Boy and Girl doing a right arm swing while other children stand to the side and clap. Mrs. Redman's class practicing the Virginia Reel.
"There are five regions of Virginia. We will name them east to west..." are the words all fourth grade teachers at High Point know well. In music class, their students have been learning songs about Virginia's history. These songs include, but are not limited to, the “Five Regions Rap,” “Jamestown,” and “Cumberland Gap.” They have also learned dances that would have been popular during different stages of Virginia's development as a state. The most popular among the kids, has been the Virginia Reel. They will be performing all they have learned on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 PM for parents and community members.
Four students from Meadowview Elementary work in pairs at a table, while Washington County School Board members work at the board room table in pairs to build a tower using paper, tape, and scissors. Meadowview Elementary students and school board members work to complete a cooperative STEM activity.
Meadowview second graders, Grant B., Colton T., Markie P., and Dylan B., presented a stem activity to the Washington County School Board on September 2, 2014. The challenge was to build the tallest free-standing paper tower using one sheet of paper and 12 inches of tape. Scissors were the only tool allowed. The children and the members of the school board worked in pairs to complete the project. Thank you to the School Board for allowing the students to share this activity, and for participating with the students.
A male teenage student, dressed in an army uniform, stands beside a school sign. Chase T. is ready to serve his nation.
Most high school juniors enjoy their time off in the Summer with friends. Holston’s Chase T. spent his Summer learning soldiering skills and preparing to defend the nation. Chase joined the Virginia National Guard last school year and reported to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for basic training on May 28th. Chase returned to Washington County on August 7th, just in time for the final weekend before school started. Chase is a member of the Future Farmers of America and plays varsity football as well. He is an accomplished linebacker and a running back. Chase is always happy to volunteer to help with school projects and has an excellent work ethic. On July 2, 2015, Chase will report to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for his Advance Individual Training (AIT) as a military truck driver. Holston High School salutes Chase for his patriotism and dedication.
High Point Kindergarten students eat with bears. High Point Elementary Kindergarten students enjoy a picnic with their bear!
Did you see that bear? You know the one, with big green eyes and a fuzzy little tail. High Point kindergarteners enjoyed a week of bear hunting along with some other favorite bear tales such as Corduroy, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, various versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and of course, We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. What better way for the class of 2027 to begin their educational journey, than by enjoying many new learning experiences with some favorite and well-loved bear stories. A new school with new and unfamiliar faces can be quite overwhelming for the kindergarteners. With the help from some beloved story book character, the students were able to familiarize themselves with all of the new places and faces at High Point Elementary School. A variety of engaging activities were planned by the kindergarten teachers that included retelling the stories with puppets, props, and songs. Students sorted bears, created bears, and told the class about their favorite teddy bear friends. The kindergarteners completed their first week of school by bringing in their favorite bears from home, and enjoying a tea party with their well-worn teddy bear friends and their new kindergarten friends.
A student eats breakfast with his grandfather. Damascus Middle School eighth-grader Ethan P. enjoys breakfast with his Papaw T!
In honor of National Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 7, the Damascus Middle School Cafeteria gave students the opportunity to treat their grandparents to breakfast at “Grits ‘n Gravy with Gramps ‘n Gran” on Friday, September 5! Breakfast included grits and gravy, of course, as well as biscuits, chicken, sausage, French toast sticks, fruit, yogurt, and cereal. Thirty-five grandparents joined their grandchildren for good food and a special time of celebrating the important role many grandparents play in the development of their grandchildren! This event was made possible by our wonderful cafeteria staff, consisting of Cafeteria Manager Darlene French, Daisy Hawthorne, Joyce Tester, Roberta Walls, and Eula Widener. Breakfast with “Gramps ‘n Gran” was certainly a grand way for students to begin their day!

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