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Blowing Rock Spring Fine Arts Night June 8th
Mark your calendars now!The Blowing Rock Spring Fine Arts Night has been scheduled for June 8th -- Music, Art, Local Artisans, Food and fun! Parent volunteers are needed and wanted. There will be an organizational meeting on Monday May 4th, if you are interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Huffman at email@example.com. Thanks! Update: the meeting will be at 2:45 pm in the art room on May 4th.
Spring Class Portraits April 22nd
"Spring" Class Portrait will be Tuesday, April 22nd, 2015! The class portrait will be prepaid and will cost $10.00 each. Payments can be made in cash or checks made payable to LifeTouch or via credit card at mylifetouch.com.
Annual 2nd Grade Tea Party at The New Inn Public House & Hotel
One of the finest traditions at Blowing Rock School is the annual 2nd Grade Tea Party that teachers Mary Catherine Felts and Janet McGuire have facilitated with the gracious assistance of former Blowing Rock School parents Cindy and Cobb Milner, owners of the Gideon Ridge Inn and The New Public House Inn & Hotel. This annual event is preceded by instruction in manners and etiquette and culminates in a tea party, now at The New Inn Public House & Hotel across from the school. Click to view many photos from this special event.
Parent Volunteers Sought for Playground Saturday, April 18
Spring Fling May 16 -- Flyer with Run Registration Information
#GoSukow ... Staff Honors Principal Sukow
Blowing Rock School Staff honored Principal of the Year Patrick Sukow on Wednesday, April 8 with a surprise afterschool celebration. Organized by 4th Grade Teacher Martha Trimble, the event included special T Shirts worn by the staff with "Keep Calm and 'Rocket' On" on the front and "#GoSukow POY" on the back.
Rocket Gear Catalogs Sent Home
Parents, these Rocket Gear catalogs were sent home April 8. Orders may be made up to April 20th. All checks can be made payable to Blowing Rock School. Proceeds benefit the school, in addition to acquiring some very cool clothing.
EOG Proctors Needed
Proctors will again be needed during EOG testing. Testing will take place Monday, May 25th through Thursday, May 28th. Please call the office if you would be willing to help out on any of these days.
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.
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.
Spring Fling 2015 Flyer
Plans are underway for another awesome Spring Fling on Saturday, May 16. Click to view the flyer that should come home with students in the near future. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved! Update: Visit the new Facebook Event page for Spring Fling 2015: https://www.facebook.com/events/896912803705187/.
Preparation for New Playground Steps
Photos by Phyllis Shore. See all the playground photos Ms. Shore has taken at http://sticksnstonesimagery.com/, 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!
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.
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
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.