News Article Index

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AES Mrs. Roark’s Class Gingerbread House Village 12-19-2016

A Gingerbread House Village.Recently, Mrs. Roark’s class was awarded a PTA grant from their school. This grant was used to purchase a convection oven and a stove burner. A discussion was held on several precautions and safety rules for this equipment and then the cooking began!

Rhea Valley Students Participate in Hour of Code 12-19-2016

A girl and boy sitting at computers.Fourth and fifth grade Rhea Valley Elementary students participated in the Hour of Code on December 7th and 9th. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week which was December 5-11. It is a global initiative of dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of computer science. Millions of students from around the world participate in the event each year.

VDOT Official Speaks to Holston FBLA 12-16-2016

A man standing with 3 students and smiling.Carl Reedy, the Assistant VDOT District Administrator for Washington County and the surrounding area, recently spoke to the HHS Future Business Leaders of America.  Mr. Reedy had the honor of being a faculty member at Holston when the school opened in 1964.  He remained there for the next four years, teaching Biology and coaching.  Mr. Reedy made a career change after his time as a teacher, transitioning into the Virginia Department of Transportation.  There he worked his way up the career ladder.  He now has one of the most prominent jobs in the department.

John S. Battle Cross-Country Celebrates a Successful Season 12-15-2016

A group of students holding a quilt. Congratulations to the John S. Battle Cross-Country team on a great 2016 season!!!  With three of the top five graduating this past May, the Girls' team had to look to rebuild.

GES News Crew Visits WCYB 12-14-2016

Students standing behind WCYB reporters.The GES News Crew had the privilege of touring the WCYB News studio with WCYB Sports Director, Casey Goetz on Thursday, December 8.  Students were able to tour the production studio, news room and studio while meeting several WCYB staff who work behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

WMS Hosts a Fall Bash! 12-13-2016

Two female students are playing a game on an inflatable.Wallace Middle School officially kicked off the fall season with a Fall Bash on Friday, October 14.  The students enjoyed an afternoon filled with music, games, and several different inflatables.

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.