Abingdon High School Scholastic Bowl Team advances to state competition. Abingdon High School Scholastic Bowl Team advances to state competition.

Question . . . "Who are the current 2005 Highlands District champs and Region IV Runners-up?" The Abingdon High School Scholastic Bowl Team will compete in the State Tournament at William & Mary on February 26. From left to right are Elisa M., Clay M., Spencer L., John G., Neal S., and Allie L. This is the first time the Scholastic Bowl team has advanced to state in several years. Todd Necessary, English teacher at Abingdon High School, is the coach.

Ethan poses for a picture Ethan poses for a picture

Ethan O., a sixth grade student at Damascus Middle School, has been chosen as a Virginia State finalist to the Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge. Ethan took a written test to qualify for the state competition. Only the top 100 scorers advance to the State Competition in March. Congratulations, Ethan!!

Faith R. and Callee B. pose with GATE coordinators Lisa Blackburn and Wendy Richardson, and Joe Preston, DAR essay sponsor. Faith R. and Callee B. pose with GATE coordinators Lisa Blackburn and Wendy Richardson, and Joe Preston, DAR essay sponsor.

Faith R. , a sixth grader at DMS, and Callee B., a seventh grader at DMS, have been chosen as county winners in this year's DAR essay contest. The essay topic this year was "Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, May 1804 - September 1806." They have been invited to read their essays at a reception on March 15, 2005. Their parents, Mr. Joe Preston, DAR essay sponsor at DMS, and Dr. Fred Keller, principal of DMS are also invited to attend. Congratulations Faith and Callee!!

Brandy S. and Senator William Wampler, Jr. Brandy S. and Senator William Wampler, Jr.

Patrick Henry High School junior, Brandy S., attended the VA State 4-H Cabinet in Richmond as the Southwest District Ambassador. As the Ambassador, she was involved in the planning of the State 4-H Congress, which is a statewide event that involves 4-H members ages 14 - 19. Brandy was involved in the planning of educational programs and dances, which are held at Virginia Tech each year. Brandy went to the General Assembly Building where she met Delegate Joe Johnson and Senator William Wampler, Jr. She visited the capital building and attended a House session where Patrick Henry High freshman, Bradley C. is currently serving as Head Page.

Neff SkillsUSA morning officers assisted with collection. Neff SkillsUSA morning officers assisted with collection.

On Saturday, February 12th, the family of a Neff Student lost its home to fire. The family has younger children in school as well.

SkillsUSA, Neff's student organization, raised funds to help the family. Thanks to caring teachers and students who donated over $200 to the family.

Brenda Neese is the Neff SkillsUSA advisor.

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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