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Five children stand in a parking lot with a large dog costumed character from the adoption program.On Saturday, Sept. 20th, members of the Greendale Elementary PTO and various students joined forces with Tractor Supply of Bristol, VA for "Dog Days".  

High Point Elementary School Fifth Graders Stand With Teacher.Fifth grade students at High Point Elementary sent letters, once again, to their pen pals in Copey, Costa Rica.  After receiving letters from their friends at the Copey Learning Center, students planned their writing and discussed questions and issues they hope to address as they continue communicating throughout the year.  

An adult talks to a group of students about a slide on a PowerPoint presentation.On Wednesday, October 1, Detective Jamie Blevins with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office visited Damascus Middle School to present an Internet Safety Program to students. 

A smiling girl stands in front of book shelves.Glade Spring Middle School sixth grader, Ariel E​.​, successfully completed Summer STEAM 2014.  Summer STEAM is the Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics Academy’s signature summer offering intended to inspire and expose rising sixth through eighth graders from across Virginia to STEAM content, applied learning, and leadership development.

Students pose next to a raised bed.Students in Mrs. Mary Rhudy’s eighth-grade Agriscience class recently created a raised-bed garden near the outdoor classroom.  The students learned that, although most vegetable gardening is done during the spring and summer, some vegetables are hardy late-season growers!  

Six teenagers kneel for a photograph dressed in red shirts.  Behind them are a male and female coach standing up.Holston High School's Golf team is ready to prove that they have the same talent and drive that propelled them to a state championship last year.  On September 24th, the HHS golfers locked up the Crooked Road Conference crown by defeating Northwood, Honaker, Twin Valley, Council, and Haysi high schools on the links at the Tazewell Country Club. 

A Pre-K student, surrounded by classmates, smells a pumpkin held by the teacher.Pre-K Students at MES have been studying the 5 Senses.  On Friday September 26th they put their 5 senses to use by investigating pumpkins.  When students touched the pumpkin they said that it was hard and smooth on the outside. 

An adult male sits in a chair in front of a group of children with a book in his hands.A local author, Joe Tennis, visited the Second Grade students at Greendale Elementary.  Amongst the cabinets that housed this year’s Backyard Book Fair selections, children sat listening intently to the published tales told by Mr. Tennis.   

A young lady smiles for the camera in front of a bulletin board.Congratulations to Faith H.!  She is an eighth grader at Glade Spring Middle School who has recently been published for a second time. She was published in a poetry anthology last spring and now has another award-winning poem. 

High Point's Art Teacher Mr. Cregger, Visits The Louvre Museum of Art!

High Point Elementary School's Art Teacher, Mr. Steven Cregger, recently had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit world-famous Louvre Museum of Art, in Paris France. Mr. Cregger is the 2014 winner of The McGlothlin Award for Teaching Excellence, Elementary Level.

A large group of girls pose with 3 women on a court.E.B. Stanley Middle School and Glade Spring Middle School were once fierce competitors on the eighth grade volleyball court; but now, these teams no longer face each other across the net. 

A teenaged female student stands beside a recycling can used for collecting plastic bottles.Isabella M., a freshman at HHS, has launched a school-wide recycling project.  She has placed blue recycling cans at key points in the building for students and teachers to deposit their plastic bottles.  She accessed community help in the project, as she persuaded the Abingdon Lowe's Home Improvement Store to contribute the blue collection cans. 

Several 5th grade students pulling strings connected to a rubber band to lift plastic cups and add to a cup pyramid.Fifth grade students at MES participated in a series of team building activities during the first week of school. One of the activities that Kyler T. and Angel G. completed was the pyramid activity. 

A group of students watch a teacher drop an egg during science class.Students in Mrs. Donna Musick’s sixth-grade science classes learned that sometimes hypotheses are not what they are “cracked up to be.”  Mrs. Musick began class on Friday, September 26 with instructions for students to use their prior knowledge to describe an egg.  

Four children stand near a desk in their classroom with cups of freshly made applesauce.Apples! Get your apples!! It's been apple week at Greendale Elementary! We have had apples on the brain all week.  The students in Mrs. Hawkins’ kindergarten class have talked about the parts of an apple, how they grow and how they end up at our local grocery stores.

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