Accomplishments for 2012-2013

  • A new evaluation model for instructional personnel was implemented.
  • Additional course offerings were added to high school schedules through the implementation of block scheduling.
  • K-12 Science textbooks were adopted and purchased. Physics books were purchased as an on-line option with Kuno tablets purchased for student use.
  • Teachers utilized a wide variety of formative assessments, including pre- and post-assessments as a measure of student growth.
  • Through careful fiscal management and exceptional support of the Board of Supervisors, all full-time contracted employees received a 2% salary increase.
  • More than 350 elementary students were recognized for reading 1 million words or more.
  • E. B. Stanley Middle School was re-designated as a national “School to Watch”.
  • Greendale Elementary School was designated as a Title I Distinguished School by the Department of Education.
  • Patrick Henry High School won the Claudia Dotson VHSL Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award.
  • School safety initiatives were expanded to include a text-a-tip hotline, safety slogan “Say What You See, Tell What You Know”, safety mascot “Billy the Bulldog” and school safety student teams.
  • William N. Neff Center and Washington County Technical School were combined with the completion of the addition to house all students on one site – the Washington County Career and Technical Center.
  • Career and Technical students achieved a total of 1,283 credentials.
  • Alternative educational opportunities were expanded to meet specific student needs.
  • Educational opportunities were provided to students through the STEM initiative.
  • Local, state, and national recognition was awarded to several teachers, administrators and schools.
  • All schools received additional instructional funds.
  • Washington County Schools Pupil Transportation Department has one of the best safety records in the state of Virginia. Extensive driver training, digital video/audio systems and child check systems are in place to promote student safety.
  • Maintenance projects, including new roofs at several schools and upgrades to air conditioning, were completed.