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S.T.E.M. Train at Watauga Elementary School 11-10-2014

Four students display their pachyderm platform.The S.T.E.M. train is rolling in fifth grade at Watauga Elementary School.  S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  The program was designed to develop creative and critical problem-solvers.  

Meadowview Elementary Celebrates “Read for the Record”! 11-10-2014

Two Meadowview Elementary fifth grade students read aloud to two younger students seated around a small group table.On October 21, 2014, MES celebrated “Read for the Record” by reading Bunny Cakesby Rosemary Wells throughout the building.  The goal for “Read for the Record” is to set a nationwide record for reading the same book on the same day all across the United States. 

Damascus Middle School Students Research Local Folklore 11-10-2014

A group of students sits at a table as an adult tells stories.Author Joe Tennis thrilled students in Ms. Katherine Wright’s eighth-grade English class this past week as he paid a visit to their class to share his research of haunted tales with them! 

Greendale Elementary Fifth Grade Students Kick Start Reading 11-07-2014

Ten fifth grade students are happily holding up their poster-sized projects while standing in the corner of their classroom. To kick start the Accelerated Reader program, fifth grade students read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. The Westing Game is a murder mystery like no other, with an unusual plot, a fantastically quirky cast of characters, and more unexpected twists than you can count. There are few mysteries written that are as engaging, and with $200 million at stake in the game, figuring out the clues was hardly child's play.  The student’s also showcased their creative talents by creating advertisements, book summaries, movie scripts and board games in order to market the book, while simultaneously sharpening their spy skills. To kick start the Accelerated Reader program, fifth grade students read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. The Westing Game is a murder mystery like no other, with an unusual plot, a fantastically quirky cast of characters, and more unexpected twists than you can count.

High Point Elementary Fifth Graders Plant First Edible Park at Sugar Hollow 11-07-2014

High Point Fifth Grade Students  Plant an Edible Park at Sugar HollowFifth grade teachers at HPES are very proud of their students.  Read the message below from Denise Peterson who is the Learning Landscapes Manager for Appalachian Sustainable Development. 

Reading is Everywhere at Greendale Elementary 11-07-2014

Sheriff Newman sits in a chair with a book, in front of the classroom with small children sitting on the floor facing him.“Read Aloud to a Child Week” was a huge success at GES! We had guest readers from all over our local area. Sheriff Newman, Dr. Wallace and Dr. Ratliff from the school board office started the week off with fun books for each grade level.  

WES First Grade KidBloggers! 11-06-2014

Student working on computer.First graders at Watauga Elementary have embarked into the world of digital writing.  Each first grade classroom has a blog on the educational site, Kidblog.   Students can log in and respond to writing prompts from their teacher.  

Meadowview Elementary Fifth Graders Travel the World! 11-06-2014

Two Meadowview Elementary fifth grade students work at a table with an iPad and an atlas.Meadowview Elementary fifth graders are taking imaginary trips around the world!  They are doing this to learn about atlases.  The students started by picking a location and doing research on their choice destination.  They were able to use iPads, atlases and encyclopedias.  

Damascus Middle School Spanish Students Explore Picasso’s Art! 11-06-2014

Students pose in front of a mural.Students in Ms. Dalia Obregon’s seventh-grade Spanish Exploratory class recently colored a beautiful mural based on a compilation of some of the best artwork done by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.  

Fourth Grade Greendale Elementary Students Mine for “Coal” 11-05-2014

Two students, one boy and one girl, are sitting at their desks working on mining for chocolate chips in two cookies on paper towels on the desks.To wrap the unit in Natural Resources, Mrs. Kiser’s classes at Greendale Elementary were given the opportunity to mine for coal.  Using two types of chocolate chip cookies and toothpicks, the students were able to mine for coal and see how easy or difficult the mining industry can be.