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John S. Battle High School Receives Runner-Up in District Competition 12-01-2014

Three kids and a teacher pose with a trophy. On Tuesday, October 28, John S. Battle High School hosted the Conference 40 One Act Play Festival. JSB chose to do a dramatic play that was different than anything previously done at the school. Take A Chance by Chris Richman is an “existential quest for self-meaning”.

Kindergarten Alphabet Exchange at Greendale Elementary 12-01-2014

Six kindergarten children stand in front of written letters hanging from an A, B, C and D on the wall in the hallway.Kindergarteners from Greendale Elementary School have spent the first 9 weeks exchanging letters from the alphabet with students all across the United States and Canada. Each teacher is assigned a letter from the alphabet and their classroom students are given the assignment to decorate them.

Out of This World Musical Experience! 11-25-2014

Four children standing in front of a brick wall displaying canned foods. Second grade students at Watauga Elementary School experienced an out of this world musical experience when they traveled to Freedom Hall in Johnson City to hear the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra perform. The concert was titled “Journey to Space” and featured songs Venus, Mars and Jupiter  from Gustav’s Holst’s  Planets Suite, Attack of the Clones from Star Wars, and even a medley of songs from the hit movie Frozen.

Holston Students Fare Well in Senior District Competition 11-25-2014

A female teacher stands with three students in front of a picture of Holston High School.On Saturday November 8.2014, three of Holston High School's best singers qualified for Senior All-District Chorus. Over one hundred students from across Southwest Virginia gathered at Fort Chiswell High School for the competition.

Month of October Book Talk 11-25-2014

A female student in a Batman shirt holds a book.On October 31st, Wallace Middle School sixth grade students in Mrs. Copeland’s language arts class shared their novels in a book talk. The novels were carefully chosen and read during the month of October.

AES Fourth and Fifth Graders Score Touchdowns Over Multiplication 11-24-2014

Students seated on the ground eating snacks and playing games.Fourth and fifth graders at AES were challenged by their teachers (coaches) to master all multiplication facts from 0-12 along with passing a mixed review within the first nine weeks of school. Students that met the challenge earned a ticket to attend an all-day tailgate party.

Damascus Middle School Students “Read for the Record!” 11-24-2014

Students look at a book projected on to a screen.On Tuesday, October 21, Damascus Middle School students joined millions of other students across the nation as they “read for the record!”. Each year, Jumpstart sponsors this event to bring attention to literacy, through encouraging adults and children nation-wide to share in a reading experience.

Magnets are Everywhere! 11-24-2014

Two Children trying to pull two magnets apart with 4 children sitting around them.D​id you know that our planet Earth is one gigantic magnet? Second graders at High Point Elementary are learning just that! Our science focus right now is on "magnets" and we are all very excited to be experimenting with different kinds.

First Graders At Watauga Are Passionate About Pumpkins! 11-21-2014

Student poses with pumpkin and book.First grade students at Watauga Elementary are really passionate about pumpkins. Each class had a special pumpkin, which was used to the max. One of our pumpkins was grown by a Watauga first grader! We began our pumpkin experiments with predictions.

High Point Students Explore the Streets of Historic Abingdon 11-21-2014

Children looking at a lady as she tells a story.Underground Railroad simulations, Civil War re-enactments, ghost stories, and historic houses! All of these were part of the High Point Elementary fourth grade field trip to Abingdon, Virginia. The day started off wet and dreary, but slowly the sun began to slip from behind the clouds allowing the students to have an action-packed day of historic proportions.

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