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Blowing Rock Students Compete at the North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences
Middle School Teacher Allyson McFalls announced that several middle school students competed last Friday at the North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences competition, which is a presentation-based competition which includes a scientific research paper. Reagan W. took first in the middle school math category for her project on horse shoulder angle and stride length relationships. Libby G. and Bella K. took third for their project in the behavioral sciences category on preferences of butter vs. margarine in cookies. Ms. McFalls said, “I couldn't be more proud of these girls, how hard they've worked, and how well they represented themselves, their research, and Blowing Rock at the competition at the School of Science and Math on Friday. They were competing against students from all over the state, many of whom attend magnet schools geared toward STEM, so the competition wasn't easy.” 
Two Blowing Rock Students Move to Final Shooting Stars Performance
Congratulations to Emma G.and Will G. for making it in to Shooting Stars 2015! We are very proud of you and all of the students at Blowing Rock for sharing their talents this year. All of you are winners! -- Ms. Reis. Update: We have learned that Grace S. is also part of a group chosen to perform at Shooting Stars 2015. Congratulations Grace! Information on Visual Arts winners should be posted soon.
Jump Rope for Heart March 23-27
Students in K-5 physical education will be participating in Jump Rope For Heart from 3/23-3/27.  During this week, students will be learning about the importance of cardiovascular exercise and its relation to heart health. Students also have the opportunity to raise money for the American Heart Association.  Each student has been sent home with a fund raising envelope.  Click here for the option of online fundraising -- link goes directly to the BR School Jump Rope for Heart page.  All fund raising money is due no later than Friday 3/27. Thanks! Luke Dellinger, Physical Education Teacher.
Talent Show a Big Success!
The 2015 Blowing Rock School Talent Show was outstanding! Thank you to all the wonderful performers and to Ms. Reis, our music and chorus teacher. Thank you to Mr. de la Cerda who was a big hit as our Emcee and regaler of jokes between the acts, with such classics as “Why is 6 scared of 7?” and “Why do bees have sticky hair?”. Update: ​The Talent Show will be presented for the school after the EOG tests. Please keep checking the school website for the date of the performance.
Preparation for New Playground Steps
Photos by Phyllis Shore. See all the playground photos Ms. Shore has taken at, click on Clients and use the password of playgroundimages. Thanks Phyllis!
Pre-Kindergarten Applications for 2015-2016
Applications for pre-kindergarten for next school year will be handled by the Children's Council of Watauga County. Click here for more details.
Congratulations to Ms. Tincher, our Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Liz Tincher, our Middle School Science Teacher and Blowing Rock School Teacher of the Year! Ms. Tincher was surprised Thursday morning, March 12 with the announcement along with a bouquet of flowers from Principal Sukow.
Mark Your Calendars! Spring Fling is May 16
PTO President Kevin Tincher has announced that the PTO Spring Fling will be held Saturday, May 16. More details to come.
Principal Sukow in the News
Online news articles: and Photo courtesy of David Rogers, Blowing Rock News.
Mr. Sukow selected as 2014-2015 Watauga County Principal of the Year!
Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott led the county delegation to award our own Mr. Sukow with Watauga County Principal of the Year.  Along with Board Chairman Ron Henries and Board Member Jay Fenwick, Dr. Elliott praised Mr. Sukow and relayed how proud Mr. Sukow is of his Faculty, Staff, and students.  The assembled school returned their appreciation for the job Mr. Sukow does and the leadership he shows each day!
Shooting Stars Auditions
The Shooting Stars auditions went very well. Thanks to all of the students for sharing your talents and for all of your hard work. Our top ten acts are Darmody T., Isabel H., Will G., Kathleen G., Ava C., Emma G., Kylie C., Josie G., Jamie S., and Zoe G. These acts will go on to represent us at the county auditions on Saturday, March 21st at the Schaeffer Center. Thanks to our judges and art team members: Gary Smith, Janice Burns, Lee Ryan, Jeff O'Bryan, and Jan Kipp for giving their time and talent in making this all possible. At this time, our school talent show will be Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30 pm. We will let everyone know asap if this changes. Please stay posted to our webpage for any updates. -- Ms. Reis
Second Graders Celebrate Their Love of Reading with a "Read-In"
Second graders enjoyed a day of reading in their pajamas with a special pancake breakfast on Monday, February 23. Students made pancakes with the help of some wonderful moms. This annual event is part of celebrating Valentine's Day with the love of reading. 
Congratulations to the Lady Rockets!
In a 29-20 win over Hardin Park, the Blowing Rock Girls Basketball team is this year's county champions! Photo courtesy of Sharon Bolick, Martha Trimble, and David Rogers. Click to view online articles on the game: and
Blowing Rock 2013-2014 School Report Card available
The State has officially released the 2013-2014 school year report cards.  The Blowing Rock and District reports can be found by clicking the links under the "School Report Card" button on the left side of this page, or by clicking here.
2015-2016 Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten orientation for next year is scheduled for April 30 and May 1. Please call the office at 295-3204 to schedule a date for your 2015-2016 kindergarten student. More information (residency requirements, age, immunizations, etc.) can be found on the WCS county website (look under "Parent & Students" in upper right and select "Forms, Menus & Other WCS Information"). During these two days, this year's kindergarten students will not be attending school.
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