News Article Index

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John S. Battle High School: Mr. and Miss JSB Pageant 04-04-2018

A boy and girl wearing crowns while smiling.On March 17, 2018, John S. Battle held their second-annual Mr. and Miss JSB pageant.

Damascus Middle School GATE Students Conduct Bacteria Lab 04-03-2018

A poster showing bacteria samples.The DMS GATE students recently conducted a science experiment on bacteria.  Petri dishes were prepared with agar, and students were asked to test certain places in the school for the presence of bacteria.


The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.  The Annual Plan will be presented for review by of the Advisory Committee.  The meeting will be held in the Washington County School Board conference room of the main school board office.  The meeting is open to the public. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education, at 739-3041.

Rhea Valley Elementary School: QR Codes Enhance Student Engagement 04-02-2018

A teacher helping a student use an iPad.Students in third grade took to the hallway to answer questions about synonyms and antonyms.  Students used iPads to scan the QR codes on the wall through a program called Qrafter.

Wallace Middle School Robotics Team Makes an Impressive Debut 03-29-2018

Several students and teachers wearing tie-dye clothing.Two teams from Wallace Middle School were introduced to the fun and excitement of science and technology by participating in the Regional First LEGO League competition held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Ed Center on November 11.

Valley Institute Elementary School Fashion Show at Valley Institute 03-29-2018

A group of students in costumes.Valley Institute’s school theme is “Going Green”.  Throughout the school year, students have been learning about recycling and ways to help our planet.  The March PTO meeting featured a “Flora and Fauna” fashion show highlighting plants and animals found in Virginia.

Patrick Henry High School Choirs Participate in "District Choral Assessment" 03-29-2018

Students standing in rows.Patrick Henry choirs recently participated in “District Choral Assessment”, formerly known as “Choral Festival”.

Holston High School's Diana S. Auditions for All-State Band 03-28-2018

A teen female stands on a campus.Diana S., a senior at Holston High School, has demonstrated her musical proficiency with an exemplary showing at the Virginia All-State band tryouts at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.  The event was held on February 24th and over 1,000 high school musicians attended the audition.  Dianna placed 25th among Virginia’s bassoon players.

Watauga Elementary School Appreciates Sergeant Hayes 03-28-2018

Three students presenting gifts to an officer.To show appreciation, students from Watauga Elementary presented treats, decorated coffee mugs and cards to Sergeant Hayes and the sheriff’s department.

Greendale Elementary School Reading Olympians 03-27-2018

A teacher and students posing with medals.Students from Greendale Elementary School recently participated in the Washington County Reading Olympics, held at Meadowview Elementary School.