News Article Index

Title Date Story
CTE Center Graduate Completes Training as a Pharmacist 06-13-2016

A man and female student wearing a cap and gown shaking hands.

LeAnne B., who graduated from the Washington County Career and Technical Center’s  Pharmacy Technician Program in 2011, received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.) from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy on April 30th.  LeAnne finished in the top 10% of her class and had the highest GPA in her cohort during her first semester at ACP.  ACP, located in Oakwood, Virginia, has an accelerated three year program.

Free Summer Meals 06-01-2016

A picture of a sun with information beside it.

WMS Introduces the Archery Club 05-25-2016

Several students holding bows and arrows.Washington County teachers and administrators attended a training course for National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) last summer.  The training also provided bows, arrows, targets, and a safety net for each school represented.

CTE: Brooke K--Bronze Medalist at State SkillsUSA! 05-25-2016

A student receives a medal at an award ceremonyBrooke K., a senior at the Washington County Career & Technical Education Center and a second year Culinary Arts student, placed third at the Virginia State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th, in Fredericksburg.

John S. Battle Class Discovers Glee Gum 05-25-2016

Students stand in a classroom; one is holding a gumball machine. Larry Booher is a long-time teacher at JSB and recently his Ecology class was featured on the Glee Gum website. Glee Gum is a company which makes an all natural gum. For their use of the product and the research that went into the project, Mr. Booher and his class were selected as a "Featured Fan".

CTE: CISCO Student Nicolas O. Earns Bronze at State SkillsUSA! 05-24-2016

A student poses for a picture displaying his bronze medal.Nicolas O., a senior at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center and a second  year CISCO Networking Academy student placed third in Technical Computer Applications at the Virginia SkillsUSA  State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

2016-2017 Calendar Cover Art Contest Winner 05-24-2016

A drawing of a book bag with school supplies.

Congratulations to Lydia B., the 2015-2016 School Calendar and Handbook Cover Art Contest Winner!  Lydia just graduated from Abingdon High School and her beautiful artwork was chosen to be the cover for the 2016-2017 School Calendar and Handbook among over 300 entries.  Washington County distributes over 11,000 copies of the school calendar/handbook annually throughout the county.

GSMS Poets Are Published 05-23-2016

Twenty-one students sitting and standing in a hall smiling.Glade Spring Middle School is proud to announce that several of Mrs. Tolliver’s 7th English students were chosen to be published in the annual Creative Communications poetry anthology.  Students spent several weeks studying different types of poetry and writing original examples of each.

C.T.E. Students Compete at State Competition and Tour Capital 05-20-2016

Students and instructors pose for a picture in Washington.
On April 16th, twenty-nine students proudly represented the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center by participating in the Virginia SkillsUSA State competition in Fredericksburg, VA.  While all students did well in their individual competitions, twelve students from WCCTEC received medals for outstanding performances.

GSMS: Whodunit? A Sixth Grade Mystery 05-20-2016

3 women standing with 2 of them wearing hats smiling.The end of a school year can be boring and stressful with testing and end of year blahs.  But not at Glade Spring Middle School, where students have been busy solving a mystery based on the game of CLUE!  Mrs. Mink set the stage for a murder mystery in her classroom complete with clues, props, and of course writing opportunities.