News Article Index

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ARMY Band Rocks John S. Battle High School 01-12-2015

The Volunteers performed for John S. Battle students and teachers. On November 13, 2014, John S. Battle High School students were treated to a rock concert. The Volunteers, a rock band composed of ARMY soldiers, rocked the John S. Battle Auditorium with top hits, old favorites, and a message of patriotism.

VIES 3rd Graders Have A Reading Fair 01-12-2015

Three students holding up tri-fold boards to show off their novel studyThird grade students from Valley Institute Elementary recently completed a reading fair project to learn the different components of a story. The students read a fiction novel and included elements such as the title, author, mood/tone, authors purpose, setting, characters, plot, and other parts of their story.

Patrick Henry High School Selects 2014 Teacher of the Year 01-09-2015

Woman sits at a desk.Patrick Henry High School would like to congratulate Miss Jillian Alder who has been selected as the 2014 PHHS Teacher of the Year. Miss Alder attended James Madison University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Master of Arts Degree in Teaching.

Wallace Middle School Students Map the Ocean 01-09-2015

A male student is sitting at a desk working with coordinates.Students at Wallace Middle School are learning about positive and negative integers and how they apply to real life. By doing an exercise involving deep sea diving, students in Mrs. Carrigan’s sixth grade math class had to create a picture of the ocean using directions based on measurements above or below sea level.

Two Meadowview Elementary Teachers win Math Grant 01-08-2015

Ms. Stiltner and Ms. Bradley stand together in a classroom.Congratulations to Mrs. Stiltner, 4th grade math teacher, and Ms.Bradley, 1st grade math teacher, for winning the Reflex Educator’s Grant! The teachers were awarded a year’s subscription to the Reflex math program for their students. Reflex Math is a division of ExploreLearning based out of Charlottesville, VA.

Damascus Middle School Students Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 01-08-2015

A group of students stand in front of a wall. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital impacts the lives of thousands of families annually and has made a profound impact on the Damascus Middle School community through the treatment the hospital staff provided for one of our own students.  Diagnosed with cancer four years ago, this student is a living example of the miracle St. Jude’s works to bring about in every child who goes there for treatment, free of charge.

Holston Teacher Wins Major Professional Award 01-07-2015

A female teacher stands in front of a club banner for the Future Farmers of America.Holston High School Agriculture Teacher Sarah Scyphers recently won a major competition, proving that she is at the top of her profession. On December 3rd, Scyphers competed in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet. The competition was held in Hot Springs, Virginia at the organization’s annual convention.

High Point Kindergarten Students Investigate Pumpkins 01-07-2015

A child dressed as Batman crouched in front of a clear container filled with water with a pumpkin floating in it. Kindergarten students at High Point Elementary School celebrated the week of Halloween investigating pumpkins. Students enjoyed reading stories about pumpkins, measuring pumpkins, comparing pumpkins, determining and testing whether a pumpkin will sink or float, and carving their class pumpkin.

Career Fair at Greendale Elementary 2014 01-06-2015

An adult male is doing a presentation about cranes near the front of a classroom full of young children sitting in chairs. Students at Greendale Elementary School participated in a Career Fair on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Students at each grade level listened to three different career speakers talk about their jobs. Speakers spoke for twenty minutes and then rotated to a different class.

Rotary Youth Leadership Provides Great Opportunity for AHS Student 01-06-2015

Young lady sits in chair in a conference room with another young lady sitting behind her.Abingdon High School student, Donna C., recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar (RYLA) held at Virginia Tech. RYLA is an intensive training program that brings youth together to further develop character and leadership skills, to gain exposure to a variety of issues and people, to meet community leaders and to learn valuable information and career skills.