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  • Free Summer Meals Ages 0 to 18
    Summer Meals

    Meal boxes consist of five breakfast and lunch meals and one gallon of milk per child.

    In June on Wednesdays at two locations: Gamewell Elementary and Hudson Middle School. The drive-thru distribution times are 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 3:30-5:30 pm. No distribution the week of July 4-8.

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  • Spring Book Fair

    WES Families,

    Our Spring Book Fair will be Mar. 14th - Mar. 18th in the Media Center. For a sneak peak of new titles you can expect to see during our fair or to create an ewallet for your student, visit the WES Book Fair website. 

    We invite you to visit the Book Fair with your students on Tuesday, March 15th or Thursday, March 17th from 3:00-5:30.

    Our students are excited and we appreciate you encouraging your students to READ!

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  • Face Masks

    Currently, face masks are optional for students and for staff.
    The Board of Education approved the Face Coverings policy (Policy 4231/5021/7263) on November 8, 2021, and it defines parameters that determine whether face masks are required or optional. Face masks will be required whenever the COVID positivity rate for students and staff exceeds 0.5 percent within a three-week rolling average. The status of face masks will be announced on Fridays for the following week.

    Face Coverings on buses and other school transportation are required per federal mandate. 

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  • No charge for school meals in 2021-22!

    Meals will be free to all students again this year. However, families may be entitled to benefits offered through other organizations such as the P-EBT. Apply today and don't miss out on any beneficial resources for your children. All parents are encouraged to complete the ONLINE Free and Reduced Application if their financial circumstances change at any time during the school year. Go to the Lunch Application.school meals

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  • Read to Achieve Summer Camp

    The spark of joyful learning continues this month with nearly 200 second and third-grade students participating in the Read to Achieve Summer Camp at Granite Falls Elementary, Davenport A+, and Hudson Elementary. Each site has an average of 60 students attending.

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  • New Administrative Recommendations Approved

    At a School Board work session on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps recommended administrative assignments effective July 1, 2022.

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  • WLMS Wins $500 for Reaching 100 Percent on the NC TWCS!

    William Lenoir Middle School won prize money from the state for reaching 100% participation on the 2022 North Carolina Teaching Working Conditions Survey. The school was presented a $500 check provided by the NC Business Committee for Education and the NC Department of Public Instruction after its name was drawn from among other schools across the state that reached 100 percent. 

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