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Valley Institute Elementary Pre-K Steps Out on a STEM 09-14-2015

Two preschool students stand beside a table where their apple experiment has been displayed.  The rest of the class waits eagerly for the results of the experiment.We stepped out on a "STEM" in Pre-K to find out why apples turn brown after we slice or bite into them and to see if we could keep our apples fresher longer.  We conducted an experiment using honey, lemon juice, vinegar, and water.  We had three different cups to use for this experiment.

We missed you at the Kidz Place! 09-14-2015

Girl reads to a dog as Dad and sister listen.On Tuesday, September 1st, we began our late nights for the 2015-16 year with our special quests the Tail Waggin' Tutors.  These therapy dogs visit with us on our late nights through a partnership with the Highlands Educational Literacy Program.  The dogs visit area hospitals, nursing homes, and cancer centers as therapy dogs.

John S. Battle High School Junior Receives 4-H Honors 09-11-2015

A young lady stands wearing a white shirt and dark jacket.Kailey B., was awarded state champion honors in the visual and creative and constructive arts contest. She has given her presentation/act at the County and District level, in preparation for the state competition.

GES Fifth Graders are Polling with Plickers 09-10-2015

A group of students share their answers by displaying Plicker cards.Fifth graders at Greendale Elementary school are excited to start the new school year!  Students have been hard at work and are excited to use some new “paper” technology to show their responses.

Four Washington County Schools Begin Archery Program 09-10-2015

One adult demonstrates use of a bow to another adult.This past summer, teachers from Patrick Henry High School and Damascus, Glade Spring, and Wallace Middle Schools participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) training.  Sponsored by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), NASP is an introductory program that teaches youth in grades 4-12 about the lifetime sport of archery.

VIES Pre-K Students “Travel” to Antarctica 09-09-2015

Children holding up their penguin projects.The theme at Valley Institute Elementary School this year is "Around the World in 180 Days.”  To go along with this theme, Mrs. Clarke's Pre-K class is studying the icy, cold continent of Antarctica.

HPES: Do You Know the Alphabet? Yes, We Know the Alphabet! 09-09-2015

Two kids sitting in the floor drawing alphabet letters.Kindergarten students at High Point Elementary are enjoying learning the alphabet in many fun ways.  The students are learning alphabet songs like, What Do the Letters Say? and Alphardy.  They are learning to write the letters using correct formation using paint, shaving cream, sand, and playdough.

Holston Graduate Completes Military Training 09-09-2015

Two soldiers stand in front of a table.  One is in a formal dress uniform and one is in a work uniform.Chase T., a 2015 graduate of Holston High School, recently returned from his Army Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Chase came back to greet his Holston peers during lunch less than a week after his return from training.  He appeared in full dress blues wearing the Private First Class stripe that he had earned during his training.

Watauga Elementary Welcomes Six New Faculty Members 09-08-2015

Six teachers stand in front of the Watauga school sign.Watauga Elementary is proud to welcome six new faculty members to its team. Ms. Sara Keith graduated from The University of Virginia's College at Wise in 2010. She previously taught for five years at J.W. Adams Combined School. She now teachers second grade at Watauga.Mrs. Jill Baldwin graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and taught in North Carolina. After Mrs. Baldwin married, her family moved to Abingdon.

HPES Kindergarten Artists Get Colorful with Self-portraits 09-04-2015

A child is showing his drawing.This past week at High Point Elementary School, our brand new kindergartners got to paint on their own for the very first time this year! And, what could possibly be better to paint than an artist's "bread and butter," a self-portrait! These were no ordinary self-portraits.

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