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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Two students playing decimal games.Fifth grade students at High Point Elementary are learning a lot about decimal computation. Students played a game to practice multiplying decimals.

Student displays his t-shirt design.The students from Watauga Elementary in Mrs. Covington’s 4th grade classes designed t-shirts to showcase the five geographic regions of Virginia.

A man reads to a group of studentsOn September 6th, Mr. Tom Musick read to the third grade classes at Rhea Valley Elementary. September 6th was National Read a Book Day and included Ag in the Classroom.

A male student holding a remote control while standing.Dr. Kevin Hamed ,Tamara Lasley, and Eric Hoffman teamed up to teach Governor's School this past summer. The focus of the two week course was to inform and prepare students for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.

Two students are playing checkers.Art students began the new school year with projects inspired by board games and video games.

Four boys and seven girls smiling.On September 6, eleven FFA members from the Glade Spring Middle School FFA Chapter attended the Appalachian Area Leadership Conference at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.

4 students looking at tablet screen.Third grade students at Greendale Elementary School are excited to learn about Animal Adaptations.

A man in a police uniform smiling.School Resource Officers (SROs) serve as a resource in the school(s) to which they are assigned.

A painting of waterlilies.Kindergarten and Second Grade students at High Point Elementary School recently study the artist Claude Monet. They examined some of his most famous works, including his Japanese Bridge series.

A group of students painting at a table.Students in Mr. Pearman’s Anatomy and Physiology class took a close look at some human tissue samples during their Histology Unit this month at John Battle High School.

Washington County Public Schools will be offering families an opportunity to review the Family Life Education materials, curriculum and videos, that will be used in the 2018-2019 school year instruction. Please view the flyer below for more information.

Three girls standing beside a poster.Before beginning a study of William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, students in Mrs. Burke's speech and drama class created over-sized character maps.

Four students standing together to greet.At Greendale Elementary, we have students who do not wear a cape, but are still super heroes!

A man pulling a rope held by a boy.On Tuesday, August 21, Damascus Middle School students and faculty gathered in the gym with Mr. Zeb Bishop, a member of The Strength Team. 

A man dressed in a suit surrounded by students smiling.On August 17th, student leaders at John S. Battle learned valuable lessons from Washington County's Superintendent, Dr. Brian Ratliff, to kick off their "Leader Live" series.

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