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GES Takes First Place In The DAR Essay Contest 04-01-2016

Student standing at a podium with a DAR representative.Greendale Elementary fifth-grade student Baleigh B. has taken first place in the county for the 2015-2016 Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest.  In honor of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, students were asked to describe a colonial family’s reaction to the new Stamp Act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.

Glade Spring Middle School Science Students Are Artists 03-31-2016

Nine students standing in a hallway in front a picture.Seventh grade science students in the afternoon exploratory class are artists! Students used the vocabulary from the Life Science Standards of Learning and the science textbook to create a "Word Art Wall".  Using Robert J.Marzano's "Six Step Vocabulary Process", they used research skills in finding the definition and the graphic rendering of the word.

TSA Students Host Spring Fair 03-30-2016

Young ladies and gentlemen stand behind covered tables with trophies and plaques, dressed in suits and ties, in a room with American flag in background.On Saturday, March 12, the Southwestern Region of the Virginia Technology Student Association held their spring fair. The fair was held at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center, and TSA students from E.B. Stanley Middle School, Abingdon High School, and Virginia High School competed in almost 30 different competitive events.

WMS Students Represent Washington County Well at Regional Science Fair 03-29-2016

Seven students standing with their science fair projects.Wallace Middle School Science Fair Winners take two first place ribbons and one second place ribbon in the Junior Division at the Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair at Radford University on March 5.

“It is the Cause; it is the Cause, my Soul!” 03-22-2016

A group of students standing and smiling.These words were written over 400 years ago by William Shakespeare in the play Othello.  High School AP English classes and GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) students had the opportunity to watch this performance by the Barter Players at the Barter Stage 2.

GES Fifth Grades Makes Beautiful Music 03-21-2016

3 fifth grade students sitting with building materials.The fifth grade students at Greendale Elementary have just finished up their unit on sound.  As a culminating activity, they were posed with the following problem:  All of Mr. Fore’s musical instruments have been stolen and must be replaced. Your job is to make instruments and present them to Mr. Fore until the replacements are delivered.


Washington County VA Public Schools has prepared a Special Education Annual Plan and Applications for Part B Flow-Through and Part B Early Childhood Special Education Grant funds for the 2016-2017 school year.  This plan and applications are available for public review and comment at the School Board Annex at 220 Stanley Street-Upper Level, Abingdon, VA from March 18, 2016 through April 18, 2016 during normal business hours.  Please contact the Office of Special Services to view or submit comments.  The plan and applications will be presented to the School Board on Monday, April 18, 2016 fo

WES Second Graders Present Program on Ancient Egypt 03-18-2016

Students holding up letters that spell EGYPT.Watauga Elementary second graders presented a program at the February P.T.A. meeting, using the theme "Ancient Egypt."

Glade Spring Middle School GATE Students Travel to Gatlinburg, TN 03-17-2016

Three boys sitting with three girls standing on each side.Sixth grade GATE students from Glade Spring Middle School traveled to Gatlinburg, TN to explore the Ripley”s Aquarium of the Smokies. While touring one of the top five aquariums in the United States, students viewed thousands of exotic sea creatures including several 12-foot sharks.

GES Friendly Letters Help Our Heroes 03-16-2016

3rd grader self portrait drawings.Students in Mrs. Reed's third grade class at Greendale have been working on friendly letters.  The students used their bodies to remember the parts of friendly letter.  To help them remember, students drew a self portrait and then labeled each part; head as heading; torso as body; knee as closing; and foot as signature.