State police officer Rex Carter answers questions from John S. Battle seniors. State police officer Rex Carter answers questions from John S. Battle seniors.

On Thursday, March 29, 48 local businesses, colleges and military officials were on hand at John Battle High School for the 2nd annual career fair. The career fair was sponsored by Virginia Highlands Career Coach Barbara Lucy. John S. Battle seniors, juniors and sophomores were given the opportunity to ask questions to the presenters about their specific area of expertise. Special thanks to the presenters, the John S. Battle FBLA officers and the John S. Battle cafeteria for making this endeavor successful.

Elementary Schools

  • Kindergarten Intervention (Abingdon)
  • Art (High Point)
  • 2nd Grade (High Point)
  • 3rd Grade (High Point, Meadowview)
  • Reading Coach (Meadowview)
  • Reading Recovery (Meadowview)
  • Media Specialist (Watauga)

Middle School

  • 7th Grade English (Wallace)
  • Health/Physical Education (Wallace/John Battle High School)*
  • Special Education (50%) (Glade Spring)

High School

  • English (John Battle)
  • Chemistry (Abingdon)
  • Health/Physical Education (John Battle/Wallace Middle School)*
  • Mathematics (Abingdon/John Battle, Technical School)

Central Office

  • School Psychologist

Other positions may become available by the end of the current school year. Check this site for updated information.

Robin Small, school nurse, is pictured with school winners. Robin Small, school nurse, is pictured with school winners.

Abingdon Elementary School recently participated in the Ronald McDonald Hearts for the House project. The school raised $1,775.00. Mrs. Vanover's 4th grade homeroom raised the most money with $258.00. The school's top three fundraisers were also the top three for the Washington County Virginia District. In first place was Truman H., second place winner was Clayton S. and third place went to Rachel S.

Tamara C. and Chelsea M.& Tamara C. and Chelsea M.&

Congratulations to Tamara C. and Chelsea M. for being selected through auditions to attend Virginia All State Chorus. This event will be held the end of April and is one of the highest honors a high school chorus member can achieve. These girls are students of Pam Myhill—John Battle Chorus instructor. Great job Tamara and Chelsea!

A second grade student shows off the coloring book given to her by Gabe. A second grade student shows off the coloring book given to her by Gabe.

Abingdon Elementary second grade students collected donations for the Animal Defense League of Washington County. This is a non-profit organization that cares for abandoned and unwanted animals. The 2nd graders contributed items such as: dry and wet dog food and cat food, toys, towels, etc. They were visited by Deb Sutherland and Kim Campbell from the ADL along with Kim's dog, Gabe. Gabe is a 13-year old dog that Kim adopted from the Washington County Animal Shelter. Gabe was very happy to visit with us and remind us of the importance of caring for our pets. Gabe was so pleased that he gave everyone a coloring book to say thanks!

Recent Updates

The 2013-2014 Salary Scales (PDF 133.73 KB) are now available.

The 2013-2014 Calendar (PDF 352.23 KB) is available.

Parents

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.

2013 Virginia Special Education Parent Involvement Survey / 2013 Virginia Special Educacion - Encuesta para padres de niños con discapacidades

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