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Minigrants are cash awards funded by the Wilson Education Partnership (WEP) to educators for new innovative and creative classroom projects. The maximum funding amount for any project is $1,000.   WEP encourages innovative and creative NEW projects. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to educators for worthy projects that show...

The 22nd  annual WEP Adult Spelling Bee will be Tuesday evening, October 4 at Hunt  High School. Business, community and school teams join together in fun to raise money to support school programs.  Competing teams will vie for the winning trophy and bragging rights for a year as the best...

By Kelsey Padgett Times Staff Writer Wilson leaders of industry and education gathered for a luncheon last week to discuss a recent addition to the school system that they are both excited to see grow— the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology. The school, which is set to begin its first school...

By Kelsey Padgett Times Staff Writer In her 20 years as the Wilson Education Partnership’s executive director, Martha Vick has proven that a little investment can go a long way. “We connect the community, primarily businesses, industries and organizations, to our schools,” said Vick. “We don’t raise gazillions of dollars every year,...

WEP and Wilson County Schools co-sponsored the annual Community Partners Celebration Breakfast on June 10 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. The celebration served as a venue to thank and recognize more than 400 community partners who invested financial support, volunteer time, leadership, and other resources to benefit students and...

The Wilson Education Partnership (WEP) and Wilson County Schools Career & Technical Education (WCS – CTE) Department collaborated to host Leap Into Your Future, a Job Shadowing Program for high school students on Monday, February 29, 2016. The intent of this pilot program, planned with a small number of student...

Choral music students from Beddingfield, Fike and Hunt are preparing to wow audiences at the upcoming in harmony #26, one of our community’s signature annual musical events. in harmony #26 performances will be held on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m., in the auditorium...

The Wilson Education Partnership recently visited eight schools to surprise WEP Minigrants recipients.  Grants were awarded on a competitive basis for worthy projects which show exceptional promise of benefiting students. Educators will receive funding in January to implement innovative and creative projects that will help students to learn about college...

  WEP is very excited to announce a new resource for schools.  We are pleased to roll-out a new Minigrant Program that will provide cash awards for innovative and creative projects that will help students to learn about college and careers. From 1989 to 2002, WEP coordinated a similar Minigrant Program that...

Calling All Beach Lovers & Spelling Bee Teams!  We’re having a beach party and you’re invited!   It’s that time again – the annual WEP Adult Spelling Bee is scheduled for Thursday evening, November 19 at Beddingfield High School!  Business, community and school teams join together in fun to raise money to...