Andrew A., John P.,  Jeff B., Jordan B., and Ben W. get ready to work in the outdoor classroom. Andrew A., John P., Jeff B., Jordan B., and Ben W. get ready to work in the outdoor classroom.

Several students have been working on the new outdoor classroom at Damascus Middle School. Andrew A., John P., Jeff B., Jordan B., Ben W., Brent C., Richie C., and Brent B., along with several other life science students, have been working to beautify the school yard as well as to create an opportunity to have an outdoor classroom which can be used to do classroom observations and activities for seventh grade life science. Plants have been donated by parents and purchased by the PTA and Damascus Student Council. These include crape myrtle, Japanese maple, redbud, and dogwood trees; many perennial plants and shrubs have also been planted. Many of these students used the volunteer work to qualify for the Junior Washington County Community Scholars program.

Project 1 Racing Logo Project 1 Racing Logo

The Neff Center would like to invite everyone to visit the newly installed Project 1 website. Once you have accessed the site, click on the logo for a rundown of news and happenings with Neff's flagship project for 2005.

Randy Woodward is the school's webmaster and Susan Miller's Advertising Design Class designed the logo and artwork. Visit Project 1 Racing.

Christie W., Mrs. Burris, and Dakota N. pose for a picture. Christie W., Mrs. Burris, and Dakota N. pose for a picture.

E. B. Stanley Middle School seventh and eighth grade GATE students participated in the 12th annual Dinner by the Book. Mrs. Rose Marie Burriss instructed students throughout dinner on table manners in particular and etiquette in general. The instructions included when and how to use each utensil, glass, etc, and where to place it after it was used.

The five course dinner consisted of the following: roasted garlic and mushrooms with barley soup, Caesar salad, lemon sorbet, grilled chicken with vegetable medley and wild rice, rolls and butter, New York style cheesecake topped with mango sauce, and hot chocolate instead of coffee.

Sarah M. and Bradley C. Sarah M. and Bradley C.

Patrick Henry High School students Bradley C. and Sarah M. recently competed in the Washington County 4-H Activity Day. Bradley C. won county champion in the Leadership (Senior) category. Sarah M. won county champion in the Careers (Senior) category. Both students will be representing our county in the District 4-H Contest Day, which is scheduled for April 30th at Grayson County High School. Congratulations to both of these students!

Group photo of the students on a set of steps Group photo of the students on a set of steps

On Friday, April 8, GATE students traveled to the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Students enjoyed the bat themed room, robots, and the "world of the atom" room. Also of interest was the World War II exhibit with video about the (once) secret Manhattan Project.

For Megan B. the trip was a "hair raising" experience as she discovered the bandograph, a machine that causes the body to lose electrons, making the hair stand on end!

Ms. Laster, Vice Principal, and Ms. Jessee, Gifted Coordinator, accompanied the students on the trip.

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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