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Greendale Elementary First Graders Map It Out 04-27-2015

Seven first graders hold up multicolored poster maps their created of their neighborhoods.In recent weeks, Greendale's first graders have been learning about maps and globes. We have also learned our cardinal directions, bordering states of Virginia, and our continents through song.

Abingdon Elementary Student Wins George Washington Essay Contest 04-27-2015

Two AES students at the Martha Washing Inn for DAR essay celebrationOn March 9th, students, parents and educators gathered at the Martha Washington Inn to celebrate the essays of fourth grade students across the county.  Abingdon Elementary was proud to honor Ella Kate B. and Ashby B. at the ceremony.

Damascus Middle School Students Perform in The Nutcracker 04-24-2015

Two students hold a nutcracker in front of a Christmas tree.On Friday, December 12, students in Damascus Middle School’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program traveled to the Paramount Center in Bristol to see The Nutcracker, a Highlands Ballet Original Production.

Abingdon Elementary Holds Annual History Bowl 04-24-2015

Members of AES History Bowl team pose for picture with winning ribbons.Right before heading off for spring break, Abingdon Elementary held its annual History Bowl on Wednesday, April 1.  No fooling here, four teams comprised of sixteen expert history buffs came together to compete for the opportunity to move on to the county history bowl at Meadowview later in April.

WES First Graders Perform “A Year of Holiday Fun” 04-24-2015

Children standing on a stage singing.First grade students at Watauga Elementary have been learning about calendars. The students enjoyed singing songs and sharing facts about the twelve months and a holiday from each. The program was enjoyed by faculty, staff, family and friends. Great job first graders!

Egypt comes to HPES 04-23-2015

miniature pyramids.Have you ever wondered what life would be like without clocks, calendars, and paper?  How would we tell time ,know what day of the week or month of the year it was, or even write a letter?  We can thank the ancient Egyptians for these contributions to the world.

Damascus Middle School Collects Pajamas! 04-23-2015

Two students give pajamas to a teacher. Damascus Middle School participated in the sixth annual “Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive,” sponsored by Scholastic, from November 24-December 12.  For each pair of pajamas donated, Scholastic donates a book.

First Graders at Greendale Elementary Learn about Realistic Fiction 04-23-2015

Five children, three girls and two boys, stand behind their projects made out of boxes to highlight a favorite book from The Boxcar Children series.First graders at Greendale Elementary School have been reading The Boxcar Children books and having an exciting time learning new vocabulary, enjoying the genre of realistic fiction, and comprehending a story set around 75 years ago.

John S. Battle Biology Students Have A Hands-On Lesson 04-22-2015

Students sit at a table while a man holds a human heartThis semester Ms. Smithlund’s Biology classes had a guest lecturer, Jeremiah Gaddy, to talk about body systems. Jeremiah is a 4th year medical student about to graduate from the Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU and heading to Wake Forest to begin a three year residency for emergency medicine.

WMS Pizza Box Reports 04-22-2015

Two girls and two boys stand while holding their projects. Students in Michele Sutton’s sixth grade class at Wallace Middle School recently completed a special biography project which they decided to share with their classmates.  The project was devised as a new approach to book reports.