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  • Kindergarten Graduation Performance 2019



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  • Schools out for Summer!



    Summer hours are Mon-Thurs from 7:00-5:00.

    ***Limited Yearbooks are still available at the school office for $20***

    Important upcoming dates:

    8/16/19 Optional Teacher Planning
    8/19/19-8/23/19 Teacher Planning Days
    8/22/2019 4-6pm Open House
    8/26/19 First Day of School

    Whitnel Welcomes Our New Principal

    Mr. Chad Smith! 



    "Remember to Read a good book this summer!"





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  • Get a head start on reading this summer by reading these excellent choices from the Elementary Battle of the Books Reading list!

    EBOB 2020

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    Whitnel Elementary PTO will be selling Smencils, Smens, and Scented Gel Crayons in main office from 7:30-7:50am daily. These are only a $1 each and are in a variety of fun flavors.

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    Mrs. Doris Lindley leads the Whitnel Legacy Cloggers at the Christmas Festival in Downtown Lenoir.

    Cloggers at Christmas Festival

    Cloggers at Christmas Festival 1

    Cloggers at Christmas Festival 2

    Cloggers at Christmas Festival 3

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     K-2 Christmas Festival


    Dr. Roper lead the K-2 students in three songs at the Downtown Lenoir Christmas Festival. The songs were about "Blitzen", "Red and Green" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

    To see performance click below

     K-2 Christmas Festival Performance

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News Releases


    The school district mourns the loss of Tim Hawkins, school board member, friend to many, and advocate for the Caldwell County Schools. After battling illness, Hawkins passed away this morning with his wife Shannon by his side.

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  • Remembering 9/11 - South Caldwell Never Forget Project

    Schools across campus held a moment of silence to remember those who fell and those who were heroic during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and students in the Young Americans for Freedom Club at South Caldwell High School displayed 9-11 on the front hill with 2,977 American flags honoring each of the victims that have not been forgotten.

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  • District Graduation Rate Tops the State

    The State Board of Education recently released the accountability summary for NC schools along with the four-year Cohort Graduation Rate for the Class of 2019, and the Caldwell County Schools graduation rate of approximately 88% exceeded the state rate of 86.5%, a trend that has continued for eleven years.

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  • The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

    More than 4,500 students rode the school bus to and from school today on the first official day of the 2019-2020 school year.

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