News Article Index

Title Date Story
Teamwork Building At Valley 09-22-2014

newsarticle_20140922_02.JPGFifth graders returned to school ready to start the year right by participating in daily team building activities.  Each day for the first week of school the fifth graders were divided into different group and given various problems where they had to work together in order to solve.  

Meadowview second graders present STEM activity to School Board 09-19-2014

Meadowview Elementary students and school board members work to complete a cooperative STEM activity.Meadowview second graders, Grant B., Colton T., Markie P., and Dylan B., presented a stem activity to the Washington County School Board on September 2, 2014.

High Point 4th Graders Reel through Virginia History 09-19-2014

Students signing and dancing"There are five regions of Virginia. We will name them east to west..." are the words all fourth grade teachers at High Point know well. In music class, their students have been learning songs about Virginia's history.

High Point Elementary School Kindergarten Students Go on a Bear Hunt! 09-18-2014

Kindergarten students sitting outsideDid you see that bear? You know the one, with big green eyes and a fuzzy little tail. High Point kindergarteners enjoyed a week of bear hunting along with some other favorite bear tales such as Corduroy, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, various versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and of course, We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. What better way for the class of 2027 to begin their educational journey, than by enjoying many new learning experiences with some favorite and well-loved bear stories. A new school with new and unfamiliar faces can be quite overwhelming for the kindergarteners. With the help from some beloved story book character, the students were able to familiarize themselves with all of the new places and faces at High Point Elementary School.

Holston Student Steps Up to Serve Nation 09-18-2014

Student in uniform beside Holston High School sign.Most high school juniors enjoy their time off in the Summer with friends. Holston’s Chase T. spent his Summer learning soldiering skills and preparing to defend the nation.

Damascus Middle School Cafeteria Hosts a “Grand” Breakfast! 09-17-2014

Student eating breakfast with grand parent.

In honor of National Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 7, the Damascus Middle School Cafeteria gave students the opportunity to treat their grandparents to breakfast at “Grits ‘n Gravy with Gramps ‘n Gran” on Friday, September 5!

John S Battle Floriculture State Champs 09-17-2014

John Battle Students on Stage

The John S. Battle FFA Floriculture Team members were recognized as the State Winning Team at Va. Tech. during the 88th Convention in June 2014.

Two Damascus Middle School Students Win Writing Contest! 09-16-2014

2 Students in Rocking Chairs

Two seventh-grade students at Damascus Middle School were selected as winners in the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Short Story Contest! Sponsored by the Smyth-Bland Regional Library each year to honor the birth of Sherwood Anderson, a writer who lived near Troutdale, Virginia, the contest encourages short story writing about rural or small-town America.

We Are Back at Wallace Middle School! 09-16-2014

Faculty meeting at Wallace Middle School

Wallace Middle School teachers scurry to get everything ready for the beginning of school. After they greet each other and discuss their summer breaks they must get ready to begin a new year.

High Point Elementary First Grade Students Learn Citizenship 09-15-2014

Ronald McDonald with Student

High Point Elementary first-grade students joined the student body at an assembly on Friday, September 5, 2014 where Ronald McDonald stole the show. The assembly, which focused on bullying, integrity, fairness, and responsibility, proved to be just what the first graders needed as they had been learning all about citizenship in social studies.