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Watauga Elementary Third Graders are Feeling “Frosty” 02-26-2016

Students sitting in stadium chairs in a theater.Watauga Elementary third grade students recently attended a showing of “Frosty” at the Barter Theatre. The students were completely mesmerized by the exciting song and dance routines of the Barter cast.

The Greendale Choir Grows 02-26-2016

The Greendale Choir has hit the ground running—welcoming new faces and learning new music for the spring semester.  The “snowpocalypse” may have set us back a few rehearsals, but the choir is ready to work on our new pieces for the spring.  With twenty new students joining after Christmas, the Greendale Choir now stands at 73 members—the largest choir ever at Greendale!

Identifying Disabled Children 02-25-2016

The Washington County Public School System provides a Free and Appropriate Public Education for all identified eligible disabled students, ages 2 to 21, residing within Washington County.  Please see http://www.wcs.k12.va.us/specialservices/identifying-children-disabilities .

Hogwarts 101 at Abingdon Elementary School 02-25-2016

Students stand behind display table.Fifth grade GATE students participated in a Harry Potter book study club. The students challenged each other with trivia questions for each book, studied name origins of the various characters and creatures, acted out favorite scenes, and compared and contrasted selected scenes from the books and movies.

Annual ASVAB Test Serves 43 Students 02-24-2016

Two soldiers assist high school students as they take ASVAB.For the 14th straight year, the Washington County Career and Technical Center opened its doors to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test and to the county’s high school students who wished to take it.  A record number of 43 students sat for the exam.

PRESCHOOL SERVICES 02-23-2016

If you live in Washington County, Virginia, and have a child who will be 4 years of age by September 30, 2016, your child may qualify for enrollment in the school division's PRESCHOOL PROGRAM for the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment is limited, so parents of prospective students should contact the KIDZ PLACE (Title 1 Parent Resource Center) by calling 276-739-3115 to set up a screening appointment.

GSMS Students Selected for the ACDA Middle School Honor Choirs 02-22-2016

Three Children standing together in a library smiling.Three GSMS members of the Rebel Voices Chorus have been selected as members of the Virginia ACDA Middle School Honor Choirs! Congratulations to Elizabeth J. (Treble Choir, Low Voice), Dakota F. (Mixed Choir, Bass 2) and Addie H. (Treble Choir, Low Voice –Alternate).

HPES Third Grade Multiplication Magicians! 02-19-2016

Three children sitting at a table.Third grade students in Mrs. Miller’s third grade math class have been challenged to a competition by Dr. King! There will be a timed competition in which students will be given three minutes to complete as many multiplication facts as they can.

Tall Tales Galore at Wallace Middle School! 02-19-2016

Five students are sitting on the floor and working on language arts activities.Students in Mrs. Miller’s seventh grade language arts class at Wallace Middle School are having some "larger than life discussions” about the likes of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Annie Oakley, and Slue Foot Sue!

WES Teacher Named Elementary Teacher of the Year 02-18-2016

A woman stands in front of a bulletin board.Every day for the past 35 years, Mrs. Mary Jo Neal has loved going to work. "Every child is important and what they do is important. They brighten each day, and I tell them that often." Her passion for teaching mathematics is driven by her dedication to create a stimulating, encouraging, and supportive classroom atmosphere.

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