Meagan B., Corey S.,Danielle O. and Keriann R. Meagan B., Corey S., Danielle O. and Keriann R.

Four Wallace Middle School students received recognition for their entry in the 2005-06 Calendar and Handbook Cover Contest. Meagan B., Corey S., Danielle O. and Keriann R. are pictured with their certificates. We look forward to seeing their artwork in next year's calendar.

The "Speaking For The Gifted" Summer conference will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at the Holiday Inn at Exit 7. The presenter will be Bertie Kilgore, who is highly respected in gifted education. There will be two sessions - one at 1:00 p.m. for educators and one at 4:00 p.m. for parents.

For more information:

Carol Sutton
Facilitator of Gifted Education(Middle/High School)
Washington County Schools
csutton@wcs.k12.va.us

David Winship
Facilitator of Gifted Education(Elementary School)
Washington County Schools
dwinship@wcs.k12.va.us

E.B. Stanley Students near a stream at Sugar Hollow Park. E.B. Stanley Students near a stream at Sugar Hollow Park.

On May 6th, students from E. B. Stanley Middle School participated in a field experience at Sugar Hollow Park using special equipment attained by a grant from Virginia Naturally. This equipment enabled students to test multiple factors within the environment, such as monitoring the pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen level, and temperatures of a stream, as well as the wetlands areas. Craig Lott and Chad Quesenberry led students in the instruction of the equipment and a discussion on the importance of wetlands, how they differ from a stream, and how they have a positive impact on the environment.

The students also had the opportunity to find and identify a variety of aquatic stream animals. Linda Stull and Judy Osborne demonstrated how to determine the health of a stream using the presence of pollution tolerant and intolerant benthos.

Another activity the students participated in was a nature hike with Teresa Frazier and Will Roberts, where they identified native ferns, wildflowers, and trees. They also learned to identify scat and bird calls. Teresa led a discussion on riparian buffer zones and their impact on waterways as well as the effect of non-native plants on the local habitats.

The park staff complimented our students on their behavior. The sixth grade teachers appreciated the assistance and instruction provided by Will Roberts and the staff from the Department of Environmental Quality.

Greendale would like to congratulate their PTA for winning the Outstanding Unit Award at the county PTA Banquet last week. Some of the activities cited for winning the award were an increase in membership, the Fitness Maniacs after-school program, the offering of CPR/First Aid classes to parents and teachers, our participation in the Reflections Program, and the Teacher Grant Program. Greendale is very proud of it's PTA and we are very fortunate to have their support.

SOL Night Winners SOL Night Winners

High Point Elementary School students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 recently had an opportunity to display their knowledge relative to the Virginia Standards of Learning at the PTA sponsored SOL Night Competition between the grades. Each student had two hundred questions to answer in forty-five minutes. After answering each question, the students had to deposit the correct response in one of six hundred containers corresponding to each question and hidden somewhere in the hallways of the school. Each correct response counted a point for the grade level team. Fourth grade students had the highest score in the competition and won a trophy for their grade.

The top three scorers in each grade are pictured standing: Marlena M., Taylor G., Matthew G., Noah C., Adam C., and kneeling: Taylor H., Alexis T., Chase D., and Emily M. Alexis T. was the top scorer of the evening. The program was planned and conducted by Bev Tester, PTA Vice President.

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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