Two adults stand with students holding honeybee masks. Principal Mrs. Allyson Willis, Teacher Mrs. Jen O'Neill, and "honeybees" enjoy their Honeybee Party!

Some of Mrs. O’Neill’s students were recently invited to a “honeybee party” in celebration of their success in distinguishing the lowercase letters “b” and “d” in their reading and writing. The students learned that they could easily turn an “h” into a “b” when writing. To help them to remember this, they were encouraged to say “honeybee” as they were practicing. The honeybee party started with Cameron L.’s wonderful reading of Danny Makes a Mask aloud to the group. This book gives directions for making a honeybee mask. Using the materials listed in the book, Cameron and his classmates, Jordan B., Meghan G., Gracie M., Gideon N., and Savannah W. each created their own honeybee masks! Special guests at the honeybee party were Principal Allyson Willis and Elementary School Supervisor Dr. Janet Lester! Success is certainly as sweet as honey for these students!

DAR American History Essay Contest Winners DAR American History Essay Contest Winners

Each year, Washington County students in grades 5-8 participate in the annual Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest. The title for this year's contest was "The Lives of Children During the American Revolution". Members of the Black's Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution read the essays and select a county winner from each grade level. The students were recognized at a reception at the Abingdon Senior Center on March 18, 2014. Essay winners for 2013-2014 are: 5th grade - Jeni H. (Abingdon Elementary School); 6th grade - Carson B. (Damascus Middle School); 7th grade - Doug L. (Wallace Middle School); and 8th grade - William H. (Damascus Middle School). Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the American History Contest.

Six third graders stand at a yellow paper with a number line drawn on it. They place chocolate on the paper. Meadowview Elementary third graders work together to model fractions on a number line.

Third Grade students at Meadowview Elementary School recently had the opportunity to explore fractions on a number line in a unique way! Students first worked as a class to create a number line using graham crackers.Next, they worked in small groups to model fractions on a number line using chocolate bars. These number lines gave students the opportunity to visualize mixed numbers and to see how different fractions compare to each other. Their number lines can also be used to order fractions and add and subtract fractions. Everyone was excited to create these delicious number lines and they couldn't wait to enjoy eating them after the lesson!

A young girl and her mother assemble a craft at Family Fun Night. Gracie J. and her mom building a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree.

Title 1 students from Abingdon Elementary School gathered on March 6, 2014 for a delicious, fun night. Title 1 includes all Pre-K students, Kindergarten Intervention students and First graders receiving extra reading instruction from a reading specialist. All family members who attended the event enjoyed pizza. All Title 1 students chose a book to take home and received a door prize. Then Mrs. M read a children’s favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. Each family then received a tiny instruction booklet and the “pieces” needed to build their own tree. It was totally edible! YUM!

Four students stand with an adult and a person in a bear costume. Miss Yolanda and Sister Bear celebrate Read Across America with some Greendale first-grade students!

On Friday, February 28, Greendale Elementary School’s Travel Channel welcomed Miss Yolanda Minnick from the Washington County Public Library as a guest reader on our morning announcements, in honor of Read Across America. Miss Yolanda was joined by Sister Bear from the Berenstain Bears, who helped with the reading of David Ezra Stein’s Interrupting Chicken. Each student also received a reading bracelet to remind them to read some every day, something Dr. Seuss would have encouraged!

Throughout the week prior to this special day, Mrs. Selvaggi’s preschool students read lots of books by Dr. Seuss and learned about patterns and rhyming. They made oobleck (Dr. Seuss’s name for green slime) and tasted the green eggs and ham treats Mrs. Selvaggi whipped up! On Friday, they wore their pajamas and The Cat in the Hat hats and listened to stories read by Care Connection for Children’s Ms. Ashley Hill-Hale and parent Mr. John Singleton. On Friday, our kindergarten students enjoyed stories read by Care Connection for Children’s Ms. Lydia Landis and Ms. Joyce Perkins and a special One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish-themed snack. Other special readers for Mrs. Jeffers’ kindergarten class were E.B. Stanley Middle School students Emily D., Nick F., Mattie G., Adam J., and Morgan M. Mrs. Ceretia West read The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food to our third-graders. Special thanks is given to Care Connection for Children and our volunteers who shared some wonderful books with our children, in celebration of an author who fully supported early literacy!

Recent Updates

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