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Welcome to Blowing Rock School
Blowing Rock Students complete successful football season
Dental Clinic Date Change
The dental clinic scheduled foráMonday, December 1stáat Blowing Rock has been rescheduled foráTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 4tháin the morning. áPlease contact our school Nurse, Ashley Greene if you have any questions. greenas@watauga.k12.nc.us.
Spirit Week December 1st - 5th
Monday- Comfy Cozy- Wear your comfy clothes- sweats, etc.áTuesday- Hat Day.áWednesday- Crazy hair & socks.áThursday- Wear only black and green- school colors.áFriday- Jersey Day (Basketball players wear their jerseys).áOn Friday, Cheerleaders and Faculty players feel free to wear your jerseys and outfits!
Makeup Basketball Game for Tuesday, November 25th
Correction: According to the Hardin Park Middle School Basketball page at Hardin Park School ... Athletics ... Basketball Information, "The game that was missed Tuesday (Cove Creek @ Blowing Rock) will be made up,Tuesday November 25th.
6th Grade Science Fair In the News
Visit the Blowing Rock News website for a very interesting article on the recent 6th Grade Science Fair organized by Blowing Rock Science Teacher Allyson McFalls. --http://blowingrocknews.com/science-fair/. The photo above shows LakináB. explainingáher science project to Watauga County Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliot. Photo credit: David Rogers.
Monday, November 24: Home BBall Game & Last Day to Purchase $26 Yearbook
Come out and cheer on our Middle School basketball teams for another Home game on Monday, November 24th, starting at 4 pm. In addition, this Monday is the last day to purchase Blowing Rock School 2014-2015 yearbooks for $26. Very few extra yearbooks are ordered. If you want a Yearbook, buy it now! áhttp://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_catalog.asp?cid=162606&pfid=2014081504165129368
Playhouse Tree House Work Continues
Work continues on the playground tree house with the installation ofá​rhododendron twigs by a skilled artisan. The photo was taken by Blowing Rock School Grandparent Phyllis Shore.áSee all the playground photos Ms. Shore has taken at http://sticksnstonesimagery.com/, click on Clients and use the password of playgroundimages. Thanks Phyllis!
Middle School Chorus Concert Scheduled for December 18
Our 6-7-8 chorus concert will be Thursday, December 18th at 7:00 PM in the auditorium (after the basketball game). We will present the holiday musical, "We are Lights" by John Jacobson. The performance time is around 45 minutes. Our snow Date: Friday, December 19th 9:00 AM.
Girls on the Run Working to Help Watauga Humane Society
Girls on the Run are seeking donations to support the Watauga Humane Society. Pet food, toys and other pet-related items can be donated up to December 10th. Thank you!
Square 1 Art Orders due Thursday, November 20
Update:áThe deadline for Square 1 Art orders has been extended! Orders are now due Monday, November 24.You can choose from a wide variety of keepsakes with your student's art on it, including mugs, coasters, trivets, quilt squares, and more. They make great holiday presents. To place your order, go to https://square1art.com/shop/ and type in the Online Art Access Code from the back of the Square 1 Art pamphlet your student brought home recently. You can also order by filling out the order form on the back of the Square 1 Art pamphlet. This is a great way to encourage creativity and also raise money for Blowing Rock School. Thanks! The Blowing Rock PTO Board
Thank you for all the Donations for the Jr. Beta Club's Food Drive!
Thank you for all the food donations and blanket/towel donations for the Hospitality House! Shown: one of several collection sites overflowing with donated goods.
Plants From The Mustard Seed Market Are In The Ground
Four truck loads of gorgeous, high end hydrangeas, roses, rhododendrons, and flowering bushes were planted on Sunday, November 9. The plants were donated by Robb & Danielle Stewart (parents of a kindergartener) and owners of The Mustard Seed Market. The plants will be gorgeous next spring. Not shown: volunteers from Saturday -- Cheryl Cutlip and Lloyd Buckner.
Update to Junior Beta Club's Food Drive
In addition to the food drive the Junior Beta Club is sponsoring for families, the Hospitality House is in real need of clean, used towels in addition to clean, used blankets. These items can be put in the food collection baskets.
Fourth Grade Spider Projects
Jr. Beta Club's Food Drive & Blanket Collection
Junior Beta Club will be collecting food for local families for Thanksgiving. This food will go into baskets which will be distributed through Green Street Catering. The following food items are what they need to place in the individual baskets: boxed/bagged stuffing, cans of corn, cans of green beans, cans of cranberry sauce, boxes of instant mashed potatoes, boxes of macaroni and cheese, jars of turkey gravy, 10-12 rolls packages, pies (pumpkin, pecan, apple). We will collect these items from November 10-14. áAlso -- we have been made aware of a shortage of blankets at the Hospitality House. We will collect blankets during the same time period as the food drive. Blankets do not need to be new.áThanks for your support!
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. áThe links to these can be found on the left side of the home page under both General Information and Parent Resources. áJust follow the links and choose the correct option. áIf you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Happy Birthday to a Very Special Teacher: Terri Hodges!
Middle School Staffáhonored one of Blowing Rock School's finest teachers -- Terri Hodges -- on her special birthday Novemberá3rd. Ms. Hodges has been a Blowing Rock School history and math teacher most of her teaching career. A unique bulletin board was set up to document this "historical" milestone. Ms. Orr, a long-time Middle School team member with Ms. Hodges, is the likely suspect behind the organization of this special surprise celebration. Happy Birthday, Ms. Hodges!
Middle School Basketball Schedule
The Middle School Basketball Schedule is available here:á​Hardin Park Athletic Page/Basketball Information. Games have been added to the website calendar. The first game of the season is on November 13th -- a home game with Parkway playing Blowing Rock. Games start at 4 pm.
Welcome to new BR Staff Member Hannah Trice!
Welcome to new Blowing Rock School Staff member Hannah Trice who joins Lloyd Buckner in school custodial duties.
Ms. Seagle's Kindergarteners' Fall Party Class Photos
áPhoto courtesy of Cheryl Cutlip.
Keep Your Calendars Open for December 5th!
The faculty vs. students basketball game will be December 5th at 6pm. There will be concessions, cheerleaders and lots of laughs. Bring the whole family for a crazy, fun Friday night!á
Weather Station Article in the News
Visitá​http://blowingrocknews.com/weather/ to see live weather information (including Radar and a 10 day forecast) on the Blowing Rock News website -- all coming from the new Blowing Rock School weather equipment. Visit/read the Blowing Rock News article at á
http://blowingrocknews.com/blowing-rock-school-receives-weather-station-blowing-rock-news/áto learn more about the new Weather Station set up by Middle School Teacher Liz Tincher (with a little help from Principal Sukow).
Pumpkins and Math in 2nd Grade
Principal Patrick Sukow joined second grade teacher Mary Catherine Felts help the students apply a little math to the fun of cutting up pumpkins. Photo by Kim Soucek. Visit/read the article David Rogers wrote on the Blowing Rock News website --áhttp://blowingrocknews.com/snapshot-learning-math-carvin-pumpkins-blowing-rock-school/.
Playground Photos from October 11
What a great photo of the playground taken October 11, 2014 by Phyllis Shore. You can see our custodianáLloyd Buckneráworking in the left part of the picture. He has given so much of his time to this project. We appreciate you so much, Lloyd! See all the playground photos Ms. Shore has taken at http://sticksnstonesimagery.com/, click on Clients and use the password of playgroundimages. Thanks Phyllis!
Reminder: Shoe Attire for Gym
Students need to wear appropriate shoes (sneakers, etc.) for gym. Flip flops, boots and dress shoes are not allowed. Thanks!
Blowing Rock Athletic Wear -- Announcement from Coach Luke Dellinger
NOW ON SALE!! From October 8th-20th you can order Blowing Rock shirts from our new online store. Shirts come in Adult and Youth sizes. A portion of the sales will go to Blowing Rock Athletics. Get your shirts today and support the Rockets! If you have any questions contact Coach Dellinger at dellingerl@watauga.k12.nc.us.áStore Link: http://teamwearexpress.com/store/blowingrockbb
Yearbooks on Sale Now!
Your 2015 Blowing Rock School Yearbook is on sale now. áBuy before November 25th to receive yours for $26.00. After that date, yearbooks increase to $30.00. áYou may pay using the new OSPáoption, click on the URL below or contact Mrs. Critcher. áView the presentation below to see some of the fun that will be inside the new yearbook.
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Parent Portal Access and New School Fusion Parents
Parent Portal Access is now available to all Blowing Rock parents. áIf you used the system last year, just log on as usual and your student's information will be available. áThis includes grades, attendance, and detailed assignment information. áIf you are new to the system, you can pick up access codes from the front office beginning tomorrow, 9/10/14. áYou will need to show your photo ID because of the private information available. á

School Fusion has also been updated. áParents 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. Flippináat flippint@watauga.k12.nc.us or calling the school office.
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