Four young ladies stand on a stage John S. Battle Floriculture Team takes first place at State Competition
The John S. Battle FFA Floriculture Team members were recognized as the State Winning Team at Va. Tech. during the 88th Convention in June 2014. Team members included A. Jones, R. Sharrett, K. Ratcliff, and G. Morrison. A. Jones was 2nd overall. The team will represent Virginia in the National Floriculture contest in Louisville Kentucky the week of Oct.29 –Nov.1 during the National FFA Convention. Congratulations to these four individuals of John S. Battle for their accomplishments.
Family Life Education videos to be used during the 2014-2015 school year will be available for public review on Thursday, September 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Abingdon High School Library.
Two students sit in rocking chairs in the library. Carson B. and Hali R. are excited to win the Sherwood Anderson Writing Contest!
Two seventh-grade students at Damascus Middle School were selected as winners in the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Short Story Contest! Sponsored by the Smyth-Bland Regional Library each year to honor the birth of Sherwood Anderson, a writer who lived near Troutdale, Virginia, the contest encourages short story writing about rural or small-town America. First-place winner Carson B. wrote about a boy from New York who, against his will, visits family in Damascus, Virginia one summer. After watching the Hiker Parade during Trail Days and enjoying other activities in his grandparents’ small town, he decides he wants to visit every summer! Second-place winner Hali R. wrote what she describes as, “a sad story” about the death of the main character’s mother and how the young lady copes during difficult times. Sixth-grade teacher Mrs. Renee Sanders helped her students enter their stories in the Sherwood Anderson Short Story Contest at the end of the school year. Both students were thrilled to learn their stories were winners, and each was excited to receive a monetary prize for his/her work!
Many adults sit at tables in a library. Faculty and staff attend the first faculty meeting of the year.
Wallace Middle School teachers scurry to get everything ready for the beginning of school. After they greet each other and discuss their summer breaks they must get ready to begin a new year. As the faculty meeting begins everyone pays close attention to hear the new goals for the 2014-2015 school year. There were many accomplishments at Wallace Middle School last year, and we will strive to accomplish even more rigorous goals this year. We are planning for a new year, and we are going to work together to improve student performances while allowing students to grow socially. Over the summer break faculty members read the book entitled, “Teach Like a Pirate.” We will be discussing the book throughout the year-the heart of the pirate system and the philosophy.
High Point First Grade Student with Ronald McDonald.​ High Point Elementary First Grade Student Amelia K., poses with Ronald McDonald.
High Point Elementary first-grade students joined the student body at an assembly on Friday, September 5, 2014 where Ronald McDonald stole the show. The assembly, which focused on bullying, integrity, fairness, and responsibility, proved to be just what the first graders needed as they had been learning all about citizenship in social studies. Ronald McDonald provided a great time for the students and staff, and a few teachers even had the opportunity to participate in the program! Mrs. Lisa Walden, Mrs. Dana Mullins, and several HPES students were picked out of the audience to take part in various scenarios that depicted ways students can treat others with kindness and respect. It was for sure a great way to end a great week!

Recent Updates

The 2014-2015 Salary Scales (PDF 204.09 KB) are now available.

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Students are eligible for reduction/waiver of fees based on certain circumstances. If you are in need of financial assistance, you may qualify. Please print, fill out, and sign a a fee reduction/waiver form (PDF 23.51 KB) and return it to the school's office.

Washington County Public Schools is proud to announce the release of the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The Parent Portal will allow you to view your child's grades, attendance, teacher comments, and calendars in real-time on our website. It will also allow you to access SchoolMessenger to update your student's contact information for emergency, weather, and other general notifications. Please see the Parent Portal Instructions in order to get started and check our Parent Portal Frequently Asked Questions.

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