News Article Index

Title Date Story
Damascus Middle School Seeks to Prevent Bullying 05-08-2015

Students sit at a table in the cafeteria.January is Bullying Prevention Month, a period of time set aside for schools to focus on making students aware of the negative impacts of bullying and the ways we as administrators, teachers, and fellow students can prevent bullying in our own schools. Damascus Middle School dedicated the week of January 26-30 to bullying prevention efforts, beginning with class meetings on Monday.

High Point Third Graders Enjoy Gardening! 05-08-2015

A boy and a girl holding up their plants in cups.This spring High Point third graders are learning gardening. Using dirt and seeds donated by Walmart and Burpee the students conducted a seed sowing experiment.

Washington County CTE Students Excel at State Competition 05-07-2015

A group of teenage boys and girls posed together.On April 18th and 19th, twenty students proudly represented the Washington County Career and Technical Center by participating in the Virginia SkillsUSA competition in Roanoke, VA.

Mrs. Donna Musick Virginia AITC Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist 05-07-2015

A teacher talks with four students about the fish in an aquarium. Mrs. Donna Musick, an educator at Damascus Middle School, has been recognized as a 2015 regional finalist in Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year program.  Virginia AITC is part of a nationwide effort to help teachers and students understand and appreciate agriculture, which is Virginia’s and the nation’s largest industry.

High Point Elementary Pre-K Teachers Talk, Sing, and Read! 05-07-2015

A group of women posed together.Talk, talk, talk!   Sing, sing, sing!  Read, read, read!  Language is the foundation of literacy and a natural way to learn.  This was the focus of Dr. Jean Feldman’s workshop, Rock, Rhyme, Write, and Read that High Point Elementary preschool teachers attended during February.

Abingdon Elementary Kindergarten Receives a Special Visitor 05-06-2015

Dave Dierks demonstrates a weather science experiment in front of the AES Kg class. Dave Dierks, from WCYB TV5 recently visited with the kindergarten classes at Abingdon Elementary.  He read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and did several experiments to help us understand our changing weather.

DMS Spanish I Students Learn Vocabulary in a Creative Way! 05-06-2015

Four students stand in front of Spanish vocabulary posters.After learning the Spanish vocabulary for articles of clothing and names of colors, Ms. Dalia Obregon’s Spanish I students went beyond a simple vocabulary test to demonstrate their knowledge!  The students prepared posters showing different articles of clothing in varying colors and labeled these with sentences in Spanish.

High Point Elementary School Teacher of the Year! 05-06-2015

A woman with a cake in front of her.Recently, High Point Elementary School named Mrs. Rebecca Payne as the "Teacher of the Year". Mrs. Payne is one of the 2nd grade teachers at High Point.  In conjunction with the story "An Interview with Beverly Cleary", second graders conducted their own interview with Mrs. Payne.

John S. Battle Students Work Together To Remember Coach P. 05-05-2015

A boys soccer team posed together.The John S. Battle Business Department in conjunction with the Athletic Department worked together to design and make shirts for the boys and girls soccer teams to wear in honor of Coach Perrigan for the annual FOTSS Benefit Game.

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.