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Abingdon FFA Members Compete at Virginia State Fair 10-13-2016

A group of students standing and holding their ribbons.Several members of the Abingdon FFA chapter competed in various contests at the Virginia State Fair held in Doswell, Virginia.  The Tractor Troubleshooting Contest was held on September 23, 2016 and FFA members Bailey J. and Canan L. qualified to compete at the state contest by placing first in the area contest.

Holston FBLA Students Participate in Leadership Conference 10-12-2016

High school students stand in front of a college building.On Friday, October 7th, ten students from the Holston High School Future Business Leaders of America Club attended the Fall Leadership Conference at Bluefield College.  The conference featured several different seminars for the students to participate in.  Some of the topics for these workshops included assistance with college admissions, business etiquette, and community service project ideas, as well as many others including a student favorite, FBLA bingo.

Watauga Elementary School is Named One of the Best Schools in the Nation 10-11-2016

Students stand in front of the marquee at Watauga Elementary.U. S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., announced on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 that Watauga Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Watauga Elementary School is one among 279 public and 59 private schools receiving this honor.

Abingdon Elementary Second Grade Celebrates Community Helpers 10-10-2016

A group of children and an officer standing in front of a school and police car.Second graders at AES enjoyed an afternoon of learning about some special Community Helpers.  Washington County’s own Deputy Nichols, along with an EMT crew, came to let the students explore the police car and ambulances.

Patrick Henry High School Student Competes at the Virginia State Fair 10-07-2016

A young lady sits below several ribbons and holds several plates. Patrick Henry High School sophomore, Carlee T., recently competed at the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell, Virginia which was held September 30th through October 2, 2016.  Carlee competed against many exhibitors from all across Virginia for awards and scholarships.

High Point Elementary Students Name Fact Families! 10-07-2016

Three children sitting at a table together.Students in Mrs. Miller’s and Mrs. Ratliff’s third grade math classes have been learning about related facts. They used their names to create their very own name fact family.

Johnny Appleseed STEM Experiment at Valley Institute 10-06-2016

Students are tasting apples.Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Justus' Pre-K classrooms conducted two S.T.E.M. experiments on Johnny Appleseed Day.  Our students learned what keeps apples freshest the longest after soaking the apple slices in vinegar, club soda, and honey water for 30 minutes.

Greendale News Team Tackles Green Screen Technology 10-05-2016

3 students standing in front of a green screen.Greendale’s News Team has taken on Green Screen technology in their morning broadcast.  Green Screen allows students to broadcast in front of a green screen and place computer images or photos in the background when broadcast.


The Washington County SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE meets four times a year.  Meetings are open to the public.  The advisory committee solicits viewpoints and suggestions from parents of students with disabilities and other interested persons for consideration. A meeting will be held on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the top floor conference room at the Annex building.

GSMS Students Take Top Honors at the Fair 10-04-2016

2 boys and 1 girl standing behind a table smiling.Three GSMS students received multiple honors at the Washington County Fair this year.