2019-2020 Welcome from Superintendent

Dear School Community Members:

Welcome to Washington County Public Schools.  I believe our students, educators, parents, and community members are second to none.  In our schools, we have inordinate confidence in, and ultimately depend upon our community's willingness, capacity, and resources to ensure the highest possible education for all students.

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The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the top floor conference room of the Annex Building.  The meeting is open to the public.

Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041

Each school year the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities".  Your participation in this survey will help VDOE collect additional information to identify training needs related to the special education processes.  The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth. 

Please join the School Board Members in recognizing these important events in the month of October.  

  • National School Lunch Week - October 14-18, 2019 
  • Month of the Young Adolescent  -Month of October 
  • Disability History Awareness Month - - Month of October 
  • VSBA Bullying Prevention - Month of October 

Students in a classroom.Meadowview Elementary Third Grade Students Observe, Explore, and Predict The third grade students in Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Stiltner's class utilized their understanding of the scientific method during the first week of school.

Students sitting at computers.For the second year in a row, Abingdon High School received the Governor's Award for Civic Engagement.

A group of students waiting for their school bus.The kindergarten students of Meadowview Elementary School got to take an exciting bus ride on Friday, August 9, 2019. This ride was not just an ordinary ride, but one that focused on student bus safety.

Person posing with science equipmentDiana Schmidt, a Virginia Tech student, feels right at home in the environmental lab. Diana has accomplished a lot since she graduated Holston High School last year and had to move on from her office as president of the Karst Club.

Family Life Education materials to be used during the 2019-2020 school year will be available for public review on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Abingdon High School Library.

Officers are waiting in line to be served by students.On Friday, March 29, the Breakfast Club at Wallace Middle School hosted the Second Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast.

There will be a special Called School Board Meeting on Thursday, June 20 at 12:00 PM for final approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget.

A group of students smiling.On May 14, 2019, Senior Government students from Holston High School learned first-hand about our state and federal judicial systems.

A group of three students conduct an experiment with blood spatters.Students in Mr. Cross’ Criminal Justice class at the Washington County Career and Technical Education center recently measured blood stains and drops to analyze angle of impact and also determine points of origin.

A female student holding a trophy.Janalyn V., a seventh grader at Wallace Middle School, participated in the 28th Annual Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair at Radford University. She competed with an experiment entitled "Suck it Up" in the Chemistry and Material Science category.

Five girls smiling.Six John S. Battle High School students received the Virginia Seal of Biliteracy this year.  The test is comprised of four sections: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  In order to earn this seal on the diploma, students must demonstrate proficiency in English and a second language.

Seven people stand in front of letters.On Friday, May 17, photojournalism students from Patrick Henry High School traveled to Barter Theatre's Education Building in Abingdon to attend a photography workshop with photographer David Patterson.

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