News Article Index

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DMS Celebrates Reading and Writing in Honor of Dr. Seuss! 05-20-2015

Three students hold up books they wrote.On Monday, March 2, Damascus Middle School began our celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a reading of his book There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by news crew member Jenna Greene on the DMS morning news show.  Students in Mrs. Blackburn’s seventh-grade English classes continued the celebration, as each student worked to complete his/her children’s book.

John S. Battle Class of 1965 Celebrate 50 Years 05-19-2015

Adults plant a tree.The John S. Battle Class of 1965 is planning their 50 year reunion on July 11, 2015.  The planning committee visited John Battle’s campus on May 5, 2015 to plant a tree and place a monument in memory and honor of all their fellow classmates.

High Point Elementary First Graders Have "Fraction Friday!" 05-19-2015

HPES First Graders Have Fraction Friday!High Point Elementary was busy on Friday, May 1, 2015.  The students in Mrs. Doane's first grade class were hard at work preparing and demonstrating their understanding of fractions.

WES Blast Off! 05-19-2015

newsarticle_20150519_04.JPGRecently, Watauga's GATE students constructed rockets that they were able to launch. Bell Helicopter Engineer, Lewis Neal, and Watauga's own, Mrs. Neal, helped students learn more about engineering and how that design will greatly alter the performance of helicopters, planes, missiles, and rockets.

Wallace Middle School Students Release Trout 05-19-2015

A large group of kids are standing in front of a lake.Wallace Middle School GATE and FFA students traveled to the weir dam below the South Holston Dam to release the trout they raised during their participation in the Trout in the Classroom Program.  Again this year at WMS, Trout in the Classroom was a joint effort between WMS GATE students and FFA students.

DMS Sixth-Grade Chorus Exploratory Class Sings about “Hard Times!” 05-19-2015

Four girls sing on stage.Students in Mrs. Sue Spirup’s fourth Chorus Exploratory class sang about “Hard Times” in their culminating performance on Tuesday, March 3!  Mrs. Spirup continues to follow the social studies curriculum with songs from or about the time period which the students are studying with Mr. Joe Preston, and the students have recently completed a unit of study about the Great Depression.

John S. Battle Senior is Principal for a Day 05-18-2015

Man in a bow tie sits in a desk while another man is in a hoodie.John Battle’s Queen of Hearts contestant, Elissa T., raised money for the American Heart Association by holding a “Principal for a Day” drawing.  For a one dollar donation, students received a chance to trade places with Mr. Hawkins for a day.

WES Third Graders Visit the Main Stage 05-18-2015

newsarticle_20150518_03.JPGWatauga Elementary School third graders visited the Barter Theatre Main Stage on April 28. The students experienced an upbeat musical rendition about Junie B. Jones’ first day of school in the first grade. Junie B. is a girl after our own hearts.

HPES Watch Out Michelangelo! 05-18-2015

HPES Student Celebrates Art!March is the Month of The Arts across the country. At High Point Elementary School, they celebrated in a very special way. For the March P.T.A. program, the 4th and 5th grade choir performed a program of various jazz music and all students in grade kindergarten-5th had artwork on display at the schools annual art gallery.

Damascus Middle School Students Awarded in 4-H Presentation Contest 05-18-2015

A student holds some examples of cross-stitching up for her audience to see.Damascus Middle School 4-H members held their annual Presentation and Public Speaking Program, during which 25 students from the sixth-eighth grades completed oral presentations or illustrated talks.  This particular 4-H program is targeted to build self-esteem, communication skills, and leadership, while giving members a chance to explore their interests and hobbies.

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