a day when art and creativity took precedence over readin', ritin' and 'rithmetic! Photos by David Rogers
By David Rogers. October 15, 2011. BOONE -- A special weekend press release reports that all students at all Watauga County Schools (WCS) will be released early on Monday, October 17th. Pre-kindergarten to 8th grade schools will dismiss at 12:00 noon, while Watauga High School will dismiss students at 1:00 pm.
Staff Report. October 12, 2011. The Watauga Board of Education will hold a public forum on the search for a new superintendent of the Watauga County Schools on Monday, October 17th at Watauga High School. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8:30 p.m.
Staff Report. October 12, 2011. BOONE -- A revised schedule for teacher training has resulted in changes to the school calendar for next spring. March 9th and May 18th will now be regular school days instead of teacher work days, and schools will be closed to students on March 15th and March 16th to allow for teacher training on these two days.
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By David Rogers. November 27, 2013. BLOWING ROCK, NC – James "Jim Bob" Norman has come a long way since his days as a wide receiver on three national championship football teams and earning an AppState degree in computer technology. A real long ways, in fact. Like 3,174 miles transversing at least five countries if you drive there: Nicaragua.
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|Blowing Rock Town Council Meeting -- Dec 10|
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