Students at High Point Elementary have been learning about good character the first nine weeks in classroom guidance. Students have participated in a variety of activities to help enhance their understanding of respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
To show our support of Abingdon High School’s Falcons, Watauga Elementary students, faculty, and staff participated in Spirit Week. Spirit Week coincides each year with Abingdon High School's Homecoming Week.
Having been one of the first schools to help establish this event with the VHSL six years ago, Abingdon High School has continued to host Volley for the Cure where they hosted Virginia High School on October 21.
On Friday October 10 John S. Battle freshmen and sophomore GATE students visited Roanoke’s Science Festival. The students toured the Science Museum of Western Virginia where they viewed rock and mineral samples, played video games using only their brain waves and received “instant snow” in a bottle.
Each of our six programs was charged with the responsibility to decorate a pumpkin according to their class curriculum. This was a fun fall project to test our talents and incorporate the students working together.
During the month of September, the kindergarten classes at High Point have enjoyed exploring apples. Students brought apples to school to share. The classes did a variety of activities with the apples. One of the kindergarteners’ favorite activities was a taste-test.
Students in Mrs. Puriefoy’s sixth grade science class have been researching the importance of protecting and maintaining water resources. The students began their research by forming a hypothesis to answer the following question:
Rhea Valley Elementary School students took part in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. After reading each day during the summer, student could log their minutes read on the computer or their paper reading log.