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The Watauga County School system marks the last day of the 2018-19 year on Wednesday. K-8 will dismiss at noon and WHS at 1pm.
Dr. Scott Elliott, Superintendent of Watauga County Schools, shares with WataugaOnline.com “It has been another wonderful school year for our school system.”
“The school year has flown by even, and we are ending the year with 180 school days and 1,132 hours of instruction. I am so proud of our students for all their accomplishments and I am grateful to our teachers and staff for their dedication and tireless hard work.”
Dr. Elliott added, “This week we are celebrating the promotion of all our eighth-grade students with ceremonies at all our schools. At the end of the week, we will celebrate our high school graduates with the senior breakfast and graduation practice on Friday morning and the commencement ceremony on Friday evening at 5:30 at the ASU Convocation Center.”
He went on to say “I am proud of all our graduates and their many accomplishments. This class has completed 667 college credits while in high school. The class has earned well over $4 million dollars in scholarships. I am especially proud of our students who will be serving our country in the United State military.”
On the heels of the flood event that just occurred, and as 2018 became the wettest year on record for Watauga County, Dr. Elliott noted, “It feels like weather was the prevailing challenge of the school year, with two floods back in the late summer and fall and then ending the year with the large flood over the weekend. The winter storms back in December left us thinking this was going to be a historic year in terms of days missed, but in the end we ended up missing 14 days which is one day less than our average. “
For a look back at the days missed due to weather visit this link https://wataugaonline.com/watauga-county-schools-weather-closings-history/