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High Point Elementary School: BIG Elephants Drawn with BIG Talent 01-31-2018

A drawing of a gray elephant.Throughout the year, fifth grade students at High Point Elementary learn an immense amount of artistic techniques and skills that they apply to their artwork. Some of the skills they learn harken back to previous lessons and pieces, and some are brand new.

Watauga Elementary School Celebrates 100 Days of School 01-26-2018

Students dressed up wearing 100 items.On January 24th, Watauga encouraged students and faculty to participate in celebrating the 100th day of school by donating cans of non-perishable food items to give to the local food bank.

Drug and Bullying Awareness Month at Wallace Middle School 01-24-2018

Several students and a teacher are wearing tie-dye clothing.“Our School Believes, Achieves, Succeeds - Drug and Bully-Free” was this year’s theme at WMS. Students promoted Red Ribbon Week and National Bullying Prevention Month by participating in various activities, including a door decorating contest and bullying awareness informational sessions presented in each homeroom.  Students also viewed the movie, “Faces of Addiction” produced by the Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition and participated in themes during Red Ribbon week.

ASVAB Test to Be Offered at Career and Technical Center 01-23-2018

For the 16th consecutive year, the Washington County Career and Technical Center will sponsor a test session for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB).  The test will be given on Friday, February 2nd from 12:30 to 3:15 PM.  The ASVAB is offered to all county sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a potential interest in serving in the United States military.  All branches of the military and their reserve components mandate that individuals take the ASVAB before they enlist.

Holston High School's Matlock Wins Deserved Recognition 01-22-2018

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.

Watauga Elementary School Wins Annual Elementary School Spelling Bee 01-22-2018

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."

Holston High School FFA Wins at The Big E 12-18-2017

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.

Abingdon Elementary School 5th Graders Tie Reading and Science Together! 12-18-2017

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.

Patrick Henry High School PE Classes Learn Kayak Fishing 12-15-2017

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.

Damascus Middle School Seventh-Grade English Classes Participate in an Hour of Code 12-15-2017

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.