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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Students observing medical helicopter.Valley Institute Elementary School hosted its first career fair on March 12th with 27 career fields being represented, including doctor, judge, fireman, policeman, military, pet groomer, forester, nursing, and many others.

Students and Adults standing.Watauga Elementary School participated in a kickoff assembly for The Morning Mile on March 22, 2019. All students in grades 2-5 have the opportunity to participate in the program. The idea behind The Morning Mile is that students have a chance to engage in moderate to rigorous exercise.

Students with band instruments. On Wednesday, April 10, over 200 high school band students from Washington County, VA traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to perform for the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76'ers game. Each of the four county high schools was represented at the performance.

 A group of nursing students are seated, posing for a picture.Nurse Aide students at the WCCTEC recently completed forty clinical hours at Abingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Three Students holding art pictures.On March 5th Meadowview Elementary School had its annual PTA art show. This was a great opportunity for parents and the community to come see what terrific artwork the students created in art class.

Five girls standing in front of a wall.Members of Mrs. Burke’s AP English 11 class are currently studying John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

A man serving breakfast to students.Delegate Israel O'Quinn visited High Point Elementary School in honor of National School Breakfast Week. While visiting Delegate O'Quinn participated in serving breakfast and speaking with the cafeteria staff. A big thanks to Delegate O'Quinn for your participation in National School Breakfast Week!

Girls in front of record albums mural.Third grade students from Watauga Elementary School recently went on an arts related field trip to the Bristol Birthplace of Country Music.

Two men standing in front of students.Ed Kiefer, renowned composer, clinician, and retired educator, came to work with the Damascus Middle School Band on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The 7th and 8th grade students were preparing one of his compositions, “Whitewater Run,” for the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association Concert Assessment at Virginia High School.

A group of students are pictured in front of a nursing home.The WMS Breakfast Club participants delivered 75 treat bags to National Health Care Residents in celebration of the holidays on December 18.  The Breakfast Club is a service club at WMS that focuses on building positive school morale, as well as giving back to the community through various projects.  Students were

Two students building a cart.Washington County CTE Students have been busy building several share carts for the Child Nutrition Department.

Students standing side-by-side.Two talented Holston High School students, Jake S. and Jenna G., were selected to attend the 2019 All-Virginia Chorus event.

Teacher presenting to students.Krystal Landeros, ESL teacher at Watauga Elementary School, visited Oliverio Cromwell Primary School in Coyoacan, Mexico to share the children's book she wrote entitled, "The Boy with the Blue Guitar".

A group of students standing in front of a Tesla car.WCCTEC will be hosting our annual Career and Technical Education Pathfinders Summer Camp for upcoming fifth, sixth, and seventh graders.  We still have available space and there is no fee to attend our camp on June 10-14 from 8:30 a.m.

Three women smiling.Congratulations to Hyo Seon Barr, Child Nutrition Assistant, at E.B. Stanley Middle School.

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