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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Glade Spring Middle School Remembers Our Veterans 11-21-2014

A man in military uniform poses with a woman on each side of him.

Glade Spring Middle School held its annual Veterans Day Program on November 10.  The Student Council Association led by sponsors, Mrs. Sherry Cannon and Mrs. Colleen Buchanan, arranged a program of music, guest speakers, and honors for local Veterans.

Holston Carolers Celebrate Christmas 11-20-2014

Five students and an adult male teacher stand at the front of a grocery store. There are Christmas decorations behind them.
On Saturday, November 8,2014, five of Holston High School's best singers volunteered to showcase their talent for the community as they sang Christmas Carols at the Damascus Food City.  The shoppers stopped to listen and some even joined in as the HHS students treated the crowd to time-tested favorites such as "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".