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Greendale's Math and Science Family Night 02-17-2016

A kindergarten boy making snow for science night.Greendale Elementary recently turned classrooms into laboratories as they hosted a school-wide Math and Science Family Night.  Teachers, dressed as mad scientists and mathematicians, welcomed families into their classrooms to participate in various science experiments and math games.

Holston Students Make Their Mark 02-12-2016

Two male and two female teenagers stand beside mascot.Several HHS students have been busy contributing to the school and the community at large.  Four of those students are Mia A., Seth W., Jacob J. and Anna-Blake W.

High Point Third Graders Create Museum Exhibits 02-11-2016

Student shows his work to his class.High Point Third grade students become Museum curators to create museum exhibits. Each student created a poster showing their design for a museum exhibit about the three ancient civilizations that they have studied this year.

Holston Agriculture and Horticulture Programs Receive Service Project Grant 02-08-2016

High School students tend to a terraced garden.The Holston FFA has been awarded a $2,500 grant through the National FFA Organization for the construction of a raised bed garden (this grant does not have a matching requirement).  Last summer Holston FFA members volunteered with the kitchen garden at Feeding America Southwest Virginia center in Abingdon to grow vegetables for the soup kitchen.

WES Choir Perform at the Abingdon Tree Lighting Ceremony 02-08-2016

Students standing on risers.4th and 5th grade Watauga Elementary School combined choir, under the direction of Amanda Farnum, performed at the annual Abingdon Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4, 2015. Students traveled to the Farmers Market Pavilion where they performed Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland, We Love You Christmas (a medley of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, and Jingle Bells) and of course, O’ Christmas Tree.

HPES: Hip, Hip, Hooray for the 100th Day! 02-05-2016

Children dressed as elderly.The kindergarten classes at High Point celebrated the 100th Day of school with lots of fun activities.  First, students dressed as if they were 100 years old and some came with white hair, mustaches, and suspenders while others were dressed in shawls, reading glasses, and purses.  Everyone enjoyed seeing each other with wrinkles and canes.

Bloodmobile Visits Holston High School 02-04-2016

A bus designed to collect blood sits in a school parking lot.The Johnston Memorial Hospital Bloodmobile made its annual visit to Holston High School on Monday, February 1, 2016.  HHS responded with an outpouring of support for the bus and its mission.

JSBHS: Fire in the Kitchen 02-04-2016

Four high school students stand with an older man. The trio Fire in the Kitchen, a local band, recently performed at a Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church in Abingdon on December 13.  John S. Battle High School seniors attended the event as part of their VHCC Arts Array curriculum and in preparation for their study of Appalachian literature in the spring semester.

Damascus Middle School Students Sweep DAR Essay Contest 02-03-2016

Three students standing in the library.Three students at Damascus Middle School were recently named winners in the Black’s Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) annual essay contest.  In honor of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, the topic this year centered on the reaction of American colonists to the Stamp Act and its importance in organizing the colonists against the King and Parliament.

WMS Eighth Graders Celebrate STEM Style 02-03-2016

Three students holding the items they made.The week leading up to Christmas Vacation was an exciting time for WMS eighth graders. Students spent each day researching and participating in different STEM themed activities. Students started the week off by researching different types of energy and building a solar car.