Girl reads to students sitting in the floor. Michaela L. reads to Watauga students.

In celebration of Virginia Agriculture Literacy Week, the Abingdon High School Future Farmers of America read aloud to Watauga students on March 28th, 2014. The book they shared was entitled, What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes. It was a fascinating book filled with vibrant illustrations and rhyming text. Each page contained a hint for students to guess what vegetable would be illustrated on the next page. After the story, FFA members spoke to students about the importance of agriculture. Second grader Joe M. said, "I can't wait to be in the FFA!" The students were surprised to learn that the Washington County Farm Bureau generously donated a copy of the book to each grade level. Thanks to the Abingdon Future Farmers of America and the Washington County Farm Bureau for making Virginia Agriculture Literacy Week a success at Watauga.

Student stands with two adults. High Point Elementary Fifth Grade Student Shines!

Each year, United Way Virginia Highlands works with members of the community to help reach its goals of improving education so that children enter school on track, helping people achieve financial stability and advancement, and promoting healthy lives for adults and youth. Many special community members were honored for their fundraising efforts, volunteer hours, and generous donations at the United Way Awards Banquet on March 4, 2014 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center by Mr. Travis Staton, President and CEO of United Way Virginia Highlands. Mrs. Crystal Peek, Extension Agent for 4-H Washington County Youth Development invited Addyson W., a fifth grader at High Point Elementary School to sing the National Anthem and represent Washington County 4-H at the banquet. Addyson said she was honored to have been asked to represent Washington County 4-H and her school at this important community event and will absolutely never forget her first time singing acapella! It was an unbelievable experience!

Washington County VA Public Schools has prepared a Special Education Annual Plan and Applications for Part B Flow-Through and Part B Early Childhood Special Education Grant funds for the 2014-2015 school year. This plan and applications are available for public review and comment at the School Board Annex at 220 Stanley Street-Upper Level, Abingdon, VA from April 4, 2014 through May 5, 2014 during normal business hours. Please contact the Office of Special Services to view or submit comments. The plan and applications will be presented to the School Board on Monday, May 5, 2014 for consideration of approval.

Students stand in pajamas. Students support Relay for Life by wearing pajamas to school.

On Friday, February 21, 2014, the Watauga Elementary Relay for Life Team held a Pajama day. This event was in support of the American Cancer Society. Students brought in donations to the ACS and wore pajamas, slippers, and robes to school! Students and teachers were all smiles, and enjoyed wearing their comfy clothes. At the end of the day, donations totaled over $1800! The money will benefit the American Cancer Society and cancer research. The WES Relay for Life Team thanks everyone for their participation! It was a fun day for a very good cause, and students can't wait for the next PJ day!

Young man sits at covered table signing paper with female sitting beside him and one female and four males stand behind him in mini auditorium. Hunter N. proudly makes his plans official for continuing his football career at Emory & Henry College.

Abingdon High School Senior Hunter N. recently signed a letter of commitment to the Emory and Henry football program for 2014. Hunter's family, coaches, and fellow teammates were present for the event that marked another milestone in his career. Hunter has been a three-year varsity starter at Abingdon High School which allowed him to break "Most Tackles in a Season" school record during his junior year. He was awarded All-Conference 32 Linebacker for the 2013 season as well as having the privilege of playing in the FCA Senior All-Star Game. We offer congratulations and wish Hunter much success in his career as a Wasp!

Recent Updates

The 2013-2014 Salary Scales (PDF 133.73 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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