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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.

HPES 2nd Graders Enjoy STEM Day 03-25-2015

Two students working to build a tower.Recently,  the Second Grade students at High Point Elementary enjoyed a day of various STEM activities. Each classroom teacher chose a different activity for students to complete. A total of five STEM projects were done throughout the day.

WES Students Learn Geometric Shapes Through STEM 03-25-2015

3 children posing with their project.Although spring is still just around the corner on the calendar, geodesic domes have sprung up all over third grade classrooms at Watauga Elementary Schools! WES third graders are continuing to explore and learn through STEM activities. Most recently, students were challenged to use toothpicks and gumdrops to erect geometric domes.

Damascus Middle School Celebrates November Students of Character 03-24-2015

A group of students stand in front of a quilt.The character trait recognized for the month of November at Damascus Middle School is assertiveness. Assertiveness is the ability to communicate with others in a way that is direct and honest, without being rude.

HHS Forensics Team Fares Well in Conference Tournament 03-24-2015

Five teenagers, a girl and 4 boys, stand together in a classroom after a forensics competition.Coach Pam Atwell led her HHS Forensics Team to a solid finish at the Crooked Road Conference Tournament on February 11, 2015 at Twin Valley High School.

AHS Personal Finance Classes Recognized in W!se Financial Competition 03-23-2015

Four ladies stand in school hallway in front of student lockers holding a banner proclaiming W!se Financial award for Personal Finance.Abingdon High School has once again been recognized for its success in teaching personal finance. On March 19, Sally Stringer of Highlands Union Bank presented Abingdon High School business teachers a banner recognizing the school’s ranking of 27th  in the W!SE Top 100 Best High Schools in America for Teaching Personal Finance.

Rhea Valley Elementary Builds a Reading Snowman 03-23-2015

Two third grade students stand beside the Reading Snowman.Do you want to build a snowman?  A reading snowman, that is?  The students of Rhea Valley Elementary have done just that over the course of the past several weeks.

Valley Institute Raises Money for Queen Of Hearts 03-20-2015

Two rows of students standing in front of rows of heartsValley Institute students shared in a fundraising opportunity for John S. Battle Queen of Hearts contestant, Elissa Tester.  Students purchased "hearts" daily to show their support for the American Heart Association.

Meadowview Elementary Students are Using Legos for S.T.E.M. 03-20-2015

Two second grade boys sit in the floor working with a set of Legos.In January, Meadowview Elementary School received some special packages in the mail.  Legos!  Actually, 12 kits of Legos were received to be used in Mrs. Mink's 2nd grade class and Mrs. Cury's 1st grade class. Mrs. Mink and Mrs. Cury agreed to pilot the Lego Education program after attending the NCTM conference in Richmond this past fall.

Last Day of School and Graduation Dates 03-19-2015

The Washington County School Board voted at its March 16, 2015, School Board 

Meeting to set the last day of school as Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Graduation:

The Washington County School Board voted at its March 16, 2015, School Board Meeting for the 2015 graduation dates to be set as follows:

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