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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Pre-K students and firefighters smile.Watauga Elementary preschool students took a field trip to the Abingdon Fire Department. Students had learned about fire safety in their classrooms during the month of October, so the trip to the fire department was very exciting.

A girl teaching younger students.On Monday, October 22nd, the Holston High School National Art Honor Society members visited RVES.

WCCTEC students are sitting around a table for JVG Leadership Day.At the annual JVG Leadership Day, WCCTEC students had the opportunity to strengthen their soft skills as they networked with local businesses, educational institutions, and the armed forces.

Children in a corn field.On October 23, Ms. Dunn the cafeteria manager invited the PreK classes to come in and learn how to shuck corn on the cob.

WCCTEC performers pose for picture on a stage.WCCTEC Student Leaders worked diligently for three weeks to put together a program that would influence the student body, in an effort to stop bullying in our school. These students were given the opportunity to collaborate, share personal stories, and structure PowerPoint presentations that included videos pertaining to bullying in schools and how it impacts a person.

A group of students sitting in front of a brick building.On Friday, October 5, students in the gifted program at Wallace Middle spent the day listening to many wonderful storytellers at the National Storytelling Festival held in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

A classroom with students and a teacher.Third grade students at Greendale Elementary are enjoying learning how to type on newly acquired Chromebooks.

Students are watching a demonstratlon.In September, Valley Institute Elementary School’s third graders attended Conservation Camp at Sugar Hollow Park. It was an amazing learning experience for everyone!

Students posing for the group picture.On Friday, September 21, the Holston High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted six Seniors and nineteen Juniors into their organization.

Students sitting outside listening to the guide at the Abingdon Muster Grounds.Abingdon Elementary 4th graders visited the Abingdon Muster Grounds on Friday, September 21st.   Students were able to travel back in time.  They stopped by several interactive stations that helped to explain life during the 1700’s.

Four students standing by a table doing an experiment.Patrick Henry chemistry students simulated car airbag deployment using bakingsoda and vinegar in Ziploc bags. Mrs. Woosley’s students had to determine the ratio of baking soda to vinegar that would yield the maximum amount of carbon dioxide gas without popping the bag.

A golf team standing with a banner and a trophy.Congratulations to our 2018 Golf Team on back to back State Championships!

A girl standing holding a poster.Third grade students at Watauga Elementary School are working hard to become IXL Superstars! Each student is challenged to complete a skills sheet using web based IXL.

Students posing for a group picture.While many of their classmates were fast asleep, members of Holston High School’s Key Club recently greeted their Saturday morning on the Appalachian Trail.

A student holding a small bagDamascus Middle School has focused on improving student attendance this year to meet new state accreditation guidelines.  The DMS News Crew created a western-themed public service announcement to encourage students to be here on time daily.

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