Rewind to pre-COVID-19 pandemic days when life was normal and one would be hard-pressed to find a middle school student who wouldn’t welcome having a month off from school. Now fast-forward to today, and what most middle school teachers are finding is that their students are not only missing their classmates, but also their teachers.
Jacob Thigpen, a Western Carolina University senior from Waxhaw, thought he was a patient person. But after working as an intern at the Catamount School, WCU’s laboratory school, the health and physical education major discovered a whole new meaning of the word.
A team of students representing the Catamount School, Western Carolina University’s laboratory school for sixth- through eighth-graders, competed at a regional FIRST LEGO League event Saturday, Dec. 2, and will be one of 13 teams moving on to state competition.
Western Carolina University’s Japanese Language Program and Intensive English Program recently partnered with the Catamount School to share the Japanese language and culture with the school’s students.
The Catamount School, a collaborative effort of Western Carolina University and Jackson County Public Schools, held an orientation for students and parents Tuesday, Aug. 15, in anticipation of opening Tuesday, Aug. 22.
The ink has dried on the state budget resulting in a $23 billion spending package for 2017-18 that includes several items of note for Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina system.
A limited number of spots are still available for students interested in enrolling in the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established at Smoky Mountain High School by Western Carolina University for Jackson County children in grades six, seven and eight.