Two female students and one male student stand outside in front of older wooden building. Three-person Forensics Team enjoys success for competition season.

The Abingdon High School Forensics Team had a fantastic 2014 season. With only three members, the team still secured a second place conference finish at Blacksburg High School on February 8. Senior Taylor H. achieved a first-place finish in Poetry Interpretation with a medley of poems by Sylvia Plath. Junior Anna M. had a second-place finish in Dramatic Interpretation performing a piece by Jefferson Bethke, and Sophomore Peyton W. had a second-place finish reading a portion from Laurie Halsie Anderson’s Speak for Prose Interpretation. All three competitors advanced to regional competition held at Turner Ashby High School in Harrisonburg on March 1 and represented Abingdon very well. Congratulations to these students for a great competition season. Dr. Crystal Hurd is the Forensics coach.

Three teenaged boys stand along an exterior wall.  Two are wearing military uniforms. Jeffrey R, Chase T. and Alex H. are three of the four young men who have volunteered for the nation's armed forces.

Four Holston High School students have signed up to serve in the nation's armed forces this year. Chase T., Thomas M. and Alex H. have signed up for the Virginia National Guard. Jeffrey R. has signed up to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves.

All four young men have taken and passes the entrance exams and physicals and have made the commitment to defend the nation. Each of these outstanding individuals have excelled at Holston. Collectively, they are athletes, 4-H members, have served as students of the month and in play productions. They have also won numerous athletic and academic awards between them.

The nation's service is getting four of Holston High School's best and brightest students. The faculty and staff proudly salute them.

Eleven high school students are ballroom dancing on a stage during a musical production of Cinderella. The Cinderella characters perform a ballroom dance.

On Friday, March 28th and Saturday March 29th, the Holston High School Choral Class presented a musical production based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The play featured dialog as well as singing from the accomplished vocalists of the HHS Chorus. The play married colorful costumes, a piano score, dance moves, and witty, well-timed verbal exchanges. Twenty-one students participated, with twelve in starring roles and nine in supporting roles. Some of the supporting roles were filled by students from Damascus Middle School.

The production was the end result of hours of work for Mrs. Suzanne Spirup , the choral director, her husband Jim, and the participating students. Ms. Karla Rasnake assisted with the building of props and Brad P. and Jarred H. from Abingdon worked the lights and sound.

All participants are to be congratulated for an excellent production that reflects great credit upon their work and dedication.

Students sit at tables and talk to each other. Students take turns talking about their books as the timer counts down.

Students in Ms. Phillips's English Language Arts classes enjoyed their second speedy book talks session on the last Thursday of February. All students were assigned either fiction or nonfiction books of their choice. After finishing the book, each student created a restaurant menu that was connected to the book. For instance, a student who read a nonfiction book about hunting showed off his venison menu complete with jerky, burgers, and roasts. Another student created a menu where each of the main characters was featured through an entire meal. Students had to include adjectives to make their food choices sound irresistible. With only two minutes to speak to each listener, students really had to speed along!

Today our school district is proud to announce that we are going live with our new SchoolMessenger notification system. Our district will use the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents, staff, and community members on matters such as attendance, general interest activities and district emergencies.

Contact Manager is a feature of SchoolMessenger that allows our parents and contracted staff to update contact information used by SchoolMessenger. It also allows users to choose the type of notifications they receive and how they receive them. Find out how to access Contact Manager below!

  • Parents: You can access Contact Manager through Parent Portal. Just log into Parent Portal and click the new SchoolMessenger link on the left hand side of the page.
  • Contracted Staff: All contracted staff will receive an email today with instructions on how to access Contact Manager.

Once inside Contact Manager, you'll be able to view all notifications send to you on the Messages tab or edit your contact information on the Contacts tab.

Non-contracted staff and community members will use the SchoolMessenger Community page to create an account and have their information pulled into the SchoolMessenger system. This page will be unavailable until tomorrow.

For more information about how you can use the SchoolMessenger system, please visit our SchoolMessenger wiki page!

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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