Eighth grader Katie T. gave a big "froggy" smile for the camera. Eighth grader Katie T. gave a big "froggy" smile for the camera.

Just what do pink flamingos, green frogs, and blue & white Falcons have in common? They provided a fun way for E.B. Stanley Middle School students to celebrate Abingdon High School's Homecoming Week and show their Falcon pride. Pink Flamingo Day started the week as students painted their faces in pink and wore pink clothing. On Tuesday students and teachers partnered up with a friend and came to school as twins. Wednesday was Hat Day and Thursday was dress “Froggy/Green Day”. Blue and white day ended the week with a special Sports Recognition “Pep Rally” event. The E.B. Stanley Middle School pep band kept the crowd going as all the team members from various sports were recognized. The SCA and cheerleaders sold Hawaiian Leis and spirit beads in addition to hiding spirit sticks throughout the school building for students to find and gain points for their grade. Who had the most spirit at E.B. Stanley Middle School? The eighth grade ended up with the most points followed by sixth grade. Go Falcons!

Cooper and Megan are pictured with their classroom globes. Cooper and Megan are pictured with their classroom globes.

Third graders at Abingdon Elementary School are learning geography and art at the same time. After completing a study of world maps, students painted pumpkins to resemble globes. Ms. Kari Crane, art teacher, worked with students as they painted pumpkins and colored each continent.

Emily and Kate pose for a picture after their big wins at theVirginia State Fair. Emily and Kate pose for a picture after their big wins at the Virginia State Fair.

Two E.B. Stanley Middle School students placed with honors at the Virginia State Fair. In the Stockmen's Animal Science Contest, seventh grader Kate B. placed first overall individual and received a $300 college scholarship. Seventh grader Emily T. placed thirteenth overall individual. This Washington County 4-H team was second overall in the state out of 58 teams/271 individuals. Mr. Phil Blevins, Agriculture Extension Agent, coached the team. Additionally, Kate placed second out of 65 juniors in showmanship and first place in the Sheep Lead Line competition.

Players and coaches of the Rams football team. Players and coaches of the Rams football team.

Congratulations to our Washington County RAM's! The Ram's are made up from a group of children from various schools in our county. They went undefeated in the regular season and were awarded a trophy for their accomplishment and advanced to the City/County Bowl. For the first time in 14 years, a Washington County team brought the victory in a 6-0 win over the Lions. GO RAMS!!

The team was coached by Jerry Davis, Chris Long, David Gorley, John Denton, Will Slate, and Chad Lingerfelt.

The team consisted of students from three of our county elementary schools:

  • High Point Elementary - Patrick L., Jeremy G., Duane H., Chandler G., Dalton M., Will P., Ethan E., Austin L., Kyle D., and Owen S.
  • Valley Institute Elementary - Thomas D., Joe L., Justin H., Corey H., Dalton P., and Seth P.
  • Abingdon Elementary - Aaron B.

High school students (10th, 11th) interested in information regarding 2008 Summer Residential Governor's Schools, please contact your high school guidance counselor or the school gifted coordinator.

This site will link students to the applications, guides and other important information associated with the 2008 Summer Residential Governor's Schools.

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Foreign Language Academies Programs include: Immersion programs in French, Spanish, and German; Partial-immersion in Japanese and Russian; The Latin Academy

Students interested should visit the Governor's Foreign Language Academies.

For additional information or questions please contact:

Carol Sutton
Facilitator of Gifted Education
Washington County Schools

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