News Article Index

Title Date Story
High Point Elementary School Teacher of the Year! 05-06-2015

A woman with a cake in front of her.Recently, High Point Elementary School named Mrs. Rebecca Payne as the "Teacher of the Year". Mrs. Payne is one of the 2nd grade teachers at High Point.  In conjunction with the story "An Interview with Beverly Cleary", second graders conducted their own interview with Mrs. Payne.

John S. Battle Students Work Together To Remember Coach P. 05-05-2015

A boys soccer team posed together.The John S. Battle Business Department in conjunction with the Athletic Department worked together to design and make shirts for the boys and girls soccer teams to wear in honor of Coach Perrigan for the annual FOTSS Benefit Game.

DMS Awarded in 4-H “Share the Fun” Talent Program! 05-05-2015

Students stand in front of a quilt holding blue ribbons.Damascus Middle School 4-H members held the annual “Share the Fun” talent program during their regular December club meeting.  42 members from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades performed, and talent acts included dance, drama, instrumental, variety, and vocal.

HPES Kindergarteners Are Writing Up a Storm 05-05-2015

HPES Kindergarten Students Write. Kindergarteners at High Point Elementary School are writing up a storm.  Students have been working in skill based groups to build their reading and writing skills.   Students work on letters and sounds, sight words, reading text, making words, writing words, punctuation, and writing sentences.

Glade Spring Middle School is Re-designated as a School to Watch! 05-04-2015

newsarticle_20150504_03.JPGGreat things are happening at Glade Spring Middle School!  Mr. Kelly Holmes, Principal of Glade Spring Middle School, received word in December that GSMS has been re-designated as a School to Watch.

Damascus Middle School Redesignated as a School to Watch! 05-04-2015

Damascus Middle SchoolMrs. Dixie Hunter, principal of Damascus Middle School, recently received notice that DMS has been redesignated as a School to Watch!  Originally recognized for this honor three years ago by the National Forum for Middle-Grades Reform, the school continues to demonstrate high performance in the areas of academic excellence, awareness of and responsiveness to the needs of adolescents, equality of education for every student, and organizational structure.

High Point Elementary Third Grade STEM Time 05-04-2015

A boy and a girl working.High Point third grade took a ride on the STEM Train learning how we use signs to communicate.  Signs are forms of visual communication. They are used to give product information as well as safety information.

High Point Elementary First Graders Know Place Value 05-01-2015

A boy and a girl sit at a table working with beans.The first grades students in Mrs. Wiles class have been very busy learning all about place value.  As part of their daily math instruction, students have utilized various methods to show parts of a number.

John S. Battle Students Attend All State Band Event 05-01-2015

A young man and young woman stand holding musical instruments.During the weekend of April 10, Jesse H. & Brooke M. participated in the 2015 Virginia All State Band event held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.  They earned placement in the coveted ensemble through qualification auditions at the district level and then rigorous auditions state-wide held at James Madison University.

WMS GATE Students Create Animal Tracks 05-01-2015

a boy holding a mold of a animal foot print.Gate students at Wallace Middle School are on a year-long ecological quest to find out everything they can about the local creatures and environments in which they live.  Wallace Middle School has partnered with Mandy Fletcher, Educational Specialist, who works for the Holston River Soil and Water Conservation District in this endeavor.