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High Point honored by State Board of Education as a High-Achieving Title I School 12-22-2014

Teachers standing and sitting in a circle. High Point Elementary was among 40 Title I schools in the state of Virginia that were honored by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of students. The award is based on student performance on Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.

Wallace Middle School Students Discover Fossils Close to Home 12-19-2014

Many boys are pictured in front of a dinosaur skeleton.The sixth grade boys from Wallace Middle School enjoyed a field trip to The Gray Fossil Museum in November. The museum offered the boys a great opportunity to learn about the Gray Fossil Site and the many discoveries that have been made there.

Glade Spring Middle School Student Pens a Winning Essay 12-19-2014

A girl holds a plaque in front of her.Congratulations to Hannah G., an eighth grade student in Mrs. Tami Counts’ English class at Glade Spring Middle School. Hannah’s essay entitled, “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans” was selected as the Patriot’s Pen Essay winner for the local Washington County VFW Post.

Patrick Henry High School Natural Resource Class Learns About Alternative Energy 12-18-2014

Several students stand around another student who is kneeling while holding a small solar panel. On December 11, 2014, Dan Swafford, Virginia Tech Extension Project Associate and retired agriculture teacher, visited Mr. Thayer’s Natural Resources I class and explained the importance of alternative energy sources. Students were able to demonstrate the proper angles for photovoltaic panels to obtain the most energy.

Meadowview Receives Food City School Bucks Donation 12-18-2014

Meadowview Elementary Assistant Principal, Mrs. Jackson, stands with Food City Representative holding a check for the School Bucks donation.We want to thank all those who helped support Meadowview Elementary at Food City with the Food City School Bucks program. The program begins in August of each school year. This year’s program began on August 24, 2014.

Valley Pre-K Receive Cozy Blankets 12-17-2014

Two rows of students holding their blankets.Recently Valley Institute Pre-K teacher Natasha Justus was contacted by Mrs. Maureen McClanahan from Project Linus through the Southwest VA/ Lebanon Chapter. They make quilts for child with special needs. Each student in Mrs. Justus's classroom was provided with a one of a kind quilt that they can keep forever!

Washington County 4-H Dramatic Reading Competition at Greendale Elementary 12-17-2014

A young girl in a pink shirt stands in front of a classroom and delivers a reading to students sitting at desks.Fourth and fifth grade students competed in the Washington County 4-H Dramatic Reading Competition this week. A month ago, these students were given an opportunity to choose a short reading, not exceeding three minutes, from one of their favorite books, stories or poems. They were given directions on dramatic reading and information about paralanguage from Mrs. Crystal Peak, 4-H extension agent on youth development.

Damascus Middle School Chorus Exploratory Class Brightens the Day! 12-16-2014

A group of students singing on a stage. On Monday, November 3, the second group of sixth-graders to take Chorus Exploratory concluded their class with a performance. Chorus teacher Ms. Sue Spirup and her student teacher Mr. Dennis continued the musical trip through time with selections that followed the scope and sequence of the sixth-grade social studies curriculum.

High Point Elementary School Celebrates Family! 12-16-2014

High Point Fifth Grade Teacher Talks to Students.Rhythm, rhyme and tons of fun!  High Point Elementary "Family Night" was held the night before Halloween on Thursday, October 30. Lisa Baldwin, a High Point teacher, is also a professional musician and song writer. With great enthusiasm, she encouraged kids to dance, sing, fly, and to get their “groove on”.

Holston Teacher Makes Professional Development a Priority 12-15-2014

A female teacher is pictured standing in the hallway outside her classroom.Holston High School Business Teacher Joy Munsey believes that she can serve the needs of students more effectively by continuing her professional development and learning all she can about the world of business and finance. This summer Mrs. Munsey attended the Graduate Teachers' Workshop at the New York Stock Exchange. She spent four days at the New York Stock Exchange and heard from experts in the field. Those present also made three trips to the Exchange Floor and were treated to lunch each day at the NYSE with brokers. They were also invited to visit the investment floor at Chase Bank.