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WES Honoring Heroes 12-12-2016

Third grade students raising American flags.On Thursday, November 10, Watauga Elementary School proudly honored our nation’s heroes, our veterans. Third grade students donned patriotic clothing in red, white, and blue. Some even wore military costumes or costumes that resembled famous Americans and symbols like Uncle Sam, the Statue of Liberty, and Betsy Ross.

HPES Fifth Grade Students Visit WonderWorks! 12-09-2016

A student smiling.Have you ever become a human lightning rod, experienced the feel of weightlessness, or been caught in a category one hurricane?  That’s exactly what the fifth graders at High Point Elementary School were able to experience this month when they visited WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

First Graders from Abingdon Elementary celebrate Veterans Day 12-08-2016

Students listen as a veteran talks about his experiences.On Friday, November 11th, the first graders at Abingdon Elementary celebrated Veterans Day with some very special guests! The fathers of two of our first grade students came to share with us about what it is like to be a veteran. Mr. Marcus Ball and Mr. Byron Sargent both served in the Marines and Army Reserves!

RVES Bringing History to Life 12-08-2016

A crowd of students sitting in a auditorium looking at an actor.Rhea Valley Elementary School had a visitor from the past...Robert E. Lee (a.k.a. Tom Jessee). The fourth, fifth, and GATE students listened to General Lee tell about his life.

School Wide Spelling Bee at VIES 12-07-2016

Students holding a trophy and certificates.Valley Institute Elementary held their school wide spelling bee on November 18th. The bee was very competitive and lasted 16 rounds!

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting 12-06-2016

The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.  If there is a delayed schedule due to bad weather, the meeting will be at 11:00 a.m.  If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. or if school is on a delayed schedule, at 11:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the top floor of the Annex Building. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

GSMS Student Creates Thankful Tuesday Project 12-06-2016

Student standing holding poster.Noah S., a seventh grader at Glade Spring Middle School, knows a thing or two about giving thanks. Noah organized a food drive for the local pantry and called it Thankful Tuesday.

Exemplary Holston Athlete Signs with UVA Wise 12-02-2016

A group of people are seated at a table.Kendra W. will remain a Cav even after she graduates in May.  The Holston High School senior recently signed to play softball for the UVA Wise Cavaliers.  As a four-year varsity starter, she has put up some impressive numbers.  Last year she posted a batting average of over .400 while hitting 2 home runs.  She has also been flawless in field as a shortstop, continually impressing her coach Lisa Blackburn by making impossible plays seem routine.

Damascus Middle School Salutes Our Veterans 12-02-2016

An army veteran stands in a cafeteria.On Friday, November 11, Damascus Middle School students, faculty, and staff honored veterans with a special program and lunch.  Principal Scott Keith welcomed our guests, and seventh-grader Noah S. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Dramatic Reading at Meadowview Elementary 12-01-2016

A student standing on a stage in a forum with students watching him.5th grade students at Meadowview Elementary recently took part in the Dramatic Reading Competition for 4-H.  Students chose their favorite books, poems, or stories to read in front of an audience of their peers.