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Damascus Middle School Students Expand Their Science Knowledge 02-09-2015

A group of boys holding fish food stand next to a fenced stream.On Friday, November 21, sixth-grade students from Damascus Middle School left the school, but they did not leave learning behind. The girls spent the day at the Higher Education Center in Abingdon involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Conference, where they learned about robotics, engineering, and DNA extraction, among other topics.

Wallace Middle School GATE Program Hosts Science Fair 02-09-2015

3 Children standing in front of poster boards.The Wallace Middle School GATE program hosted its annual science fair on Monday, January 26. Forty-four participants from sixth, seventh, and eighth grades displayed 38 projects in the school auditorium. The projects were judged by a team of 3 judges.

Abingdon Elementary and The Great Kindness Challenge 02-06-2015

A female teacher and student dressed as superheroes.Abingdon Elementary students proudly participated in The Great Kindness Challenge beginning January 26-30, 2015.  The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive bullying prevention initiative, reaching millions of students during the last full week of January every year.

Greendale Elementary 2014 Spelling Bee 02-05-2015

Two girls stand with a man posing behind a table with a green Greendale Elementary tablecloth.Greendale Elementary held their annual spelling bee competition on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:00. Casey Goetz, weekend sports anchor and reporter for WCYB News 5 crew, was the pronouncer for this year’s competition. Individual classroom winners in grades first through fifth came together on stage to participate in the school-wide bee.

Meadowview Elementary First Grade Students Contribute to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 02-04-2015

This Christmas the First Grade at Meadowview studied and went into action with the term CONTRIBUTIONS. They really learned it was better to give than receive. Students brought in donations for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Watauga Elementary Second Graders Enjoy a Visit from Trooper J. B. Barlow 02-04-2015

An officer standing in front of a group of children sitting a floor.As a culminating activity to the story, “Officer Buckle and Gloria”, second graders at Watauga Elementary recently received a surprise visit from State Trooper J. B. Barlow. Kim Barlow, a long-term substitute in second grade, knew students would enjoy a visit from her husband, a “real” police officer. After reading “Officer Buckle and Gloria” to the students, Trooper Barlow talked to the students about their perceptions of police officers.

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting 02-03-2015

NOTICE: The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.  If there is a delayed schedule due to bad weather, the meeting will be at 11:00 a.m.  If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. or if school is on a delayed schedule, at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the top floor of the Annex Building. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

Congratulations to Brad S. and the John S. Battle Cross-Country Team! 02-03-2015

Boys and Girls are in track uniformsThe John S. Battle Cross-Country team had a great season this past fall!  The Girls’ team finished an outstanding second place in the Conference meet and fourth in the Region meet to advance to the State meet at Great Meadow in Warrenton, Virginia. Elissa T., Emily W., and Maggie M. earned All-Conference honors. 

Ms. Obregon’s Spanish Students Recognize "Dia de los Muertos" 02-03-2015

Students stand behind projects displayed on a library shelf.In honor of "Dia de los Muertos", Ms. Dalia Obregon’s seventh-grade Spanish Exploratory students at Damascus Middle School made altars in memory of special people or pets in their lives. Creating these altars is a tradition in Mexico and is a way of showing care and devotion to those who have passed away.

Holston Band Cinches Major Competition Win 02-02-2015

Members of a high school band, dressed in full uniform, stand on a grassy football field.Fall is the time for major band competitions, and the HHS Band once again made their presence known. On October 4th, the band squared off with other band in the region at the Lonesome Pine Band Festival at the Central High School Field in Wise, Virginia. It was the fourth time in the last six years that HHS had entered this event. A the end of the day, Holston's musicians had taken a majority of the awards.

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