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A group of teenage students are on a stage singing and dancing in a musical.The Holston High School Chorus and Student Body are very pleased to present “Once Upon a Mattress”. This delightful musical is a spoof on the old fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea.  It will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 17th and 18th, at 7:00 PM both nights in the HHS Auditorium.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and senior citizens.  Preschoolers are free.

A woman in a shawl stands with a male student.March is Youth Art Month and Glade Spring Middle School Art teacher, Mrs. Tara Williams has planned a month full of activities to celebrate art. Each day during the morning news broadcast, students are treated to an art quote and a featured artwork with a trivia question.

Five Meadowview Elementary preschool children stand around a table with plants.On Wednesday March 4th Bonnie Plant Company surprised Meadowview Elementary Pre-K students with over 300 plants to plant in their school garden. The plant company donated a wide variety of plants including cabbage, spinach, brussel sprouts, lettuce, kale and strawberries.

Young girl, holding a certificate, kneels beside her hanging artwork which is of head shot of a young man and a winning ribbon hanging on the portrait.Abingdon High School art students recently participated in the Artistic Excellence Competition. An art reception was held in their honor on Sunday, March 14, at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA. Nine students from Mrs. Anderson’s art classes competed in this event.

Back row three adults front row three students standing .On Monday March 9, three students from Valley Institute were honored for their exemplary writing. Fourth grade students were required to write an essay about George Washington. Only the top three papers were recognized at a special luncheon at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon.

Three fourth grade girls, two sitting and one standing near a round blue table, are working on a project with toothpicks, marshmallows and a project sheet. They are constructing shapes to match the instructions.Students in Mrs. Belcher's fourth grade math class are reviewing straight figures, polygons, and 3-D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks! Each marshmallow represents a vertex point and each toothpick represents an edge.

3 children posing with their project.Although spring is still just around the corner on the calendar, geodesic domes have sprung up all over third grade classrooms at Watauga Elementary Schools! WES third graders are continuing to explore and learn through STEM activities. Most recently, students were challenged to use toothpicks and gumdrops to erect geometric domes.

Two students working to build a tower.Recently,  the Second Grade students at High Point Elementary enjoyed a day of various STEM activities. Each classroom teacher chose a different activity for students to complete. A total of five STEM projects were done throughout the day.

Five teenagers, a girl and 4 boys, stand together in a classroom after a forensics competition.Coach Pam Atwell led her HHS Forensics Team to a solid finish at the Crooked Road Conference Tournament on February 11, 2015 at Twin Valley High School.

A group of students stand in front of a quilt.The character trait recognized for the month of November at Damascus Middle School is assertiveness. Assertiveness is the ability to communicate with others in a way that is direct and honest, without being rude.

Four ladies stand in school hallway in front of student lockers holding a banner proclaiming W!se Financial award for Personal Finance.Abingdon High School has once again been recognized for its success in teaching personal finance. On March 19, Sally Stringer of Highlands Union Bank presented Abingdon High School business teachers a banner recognizing the school’s ranking of 27th  in the W!SE Top 100 Best High Schools in America for Teaching Personal Finance.

Two third grade students stand beside the Reading Snowman.Do you want to build a snowman?  A reading snowman, that is?  The students of Rhea Valley Elementary have done just that over the course of the past several weeks.

Two rows of students standing in front of rows of heartsValley Institute students shared in a fundraising opportunity for John S. Battle Queen of Hearts contestant, Elissa Tester.  Students purchased "hearts" daily to show their support for the American Heart Association.

Two second grade boys sit in the floor working with a set of Legos.In January, Meadowview Elementary School received some special packages in the mail.  Legos!  Actually, 12 kits of Legos were received to be used in Mrs. Mink's 2nd grade class and Mrs. Cury's 1st grade class. Mrs. Mink and Mrs. Cury agreed to pilot the Lego Education program after attending the NCTM conference in Richmond this past fall.

The Washington County School Board voted at its March 16, 2015, School Board 

Meeting to set the last day of school as Thursday, May 28, 2015.


The Washington County School Board voted at its March 16, 2015, School Board Meeting for the 2015 graduation dates to be set as follows:

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