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Holston Students Excel at Mathematics Competition 11-21-2016

Four high school students standing outdoors.On Tuesday, November 1, Holston High School sent a team of students to UVA-Wise to participate in the Sigma Zeta Math and Science Contest.  Team members Morgan K., Dianna S., Jacob J., and Sean L., led by Coach Shirley Snead, competed in the math contest against several other teams from high schools in our region.

John S. Battle GATE Students Learn About Appalachian Culture 11-18-2016

Students make a bridge with their hands while other students walk under.Recently, Ms. Anndrena Belcher, Appalachian storyteller, singer, and songwriter, taught, inspired and entertained junior and senior GATE students as part of their study of Appalachian literature and culture.  Ms. Belcher told of her own experience growing up in both the mountains of Kentucky and the city of Chicago.

WCCTEC Student Receives Johnson & Wales Scholarship 11-17-2016

A Culinary II student stands with her letter.Meghan T. was selected as the recipient of a scholarship to attend Johnson & Wales University.  Meghan's academic record and personal accomplishments earned her this distinguished award.  She will be living on campus and officially becomes a JWU Wildcat in May!

HPES First Grade Has (Pumpkin) Character! 11-16-2016

First Grade  Student Shows pumpkin.During the months of September and October, first grade students at High Point Elementary read lots of books and investigated many characteristics of fall.  As part of the study, the students went on a field trip to Fender’s Farm in Jonesborough, TN where they each got to pick and bring home an ear of corn, a gourd, and a small pumpkin.

Maisy Mouse Visits the Greendale Elementary Library 11-15-2016

Mouse character and guest reader with children sitting on the floor.Greendale Elementary kindergarten students were surprised with a special visit from Maisy Mouse in the school library.  Maisy Mouse stars in her very own books written by Lucy Cousins.

Holston Cross Country Team Enjoys Continued Success 11-14-2016

High School Cross Country runners stand under a canopy.Holston High School’s Cross Country team, under the direction of Coach Sammy Campbell, enjoyed another successful year.  At the conference meet on October 26th at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, nine runners finished well enough to qualify move on to the regional event at Eastside High School in Coeburn.

JSBHS WCCS Honored with Ceremonial Breakfast 11-14-2016

Students sit in a gym on the bleachers.On Thursday, October 27, 2016, John S. Battle High School honored its 2015-2016 Washington County Community Scholars with a breakfast. Parents and other family members were invited to share in the occasion.

MES Visited by “Spanish Explorers” from Patrick Henry High School 11-11-2016

Patrick Henry High School Spanish II students came to Meadowview to represent the early Spanish explorers.  5th grade students acted as the First Americans greeted by the conquistadors.  The fifth-grade students had to communicate with the Spanish explorers who had landed on their land.

WES First Graders Make Creature Catchers! 11-11-2016

First grade students use materials to create a catcher.First grade students at Watauga Elementary were challenged to create "creature catchers" after a week long investigation of spiders. During this STEM activity, students worked in teams to create a contraption that would trap a plastic spider when dropped from above.

GSMS Students Explore Flower Arranging in Agriscience Class 11-11-2016

Two girls and one boy sitting making flower arrangements.Students in Mrs. Rhudy’s 8th grade Agriscience class explored basic flower arranging to finish up their 12 week exploratory class at GSMS. Students learned about the history of flower arranging from the ancient Egyptian's methods and designs, through the famous Greek Head Wreaths, past the Middle Ages tussy-mussy bouquets, to the influence of the French Baroque and American Victorian Age.