The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. The meeting will be held in the top floor conference room of the Annex Building. The meeting is open to the public.Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

Washington County School Bus at the Washington Co. Fair Washington County School Bus at the Washington Co. Fair

During the week of the Washington County Fair, students from all schools in Washington County were busy collecting food for our 1st Annual Stuff- A-Bus Food Drive in conjunction with School Days at the Fair. Through the efforts of our students and staff, 3,150 pounds of food were placed on a school bus and delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Abingdon. Gary Mitchell, director of Second Harvest, commended our students for participating in such a worthwhile project. Many thanks to all of our students for their generosity and support of this community service project. Also, our thanks go out to the maintenance crew and transportation staff who collected and delivered the food to the food bank.

Parade participants pose in front of the bus before taking their long walk down Main Street. Parade participants pose in front of the bus before taking their long walk down Main Street.

On Saturday, September 15th, twelve E.B. Stanley Middle School students walked in the Washington County Fair Parade representing our county school district. Students wore bright blue tee-shirts saying "Washington County Schools...Working to be the World's Best" and handed out brochures stating the goals and accomplishments of Washington County Schools. Walking with the E.B. Stanley group were students from other county middle schools, school board members, county administrators and Division Superintendent, Dr. Alan Lee. E.B. Stanley Middle School student Allyson D. said, "People were very receptive of our message." and Kelly B. said, "It was fun representing our school in the community."

Cpl Estep stands directly in front of President Bush. Cpl Estep stands directly in front of President Bush.
Cpl Christopher C. Estep recently got the surprise of his life. Chase, as he was known by his teachers at John Battle High School, was chosen as 'Personnel to be Recognized' during a ceremony at Al Asad Airbase in Iraq, where he is currently stationed. While the selected military personnel knew that high ranking officials would be attending the ceremony, they had no idea that the President of the United States would be the guest of honor. What a feeling for the 700+ troops to get reassurance from their Commander in Chief that he was behind them all the way! Chase, a member of the United States Marine Corp, is a graduate of the class of 2001 and wanted to share his pictures with the current students and faculty of John Battle. He also sent Mr. LD Booher a US flag that was flown in Iraq. Chase has been in Iraq since January and is scheduled to arrive back in the United States sometime in the early months of 2008. Good luck and Godspeed from your Battle family Cpl Estep!
Students from Valley Institute Elementary show off their fancy footwear. Students from Valley Institute Elementary show off their fancy footwear.

On Friday, August 31st, Valley Institute Elementary students celebrated the beginning of school with Funny, Funky Footwear Friday. The fantastic footwear symbolized that students from Valley Institute are already putting their best foot (and footwear) forward to have a great school year. Students and staff members participated by wearing outlandish socks, mismatched shoes, bejeweled flip-flops, fuzzy slippers, and rainboots to celebrate.

Recent Updates

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

The 2014-2015 Calendar (PDF 19.63 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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