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SPECIAL EDUCATION ANNUAL PLAN 03-31-2015

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 2015-2016 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 April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015 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, May 11, 2015 for c

Greendale Elementary Students Awarded in 4-H “Share the Fun” Program 03-31-2015

A young boy wearing a dark blue and gray shirt  holding white cards  and a young girl with a pink shirt on stand in front of a microphone on stage.Greendale Elementary 4-H members held their annual “Share the Fun” talent program. 11 members from the fourth and fifth grades performed.

High Point Elementary Preschoolers Are Dino-rific! 03-31-2015

Children sitting on a rug reading books.This week, preschoolers at High Point Elementary have been studying dinosaurs. As part of our study on dinosaurs, students have been working very hard to learn valuable kindergarten skills. During small group instruction, the children used rhyming with dinosaur puppets as a way to learn ordinal numbers.

WES New Student Teacher 03-30-2015

A man posing with children.For the past six weeks a student teacher, Mr. Andrew Griffith, has been part of Mr. Marcum’s fifth grade classroom. Mr. Griffith will soon be a graduate of Emory and Henry College. He is originally from Bristol, Tennessee. Mr. Griffith played outside linebacker for Emory and Henry’s football team.

Meadowview Elementary Fifth Grade Students Become New Teachers 03-30-2015

Children working in a computer lab.Mrs. Atwell’s fifth grade class has been working with the third grade classes to help students develop testing strategies for the SOL test. Each fifth grade student was assigned to a “buddy” where they worked together once a week to discuss a reading passage and then look at the questions that go with the story.

Meadowview Elementary Pre-K Surprised with Generous Donation 03-27-2015

Five Meadowview Elementary preschool children stand around a table with plants.On Wednesday March 4th Bonnie Plant Company surprised Meadowview Elementary Pre-K students with over 300 plants to plant in their school garden. The plant company donated a wide variety of plants including cabbage, spinach, brussel sprouts, lettuce, kale and strawberries.

GSMS Students Show that the Earth without Art is Just “eh” 03-27-2015

A woman in a shawl stands with a male student.March is Youth Art Month and Glade Spring Middle School Art teacher, Mrs. Tara Williams has planned a month full of activities to celebrate art. Each day during the morning news broadcast, students are treated to an art quote and a featured artwork with a trivia question.

The Princess and the Pea Comes to Holston High School 03-27-2015

A group of teenage students are on a stage singing and dancing in a musical.The Holston High School Chorus and Student Body are very pleased to present “Once Upon a Mattress”. This delightful musical is a spoof on the old fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea.  It will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 17th and 18th, at 7:00 PM both nights in the HHS Auditorium.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and senior citizens.  Preschoolers are free.

Valley Students Honored at Luncheon 03-26-2015

Back row three adults front row three students standing .On Monday March 9, three students from Valley Institute were honored for their exemplary writing. Fourth grade students were required to write an essay about George Washington. Only the top three papers were recognized at a special luncheon at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon.

Fourth Graders at GES Practice Some Sticky Math! 03-26-2015

Three fourth grade girls, two sitting and one standing near a round blue table, are working on a project with toothpicks, marshmallows and a project sheet. They are constructing shapes to match the instructions.Students in Mrs. Belcher's fourth grade math class are reviewing straight figures, polygons, and 3-D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks! Each marshmallow represents a vertex point and each toothpick represents an edge.

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