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Damascus Middle School GATE Students Travel to Amish Country 06-04-2015

A group of students and one adult sit in front of a fireplace.Recently, Damascus Middle School students in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program traveled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to visit Amish Country.  Throughout this school year, students have prepared for this trip by completing four units about the Amish way of life.

“It’s [Not] All Greek” to Damascus Middle School Seventh-Graders 06-03-2015

Five students hold a variety of items related to Greek Mythology.Students in Mrs. Blackburn’s seventh-grade English classes at Damascus Middle School recently completed research projects about Greek mythology.  After choosing his/her topic and conducting research, each student made a shield, designed a PowerPoint, wrote a paper, or created another form of visual representation to present his/her findings.

Fishy Fun at Glade Spring Middle School 06-02-2015

A large group of students stand in the grass.Glade Spring Middle School seventh graders enjoyed another year of Trout in the Classroom. This year, the trout eggs were delivered to the new Agriscience exploratory classroom.  Under the supervision of Mrs. Mary Rhudy, Agriscience teacher, the students observed the eggs that later became fish.

Damascus Middle School FFA Continues to Succeed! 06-02-2015

Three students hold certificates and plaques.Congratulations to the Damascus Middle School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Small Animal Care Team, composed of the following students: Megan D., Hunter T., Mary-Kate C., and Taylor M.!  On Thursday, March 26, these four competitors had to complete a written test, answer five skill questions, and identify forty different types of small animal breeds and equipment, and they placed first against teams representing E.B. Stanley and Wallace Middle Schools.

Sticks and Stones Field Trip for The Kidz Place 06-01-2015

Children stand behind a miniature brick wall with adults standing behind them.On Thursday, May 21st, the story time class from the Kidz Place (Title 1 Parent Resource Center) learned about the Three Little Pigs and the types of houses they built.  They wanted to discover why the big, bad wolf could not blow down the brick house.

Damascus Middle School Sixth-Grade Students Win National Contest! 06-01-2015

A teacher works with a group of students using computers.Students in Mrs. Renee Sanders’ first core English class at Damascus Middle School recently won Achieve3000’s Read to Succeed Contest for their successful participation in TeenBiz activities during the contest period!  Throughout the year, students use TeenBiz, an online program to help develop reading comprehension, fluency, writing proficiency, and vocabulary development.

Pharmacy Technician Students Achieve 100% Pass Rate on State Boards 05-29-2015

Nine students pose for a picture.The Pharmacy Technician class has had a very successful year. The students successfully passed the Virginia Pharmacy Technician examination with a 100% passing rate.

Damascus Middle School Outdoor Club Visits Bass Pro Shop! 05-29-2015

A group of students stand in front of an aquarium.The following members of the Damascus Middle School Outdoor Club, sponsored by Coach Michael Ratliff and teacher Mr. Shannon Markham, traveled to Bass Pro Shop on Wednesday, April 1: Cole B., Brandy B., Randall B., Greg F., Josh F., Chase J., Chandler L., Kenzie P., Brandon P., Dylan R., Josh R., Joseph S., DJ T., Eric T., Noah T., Rylee T., and Cade W.

RVES First Graders Learn That Reading Makes Cents 05-28-2015

Seven first grade students holding new library books.Rhea Valley Elementary first graders won their school $500 in new library books through their participation in the Reading Makes Cents initiative sponsored by the Virginia Council on Economic Education and the Virginia529 College Savings Plan.

MES Bids Farewell to 4 Teachers 05-28-2015

Four retiring teachers stand side by side.With an almost combined 150 years of teaching, Susan Copenhaver, Susan Crookshank, Kathy Johnson, and Shirley Ruemmler are leaving the classrooms at Meadowview Elementary School.

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