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Schools will not be open Saturday, February 28th.  Monday, March 30th and Tuesday, March 31st will now be regular school days.    
 
Welcome to Blowing Rock School
Shooting Stars/Talent Show Update
Auditions are rescheduled for Wednesday, March 4. The deadline for submitting forms to the county (something Ms. Reis does) has been moved to March 11 from March 6. As of Friday morning 2/27, Ms. Reis has the following kids information via email or by paper form: Kathleen G., Ashlyn C., MacKenzie H., Ava C., Darmody T., Kylee C., McKinnley R., and Will G. If forms were turned in at the office, Ms. Reis may not have them yet. If you are still planning on auditioning, just make sure you bring your form (and audio cd if applicable) in by Wednesday, the day of the auditions. 
2015 Shooting Stars 2015 Performing Arts Entry Form and Parent Permission Form 
2015 Shooting Stars Schedule & Guidelines 
Shooting Stars Visual Arts Deadline is March 6
The deadline for Visual Arts for Shooting Stars is March 6. Please visit the Watauga Education Foundation website for more information -- http://wataugaeducationfoundation.org/.
Shooting Stars/Talent Show Update
Due to lost school days, parents or guardians can email Ms Reis with the basic act information and then turn in the form with the parent or guardian signature any time prior to (and including) the actual audition day. Audition day is Wednesday, February 25. If there is no school on Wednesday, auditions will be held Friday, February 27. Ms. Reis’s email is reisb@watauga.k12.nc.us. If anyone is having difficulties preparing an audio cd with music, email Ms. Ryan at brwebmaster@watauga.k12.nc.us.
  1. Student Name
  2. Act Name
  3. Primary Contact person (name, email and phone)
  4. Brief description of act (include title of song, monologue, poem, etc.)
  5. Accompanist for act
  6. List of items used for act (piano, instruments, pre-recorded music, visual aids, props, other)
  7. Parent or Guardian home or cell number
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. 
Shooting Stars Form Deadline Extended
The deadline for forms and music for Shooting Stars is now Friday, February 20. As of February 17, Ms. Reis has only received one form (first grade male student). Ms. Reis is at Blowing Rock on Wednesdays and Fridays. Click here to download form.  Click here to view the guidelines for Shooting Stars. Update: forms for multi-school large group acts is available on the ​http://wataugaeducationfoundation.org/events/shooting-stars/performing-arts/ website. These are due February 23. Forms for Visual Arts are now available on ​http://wataugaeducationfoundation.org/events/shooting-stars/visual-arts/.
Congratulations to Landscape Architect Ron Cutlip, BR Chamber Award Recipient!
At the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards on February 10, 2015, Blowing Rock Parent Ron Cutlip received the Blue Ridge Mountain Club Award for “Service to the Community.” Mr. Cutlip designed the new school playground and has spent untold hours, weekends and even his vacation time to working on the construction of the school playground rejuvenation. Congratulations Ron! Photo courtesy of David Rogers. Links to online articles: BlowingRockNews.com and BlowingRocket.com.
Mandatory WHS Parent night for 8th grade students
The Mandatory WHS Parent night for current 8th grade students will now take place on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015.  The event will be located in the Watauga High School Auditorium from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
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: BlowingRockNews.com and WataugaDemocrat.com
Blood Drive will Continue as Scheduled on Friday 2/13
The Beta Club sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive will continue as scheduled this afternoon as scheduled.
Principal Sukow Present Roses to Lady Rockets
Principal Sukow surprised the Lady Rocket basketball players and coaches with roses on Thursday, February 12 to wish them well on the championship game (that was later postponed due to weather).
BR Girls Basketball Team in County Finals
According to Ms. Warren, the championship game will be Thursday, February 12th at 5:30 at WHS. Good luck Lady Rockets! Photo courtesy of Blowing Rock News (blowingrocknews.com). Read David Roger's articles about girls basketball: ​http://blowingrocknews.com/blowing-rock-girls-advance-hoops-final-vs-hardin-park/ .... and boys basketball: ​http://blowingrocknews.com/blowing-rock-boys-bow-playoffs-go-swinging/ .
7th and 8th Grade Reproductive Health and Safety Education
An information letter was sent home on Tuesday, February 10th with all 7th and 8th grades students.  This letter only needs to be returned if you do not want your student to participate in the the Reproductive Health and safety lessons which will take place during the week of February 23rd through the 27th.  Any parent wishing to decline these lessons needs to return the letter by February 17th.  The teaching objectives can be found by clicking here.
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.
8th Grade Dedication pages for 2015 Yearbook
Each year Blowing Rock School Yearbook staff offers the opportunity to "personalize" the yearbook in a very special way with a special dedication page for your 8th grade student.  Space is available to tell your 8th grader how proud you are!  Parents of 8th graders are encouraged to reserve their child's dedication page if interested.  The last date to do so is March 6th, 2015 as our student Yearbook staff must have time to complete these before our final deadline
 
1 page $50.00
1/2 page $25.00
1/4 page $15.00
 
These are sold on a first come, first reserved basis.  There are a limited number of pages available.  Once these are sold, there won't be an opportunity to purchase this one of a kind dedication to your child.

Click to download 8th Grade Dedication order form as a pdf file.
Parent High School Orientation for this year's 8th Graders is February 16
WHS Parent Night for Blowing Rock parents of rising 9th graders (current 8th graders) will be Monday, February 16th 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
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.
Old Yearbooks Available
The following extra yearbooks are available for a $10 playground donation. Please see Ms. Jann in the office. 1 2009-2010; 1 2006-2007; 1 2003-2004; 3 2004-2005; 4 1969-1970; 1 1996-1997; 1 1995-1996; 3 1994-1995; 5 1993-1994.
Final Home Basketball Game Wins
Congratulations to both basketball teams on wins on January 22nd -- their last home game!
Shooting Stars Information for Blowing Rock School
Shooting Stars forms are available below. The entry form and parent permission are due to Ms. Reis by Wednesday, February 18th. If music is to be used, it needs to be to Ms. Reis by Wednesday, February 18th. Music needs to be on an audio CD.

Forms due Wednesday, February 18th (all forms & music)
Tryouts are Wednesday, February 25th during school (snow date Friday, February 27th)


2015 Shooting Stars 2015 Performing Arts Entry Form and Parent Permission Form 
2015 Shooting Stars Schedule & Guidelines 
New Limited Bus Route Information
When announcing limited bus routes this year, the two options will be Limited Bus Routes A and Limited Bus Routes B.  The links to these can be found on the left side of the home page under both General Information and Parent Resources.  Just follow the links and choose the correct option.  If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Parent Portal Access and New School Fusion Parents
Parent Portal Access is now available to all Blowing Rock parents.  If you used the system last year, just log on as usual and your student's information will be available.  This includes grades, attendance, and detailed assignment information.  If you are new to the system, you can pick up access codes from the front office beginning tomorrow, 9/10/14.  You will need to show your photo ID because of the private information available.  
School Fusion has also been updated.  Parents new to Fusion will have a default username of your last and first names together, along with a password of wcsparent. To reset any password or if you have questions concerning access, please email Mr. Flippin at flippint@watauga.k12.nc.us or calling the school office.
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