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A group students in costumes.High Point Elementary kindergarten students were extremely excited to come to school on the 100th day of school.  They were so excited they aged more than 90 years overnight!  Students came dressed as if they were 100 years old.

Wrestlers standing on a podium.Junior Hayden L., a third year wrestler at Holston High School, acquitted herself well at the State Wrestling Finals in Salem, Virginia.  Hayden, who wrestles in the 105 lb. weight class, fought her way to a 5th place finish. With an impressive 35-17 record for the year, her statistics served notice that she was a force to be taken seriously.

A second grade student presents her Powhatan longhouse made from tree bark and mosses.

High Point Elementary’s second graders demonstrated their knowledge of Native American Housing with handmade projects of tee pees, pueblos, and longhouses. Students created and presented replicas of the homes the Powhatan, Pueblo, and Lakota tribes would have lived in.

Students holding candy hearts.Valley Institute 3rd graders learned how much they LOVED math!  Students celebrated the Valentine holiday with candy hearts math activities.

Students holding signs.Students in Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade math class have been studying area and perimeter.  To finish off the unit students competed against each other in "The Escape Classroom." 

Girl and boy stand on gym floor.On Thursday, February 9th, Patrick Henry crowned the 2017 Winter Homecoming Queen and King. Sydney C. and Jarrett A. led the way fundraising $2,320.46 and $600 respectively. Students adopted the homecoming theme “PHHS Gives Back” and “#REBELSTRONG” focusing fundraising efforts on need-based charities and organizations within our community.

Colonial dressed kindergarten students.Greendale Elementary students recently created a Living History Timeline, stretching from times of Ancient Civilizations all the way to the Civil Rights Movement. Students in Preschool - 5th grades dressed as historical figures or groups and demonstrated their knowledge of the contributions of these great leaders to our country’s history.

A group of students sitting on a floor holding up books.On Thursday February 9th students in Ms. Hockett's kindergarten class wrote some very special Valentine Day books for some special residents of a rest home. Last fall a student from Emory and Henry College worked with Ms. Hockett's students three or four times.

A group of students holding books.Students in Ms. Campbell’s 5th grade class at High Point Elementary School just completed a novel study on How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor. The novel is a heartwarming and inspiring book about life and how two siblings bond over a dog named Willy.

A female lays outstretched on a gurney.Holston High School has established itself as a major donor hub for blood donations.  On Monday, January 16, 2017, the Future Business Leaders of America sponsored the spring blood drive.  Student volunteers and donors were treated to breakfast that morning.

A teacher standing in front of a classroom of students.Watauga Elementary is proud to have named second grade teacher, Shirley Hibbitts, as our Teacher of the Year. When selecting a teacher of the year, Mrs. Hibbitts is an obvious choice.  A college professor once said, “What it takes to be a good teacher is to be firm, fair, and consistent.”  Mrs. Hibbitts is all of those and more.

The Washington County Public School System provides a Free and Appropriate Public Education for all identified eligible disabled students, ages 2 to 21, residing within Washington County.  Please see http://www.wcs.k12.va.us/specialservices/identifying-children-disabilities .

Girl standing in front of a book shelf.Each year the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has their annual essay contest for students in grades 5-8. The 2016 – 2017 essay contest topic was “Celebrating a Century: America's National Parks”.

A girl holding up a letter and smiling.Karisma M. was selected as the recipient of a scholarship to attend Johnson & Wales University in Florida.  Karisma's academic record and personal accomplishments earned her this distinguished award.  She will be living on campus and officially becomes a JWU Wildcat in May!

A group of children displaying their projects.So, what do you do when the weather outside is frightful, but recess still needs to be delightful? You create fractions on geoboards of course! Don't be fooled.

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