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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.

HHS Interact Club Works For Community 11-04-2015

A group of students in a classroom hold canned food items.The Interact Club at Holston High School recently completed a major community service project.  In cooperation with Patrick Henry High School, the club launched a friendly competition between their respective first period classes.

WES Book Fair Contest Winners 11-03-2015

A painted pumpkin.The Watauga Elementary School library stirred up some excitement for the coming Book Fair by hosting a creative contest. Students were asked to decorate a pumpkin, gourd, or potato to look like an existing or a completely new superhero.

MES 2nd Graders Discover the Magic Beans 11-03-2015

Students sit in a theater and listen to a presentation.FE FI FO FUM!  Second graders enjoyed the morning with the Barter Players at the Paramount Theater in Bristol.  Jack and the Beanstalk, a classic fairy tale, fed the students’ imaginations with golden eggs, a musical magic harp, beanstalks, and an angry giant.

VIES Thanks Wal-Mart 11-02-2015

A group of people standing together.Twenty lucky teachers at Valley Institute Elementary were surprised on the morning of October 15th.  Two representatives from Wal-Mart came to reward twenty teachers with $50 gift cards. Valley Institute was chosen as one of the community schools for the Teacher Rewards Program.

HPES Fifth Grade Students Celebrate Reading 11-02-2015

Students sitting in a class room.Fifth Grade Students Celebrate Reading “Fall in Love with Reading” is the theme that is emanating in the fifth grade hallway at High Point Elementary School.  The students are engaged in a novel study of Hatchet, a survival story of a young teenage boy who is stranded after a plane crash.