A student and her mother enjoy muffins in the school cafeteria. Sierra G. and her mother enjoy "Muffins w/Mom" in celebration of Mother's Day.

Damascus Middle School celebrated Mother's Day by hosting "Muffins w/Mom" on Friday, May 9. Students were able to invite their mothers for a breakfast of assorted homemade muffins prepared by the cafeteria staff. Students and moms enjoyed the time together and Damascus Middle School is always happy to have parents visit! We hope all our mothers had a Happy Mother's Day!

A group of students stand with their cords and certificates. The Holston High Community Scholars are presented with their cords and certificates at the Community Scholars banquet.

On April 15, Washington County Schools held a banquet at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to honor its Community Scholars. This year the Holston High School Class of 2014 had the most participation in the Washington County Community Scholars program ever. With 27 scholars, over one-third of the senior class participated in the program. Collectively, these young men and women performed and logged over 2600 hours of service. From raking leaves and doing yard work for the elderly, providing tutoring services to struggling students, helping with all types of sporting events to preserving and protecting the pristine streams, forests, and scenic trails, these students have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond the required hours for the program, many performing over 100 hours of service.

The Holston High Class of 2014 community scholars include: Brandon B., Emily B., Ashley B., Tyler C., Amber F., Becky G., Jessika H., Alex H., Hunter H., Angel H., Austin J., Kyle J., Devin K., Austin M., Lindsey M., Katie M., Kelsey M., Ben M., Jessica O., Katelynn R., Wes R., Tyler S., Lauren S., Morgan S., Jacob T., Conrad T., and Brandon W.

Holston High congratulates these young men and women and thanks them for their compassion, their time and effort, and their commitment to making Trail Town one of the best places to visit, and Washington County one of the best places to live.

Several children stand watching wool being spun into thread. Students enjoy watching wool being spun into thread.

On Thursday, April 17th, the 2nd Grade students, teachers, and some parents visited Rocky Mount Living Museum in Piney Flats, TN. Students had been learning about how life has changed from the past to the present. While at Rocky Mount, children were transported back in time to the year 1791 when George Washington was President of the United States. They were able to tour the home and grounds of William Cobb. Costumed interpreters guided students through each section, including the main residence, kitchen, and dining room. They learned about the different foods that were eaten and the different plants that were used to make medicines. Students were also shown different games children of the era would play and were given the opportunity to play with the toys. A fun time was had by all!

A group of students stand in front of a creek. The GATE and FFA students pose for a picture at Laurel Creek.

Wallace Middle School GATE(Gifted And Talented Education) and FFA(Future Farmers of America) students traveled to Damascus, Virginia, to release the trout they raised during their participation in the Trout in the Classroom Program. This year at WMS, Trout in the Classroom was a joint effort between GATE students and FFA students sponsored by Mark Hawkins, Wallace's Agri-Science teacher. It all started back during the first week of December when the school received a donation of trout eggs from the Marion Fish Hatchery. By the time Christmas break arrived, all of the eggs had hatched. Students monitored water quality, including PH, ammonia, and nitrate levels, in addition to the water temperature, which was kept around 54 degrees, while they fed and cared for approximately 120 fish until they traveled to Damascus to release them on May 2. Special thanks to Jill, Tom, and Bob Horsch and Logan Riendeau who hosted the release on their property at Laurel Creek! We would also like to thank Jamie Davis from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for his support of this wonderful program. After releasing the trout, students visited the Marion Fish Hatchery to see where the process all began.

Three students hold certificates beside a portrait of George Washington. Greendale Elementary School's winners of the George Washington Essay Contest stand beside a portrait of George Washington.

Earlier this year, Greendale Elementary fourth-grade students were challenged to research and write an essay about George Washington to submit to the George Washington essay contest sponsored by Dr. John Lentz. Washington County Public Library’s Ms. Amanda Bailey visited Greendale Elementary School to encourage students to check out resources for their essay from the public library as well as from our school library. Several students took on this challenge, completing their research and writing essays about George Washington’s childhood, presidency, or one of the many contributions he made to help our country become what it is today. His impact is especially important to us as residents of Washington County. Recently, we were pleased to learn that our school winners were as follows: third place, David Johnson; second place, Zane Kite; and first place, Caroline Willis, whose essay was selected as the county winner! Caroline read her winning essay at the School Board meeting on Monday, May 5.

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