News Article Index

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High Point Elementary "Can" Do It! 09-08-2017

A painted can with eyes. I can. You can. Everybody can! This humble can is painted blue and dotted with wiggle-eyes. Now, this might seem strange, but it serves as a motivator for second grade students at High Point Elementary School. Mrs. Shumate calls it her "eye can."

Patrick Henry High School "Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic, and Rehearsing" 09-06-2017

Two students sitting on a stage and look at each other.  Juniors Madison T. and Erika P. create characters for speech fundamentals class.  Throughout the semester, students will develop characters defining their characteristics through movement, speech, and interactions with other characters.

John S. Battle High School Socratic Soccer 09-01-2017

Students in a circle kicking a ball.Students in Mrs. Davenport's English 10 Honors class tried a different approach to a Socratic seminar on the novel Animal Farm. The students kicked around a "Socratic Soccer Ball" that features questions on each of the white spaces of the ball.

Holston’s Munsey Receives Coveted Award 08-31-2017

Two female educators stand with an award.

Once again, Holston Business Teacher, Joy Munsey, has been recognized for her dynamic teaching and innovation.  Ms. Munsey has been named as the Virginia Credit Union’s Teacher of the Quarter.  It is an award that is designated for K-12 teachers in Virginia who teach Economics and Personal Finance.

HPES "Kid Sized" Solar Eclipse 08-30-2017

First Graders pose on lawn during an eclipse.High Point Elementary School first graders recreated the eclipse with their bodies!  Each classroom dressed in colors to represent either the sun, moon, or earth (land and water).  Our beloved art teacher, Mr. Cregger, photographed our "eclipse" from the school's rooftop.

Patrick Henry Students Experience Total Solar Eclipse at Clemson University 08-29-2017

Eleven boys and girls lay on the grass in a circle wearing eclipse glasses.For many people, a total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so students at Patrick Henry High School jumped at the opportunity to travel to Clemson University, which was in the path of totality.

Damascus Middle School Civics Students Take a Personal Look at Citizenship 08-28-2017

A girl talking to a group of students.Students in Mrs. Wendy Cole’s seventh-grade Civics class at Damascus Middle School recently learned the 14th Amendment and the two ways of obtaining citizenship in the United States of America.  Because they were born in the United States, the students understood the concept that a person born in the United States is a citizen.

Chris Michaels Visits Meadowview Elementary School 08-25-2017

A man standing in front of projected image.Chris Michaels visited Meadowview Elementary school on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He talked to the second grade class about the solar eclipse which occurred on August 21, 2017. Mr. Michaels is the weekend evening meteorologist at News 5 WCYB.

Delegate Israel O’Quinn Visits Greendale 2nd Grade 08-25-2017

A man standing before large group of children.On Wednesday, August 16, Greendale 2nd graders were treated to a special visit by Delegate Israel O’Quinn.  The students have been studying citizenship and what it means to be a good citizen at the school level, community level, state level, and national levels.

Watauga Elementary School 2017 Total Solar Eclipse 08-23-2017

Students using their eclipse glasses.Watauga Elementary was prepared for the 2017 total solar eclipse. On Monday, August 21st, students at WES took advantage of this rare, educational opportunity and allowed students to safely experience the event during the school day.