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WES First Graders Make Creature Catchers! 11-11-2016

First grade students use materials to create a catcher.First grade students at Watauga Elementary were challenged to create "creature catchers" after a week long investigation of spiders. During this STEM activity, students worked in teams to create a contraption that would trap a plastic spider when dropped from above.

GSMS Students Explore Flower Arranging in Agriscience Class 11-11-2016

Two girls and one boy sitting making flower arrangements.Students in Mrs. Rhudy’s 8th grade Agriscience class explored basic flower arranging to finish up their 12 week exploratory class at GSMS. Students learned about the history of flower arranging from the ancient Egyptian's methods and designs, through the famous Greek Head Wreaths, past the Middle Ages tussy-mussy bouquets, to the influence of the French Baroque and American Victorian Age.

MES Second Graders Have a Howling Good Time at Bays Mountain! 11-10-2016

A group of children sitting on wooden benches in a forest setting.Meadowview Elementary School’s second grade students enjoyed a fun and informative field trip to Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport on October 25th.  Our well-behaved and attentive group was introduced to an active pack of wolves, and they learned about what wolves eat, their habitat, and how a leader is chosen of a wolf pack.

WMS Civics in Action! 11-10-2016

A male student is interviewing a female student.Students in Mrs. Miller’s Civics class at Wallace Middle School are participating in a campaign finance game to learn more about how much it costs to run a successful campaign!

High Point Elementary 5th Graders Learn All About Atoms 11-07-2016

Fifth Graders Display Atom Cakes.The 5th grade science students are learning all about atoms.  Each student had the opportunity to choose an atom of their choice, by looking on the Periodic Table of Elements.

WES Second Graders Complete One School One Book Project 11-04-2016

Second Grade students dress as King Phillip and Princess Pea.Watauga Second Graders completed their One School One Book, The Tale of Despereaux,  by making soup.

S.T.E.M. Night at Valley Institute 11-04-2016

Students getting books and enjoy activities.Valley Institute Elementary School had a special treat in store for parents and students who came out to the PTO STEM Family Night, October 11th.  After the PTO informational meeting, parents and students were invited to tour the Kidz Place Book Bus and have their child choose a FREE book to take home and enjoy with family and siblings.

Greendale Second Graders Show Their Cents 11-04-2016

Boy placing drops of water on a penny.Greendale second grade students participated in a science experiment to find out how much water the face of a penny will hold.  No one thinks of a penny as holding water, but did you know they will hold several drops of water on their face?

Washington County Career and Technical Education Center Students Paint for Virginia State Police 11-02-2016

Ten students stand beside Virginia State Police officers in front of a helicopter.Under the direction of Mr. Mark Trogdon, WCCTEC Auto Body Repair Instructor, students made a perfect paint match on a helicopter tug in the Virginia State Police gray/dark blue colorway.

MES Enjoys Frindle Family Night 11-01-2016

A family enjoying the activitiesMES students and faculty recently began reading Frindle by Andrew Clements as part of their One School, One Book kickoff. To celebrate the book, a PTA Frindle Family Night was held on October 11th. Students and parents had the opportunity to participate in various family activities such as leaf design, a Spirograph art center, and a word search race.