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WES Snowy Day Recess 02-01-2017

A group of children displaying their projects.So, what do you do when the weather outside is frightful, but recess still needs to be delightful? You create fractions on geoboards of course! Don't be fooled.


The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.The meeting will be held in the top floor conference room of the Annex Building.  The meeting is open to the public. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

Holston High School Band Attends Canadian Brass Concert 01-31-2017

A group of musicians performing on stage.On Thursday, January 19, 2017 the Holston High School Band traveled to the McGlothlin Center for the Arts and listened to a concert by the Canadian Brass. The ensemble is considered by many to be to be the world’s foremost brass ensemble.

WCCTEC Grace Healthcare Program 01-27-2017

Several students interacting with Grace Healthcare residents. On December 15, the students and staff from the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center welcomed  the residents of Grace Healthcare by presenting their annual "Christmas with Grace" Program.

McGlothlin Award Finalist at Meadowview Elementary School 01-26-2017

A man holding a cake and smiling.Mr. Tim Kilbourne, a fourth grade Math Teacher at Meadowview Elementary, has made it to the finalist stage for the 2017 McGlothlin Award Teaching Excellence.

E. B. Stanley Middle School Student Wins “If I were Mayor” Essay 01-25-2017

A boy smiling.Dillon M., a seventh grader at E.B. Stanley Middle School, was selected as the Region 1 winner of the Virginia Municipal League’s “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. He will travel to Richmond to receive his award at Virginia Municipal League Day, on January 25, 2017, at the Library of Virginia; at 3:00 p.m. Dillon will be presented a certificate from Governor McAuliffe and a $150 cash prize.

ASVAB Test to Be Offered at Career and Technical Center 01-24-2017
For the 15th 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 3rd 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 Agriculture Teacher Receives Top National Recognition 01-24-2017

A teacher is receiving a plaque.How do you follow being recognized as the best in your profession at the state level?  You do it by being selected as the best in the nation.  Holston High School Agriculture teacher Sarah Scyphers was named the 2017 winner of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation.  This follows her selection as the Virginia winner in 2016.

STEM Night, Goldilocks and The Three Little Bears 01-23-2017

Person dressed as a bear talking to a girl on a stage.Greendale’s monthly PTO meeting turned into a problem solving extravaganza!  After hearing a different spin on the iconic fairy tale, students were broken up in grade levels and given two problems to solve to help those Bears keep that little rascal Goldilocks away from their home.  In K-2, students and parents had to build a piece of furniture for Goldilocks.

High Point 5th Graders Are Art Illusionists 01-23-2017

A circle on black and white checker pattern appearing 3-D.Over the past few weeks in Art class at High Point Elementary School, our fifth grade students have been learning about many different types of art, including optical illusions. Using a variety of drawing techniques, our students have managed to make circles appear to jump right off the paper, and make worms grow and shrink without ever leaving the paper.