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 posing for agroup photo.Between Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, each of the four high school bands in Washington County performed for state ratings at the annual VBODA Concert Assessment Event at Virginia High School, Bristol, VA.

Students standing on a stage.

On April 16th, a project based learning (PBL) Oceanography class traveled to Meadowview Elementary School to visit Ms. Stoessel’s third grade class. The Patrick Henry High School students were tasked with creating lesson objectives as part of their project; they were in a role of a teacher trying to educate students about coral reef.

A drawing of a classroom.Congratulations to Grayson C., the 2019-2020 School Calendar and Handbook Cover Art Contest Winner!!

Free summer meals are available to all children 18 years of age and under.

Students stand in front of a statue.On Friday, April 26, Damascus Middle School’s twenty Jr. Washington County Community Scholars traveled to Emory & Henry College to visit the campus.

A group of five students are assembling lockersStudents in Mr. Gene Greer’s Carpentry class have been busy designing and crafting lockers for the John Battle High School Field House. Mr. Greer has trained his students on how to utilize advanced CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology with the WCCTEC ShopBot with positional accuracy of +/- .002”.

Washington County Schools is currently reviewing textbooks for possible adoption for Language Arts in grades K-12.  The public is invited to review the materials at the Washington County Public Schools Central Office from May 8 - May 21. Offices are open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, contact Janet Lester at 276-739-3021.  

A group of students watching a lady.On April 24, 2019, the second grade class from Meadowview Elementary School visited Rocky Mount Living History Museum.  The well-behaved group learned what life was like in the Southwestern Territory in 1791.

Girl holding her band instrument.Holston High School senior, Marissa S., represented her school and school system on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the VBODA All-State Band Auditions in Harrisonburg, VA.

Soldiers and teenagers working in a room.

For the 16th straight year, the Washington County Career and Technical Center opened its doors to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test and to the county’s high school students who wished to take it.  A record number of 47 students sat for the exam at the CTE Center on February 8th.

Children watching a man and dogs.As part of Rhea Valley Elementary’s study of the novel “Fenway and Hattie,” students enjoyed a visit from Mr. Andy Overbay and his therapy dogs, Bo and Ty.

Students in red and white hats performing.Watauga Elementary School’s First graders celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday by presenting their annual "Seussical Musical", at the March 21st PTA meeting. First graders even dressed like the famous character, Cat in the Hat, whom we all know and love.

Students sitting or standing at a stage.

HHS placed 8th in the 2019 ranking of the “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” and ranked 5th on the 2019 ranking of the top 10 small schools.  W!se (Working in Support of Education) is a leading
educational nonprofit with a mission to develop the financial literacy ofyoung Americans.

Students are listening to a man speak about government.Students in the Gifted Education Program at Wallace Middle School had the privilege of discussing Virginia government with Delegate O’Quinn at their December meeting.

A group of students pose with their medals.During this past weekend, April 12-13, 2019, twenty-one students from the Washington County Career & Technical Education Center attended and competed in the SkillsUSA Virginia State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships in Virginia Beach.

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