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Welcome to Blowing Rock School
Parents Working on Playground August 30th
Thank you to all the parents, kids and our awesome custodian Lloyd Buckner that turned out to work on the playground on Saturday, August 30th. The kids pitched in selling lemonade on the parking lot corner (and it was delicious).
Roadster Raffle Drawing Monday, September 1st at 6:30 p.m.
​On Monday, September 1st, a special “Spirit Night” will be taking place at Town Tavern on Main Street in Blowing Rock from 5 – 8 pm with a live band. If you tell your Town Tavern server you are supporting the school, 15% of your proceeds will benefit the Playground Rejuvenation Fund. The drawing for the 1931 Model A Roadster will take place at 6:30 pm.
Parents Needed to Work on Rock Wall on Playground this Saturday!
BRING SHOVELS, BRING GLOVES!
Cafeteria Checks
Cafeteria Staff Member Brenda Prim wants to ask parents to make sure their phone number is printed or written on all checks going to the cafeteria. Thanks!
Girls On The Run Begins September 8th
Girls on the Run is a positive youth development after school program for 3rd-5th grade girls.  At the end of the program, young girls are empowered with a sense of achievement when they complete a 5K race with other Girls on the Run participants in the High Country The aim is to develop the whole girl; her physical, mental, emotional and social self. Blowing Rock GOTR will meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:45 - 4:00 in the old Pre-K room for a span of 12 weeks beginning Sept. 8th. Register at http://gotr.appstate.edu/ or contact Mrs. Patterson at pattersonk@watauga.k12.nc.us with any questions.
Blowing Rock School PTO August Newsletter
Click here to view the PTO August Newsletter that should come home soon with your student. The PTO needs officers and volunteers at some events coming up soon. Email Kevin Tincher at kltincher@bellsouth.net or Mary Kelly Glidewell at marykellyglidewell@gmail.com if you can help. Thanks! Update:  In addition to the open positions listed in the newsletter, Sponsorship Coordinator is also open.
PTO Officers, Volunteers Needed
Parents are needed to PTO Officers for 2014-2015. If you are interested, please contact PTO President Kevin Tincher at kltincher@bellsouth.net, Vice-President Mary Kelly Glidewell at marykellyglidewell@gmail.com or Patrick Sukow at sukowp@watauga.k12.nc.us. It's a volunteer effort that is one you will be proud to have been a part of. If you are new to Blowing Rock School, there is no better way to become a part of the school and community. More information is coming soon on a playground fundraising effort (that needs parent volunteers!) on September 13 involving the Blue Ridge Mountain Club's Beach Party.
Blowing Rock School PTO Facebook Group
Parents and teachers are welcome to join the Blowing Rock School PTO Facebook Group. It's About statement reads: "For parents and teachers of Blowing Rock School to stay in touch with PTO activities, to share educational or local recreational opportunities for students, to acknowledge school sponsors, and to help support our school. Any member may post to this group. Please refrain from political and religious commentary. We want to share events not ideology. Thank you." Just search for "Blowing Rock School PTO" and request to join. It is a closed group. Started 5 years ago, this group of over 200 members has become a convenient way for parents to share information. It is also an ideal way to share non school-sponsored local opportunities for students.
Playground Photos by Phyllis Shore
Professional photographer and Blowing Rock grandparent Phyllis Shore has taken many wonderful photos of the progress of the playground rejuvenation. Visit http://sticksnstonesimagery.com/#!/CLIENTS and enter the password of "playgroundimages" to see all the great photos.
Welcome to Kelly Gilliam, our new 7th Grade Teacher!
Welcome to Kelly Gilliam who will take Ms. Goss's place in 7th grade.
Welcome to Kyle Hernandez-Adams, our new Band/Orchestra Teacher!
Mr. Hernandez-Adams graciously shared the following for the school website: I am a graduate of Appalachian State and am happy to have the opportunity to help students grow as young musicians. I have always wanted to be a teacher and could not be more excited. I am a clarinetist, marched snare drum for the Appalachian Marching Mountaineers, and play in the Watauga Community Band.  If I am not playing music, I am most likely playing disc golf, mountain biking, or enjoying the good weather on a jog around town.  I look forward to meeting all the parents and students this year.  It's going to be a great year! Kyle Hernandez-Adams, Band/Orchestra Director.
School Dress Code Reminder
The WCS dress code policy can be found here (part of Student Handbook ... scroll down to "Dress Standards"). In addition to the County Standards the following will apply at Blowing Rock School: 1. Dresses, skirts, or shorts should fall no higher than the tips of the student’s fingers when arms are fully extended toward the floor. 2. Pants, shorts, and skirts are expected to be worn appropriately on the waist at all times. and 3. Shirts or dresses with spaghetti straps are not permitted in grades 3-8 without a tee shirt underneath.
WCS Parent Information Page
Visit the WCS County parent information page ...Parent Links (upper right) ... Forms, Menus & Other WCS Information ... for updated 2014-2015 Cafeteria Prices, the August Cafeteria Menus, After School Information, a Student/Parent Handbook for Pre-Kindergarten -- Eighth Grade Handbook (revised 6/30/2014) and more.  The link to the After School page includes this: for Blowing Rock registration/policy classes for parents will be: Friday, August 15, 7-9 pm; Monday, August 18 7-9 pm and Tuesday, August 19 7-9 am.
Bus Information
Visit http://wcsapps2008.watauga.k12.nc.us/edulog/webquery/ for information on bus routes.
1931 Model A Roadster Raffle Date Set
The raffle drawing for the 1931 Model A Roadster will be held at Town Tavern on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st at 6:30 pm ... more details to come.
Progress on Picnic Shelter
Blowing Rock parents Sam and Mike Crosswell and Charlie Geer have installed beams and trusses on the expansion of the picnic shelter. Please visit Sticks 'n Stones Imagery's Facebook page for many more photos and more information. Some of you may recall that the beautiful wood bench outside the entrance of the school was created by Mike Crosswell of Summit Woodworks in the fall of last year in honor of his Grandfather Wade Coffey who attended Blowing Rock School in the 1920s.
Playground Grading Making Big Changes
Under Project Manager Ron Cutlip's direction, the playground has changed in big ways in late July. Please visit Sticks 'n Stones Imagery's Facebook page for many more photos and more information.
Playground Rejuvenation Under Way
Photos from July 17, 2014.
2014-2015 Middle School Fall Sports
A reminder for parents/guardians: a physical is required for any Middle School student that participates for a fall sport (including tryouts). 
Video of the Removal of Old Playground Equipment
Previous 2013-2014 Announcements & Photos
Older announcements and photos can be found on the "Archived 2013-2014 Announcements & Photos" page (see side navigation). 
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