CWMS students won all the top middle school awards at the First James Larkin Pearson Poetry Competition at Whippoorwill Academy and Village. Judge Bud Caywood chose the winners from poetry written by students from Wilkes and Caldwell Counties. Eighth grader Lyndsey J won 1st and 2nd place, Meagan B. won 3rd. Honorable mentions for middle school went to Jennifer G., Payton M., Brianna A., and Vincent L. Kendal Privette, eighth grade teacher at CWMS, promoted the poetry contest and collected the poetry for submission.
Our entire CWMS family congratulates Vincent L for his amazing accomplishment: documenting having read over 10 million words in Reading Counts. Capitalizing on the fact that CWMS students are voracious readers, our librarian, Mrs. Kelly Holleman, challenged students to reach a Wildly Important Goal School-wide of 333,333,333 words recorded in Reading Counts. Every student who passes a Reading Counts test contributes to our goal. Eighth grader Vincent L. has done his part in going above and beyond our wildest expectations by reading over 10 MILLION words (so far!) during this school year. Way to go, Vincent!
If you would like your child to be seen for counseling in the school setting, complete the consent form accessed at the link below and return it to your child's school. Counseling services are provided by Jodi Province Counseling Services.
Congratulations to CWMS Battle of the Books team who joined the other county middle schools on Thursday, March 1st at the Stone Center to compete. This team became our district winner and will represent our county in the regional competition on March 22nd in Taylorsville. Great job and good luck to an amazing group!
Mrs. Privette has taught seventh and eighth grade language arts and social studies in Wilkes County for more than twenty years. Her favorite aspect of Central Wilkes Middle School is its diversity, and her favorite attribute in a student is curiosity. She is an avid reader and runner and is active in a local church. Her two sons, Hank and Jack both graduated from Wilkes Central, and her husband, Chris is a local wood worker.
7th graders from all four county middle schools read the book REFUGEE and attended a presentation by author Alan Gratz at the Stone Center.