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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!

C.S.I. Team Finishes Second at State SkillsUSA! 05-03-2016

a male and 2 female students standing together smiling.On April 16th, Washington County CTE students Madison B., Bayleigh D., and Michael P. participated in the State SkillsUSA Crime Scene Investigation competition held in Fredricksburg, Virginia where they earned second place honors.

VIES Pre-K Students Have Received Class Pet Grants 05-02-2016

A group of kids standing in front of a large fish tank.Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Drapers Pre-K class would like to thank a Pets in the Classroom grant for the $125.00 awarded to purchase our new 29 gallon aquarium.  All of the kids helped put it together and the parents were kind enough to send in donated items such as plants, decorations, and weekend feeders.

Culinary Arts Students Continue Successful District Competition 04-29-2016

Two girls pose for a photo after winning a district competition.As part of the District VIII SkillsUSA Food Preparation competition, Washington County CTE students had to construct assorted food items, from scratch, in a timed event. Each competitor had ninety minutes to prepare five separate food items.

DMS GATE Students Experience Life as Military Personnel 04-29-2016

A group of students sitting on a beach.Damascus Middle School GATE students recently visited Charleston, South Carolina where they spent five days on an aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown.  Students were treated like true military and had to sleep in the original berthing quarters, eat in the mess hall, and were awakened each morning early to reveille and retired each evening to the playing of "Taps."

PHHS: Hike to the top of Virginia! 04-29-2016

Twelve teenagers and a man standing in a field.Twelve students from Patrick Henry High School completed a day hike to Mount Rogers. Monday, April 25th, was beautiful as well as educational for students enrolled in Mr. Thayer’s Natural Resource class who completed a 9 mile hike.

John S. Battle Student Named Maxpreps Player of the Week 04-28-2016

Two boys playing soccer.On April 15, John Battle High was informed that senior soccer player Aspen O. was selected as the state of Virginia Maxpreps player of the week for the week of March 28th thru April 1st.  The Trojans played Ridgeview High School on March 29th and Aspen scored 4 goals and contributed 1 assist.