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A woman smiling.Social Studies Teacher Julie Matlock was recently selected as the 2017-18 Secondary Teacher of the Year for Washington County.  The recognition was well deserved as she has worked tirelessly to serve the needs of her students.  Julie came to the teaching profession after trying her hand as a paralegal.  She began at HHS in the spring of 2014 as a long-term substitute and SOL tutor.  Her dedication was immediately evident and she was chosen as a full-time teacher for the 2014-15 school year.

A woman posing with a student.On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 spelling bee winners from the seven elementary schools in Washington County competed in the Annual Elementary School Spelling Bee at Abingdon Elementary School. After several rounds, Brenna G. from Watauga Elementary School was declared county champion, correctly spelling “supercilious."

Several teenagers in blue jackets posing.The Holston FFA traveled to Springfield, MA this September for the Eastern States Exposition which is also known as the Big E.  The Big E is a regional fair for several New England states.

Two boys examining owl pellets.An owl pellet can tell us a great deal about the diet and digestion of an owl and the type of prey they are eating.  The fifth graders at Abingdon Elementary School got an up close look at owl pellets as a culminating activity to their novel study, Poppy by Avi.  Dr.

Students stand at the side of a pool while several students sit in kayaks in a pool.Patrick Henry High School physical education classes received a grant from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to purchase 12 kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.

A student using a chromebook.Students in Mrs. Lisa Blackburn’s seventh-grade English classes at Damascus Middle School had the opportunity to join millions of other students across the world in an Hour of Code on Friday, December 8, 2017.

A group of spelling bee contestants.On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 spelling bee winners from the seven elementary schools competed in the annual elementary school spelling bee.

A student holding up their trophy.Congratulations to Aiden S. on a tie for Runner-up in the countywide Spelling Bee held on December 6th!

A little girl holding her card design with a group of people standing around her.The Johnson Memorial Hospital hosted a Christmas Card Contest where the children and grandchildren of their team members design a Christmas picture and the employees of the hospital vote.

Female students reading books in the library.Students in grades sixth and seventh took part in a book tasting event held in the library during the month of October. All students were given a menu and presented with a “tasting” of new books in our library.

A man standing in front of a crowd at a podium.On October 13th Delegate Israel O'Quinn came to Meadowview Elementary School to speak to the entire 5th grade class.

A boy standing over an experiment dressed as a mad scientist.High Point First Graders expanded their scientific knowledge using their five senses and some really amazing experiments during Halloween week.

The Washington County Schools Wellness Program Portal is now available and will be holding a drawing for $25 gift cards. Read further for details!

A group of students standing by a river.Teachers Eric Carrigan and Aaron Napier launched a new club at Holston High School for the 2017-18 school year.  The Wilderness Club was designed to help the students appreciate the natural beauty of our area and develop good stewardship habits.

5 students holding a trophy.Congratulations to students at Abingdon High School for earning top spots in this year's Young Playwrights Festival sponsored by Barter Theatre. Out of nearly 400 plays and over 600 playwrights, Abingdon had three winners, including a play which earned first place accolades as well as a staged reading by the Barter Players.

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