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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.

Washington County Schools Holds Annual Spelling Bee 12-15-2017

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.

Valley Institute Elementary School Super Spellers 12-14-2017

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!

Watauga Elementary School Fifth Grader Wins JMH Card Contest 12-14-2017

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.

Wallace Middle School Trojan Diner and Cafe- A Book Tasting Experience 12-14-2017

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.