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WMS Pizza Box Reports 04-22-2015

Two girls and two boys stand while holding their projects. Students in Michele Sutton’s sixth grade class at Wallace Middle School recently completed a special biography project which they decided to share with their classmates.  The project was devised as a new approach to book reports.

Fourth Grade Writer represents Abingdon Elementary at DAR Essay Contest 04-22-2015

Young girl, winner of DAR essay contest, reads her essay from lectern.Abingdon Elementary is proud to congratulate Grace A, who came in third place for the DAR Essay Contest.  Grace wrote her essay on "What the Flag Means to Me."  She eloquently shared her thoughts and feelings about the American flag in her essay.

STEAM is the Theme! 04-21-2015

2015 Gifted and Talented Education Camp Registration is open for the 2015 GATE Camp! Our focus this year is STEAM – Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics for rising 4th – 9rd graders. Appalachian culture, through STEAM activities, is the theme for rising 1st – 3rd graders. GATE camp is June 8, 9 and 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Parents are asked to join our presentations on June 10 at 2:00 p.m. Deadline for registration is May 13 and late forms will not be accepted. Make your plans now and join us at the Neff Center for the free STEAM GATE Camp!

AHS Taylor B. Commits to Emory & Henry 04-21-2015

Young lady sitting in small auditorium room at table signing document with a lady and gentleman (her parents) sitting beside her; two female and male coach standing behind.After four years at Abingdon High School as a varsity starter, Taylor B. is moving up Interstate 81 to continue her academic and basketball careers. The list of institutions was trimmed to six, which included Emory & Henry, Roanoke, Concord, UVA-Wise, King, and Randolph.

Dr. Seuss was the Craze at Greendale Elementary School 04-21-2015

A woman is dressed up in a black and white cat costume with a red and white hat on standing in with two students in front of a Read Across America green bulletin board. Students, teachers and visiting readers plunged into the world of Dr. Seuss during Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2. This is a nationwide reading event that takes place every year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

WES Horsin’ Around in the Music Room! 04-21-2015

Children gathered in a music room.Fifth grade students at Watauga Elementary School have been learning about “the father of American music” Stephen Collins Foster. Foster is one of the most popular composers from the 19th century composing many well know songs associated with the South such as “ Old Folks at Home”, “ Oh! Susanna”, and “My Old Kentucky Home”.

DMS Students Win at Gymnastics Meet 04-20-2015

Two students each do a split in front of tumbling mats.Recently, two Damascus Middle School students competed at the Big Dog Gymnastics Meet in Ripley, West Virginia. Eighth-grader Jenna G. won first place on Vault, first place on Balance Beam, and first place All-Around in her age division at the silver level.

PHHS SCA Members Attend the 2015 State Convention in Williamsburg 04-20-2015

Girl stands in front of a podium.As President School of the Virginia Student Councils Association, Patrick Henry High School and Student Representative Emma B. led the 2015 State Convention in Williamsburg March 20-22. Student representatives of Patrick Henry High School, Emma B. and Chloe C., with their Student Council Advisors Amanda Chitwood and Jillian Smith, were able to meet with other Student Council groups from across the state of Virginia.

HPES Kindergarten Study Buddies 04-20-2015

A 5th Grade girl is helping 2 kindergarten boys with their work.Kindergarten is gearing up for first grade with the help of fifth grade study buddies. The fifth graders come each morning before their classes begin to listen to the little ones read books and word lists, write sentences, and to help in the preparation of the kindergarten day.

Textbook Adoption Review 04-17-2015

Washington County Schools are reviewing textbooks for adoption. The school system will be adopting textbooks for Foreign Language - Spanish, French and Latin - for grades 8-12. The public is invited to review the materials at the Washington County Schools Central Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Deadline for reviewing materials is May 8, 2015.  For more information, contact Janet Lester at 276-739-3021.