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March 28, 2015
North Wilkesboro, NC
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New kindergarten assessments coming

Children enrolling in kindergarten in North Carolina public schools next year will be given new tests designed to gauge their intellectual and physical development.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Electronic enrollment is starting
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Online student registration is being offered in the Wilkes County schools for the 2015-16 school year through a system called InfoSnap.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Driver’s ed funds uncertain
Updated: March 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

At a time of year when they normally make plans for summer driver’s education instruction, public school officials in Wilkes County and across the state still don’t know if the state will continue paying part of the cost of teaching teens to drive...

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Friday 03/06/2015
‘Reportable acts’ down
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 2:57 pm

The number of “reportable acts” of crime and violence in the Wilkes County schools dropped by 55 percent last year, according to an annual report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

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Wilkes dropout rate falls again
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 1:58 pm

The Wilkes County high school dropout rate fell to 1.71 per 1,000 students last year, at least the seventh straight year it has declined.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
Students in Wilkes schools dismissed early Thursday, March 5
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 11:50 am

Wilkes County school officials announced that students are being dismissed from all Wilkes schools at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5. All after school activities for the day were cancelled.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
2015-16 school calendar approved
Posted: March 04, 2015

Students return to school Aug. 24 and are dismissed for the summer on May 24 in a 2015-16 calendar approved by the Wilkes Board of Education Tuesday night.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Makeup days told: Last school day in Wilkes June 5
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Plans for making up student classroom days missed within the last two weeks have been announced by Dr. Marty Hemric, Wilkes school superintendent.

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Tuesday 02/17/2015
No classes in Wilkes schools Friday
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Students will be out of school again Friday, ending a week with no classes.

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