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VIES PreK Visited Fender's Farm 11-11-2015

Pre K students and teachers sit in and stand near a huge chair.Valley Institute Elementary School PreK Students took their first field trip of the year to Fender's Farm  A wonderful time was had by all.  Many parents, grandparents, and siblings joined our PreK family for a beautiful day at the farm.

Damascus Middle School Students "Read for the Record" 11-10-2015

A group of people pose in a library.On Thursday, October 22, students at Damascus Middle School participated in Jumpstart’s 10th annual Read for the Record!  This shared reading experience was begun ten years ago in order to promote early literacy, and each year, record numbers of people have participated.

Student-Led Peer Review at WMS 11-10-2015

Four girls talk about their writing.Student-led peer review sessions at Wallace Middle School are part of the writing process in Liz Phillips’s English 8 classes.  When access to the computer lab is limited, students enjoy reading other students’ writing, combing through the rough drafts for errors, weak sentences, and unclear communication.

John S. Battle AP English 11 Visit Muster Grounds 11-09-2015

Three students stand wearing old-time clothes and hatsMs. Jennifer Daniel's Advanced Placement English 11 students experienced 18th century life at the Muster Grounds in Abingdon, Virginia, on Oct. 21.  Students listened to presentations from Revolutionary War reenactors on a variety of topics as part of their unit on Appalachian writer Sharyn McCrumb's novel King's Mountain.

"Not Norman: A Goldfish Story" Read at the Kidz Place 11-09-2015

Young boy glues cheerios on drawing of fish.Jumpstart Read for the Record Day is celebrated each year internationally to promote the idea of getting a book into every child's hand and reading with children.  The idea is to read the same book all over the world on the same day and record the number of people that hear the story.

GES First Graders Create Melting Pot 11-06-2015

A group of children in a classroom.While studying how different ethnic groups contribute to Virginia, first grades made an “ethnic melting pot”.  Our mixture included yogurt covered raisins and Cheerios to represent Whites; dried cranberries to represent Indians; chocolate covered raisins and raisins to represent African Americans; nuts, almonds to represents Mexicans; and other ingredients.

3D Printer Amazes Rhea Valley Fifth Graders 11-06-2015

A boy and a girl standing on opposite sides of a table.The fifth grade students at Rhea Valley Elementary saw the school's new Cubify, 3D printer at work last Wednesday.  Mr. Eskridge's science classes were able to observe the printer as it constructed a model of an animal cell.

Seventeen Wallace Students Selected for the Highlands Honor Choir 11-05-2015

Three rows of students are pictured on the bleachers.Seventeen Wallace Middle School students (including three students named as alternates) were chosen via audition to participate in the first-ever Highlands Honor Choir (formerly All-County Chorus).

GSMS Students Are Working To Make Their Community Stronger 11-05-2015

A large group of children standing outside.After arriving at school on the morning of October 16th, students at Glade Spring Middle School loaded back on the buses and went beyond the walls of their classrooms, and out into their community to participate in Service Learning Day.

Damascus Middle School Students Write with a Purpose 11-04-2015

Teachers help students with work on computers.  Seventh-grade English students at Damascus Middle School recently read Will Hobbs’ Downriver with teacher Mrs. Lisa Blackburn and student teacher Mr. Mikiyas Legesse (Mr. L).  Upon finishing the novel, students wrote persuasive letters to a movie studio suggesting that this wonderful book be made into a movie.