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All Four County High Schools Have Band Students Sign with Emory & Henry 05-18-2016

A collage of four signings with students sitting at tables and adults standing behind them, with a table covering of the schools' mottos.This Spring we are excited to announce that Washington County Public Schools have students from all four high schools receiving scholarships to perform with the Emory & Henry College Marching Band for the fall of 2016.  The students were honored at individual scholarship signing ceremonies.

JSBHS Key Club Campus Clean-Up 05-17-2016

A group of students picking up trash.The 2015-2016 John S. Battle Key Club participated in its annual campus clean up at JSB on May 7th, 2016.  The Key Club sponsors a section of Lee Highway surrounding the campus.


WCS History Bowl Champions proudly display their awards.This year the annual 4-H History Bowl was held for the first time at the Higher Education Center and streamed live over the Internet.  The competition was fierce, but in the end Valley students Emily C., Raina M., Leanna Mc., and Jacey P. went undefeated!

PHHS Student Wins Bristol Music Club Scholarship Competition 05-13-2016

A boy smiling.Tenth-grade PHHS student Thomas O. recently took first prize in his category at the annual Bristol Music Club scholarship competition. On Saturday, May 7, Thomas competed with other 10-12 grade musicians who competed with diverse vocal and instrumental performances.

Cody C. Second at State SkillsUSA Telecommunications Cabling Competition 05-13-2016

A student poses for a photo with his silver medal. Cody C., a senior at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center and a first year CISCO Networking Academy student, placed second in Telecommunications Cabling at the Virginia SkillsUSA  State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

WMS Students Participate in an Edible Math Activity 05-09-2016

Two students show off their cracker creations.Students in Mrs. France's Pre-Algebra class participated in an edible, hands-on activity to deepen their understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem. Students focused on building squares made of Cheez-Its around the legs and the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

Woodworking Artisan Visits JSBHS 05-06-2016

Students sit on stage behind two tables. On April 26, Ms. Jennifer Daniel's Dual Enrollment English 12 students participated in a woodworking presentation by local artisans Harold Dunaway and J.E. King.  Students learned about how Mr. Dunaway crafts his different pieces and develops a variety of items ranging from beautiful Noah's Ark sets to intricate puzzles.


Three boys and one girl standing in front of science project.Students in the GSMS Life Science 7 classes worked together in cooperative groups to review previously taught lessons midway through the semester.  Vocabulary and concepts based on the Life Science SOL Objectives were used along with all levels of the Blooms Taxonomy to present a project.

Spanning the Globe at AES 05-05-2016

Globes made by students on display.Mrs. Roark’s class at Abingdon Elementary School recently completed their individual globes for several of their ASOL objectives in history. Each individual student made their own globe by creating the globe from the following materials:  newspaper, flour, water, and a balloon.

The Greendale Choir Tried Something New 05-04-2016

Elementary choir students on a stage singing.The Greendale Choir is gearing up for its end-of-the-year events.  Up first is the choir’s trip to Dollywood on Saturday, May 7.  The choir will be leaving from Greendale early that morning, travelling to Pigeon Forge, TN, singing in front of two judges who will score the choir based on several performance criteria, and spending the afternoon in Dollywood.  That evening, they will attend an awards ceremony where their score will be revealed, then travel back home to Abingdon.  What a day!