News Article Index

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DMS Awarded in 4-H “Share the Fun” Talent Program! 05-05-2015

Students stand in front of a quilt holding blue ribbons.Damascus Middle School 4-H members held the annual “Share the Fun” talent program during their regular December club meeting.  42 members from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades performed, and talent acts included dance, drama, instrumental, variety, and vocal.

Damascus Middle School Redesignated as a School to Watch! 05-04-2015

Damascus Middle SchoolMrs. Dixie Hunter, principal of Damascus Middle School, recently received notice that DMS has been redesignated as a School to Watch!  Originally recognized for this honor three years ago by the National Forum for Middle-Grades Reform, the school continues to demonstrate high performance in the areas of academic excellence, awareness of and responsiveness to the needs of adolescents, equality of education for every student, and organizational structure.

High Point Elementary Third Grade STEM Time 05-04-2015

A boy and a girl working.High Point third grade took a ride on the STEM Train learning how we use signs to communicate.  Signs are forms of visual communication. They are used to give product information as well as safety information.

Glade Spring Middle School is Re-designated as a School to Watch! 05-04-2015

newsarticle_20150504_03.JPGGreat things are happening at Glade Spring Middle School!  Mr. Kelly Holmes, Principal of Glade Spring Middle School, received word in December that GSMS has been re-designated as a School to Watch.

WMS GATE Students Create Animal Tracks 05-01-2015

a boy holding a mold of a animal foot print.Gate students at Wallace Middle School are on a year-long ecological quest to find out everything they can about the local creatures and environments in which they live.  Wallace Middle School has partnered with Mandy Fletcher, Educational Specialist, who works for the Holston River Soil and Water Conservation District in this endeavor.

John S. Battle Students Attend All State Band Event 05-01-2015

A young man and young woman stand holding musical instruments.During the weekend of April 10, Jesse H. & Brooke M. participated in the 2015 Virginia All State Band event held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.  They earned placement in the coveted ensemble through qualification auditions at the district level and then rigorous auditions state-wide held at James Madison University.

High Point Elementary First Graders Know Place Value 05-01-2015

A boy and a girl sit at a table working with beans.The first grades students in Mrs. Wiles class have been very busy learning all about place value.  As part of their daily math instruction, students have utilized various methods to show parts of a number.


The WASHINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM solicits bids from all responsible vendors of Physical and Occupational Therapy Services.  Sealed bids for this project shall be received until May 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and opened at that time in the conference room at the Washington County School Board Office, Annex building, 220 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA.  The Washington County School System reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Specifications and documents pertaining to this solicitation can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Greendale Elementary Third Graders Work on Biography Posters 04-30-2015

Three Greendale third graders, two boys and a girl, work on a biography poster project on a table with other paper resources in front of them.Third graders in Mrs. Lutzo’s class at Greendale Elementary are working together in small groups to research an important person in history. After choosing their historical figure, the groups researched facts that highlighted important biographical information.

Abingdon High School Wrestler, Blake R., Heading to Ferrum College 04-30-2015

A young man sits at a covered table between two ladies with three gentlemen standing behind them in a small auditorium in front of a write-on board.Blake R., an Abingdon High School Falcon senior wrestler, signed on Monday, April 20, to continue his collegiate wrestling career with Ferrum College.  As a senior, competing in the 160-lb. weight class, Blake finished with an overall record of 45-7, was Conference 32 Champion, Region 3A West Champion, and finished 3rd in the VHSL 3A state meet.