News Article Index

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Hour of Code with WMS Eighth Graders 03-15-2016

Three male students are working on computers in the library.During Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, eighth grade students in Mrs. Ramseyer’s library class participated in The Hour of Code.  Students were given opportunities to explore basic coding activities and tutorials on a variety of free online sites.

“Kids Helping Kids” at Abingdon Elementary School 03-14-2016

Three students display certificates.Abingdon Elementary School participated in the Ronald McDonald House Charities, “Hearts for the House.”  Students sold hearts for $1.00 each to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

VIES Third Graders Became Raindrops 03-10-2016

Students sitting on the floor listening to someone doing a presentation.Third graders in Mrs. Shortt’s Science classes were transformed into raindrops when Mandy Fletcher, Holston River Soil and Water Conservation District (HRSWCD) educator, came to Valley Institute.  Just like Mrs. Frizzle, students changed into raindrops and traveled around the world.

Holston Sends Two Talented Students to All-State Chorus 03-08-2016

A female teacher stands beside a male and female student.Two of Holston’s students were selected to attend the 2016 All-VA Chorus.  Jamie A. and Ashelyn W. auditioned on February 20th, at the Sr. All-District Chorus event, and were picked to be part of this prestigious choir.  Both students have been very busy musically this year.  They both were selected and attended the All-County event in October held at Holston HS, and the All-District event held this last weekend at George Wythe HS in Wythe Co.  The All State Chorus will be held in Virginia Beach on April 28th through 30th.  The culminating event will be a concert on Saturday, April 30th at 1:00 PM.

Washington County Schools Announces Kindergarten Registration 03-07-2016

Kindergarten Registration will be held at all seven elementary schools in Washington County, Virginia on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 12:00-6:00 P.M.  Children who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2016 are eligible for kindergarten enrollment.  During registration, all children will be screened for instructional needs.  Documentation needed for registration includes birth certificate, social security number, immunization records and evidence of a physical exam within the past year.  Parents need to register their children in the school district in which they reside.  Out of zone tra

Patrick Henry High School Crowns New Miss PHHS 03-07-2016

Three girls hold flowers while wearing dresses.The Miss Patrick Henry pageant, sponsored by the junior class, was held at 7:00 in the evening on Tuesday, March 1st at Patrick Henry High School.  Twelve young ladies competed in casual and formal rounds. During these two rounds, contestants were judged in five categories: poise, carriage, face, figure, and dress.

Wallace Middle School Students Build and Race C O 2 Dragsters 03-04-2016

Four students hold their dragsters and trophies.The Wallace Middle School technology class recently held CO2 dragster races for seventh and eighth graders. Thirty students completed a CO2 dragster during the nine week grading period.

HPES Flag of Freedom 03-03-2016

A girl standing in front of the United States Flag smiling.The Black’s Fort Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution provides an opportunity for Washington County fourth-grade students to share their feelings about the United States Flag.

VIES Congratulates our Teacher of the Year! 03-02-2016

A man in a suit handing a woman an award.Valley Institute would like to congratulate Mrs. Teresa Peltier for being selected as the VIES Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Peltier is currently the Reading Specialist at VIES and has taught in Washington County for 30+ years.

DMS Donna Musick is Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year 02-26-2016

A teacher shows four students how to mix pudding in a bag.Mrs. Donna Musick has been named Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year.  This award recognizes efforts by a teacher to incorporate agriculture into his or her teaching, something Mrs. Musick seeks to do on a regular basis.