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Damascus Middle School Student Kai B. Wins Art Contest 04-25-2016

A self-portrait done with ebony pencil.Damascus Middle School eighth-grade student Kai B. was recently named the middle school division winner in the county-wide Virginia School Boards Association Art Contest.  His self-portrait, based on a 5 x 7 black and white photograph taken by his art teacher Ms. Jennifer Smith, is an ebony pencil drawing created using the grid method.

Local Musicians Visit John S. Battle High School 04-25-2016

4 people standing and playing instruments.Recently, local musicians, Adam Graybeal, Jim Graybeal, and CanJoe John, presented a history of the music of the Appalachian region to John S. Battle GATE and Dual Enrollment English 12 students.

Culinary Arts Bake the Competition at District SkillsUSA 04-20-2016

Three girls who won a culinary competition stand beside each other. Culinary Arts students recently competed in the annual District VIII SkillsUSA Commercial Baking competition.  The competition was a timed event requiring each student to prepare multiple baked items including: yeast breads, muffins, cakes, pies, cookies and muffins.

WES Students Awarded in 4-H “Share the Fun” Program 04-19-2016

Students standing and holding up their ribbons.Watauga Elementary 4-H members held their annual “Share the Fun” talent program. 18 members from the fourth and fifth grades performed.  Talent acts included: variety, dance, instrumental, drama, combination, and vocal.  Each contestant had four minutes to perform in either an individual or team act.  The youth were awarded points in the following areas: Chosen material, talent, audience response, creativity, showmanship, and their costume and props.

WMS Eighth Graders EXCEL with Monopoly 04-18-2016

Two male students are playing games on their computers.Eighth grade students in Mrs. Lyle’s Computer Solutions class apply real world applications and have fun doing it!  Each nine weeks grading period the students spend approximately eight days learning to use Excel Software.

Special Guest Reader Visits GES Library 04-15-2016

Students listening to story being read by a woman.Special guest readers from the Washington County Public Library visited Greendale Elementary's library to share some special books with kindergarten students.

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.