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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A teenage girl smiling with two men smiling.Hannah T., Damascus Middle School has been chosen as the winner for the Washington County Public Schools attendance slogan contest. Her winning slogan “Learn More, Be More, Attend More” will be an inspiration for many students. Congratulations Hannah!

Student sitting at a desk. Patrick Henry junior, Heather W. participated in the Appalachian Peace Education Center’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, by writing and submitting an essay discussing Martin Luther King, Jr's continued
influence on society.

A girl smiling.The Black’s Fort Chapter of the NSDAR announced the winner of the American History Contest for 2018-2019 term, Ainsley R, of Watauga Elementary School.

A woman smiling.Mrs. Laura Nunley, Special Education teacher at Greendale Elementary School, was recently recognized as Washington County Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019.

Many teachers in Washington County are very passionate about incorporating STEM and STEAM into everyday learning.

Washington County Child Nutrition Department would like to expand its' Summer Food Service program. FREE Meals will be provided to children 18 years of age and under. Your child/children do not have to been enrolled in Washington County Public Schools. No application or proof of income is required. Meals must be eaten on site.

A group of students are pictured wearing travel clothing..During the last week of October, Wallace Middle School celebrated being drug free with several fun activities.  On October 30, Chief of Police Tony Sullivan came to WMS to present “Drugs are Ugly” to eighth grade students.

A woman smiling.Mrs. Caitlyn Bailey has been selected as the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year for High Point Elementary School.  Mrs. Bailey has served HPES as a second grade and Kindergarten teacher for the past three years.

Girl standing in front of a book shelf.Congratulations to Ms. Baleigh B. Baleigh was selected as the Black Fort Chapter’s 8th grade winner of the NSDAR American History Essay Contest.

Four students sitting at a table.Students in Mrs. Woosley’s chemistry classes observed the reaction of dish soap in milk.  This simple lab illustrates the effects of an emulsifier on the non-polar fat molecules and the polar water molecules in milk.  Food coloring was added to the milk so students could see the emulsified fat molecules move over the surface of the water.

Text that says Slogan Contest.

Theme: School Attendance 

Prize Pack valued at $100

WCS students may submit original slogan ideas to encourage good attendance and not miss out on education, friendships, and a strong future. 

A woman smiling.Watauga Elementary is thrilled to announce our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Angela Owens! Mrs. Owens has taught in Washington County and exclusively at Watauga Elementary for nineteen years. Mrs. Owens graduated from Emory and Henry College in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary English.

Students standing.Congratulations to these outstanding AHS Band students who earned placement into the competitive Washington County Honor Band, where the top musicians in the county put together a professional concert in two days.

A classroom door is decorated as a large flower.During the month of October, Wallace Middle School focused on bringing awareness to bullying prevention.  On October 23, WMS hosted its annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

Research projects displayed on tables.Mrs. Woosley’s chemistry students displayed their completed research projects at the end of the first semester.

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