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Ms. Hodges Having a Swinging Time at Turtle Island
Mr. Herman captured Ms. Hodges enjoying an awesome swing at Turtle Island on Friday, April 24, 2015.
3rd Grade Egg Drop Science Experiment Photos
As the photos show, some students' containers keep their eggs intact while others allowed their eggs to break. Click to view more photos.
3rd Grade Egg Drop Science Experiment
Ms. Whiteside and Ms. Walker's 3rd grade classes designed and constructed containers to protect eggs from the force and motion of Ms. Whiteside's dropping of the containers from the roof. Photos coming soon!
Watauga High School Pacer Info for Rising 9th Graders
There will be a tryout interest meeting on Tuesday, May 5th at 3:45 in room 2201 at WHS. For forms and more information, visit Forms due Monday, May 11 by 4 pm.
Playground Progress April 2015
Work is continuing on the playground under the direction of parent volunteer Ron Cutlip. Concrete steps and curbs have been poured as well as work on providing playground lighting. Parents -- if you can help with some gravel (moving and spreading out) this Saturday, April 25th, that would be greatly appreciated. If it rains, Ron plans to try to do more gravel work with volunteers the following Saturday, May 2nd. As always, thanks to Blowing Rock School grandmother and Photographer Phyllis Shore for all these great photos -- as well as the very helpful text in documenting the playground's progress. See all the playground photos Ms. Shore has taken at, click on Clients and use the password of playgroundimages.
Parent Volunteers Sought for Playground Saturday, April 25
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd
In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, 2015 Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation donated a book to the Blowing Rock School Media Center.   The title is an Earth Science alphabet book that explains what we know already about our Earth and what more we need to know.  Readers will enjoy learning about ecosystems, weather phenomena and much more.  Thank you Blue Ridge Membership Corporation for your generous donation.
Sponsors Sought for Blowing Rock 5K Run May 16
The PTO is still seeking Sponsors for the Spring Fling 5K Run. Organizations and Business owners can have their Logo's put onto the 5K T-shirt that will be given out to all runners. Prices are $100 and $50 for Logo/Company name options. Please contact the PTO for additional info, the deadline is April 29th. Thanks and see you all at the Spring Fling!!
Spring Fling 5K Run May 16
Update from PTO President Kevin Tincher: Here is the sign up link for you runners out there!! Lots of fun and prizes for the 5K with all proceeds going to the PTO General Fund for next years School Supplies and Teacher Requests!!
Operation Mama Gaye Book Fair
The annual Operation Mama Gaye Book Fair is coming Tuesday, April 28th - Friday, May 1st.  Sisters, Mrs. Wendy M. Estes and Mrs. Kim M. Hartley graciously give each student and teacher in our school a free book to honor the memory of their mother, Mrs. Gaye MacDonald.  Mama Gaye was a treasured member of the Blowing Rock community and was lost to cancer much too soon. The schedule of the Book Fair is as follows:  Tuesday, April 28th (7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.), Wednesday, April 29th (7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.), Thursday, April 30th (7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) and Friday, May 1st (7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.).  
At this Book Fair there are many fun aspects to enjoy.  First it is our Operation Mama Gaye Book Fair and every students and teacher receives a free book.  Second it is our Buy One, Get One Book Fair.  So stock up on good books for summer reading.  Third, we are participating in All for Books.  For every dollar donated to the Book Fair, Scholastic will contribute a book to an area in need.  Fourth on Wednesday, April 29th we will have our Morning Family event.  We will be open at 7:00 a.m. and will have doughnuts and juice for parents as they shop early at the Book Fair.  And fifth don't forget to register for your opportunity to win the Raffle Book Basket.  This time it contains books at grades 4-6 reading level. Adults should only be the ones to register.  
 As you can see it will be quite a busy event! And we look forward to seeing you there!
Volunteer help would be appreciated as this is our largest Book Fair event:  Please contact Media Center to sign up.  Please follow link for a sign up form.  Complete and return to Media Center if you are interested in volunteering.
Volunteer Form
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 Thanks! Update: the meeting will be at 2:45 pm in the art room on May 4th.
#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.
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.
Preparation for New Playground Steps
Photos by Phyllis Shore. See all the playground photos Ms. Shore has taken at, 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!
Congratulations to Liz Tincher, our Middle School Science Teacher and Blowing Rock School Teacher of the Year! Ms. Tincher was surprised Thursday morning, March 12 with the announcement along with a bouquet of flowers from Principal Sukow.
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.
Principal Sukow in the News
Online news articles: and Photo courtesy of David Rogers, Blowing Rock News.
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.
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