OUR STORY - Shout Outs!

WCS Weekly Highlights - Dec. 2-6, 2019

Smart Cookies at Frederick Douglass ES

Superintendent Dr. Mills and Board of Education Member Debora Powell had a great time celebrating Frederick Douglass ES Teacher of the Year Kari Stallings and her class of Smart Cookies on Nov. 26! Dr. Mills read a positive statement about each student, gave each of them a certificate and shared with them why their teacher is so special. They all enjoyed cookies provided by our Smart Cookies partner, Chick-fil-A, and had lots of laughs with Dr. Mills. Smart Cookies has been an initiative in our elementary schools for the past three years.

Red Ribbon Event at Elm City MS

Shout Out! to the Wilson County ABC Board for funding programs and activities in our schools for alcohol and substance abuse prevention. In late October, their generous funding enabled Elm City MS to hold a Red Ribbon Week event for students. Kudos to Counselor Lee Grissom for organizing everything! At the event, students were encouraged to remain drug and alcohol free by numerous community members, which included employees from Wilson County EMS and Eastpoint along with officers from the Wilson Police Department, nurses from Wilson Medical Center and Jeff Hill, the director of the Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition. The keynote speaker was Chris Miles, the owner and operator of Revitalife Contents Recovery and Restoration in Greenville. His personal story made a memorable impression on the students. We are grateful to these community partners for volunteering their time!

Feedback on 2020-2021 Traditional Calendar

We are in the process of creating the Traditional Instructional Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year, and we would like the input of as many parents, staff members and students as possible. Please view the two screencasts and then complete the survey by Dec. 13, 2019. You will need a gmail account to view the screencasts and surveys. Screencast 1 provides information about the laws and requirements for public school calendars. Screencast 2 provides two calendar options based on the requirements. We look forward to receiving your feedback about which of the two instructional calendar options you prefer. Click the link for more information.

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Feel free to email Shout Outs! for consideration to amber.lynch@wilsonschoolsnc.net