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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The Washington County SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE meets four times a year.  Meetings are open to the public.  The advisory committee solicits viewpoints and suggestions from parents of students with disabilities and other interested persons for consideration.  A meeting will be held on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the top floor conference room at the Annex building.

Students sitting on yoga mats.Learning a foreign language can have it's challenges, but incorporating every day activities make it easier to not only learn but also retain!

A group of people posing at a playground.On Saturday, September 8, a group of around 15 volunteers came from Highlands Union Bank to complete a community service project at Rhea Valley.

students and adults sitting and standing around a bench.On Tuesday, September 11, Lowe's of Abingdon presented Greendale Elementary with a Buddy Bench which had been built by Lowe's employees.  The bench has been placed on the playground to encourage friendships and empathy among classmates.

Three students sitting at desk working. Meadowview Elementary School is focusing on a school-wide initiative to increase students’ vocabulary.  Each morning, the MES news crew introduces the day’s vocabulary word and gives the school the definition and how it is used in a sentence.

Students drawing on a sidewalk with chalk.On Thursday, September 13th, Ms. Amanda Chitwood’s Ecology class wrapped up an in depth study of the history of environmental policy and legislation with the development of an outdoor timeline.

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.

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