Contact Us

Marcia Shortt
Director of Federal Programs

Sharon Moore
Supervisor of Federal Programs

Kitty Wyatt
Title I Bookkeeper


Phone: 276-328-6220
Fax: 276-328-6256

New Beginnings for Early Literacy Program


New Beginnings for Early Literacy Program provides canvas totes to each child born at Norton Community Hospital or Lonesome Pine Hospital in Wise County.  These totes include two board books, information on the importance of reading to children, health and nutritional information, and an invitation to attain additional books by attending the New Beginnings Programs in each primary and elementary school.  This program is sponsored by Wise County Title I and community supporters.


The Family Involvement Coordinator in each of the primary and elementary schools conducts New Beginnings sessions each semester for pre-school aged children.  Parents are given information about the importance of reading to children at an early age, how to pick out books, how to read to a child, the developmental stages of children, and a variety of other topics.  Each child also receives a new book for attending.

Parent Resources

A child's education begins at birth. 

The Wise County Title I program offers parents a variety of opportunities to support their role as a child's first teacher.

WCPS Title I

Pre-K News Release

Pre-K Sign Up

Tips for Parents

Parental Involvement Policy

New Beginnings for Early Literacy Program

Reading For Success

Suggested Website Links

Calendars & Newsletters

Title I Photo Galleries

School Report Cards

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