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!

During the evening of Thursday, February 20, Greendale Elementary students and families were invited to browse the Scholastic Book Fair Fiesta and enjoy some books, in their pajamas! In keeping with the Fiesta theme, Mr. Paul Viers from Woodland Hills Christian Church in Abingdon shared some pictures, games, and memories from his time in Mexico. The children were very excited to be given a chance to shake the maracas, play with the wooden toys, and try on the sombrero! After we learned some facts about Mexico, we spread out in the library for a book fiesta, with children, parents, and teachers reading together. We were delighted to have Mr. Bill Brooks, Mr. Danny Ruble, and Mrs. Elizabeth Lowe, Washington County School Board members, join us for this event. Guidance counselor Mrs. Lisa Fugate and fifth-grade Friendly Helpers, Seraiye J., Madison S., Connor S., Natalie S., and Grace W. had prepared a special video presentation for our board members in thanks for their service to our county! As we concluded our time with some cookies and hot chocolate provided by our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), those in attendance would say our book fiesta was “muy bien!”

 Some candy and a pot of gold are placed beside a note from Lucky the Leprechaun. Lucky the Leprechaun left this note and snack for kindergarten students at Greendale Elementary School!

On St. Patrick's Day, Lucky the Leprechaun came to visit students in kindergarten at Greendale Elementary School. This is Lucky's third year coming to Greendale, and each year he gets more mischievous! He seems to love making a mess of everything! This year he turned over the trash, tipped over the chairs, left his trail of green leaves and sparkles behind, and even shared a leprechaun snack. Lucky also visited our principal, Mrs. Willis, leaving her a necklace of gold beads. The students almost caught Lucky this year, so he left behind a piece of his gold for each of them. The students consider themselves “lucky” that Lucky was so generous with his gold, in spite of all the messes they had to help to clean up!

Fourteen students and one male teacher, dressed in formal attire, stand on stairway inside event venue. Abingdon High School chorus students joined students from 30 states to showcase their singing abilities in Atlanta event.

Several talented students from Abingdon High School participated in the OAKE National Choir Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 20-22. OAKE was founded in 1974 to serve as a meeting place for music educators who embrace the Kodály Concept of Music Education. This event draws its membership from educators of all levels, public and private, students, administrators, and others who share in its support and promotion. The mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to support music education of the highest quality, promote universal music literacy and lifelong music making, and preserve the musical heritage of the people of the United States of America through education, artistic performance, advocacy and research. This year’s choir was comprised of 455 students representing 142 cities and 30 states. Those chosen from Abingdon High School were Kara K., Tess M., Sophie J., Alexis R., Aleia W., Audriana J., Leigh Y., Phoenix M., Tori U., Symone H., Allison A., Riley S., Nick R., Worth B., Megan A., Alyssa B., Christopher R., and Gabriel J. Mr. James Eggleston is the AHS Choral Director. Congratulations to these students on their outstanding performance!

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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