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A student eats a bowl of ice cream.Damascus Middle School’s seventh-grade Agriscience exploratory class explored the inside of the Dairy Industry on Thursday, October 9 by following a recipe to make ice cream.  

HPES Students Display Good Citizenship!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. 

Zoe M. shows her bad hair day in front of the art wall.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.

Six people stand and two people kneel while holding canvas bags.Students in Mrs. Eason’s third period Ecology class at Patrick Henry High School are recycling used T-Shirts to make reusable shopping bags.  

A group of adults, men and women, stand on high school gym floor with school's volleyball team.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. 

Two girls stand at a lab station with boys in the background.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.

A table displaying decorated pumpkinsEach 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. 

Three second grade students point to tens rods and ones blocks on a school wall to practice learning about place value.The second grade teachers at Meadowview Elementary have had their students doing a new job.  Several students have been spotted working on the wall! 

A group of students play a game led by an adult.On Friday, October 3, Damascus Middle School sixth-graders traveled to Highland Dairy Farm in Glade Spring as part of the Holston River Soil and Water Conservation District’s Farm Field Days.  

Ten fourth grade students and an instructor are discussing an Enviroscape on a table.On Friday September 26, fourth graders at Greendale Elementary School were visited by Ms. Mandy Fletcher.  She is the educator for Holston River Soil and Water Conservation District.  

High Point Kindergarten students stand with Dr. Ratliff and Dr. Noe.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.  

A female student works on a computer.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:  

Students eating pancakes.ESL classes at Watauga Elementary have been cooking up fun as they read  American Tall Tales .  Students enjoyed reading about giant flapjacks in the story of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  

A group of students holding certificates stands against a wall.Damascus Middle School Students of Character for the months of August and September were selected because they “dare to be different!”  

Summer Readers at Rhea Valley Elementary SchoolRhea 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. 

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