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 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.

For the 17th consecutive year, the Washington County Career and Technical Center will sponsor a test session for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB).  The test will be given on Friday, February 1st from 12:30 to 3:15 PM.  The ASVAB is offered to all county sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a potential interest in serving in the United States military.  All branches of the military and their reserve components mandate that individuals take the ASVAB before they enlist.

Children sitting and looking at a screen.Rhea Valley Elementary third graders welcomed back former preschool teacher, Ms. Sujean Bradley, to talk about her experiences in China.  Ms. Bradley has visited China twice already.

Girl accepting award with principal.On Thursday, December 6, 2018 spelling bee winners from the seven elementary schools in Washington County competed in the Annual Elementary School Spelling Bee at Rhea Valley Elementary School.

A woman talking to four seated students.Congratulations to sixth-grade math teacher Mrs. Melissa Childress who was selected as Damascus Middle School’s 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year! Before Mrs. Childress came to Damascus Middle School over two years ago, she taught math for eleven years in Wise County Public Schools.

Students posing for a group photo.Five talented Holston High School singers landed spots in the Senior 2019 District VII Choir.

A group of students are working together to build a tower.In Mrs. Morris’ sixth grade language arts class at Wallace Middle School, students read the book, “Towers Falling” by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Students worked together to complete a novel study on the book. Deja, the main character in the novel, faced many real-world problems such as homelessness and hunger.

On October 31, 2018 students at Meadowview Elementary School weren’t tricked, they were treated - to the eighth annual Career Day Extravaganza. Over 67 presenters volunteered their time to come teach students about some of the exciting career options available in our area.

The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.  If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. 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.

Several students are posing for a picture in front of a semi trailer.

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Abstract painting of a girl in many colors.It is with great pride that PHHS announces Grace M. as being selected to be exhibiting in the Blue and Gold Juried High School Art Exhibition at Emory and Henry College.

Boys and girls with wrapped gifts.Greendale Elementary School participated in "Operation Holiday Heroes" during the month of December, whereby they donated items for local nursing home residents for "Twelve Days of Giving."

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