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Patrick Henry High School Student Wins 1st Place in VSBA Art Contest 04-15-2015

Shannon L., 11th grade student at Patrick Henry High School, was the 1st Place High School winner in the Virginia School Boards Association Southwest Regional Art Contest held at Carroll County High School on Monday, April 13, 2015. Student art from the elementary, middle and high school levels represented each school division in the competition, which was judged at the regional forum for area school board members.

Watauga Elementary Annual Spring Art Show 04-15-2015

Children grouped together holding up their awards.On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Watauga Elementary held its Annual Spring Art Show, showcasing Pre-k through fifth grade students. Each student at Watauga Elementary chose one piece of art, including ceramics, paintings, prints, and mixed media.

Wallace Middle School Announces Teacher of the Year 04-15-2015

A lady smiling.Congratulations to Mrs. Lori Carrigan for being named Wallace Middle School Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Carrigan is a very hard-working and dedicated sixth grade math and science teacher.

PHHS AP English 11 and 12 Students Attend A Barter Players Presentation 04-15-2015

People standing in front of a fence.On April 1, 2015, students from Ms. Belcher’s AP English 11 and Ms. Duncan’s AP English 12 classes attended the Barter Players presentation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Before the show, students participated in a mini-workshop, which provided a summary of Hamlet as well as introduced and explained Shakespeare’s use of iambic pentameter.

John S. Battle Students Learn about Local History 04-14-2015

Students stand in front of a tree.On March 31, students in Ms. Sarah Sanders’s U.S. history classes traveled to Sugar Hollow Park, to the “Resting Tree,” to learn some local history. The “Resting Tree” was at one time located on the Preston plantation.

King University Signs Superior Holston Athlete 04-14-2015

A high school student is seated at a table signing a contract to play softball for a college.  Several adult family members and coaches are standing behind her.On Thursday, March 19th, Holston Senior Chelsey W. reached the pinnacle for outstanding high school athletes when she signed to play softball for the King University Lady Tornados in the 2015-16 season. Family, friends, and coaches gathered at the signing ceremony as head coach Lisa Blackburn recalled some of the highlights of Chelsey’s career.

Meadowview Elementary Preschoolers are “EGG-cellent” 04-14-2015

Students in a preschool classroom each hold a special egg, while the guest sits in a chair dressed as a chicken.On Friday March 28th, 2015 the pre-k students at MES had some very special visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Dean, grandparents to three students at MES - came to read a special story.

Fractions Are a Sweet Success at GES 04-13-2015

Four third graders sit at desks covered with green paper with a number line drawn on it. They place chocolate on the paper to model fractions.Third Grade students at Greendale Elementary School recently had the opportunity to explore fractions on a number line in a unique way! Students first worked as a class to create a number line using graham crackers.

Damascus Middle School Delivers Holiday Cheer! 04-13-2015

 A student holds a Christmas card in front of a Christmas tree.Each year, Damascus Middle School art teacher Ms. Jennifer Smith challenges students to enter artwork to be considered for the cover of the school’s Christmas card. This year, the winning artist is eighth-grader Marissa S.

“Mr. Electricity” at HPES 04-13-2015

Recently, Mr. Brian Ritz, “Mr. Electricity”- from BVU visited our fourth graders to present a S.T.E.M.  related program about electricity. He gave an “illuminating” demonstration of some key concepts of how electricity works.

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