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Girl standing at podium giving a speechThrough project discovery L. Campbell received the opportunity to speech to the legislatures and the House of Representatives. Her speech consisted of the opportunities awarded to her by project discovery.

Two students sitting at a computer working together.In preparation for an upcoming fieldtrip to Brights Zoo, High Point third graders participated in a collaborative learning project to learn more about the animals at the zoo.

5th grade choir students singing.The 4th and 5th grade Watauga Elementary School choir under the direction of Amanda Farnum helped spread some holiday cheer throughout the community in the month of December. The choir had the opportunity to travel to various locations throughout the towns of Abingdon and Bristol sharing some well-known Christmas Carols.

A boy creates a shape with marshmallows.At High Point Elementary School students in Mrs. Ratliff and Mrs. Miller’s third grade Math classes explored geometric shapes using only marshmallows and toothpicks.  At first students used these materials to construct plane shapes such as squares, rectangles, and triangles.

A female student signs papers at a table.

Mia A., who has been a fixture on the Holston High School varsity softball team since her freshman year, will wear the colors of the Emory and Henry Wasps next year.  She signed her intent to play in December with her coaches, family, and teammates joining her to celebrate.

Several female students are wearing tie dye clothing.“Respect Yourself, Be Drug and Bully Free” was the Wallace Middle School Red Ribbon theme this year. Student Ambassadors kicked off Red Ribbon Week by attaching a red ribbon to every locker.

Students dancing at a sock hop.Watauga Elementary School GATE students recently sponsored a school-wide Sock Hop to gather donations for a community service project which provided 470 pairs of warm socks to the homeless across our area.

A group of children sitting in the floor in front of a teacher.The preschool students at High Point Elementary are busy learning all alphabet letters and sounds.  Students are learning their letters through many small group literacy stations.

A man, a woman, and a boy holding a flag.Delegate Israel O'Quinn recently visited Glade Spring Middle School and presented the school with a new state flag.

4 people standing on a stage smiling.On Tuesday, December 15, 2016 spelling bee winners from the seven elementary schools competed in the annual elementary school spellingbee.

Students are watching a video summary.Students in Miss Holman's third grade class at Valley Institute Elementary have been immersed in the wonderful world of Willy Wonka.  To accompany a novel study of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, students completed and presented projects from a choice board based on their learning styles.

8 high school students stand by a wall.In November, auditions were held for both the Junior and the Senior District Chorus.   Holston High School students stood out at these events.  Eight HHS choral members were ultimately selected for the elite group that includes the best singers in Virginia’s District 7.

A group of children performing in a school gym.Watauga Elementary's fifth grade students performed their Christmas program on December 8, 2016.  The students sang some of their favorite Christmas songs and read winter poems.

A little boy holding a shopping cart dressed in winter clothes.High Point Elementary School has their very own movie star!  Miller R. is a second grader who had an opportunity of a lifetime when he and his mother were chosen as extras for the film “Believe” that was filmed, in part, in downtown Bristol.

"Bearded" students posing with teacher.During this holiday season, Damascus Middle School students, faculty, and staff participated in several activities to give gifts to others who are not as fortunate as we are.  During the month of October, we voted with money in the Beard-Grower contest, a contest in which we chose which male staff member we most wanted to grow a beard!

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