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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Two students standing with two men smiling.On Thursday, December 6, 2018 spelling bee winners from the seven elementary schools competed in the annual elementary school spelling bee.

Students holding their magic wands.“Magic doesn’t come from the world, it comes from people, and their kindness, that’s where magic comes from.” -Jack, age 7. Watauga Elementary Preschool students learned about kindness through The Magic Wand Project for Kids.

A man leaning over a stream of water.The HHS Environmental Science class recently tested water samples around the Holston campus using new equipment purchased from Vernier.

A group of students are holding their winning certificates.Eleven Wallace Middle School students were recently recognized for their outstanding essays in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest.

Several students are sitting at a table with a financial advisor.

Washington County Career and Technical Education Center seniors participated in a "Reality Check" Fair on 30 November. It was an interactive experience designed to provide hands-on, real-life situations with the many financial challenges young people face as they venture out on their own, after graduation.

Students dressed as Egyptians.Third Grade students at High Point Elementary school explored ancient temples and tombs during their program at the November PTA meeting. The performance was directed by our music teacher, Mrs. Caitlyn Lester.

Five students posing for a photo.Five students from Holston High School competed with many other students from Southwest Virginia High Schools at the Sigma Zeta Math & Science Contest. The contest was a daylong event held at the University of Virginia at Wise.

A group of students holding certificates.The Damascus Middle School Sixth-Grade Mental Math Bee was held on Tuesday, November 20.

A boy smiling with butterfly in jar.High Point Elementary first grade began the school year with an amazing study of the monarch caterpillar.  Students watched the very hungry caterpillars eat milkweed plants gathered from a local farm.  The caterpillars grew longer and fatter as they munched through each day.

Students holding clay pots.Some of the fourth graders at Meadowview Elementary participated in a fundraiser to benefit Faith in Action.

A man posing with students smiling.On November 14th, Sean Campos, resident actor at  Barter Theatre, visited Abingdon High School's campus to speak to the Gifted students about his life as an actor in Southwest Virginia. Sean shared humorous anecdotes of his life on stage, and he provided insightful information to the students on how to become an actor. A good time was had by all!

Students standing side-by-side and smiling.Holston FFA members traveled to Indianapolis, IN to compete in the National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event (LDE) during the week of October 23-26, 2018.  The event was held in conjunction with the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

Students are singing.Fifty one 1st through 5th grade students at Valley Institute performed a program to honor all veterans on November 13th.  The students sang USA Hurray and God Bless America to a packed house.

A man dressed in early 1900's clothing lecturing to students in an old house.Abingdon Elementary first grade students had an opportunity to travel to the past and learn about living in the days of long ago. On October 18 students traveled to Rocky Mount for a day of learning and fun.

Students drumming in music class.For the month of October, the 4th Grade students at HPES worked hard on learning songs to cardio drum along with!

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