Lab School News

Open House at the Academy at Middle Fork. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Forsyth students enter school year with fist bumps and high fives. Middle Fork becomes lab school under Appalachian State University.
Aug 28, 2018

Each of the 80 schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County district welcomed students back with celebrations and cheers on Monday as more than 55,000 ...

Summer Reading Clinic at Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork participating teachers.

Summer Reading Adventures
Jul 20, 2018

For Logan Marie Poplin, learning to read hasn’t been easy.“She struggles in reading,” said her mother, Shawnie Poplin.So it’s no surprise that...

WS/FCS, App State agree to rent, other conditions for lab school next school year
Jun 27, 2018

Appalachian State University has agreed to pay Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools $426,840 annually to rent Middle Fork Elementary School for a plan...

Eric Groce, professor of education at Appalachian State, talks with Middle Fork Elementary School third-grader Joanna Meng.

App State Academy accepts more than 200 Middle Fork Elementary students and is still taking applications
Mar 9, 2018

Winston-Salem JournalMarch 5, 2018The Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork, which will have a reading literacy focus, last week accepte...

Eric Groce, a Professor of Elementary Education at Appalachian State University, read to students at Middle Fork Elementary School.

Hop on Pop: Celebrating Reading at Middle Fork Elementary
Mar 6, 2018

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County SchoolsMarch 6, 2018On Friday morning, Middle Fork parent Argrear Walker came to read students as part of the school’s ...

UNC Board of Governors

Three UNC lab schools cleared by Board of Governors
Jan 9, 2018

EducationNCJanuary 9, 2018Three UNC lab schools were given the green light to open for the 2018-19 school year by the UNC Board of Governors ...

Students and principal, Tasha Hall-Powell, at Middle Fork Elementary School.

Middle Fork to partner with App State for school conversion in 2018-19
Nov 9, 2017

Winston-Salem JournalNov 9, 2017In a year, Middle Fork Elementary School will have a new name and several new staff members as part of an effort to im...

Classroom picture

State Program Creates 'Lab Schools' To Help Struggling Students, Train Teachers
Sep 12, 2017

WFDDSep 05, 2017Two local universities are part of a state mandated program to help improve student outcomes in low-performing public schools. They wi...

Tasha Hall-Powell

Working to Build Relationships: Tasha Hall-Powell Named Principal of Middle Fork Elementary
Jul 10, 2017

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County SchoolsJuly 7, 2017Since being named principal at Middle Fork Elementary, Tasha Hall-Powell has been thinking about her g...

Dean Melba Spooner

Appalachian Will Partner with Middle Fork Elementary in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools on Laboratory School
Jul 5, 2017

AppalachianTodayJune 30, 2017Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE) will partner with Middle Fork Elementary School in the...