2018-2019 Letter From Superintendent

Dear Friends of WCPS:

Welcome to WCPS!  The education of our youth is essential to the viability of our county, state and nation. We believe our children are second to none.

We are privileged to live and work in such a remarkable community. With these privileges comes great responsibility to ensure our children come first and to remain steadfast in being “Committed to the Success of Every Student.”

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Students standing by a poster.The month of February was filled with lots of jumping and learning about how to take the best care of our hearts for students at Valley Institute.  Students joined in on the Kids Heart Challenge through the American Heart Association.

Three students look at steel wool burn.Patrick Henry chemistry students conducted a series of minilabs in order to prove the Law of Conservation of Mass.  Students worked through five experiments, measuring the mass of the reactants and the mass of the products.

Attention Parent/Guardian:

Washington County Child Nutrition would like to thank you for your patronage. To date, our Child Nutrition staff have served 203,054 Breakfast and 394,241 Lunches.

As the 2018-2019 school year is winding down, here are a few reminders:

Kindergarten Registration will be held at all seven elementary schools in Washington County, Virginia on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 12:00-6:00 pm.  Children who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2019 are eligible for kindergarten enrollment.  During registration, all children will be screened for instructional needs.  Documentation needed for registration includes birth certificate, immunization records and evidence of a physical exam within the past year.  Parents need to register their children in the school district in which they reside.  Out of zone transfer requests will be pr


The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.  If school is not in session that day, the meeting will be cancelled. The meeting will be held in the top floor of the Annex Building. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

A man shaking hands with a student.Second Graders at Watauga Elementary School presented Dr. Doug Arnold with a gift for School Board Appreciation Month. Dr. Arnold was given a book titled, Cara’s Kindness.

Bird's eye view of school building.4th Grade students at High Point Elementary School have been working on the math concepts of area and perimeter in Art Class!

A group of students looking at a projection.On Monday, November 19, WMS eighth grade students were able to take a trip into the future with Career Exploration and the Reality Store with Virginia Cooperative Extension at the Higher Education Center.

Students posing for group photo.Members of Holston High School's National Honor Society sponsored a drive to benefit Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, TN.

A woman drawing blood from a girl.The gifted students at Damascus Middle School recently participated in a unit of study about Blood Typing.  The nurse at Damascus Middle School, Michelle Stiltner, helped with this unit by taking blood from each student using a lancet.

A woman smiling.Watauga Elementary is proud to announce our librarian, Dr. Barbara Jones, as Clinch Region Librarian of the Year! This award recognizes outstanding Virginia school librarians.

A video from students at John S. Battle High School - "Conserving Energy in our Everyday Lives" was chosen as the winner in a STEM video contest for the high school category.The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy presented a $1,000 check to the school. The school will also be presented with a plaque t-shirts for the winning students.

Click the article title to view the winning video.

A group of students posing and smiling.On Friday, February 22, 2019, Washington County Schools celebrated George Washington's 287th birthday with a celebration of 4th grade essay winners.  In this annual event, 4th grade students are encouraged to write an essay reflecting the many leadership qualities of George Washington.

A group of students gathered on a rug.Greendale Elementary School students from Mrs. Selvaggi’s, Mrs. Burns’, and Mrs. Griffin’s classrooms set a goal of collecting 100 cans of food in celebration of their 100th day of school.

A man smiling.

Mr. Steven Ahn has been selected as the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year for Holston High School.  Mr. Ahn has served HHS as a science teacher for the past five years.

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