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AHS Student Wins Queen of Hearts Crown 04-15-2016

Young lady, dressed in formal gown and holding roses, receives a crown on stage from another young lady wearing a formal gown and wearing crown.Abingdon High School junior, Caroline C., was recently crowned the Queen of Hearts in the Tri-Cities on March 19, 2016, at a gala at the Higher Education Center in Abingdon where she won the Buddy Crump Memorial Award for her relentless work toward collecting an amazing $24,800 for the American Heart Association!

AES Goes North to Alaska 04-14-2016

Teacher standing under a banner.On February 29th, Mrs. Campbell, a 5th grade language arts teacher from Abingdon Elementary School, traveled to Anchorage, Alaska for the Iditarod Winter Teacher’s Conference.  In addition to attending the 4 day teachers’ conference that included STEM and cross-curricular workshops and presentations for using the Iditarod dogsled race in the classroom, Mrs.
Campbell also visited a dog sledding kennel, Iditarod Headquarters, and the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Dogsled Race on March 5th.

GSMS 8th Grade Band Receives Superior Ratings at the VBODA 04-13-2016

Band wearing black and white on a stage playing instruments.The GSMS 8th grade band performed at the VBODA District 7 Concert Assessment on March 17th. The assessment is comprised of performing three selections for three judges, who grade the band on all Virginia band SOLs and rate them accordingly.

DMS Small Animal Care Team Places First in County 04-12-2016

Four students stand in front of an FFA bulletin board.Damascus Middle School’s Small Animal Care Team, composed of Stacy D., KayLeigh H., Cortlyn K., and Baylee T., and sponsored by Agriscience teacher Mary Rhudy, won the county-wide competition on Thursday, March 17.

Kidz Place (Title 1 Parent Resource Center) Community Open House 04-11-2016

Tuesday, April 12th, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm we will host a Community Open House in the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center (WCCTEC).  We invite you to attend this informative and engaging expo with approximately 16 local agencies/organizations.  Highlands Community Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Highlands Literacy, Sustain Abingdon, Nutrition Department of the Washington County Schools, and Transportation Department of the Washington County Schools are among a few agencies represented.  Also, the Sheriff's Department will be on hand to do the Digital Finge

AHS Creative Writing Class Meets Well-Known Author 04-08-2016

Students, both male and female, sit in chairs in a conference hall with lady standing in row among them with windows in background.On April 5, Creative Writing students from Abingdon High School traveled to The University of Virginia at Wise to attend "Coffee Night" with special guest Adriana Trigiani. Many know Trigiani from her best-selling novels which include Big Stone Gap, The Shoemaker's Wife, The Supreme Macaroni Company as well as a popular Young Adult fiction series.

WES Fractions in Action! 04-07-2016

Students sit in the floor with fraction models.Watauga Elementary third graders are all about fractions! The students have learned that fractions represent parts of a whole. They have learned to identify fractions of models, of sets, and on number lines.


The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.  The Annual Plan will be presented for review by of the Advisory Committee.  The meeting will be held in the Washington County School Board conference room of the main school board office.  The meeting is open to the public. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education, at 739-3041.

WMS Announces Teacher of the Year 04-04-2016

A male teacher wearing a green shirt while smiling.Congratulations to Mr. Mark Hawkins for being named Wallace Middle School Teacher of the Year!  Mr. Hawkins is a very hard-working and dedicated Agriscience teacher.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University where he majored in Agricultural Education and minored in Agricultural and Environmental Technology.

GES Takes First Place In The DAR Essay Contest 04-01-2016

Student standing at a podium with a DAR representative.Greendale Elementary fifth-grade student Baleigh B. has taken first place in the county for the 2015-2016 Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest.  In honor of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, students were asked to describe a colonial family’s reaction to the new Stamp Act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.