News Article Index

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John S. Battle Class Discovers Glee Gum 05-25-2016

Students stand in a classroom; one is holding a gumball machine. Larry Booher is a long-time teacher at JSB and recently his Ecology class was featured on the Glee Gum website. Glee Gum is a company which makes an all natural gum. For their use of the product and the research that went into the project, Mr. Booher and his class were selected as a "Featured Fan".

CTE: CISCO Student Nicolas O. Earns Bronze at State SkillsUSA! 05-24-2016

A student poses for a picture displaying his bronze medal.Nicolas O., a senior at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center and a second  year CISCO Networking Academy student placed third in Technical Computer Applications at the Virginia SkillsUSA  State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

2016-2017 Calendar Cover Art Contest Winner 05-24-2016

A drawing of a book bag with school supplies.

Congratulations to Lydia B., the 2015-2016 School Calendar and Handbook Cover Art Contest Winner!  Lydia just graduated from Abingdon High School and her beautiful artwork was chosen to be the cover for the 2016-2017 School Calendar and Handbook among over 300 entries.  Washington County distributes over 11,000 copies of the school calendar/handbook annually throughout the county.

GSMS Poets Are Published 05-23-2016

Twenty-one students sitting and standing in a hall smiling.Glade Spring Middle School is proud to announce that several of Mrs. Tolliver’s 7th English students were chosen to be published in the annual Creative Communications poetry anthology.  Students spent several weeks studying different types of poetry and writing original examples of each.

C.T.E. Students Compete at State Competition and Tour Capital 05-20-2016

Students and instructors pose for a picture in Washington.
On April 16th, twenty-nine students proudly represented the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center by participating in the Virginia SkillsUSA State competition in Fredericksburg, VA.  While all students did well in their individual competitions, twelve students from WCCTEC received medals for outstanding performances.

GSMS: Whodunit? A Sixth Grade Mystery 05-20-2016

3 women standing with 2 of them wearing hats smiling.The end of a school year can be boring and stressful with testing and end of year blahs.  But not at Glade Spring Middle School, where students have been busy solving a mystery based on the game of CLUE!  Mrs. Mink set the stage for a murder mystery in her classroom complete with clues, props, and of course writing opportunities.

School Nutrition Programs Announcement 05-18-2016

Hello everyone,

It is hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end. Thank you for choosing us to serve your child/children breakfast and lunch  We greatly appreciate each of you and your business.

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All Four County High Schools Have Band Students Sign with Emory & Henry 05-18-2016

A collage of four signings with students sitting at tables and adults standing behind them, with a table covering of the schools' mottos.This Spring we are excited to announce that Washington County Public Schools have students from all four high schools receiving scholarships to perform with the Emory & Henry College Marching Band for the fall of 2016.  The students were honored at individual scholarship signing ceremonies.

Damascus Middle School Teacher is a Hero 05-18-2016

A teacher stands with a group of students. In January, the Mountain Empire Chapter of the American Red Cross asked for nominations for “local heroes who have saved someone else’s life, performed an act of courage or offered a valuable service to the community.”  Damascus Middle School teacher Mrs. Donna Musick thought immediately of her colleague Mr. Joe Preston, for the valuable service he has provided to his history students for the past sixteen years.

JSBHS Key Club Campus Clean-Up 05-17-2016

A group of students picking up trash.The 2015-2016 John S. Battle Key Club participated in its annual campus clean up at JSB on May 7th, 2016.  The Key Club sponsors a section of Lee Highway surrounding the campus.