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Boone District and Curriculum

Watauga County Schools contain nine schools with 4,400 students. There are eight schools with grades K-8 and one comprehensive high school. Watauga County Schools implement the Common Core State Standards for language arts and math and the North Carolina Essential Standards for all the other content areas. The district has also shown a great commitment to implementing innovative instructional methods and cultivating students’ 21st century skills. The school district strives to fulfill the mission of providing students with every opportunity to learn, succeed and become lifelong learners who contribute positively to society.

We currently cover the following Boone-area school district: Watauga County Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Boone District Curriculum

In Science, the goals are to increase scientific literacy so students at all levels to be able to analyze material and form conclusions. Student learn about all different areas of science during their early years and emphasis is also placed on how scientists conduct their work. In high school, they delve more deeply into biology, chemistry and physics and also learn how to design their own experiments. They learn how to keep proper lab notes and to present their scientific observations and findings.

The English language arts curriculum integrates reading and writing so that students have texts to write about and the literary devices they learn about through reading can be put to use in their writing. During grades 3-5, students are introduced to increasingly complex texts and incorporate higher order and critical thinking skills to navigate through a variety of non-fiction and fiction selections. They are taught to write creatively, persuasively, informatively and shown how to use a process to develop their writing.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Boone Educational News

  • Bethel Students Get Lesson in Writing, Publishing from Older Classmate - A Valle Crucis eighth grader showed and read her picture book Mrs. Gamble the Quirky Quail to young students at the Bethel School. With the help of her mother, the young author had the book published, selected an illustrator for it (after interviewing 25 candidates), and donated copies to all of the K-2 students in the school. While at the school, she answered many questions from the young students, encouraged them to write their own stories, and told them that it is okay to rewrite and change their stores until they are at their best.
  • Blowing Rock Students Recognized for Achievements in Science - Several students from the Blowing Rock School received high honors for their achievements in recent science events, including the middle school Science Fair and the Student Academy of Sciences. The students’ outstanding projects were within the realm of areas such as applied technology, the biological sciences, and chemistry. The Student Academy of Sciences is particularly challenging, as participants must present their research to a panel of judges and then answer probing questions that assess their understanding of the specific area of science.
  • Valle Crucis Eighth Grader Wins District Spelling Bee - A Valle Crucis School eighth grader won the Watauga County Schools Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word indulgent. The competition, which consisted of eight total students in grades 4-8 who each won the spelling bees at their respective schools, lasted 17 rounds before the winner was determined. The champion will go on to represent the district at the regional spelling competition.

Boone Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: Grading Plans

Although letter grades do not paint the whole picture of how a student performs, it is important that teachers have detailed grading plans for each unit that determine what kind of assessments will evaluate student learning and how each item will be weighted in the overall grade. While we hear about exams in college being worth, say, 75 percent of a student’s grade, teachers should avoid giving too much weight to any one assessment and provide them with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of a unit; not all of these should be tests or quizzes. Quizzes and homework completion may count for a small percentage of the unit, while a research project, for example, would have a lot more weight. Teachers may decide to assign only feedback to some assignments instead of a letter grade.