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Welcome to Blowing Rock School
Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony Rescheduled
The Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m.
School Spring Picture Day Feb 12th, 2015
Smiles are Welcome On February 12th, 2015 for your  Spring school picture day. Students will be given the picture forms in advance for portrait selection and payment in advance by check or cash as well as  Online order and payment may be made at mylifetouch.com and phone inquiries at 828-684-0390 reference id: RF214049Q0. See you there.
Updated WHS Pacer Clinic Information
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. More information about music CDs will be posted soon.

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 
WHS K-8 Winter Cheerleading Clinic

 
WHS K-8 Winter Pacer Clinic
Boys Basketball in the News
Visit Blowing Rock News website ​http://blowingrocknews.com/satterfield-leads-blowing-rock-survival-run-past-bethel-26-17/ for an in-depth article about the recent boys basketball game with Bethel. A slideshow with many pictures taken by Editor David Rogers is included.
Square One Art Fundraiser a Big Success!
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Square One Art Fundraiser – especially parent Susan Kiker for her coordination of the project. This fundraiser made $976 for the Blowing Rock School PTO!
Middle School Chorus Holiday Chorus Photos
Photos courtesy of Ms. Walker.
Jr. Beta Club
The Jr. Beta Club will not meet this afternoon (1/7), but will meet next Wednesday, 1/14, at 2:30-3:15.
An Update on the Playground Rejuvenation
In the recent past weeks, work has continued on the playground. Over 300 bulbs, donated by parent Robb Stewart at The Mustard Seed, were planted. New steps were cut into the mound closest to the picnic shelter as well as a pad for the "climbing bolder" to be placed. The bolder arrives January 12th. The picnic shelter roof was completed. The craftsman that installed the twigs on the tree house returned to measure  openings to make sure all were within regulations. A big green slide has been assembled and will be mounted soon. A smaller slide was installed. Hopes are high that the remaining funds will be raised to complete the project in the spring! Photo 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!
Jr. Beta Club Blood Drive will be Friday, February 13
Mark your calendars -- Jr. Beta Club is holding a blood drive on Friday, February 13th at BRS in the gym. More information will be added closer to the event.
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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