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Washington County Public Schools is proud to announce mySchoolBucks for students lunch payments. There are many helpful features available for parents to ensure their child has funds available for lunch. 

More information about mySchoolBucks can be found by clicking here.

There is also a link to go directly to the mySchoolBucks page under the Parents section of the menu bar.

Six rows of students are pictured in front of a white wall between two white poles.On April 1, 2015, Wallace Middle School’s eighth grade class held its seventh annual National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony.  Mr. Lambert, principal, began the ceremony by welcoming guests and congratulating students on their accomplishments.

Boys stand with their coach and hold a trophy.Congratulations to the John S. Battle Boys’ Tennis Team for defeating Gate City and securing the Conference 40 Championship Title.

Two CTE Center students stand in front of a SkilsUSA banner.

Students Ian D. and Tim T. represented the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center during the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference and Skills Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. During the skills competitions, which were held June 20-27, 2015, both students earned second place honors in their respective fields. 

A group of students standing on a beach. Wallace Middle School’s GATE students enjoyed an action-packed trip in Charleston, South Carolina, filled with adventure and opportunities for learning about ecology and history.  One of the goals of GATE Coordinators, Ms. Logan and Ms. Mutter, was to plan events that would offer opportunities for career exploration in STEM careers, including oceanography and marine biology.

A male student holds a snake.May 28 was not a typical last day of school this year.  Eighth grade students from Glade Spring Middle School were invited to attend a Career Academy at Virginia Highlands Community College.

A large group of students stand in front of a room divider.Forty-eight students from Damascus Middle School were recognized as Junior Washington County Community Scholars for their community service, scholarship, attendance, and citizenship on Friday, May 1 with a luncheon at Golden Corral.

A group of students and one adult sit in front of a fireplace.Recently, Damascus Middle School students in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program traveled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to visit Amish Country.  Throughout this school year, students have prepared for this trip by completing four units about the Amish way of life.

Five students hold a variety of items related to Greek Mythology.Students in Mrs. Blackburn’s seventh-grade English classes at Damascus Middle School recently completed research projects about Greek mythology.  After choosing his/her topic and conducting research, each student made a shield, designed a PowerPoint, wrote a paper, or created another form of visual representation to present his/her findings.

A large group of students stand in the grass.Glade Spring Middle School seventh graders enjoyed another year of Trout in the Classroom. This year, the trout eggs were delivered to the new Agriscience exploratory classroom.  Under the supervision of Mrs. Mary Rhudy, Agriscience teacher, the students observed the eggs that later became fish.

Three students hold certificates and plaques.Congratulations to the Damascus Middle School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Small Animal Care Team, composed of the following students: Megan D., Hunter T., Mary-Kate C., and Taylor M.!  On Thursday, March 26, these four competitors had to complete a written test, answer five skill questions, and identify forty different types of small animal breeds and equipment, and they placed first against teams representing E.B. Stanley and Wallace Middle Schools.

Children stand behind a miniature brick wall with adults standing behind them.On Thursday, May 21st, the story time class from the Kidz Place (Title 1 Parent Resource Center) learned about the Three Little Pigs and the types of houses they built.  They wanted to discover why the big, bad wolf could not blow down the brick house.

A teacher works with a group of students using computers.Students in Mrs. Renee Sanders’ first core English class at Damascus Middle School recently won Achieve3000’s Read to Succeed Contest for their successful participation in TeenBiz activities during the contest period!  Throughout the year, students use TeenBiz, an online program to help develop reading comprehension, fluency, writing proficiency, and vocabulary development.

Nine students pose for a picture.The Pharmacy Technician class has had a very successful year. The students successfully passed the Virginia Pharmacy Technician examination with a 100% passing rate.

A group of students stand in front of an aquarium.The following members of the Damascus Middle School Outdoor Club, sponsored by Coach Michael Ratliff and teacher Mr. Shannon Markham, traveled to Bass Pro Shop on Wednesday, April 1: Cole B., Brandy B., Randall B., Greg F., Josh F., Chase J., Chandler L., Kenzie P., Brandon P., Dylan R., Josh R., Joseph S., DJ T., Eric T., Noah T., Rylee T., and Cade W.

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