Alexander County Schools is seeking students in grades Pre-K through 12th to design an official Alexander County Schools Holiday Card. A committee will judge the artwork provided by the students. The selected cards will be mailed or sent electronically to friends and associates of the school system. Up to four winners will be chosen. Click the headline for contest rules and an entry form. The deadline for forms to be submitted to the Board of Education Office is 5:00 p.m. December 1.
Click the headline to view the school board meeting tonight at 6:00 PM or to watch previous meetings.
Samantha Bowers was selected as the NC Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) District 7 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Bowers will be recognized at the 51st Annual NCSTA Awards Ceremony, Thursday, November 5. Read the full story by clicking the headline.
This is a reminder for parents of PreK through second-grade students that we are excited to have all of your children back in our buildings beginning on Monday. The new schedule will be as follows: Students in grades PreK through 2 will attend school in person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to be remote learning day for all students in the school system. As we make this transition, I encourage everyone to be diligent with the 3 Ws… Wear your mask, Wait 6 feet apart, and Wash your hands frequently. Our commitment to these protocols in school and out in the community will play a role in the success of this new schedule. Please do your part to stay well! #StopTheSpread
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Kindergarten Representative: Mary Guthrie
First Grade Representative: Amy Fox
Second Grade Representative: Meggan Eckard
Third Grade Representative: Carol Walker
Fourth Grade Representative: Zach Richardson
Fifth Grade Representative: Dakota Brown
TA Representatives: Michelle Bowman
Specials Representative: Alisha Orren
EC Representative: Tammy Abernathy
Parent Representatives: Leah Hayes
Additional: Mary Brown Principal, Melinda Glenn Instructional Coach
Dear Parents, I am so impressed with how well the students and staff have followed the social distancing and mask requirements. They are doing a great job! There will be a decision soon on how to return our kinders through 5th graders to school. Thank you for your grace and patience as we all work hard to ensure a safe and healthy education for all of our students. Mrs. Brown ☺
Reading: October is a terrific time to read some stories with children on the changing seasons, pumpkins and Halloween. Kids love spending time with their parents reading. Let children select some books so they are engaged with the topic. Ask kids what they think the book will be about. As you read, see if their predictions came true. Talk about the pictures, the characters and what happened? Was the ending a good one? After reading, ask children their opinions. See if they can support their opinions from some specifics in the book. Most importantly, enjoy your time together.
Wit & Wisdom: The books are in and they are great! Wit and Wisdom is a reading program we are starting with grades 3rd through 5th to work on comprehension, reading enjoyment, strategic reading and writing skills.
Math: What a great time of year to work on math by baking an apple pie together with your children or even counting candy corn. Think about making a geometry pumpkin with lots of shapes and angels.
Online Auction: We will have the auction up on FB Oct. 19th-30th. Please donate or call a business to donate something for the auction.
Chick-Fil-A: will be available on Oct. 30th for pick-up from 4:30-6:30. Forms will be sent home.
Basket Raffle: K/1 hall will have a holiday basket. The 2nd/3rd hall will have a sports basket and the 4th/5th hall will have a home good basket. Please donate items if possible for the baskets. Raffle tickets will be $1 and available through the office or in the car-riders line.
Pumpkin Contest in School: Bring those pumpkins in starting Oct. 19th through Oct. 30th. We will display them in the media center and students will vote on their favorites the last week of October. Pumpkins can be real or fake. Please do not cut the real ones as they may not make it to Oct. 30th. This is a fun family activity.
Pumpkin Patch Drive Thru: Friday, Oct. 30th from 4:30-6:30. Families can drive through the parking lot and see the pumpkins the students decorated. Families can vote for their favorite pumpkins by putting money in the container by their favorite pumpkins.
WES Staff Costume Contest: All staff will be dressed in group themes by grade level and job during the Pumpkin Patch Drive Thru. Please vote for your favorite ensemble.
Book Fair: October 19th through Oct. 30th online for all WES students virtual and in person. Orders will be delivered to homes.
Grade Level Zooms: Each grade level will host a zoom on Monday, Oct. 19th from 5:30-6:30. Please attend the zooms to find out educational goals for your children for this year. Zooms will be recorded for parents who can not attend.
Conferences: Teachers will be contacting parents for zoom conferences. All children should have a conference this fall. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
Title 1 Survey: WES is a Title 1 school bc of the percentage of students who are on free or reduced lunch. We receive funding based on that percentage. Parent engagement is very important at all schools and especially Title 1 schools. A parent survey will be shared on the WES website and FB page later in Oct. Please complete the survey by the end of Oct.