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The Washington County Career and Technical Education Center’s SkillsUSA Chapter will host Phoenix Recording Artist, Brad Puckett, in concert March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Abingdon High School auditorium.

A child with glasses on hold an American flag and her essay.Congratulations to Justice K. from fourth grade. Justice has been awarded an honorable mention in the fourth grade DAR essay contest with her work on "What the Flag of the United States Means to Me".

Third grade boy wearing a blue and orange football jersey sits at a student desk working on a project with objects that look like pens.Greendale Elementary third graders had a fabulous time watching “Jingle All the Way” at the Barter Theatre, especially with the play’s message of working as a team, being willing to listen to suggestions for improvement, and realizing that each individual has his or her own personal strengths and weaknesses…and that’s okay!

A group of students stands on a staircase.Glade Spring Middle School sixth graders in the GATE program recently traveled to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee to visit the Titanic Museum and Ripley’s Aquarium. At the Titanic Museum, the students were taken on a tour led by "actual" passengers from the ship! The guides told the students why they were on the ship and what had happened to them.

Mrs. Jennifer Cole is seated with her students gathered around her.Mrs. Jennifer Cole was recognized by the faculty and staff of Meadowview Elementary as the Teacher of the Year for the school. In December, Mrs. Cole was selected as the Elementary Teacher of the Year for Washington County Schools.

STOP THAT WINTER BRAIN FREEZE! We are waiting for you!! The Title 1 Parent Resource Center, also known as the Kidz Place, is a full service library with over 25,000 items available for check out and free of charge! Our services are available for all Washington County residents. We have a large selection of books with AR levels marked, beginning leveled readers, math readers, math and reading games and activities, puzzles, board games, DVDs and videos, music CDs, and lots more. Our qualified staff is on hand to help with parenting concerns and questions.

Young men and women stand in front of several flags.In honor of Dr. King's birthday, Ms. Jennifer Daniel's Dual Enrollment English 12 students recently attended a presentation by regional historical scholar Dr. William Turner on January 19.

An adult holds a large skull over a student’s head.On Friday, December 5, Mrs. Amy Caywood’s seventh-grade science students at Damascus Middle School were treated to a visit from the Skull Lady, Ms. Jude Colt, and her collection of skulls and vertebrae.

A group of children standing and holding up books while standing in front of shelves full of books in a library.Books A Million has chosen High Point Elementary School Library as the recipient of their annual Holiday Book and Toy Drive. The book drive will support our students’ love for reading and the school’s Accelerated Reader program.

AES Fifth grader proudly displays certificate after winning spelling bee!On Friday, January 9, Abingdon Elementary held its annual school-wide spelling bee. Twenty participants eagerly took the spotlight to show off their spelling expertise. Students had already proven their success by competing in classroom competitions and were named champions of their classroom. 

Several students are seated in classroom desks taking a test.  Three uniformed members of the United States armed forces stand at the front of the classroom looking on.As is the case every year, Washington County's sophomores, juniors, and seniors were given an opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The test was given at the Washington CTE Center on February 6. Twenty-two students took advantage of the opportunity and sat for the test. Proctors from the National Guard, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy were there to assist.

A group of children standing near robot assembly kits listening to an instructor. We will run on the same schedule as the WCS closings. There will not be any robot club meetings if the schools are closed or have an early release.

2 male and 2 female teenagers posing together.On February 4th, students from the WCCTEC Criminal Justice Program participated in the 2015 Skills USA District 8 Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Justice competitions. The Crime Scene team consisting of Madison B., Michael P., and Bayleigh D. won first place. Students were judged on conducting a thorough investigation of a mock homicide scene, specifically in the areas of: evidence identification and documentation; evidence collection; crime scene measurement and reconstruction.

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

If you live in Washington County, Virginia, and have a child who will be four years of age by September 30, 2015, your child may qualify for enrollment in the school division's PRESCHOOL PROGRAM for the 2015-2016 school year.
 
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