News Article Index

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MES Bids Farewell to 4 Teachers 05-28-2015

Four retiring teachers stand side by side.With an almost combined 150 years of teaching, Susan Copenhaver, Susan Crookshank, Kathy Johnson, and Shirley Ruemmler are leaving the classrooms at Meadowview Elementary School.

Damascus Middle School Celebrates Redesignation as a “School to Watch!” 05-28-2015

A student takes a cupcake from a teacher.Ms. Sandra Dutemple, chair of the Virginia Schools to Watch Program, visited Damascus Middle School on Thursday, April 9 to present the students, faculty, and staff with a certificate redesignating Damascus Middle School as a “School to Watch!” After presenting the award, Ms. Dutemple addressed the students, thanking them for “being nice, as nice gets a person a long way,” and focused on the importance of this trait in future success in life.

MES Pre-K and 5th Grade Team up for “Buddy Day” 05-27-2015

A Meadowview Elementary 5th grader sits on the floor next to a preschool student with a book.On Wednesday May 20th, 2015, pre-k students and 5th graders celebrated “buddy day”.  During SOL testing pre-k students prepared various “good luck” notes for the 5th grade students.

Damascus Middle School Celebrates Youth Art Month 05-27-2015

A student and a teacher stand in front of artwork.Damascus Middle School art teacher Ms. Jennifer Smith and her art students celebrated Youth Art Month with a variety of activities.  Sixth-grade students created mini-masterpieces for teachers to wear with their identification badges.

Abingdon Elementary Kindergarten Visit Fern Valley Farm 05-26-2015

Kindergarten students line up at a fence to pet farm animals.On Friday, May 15, Abingdon Elementary Kindergarten got to take a peek inside farm life on their field trip to Fern Valley Farm in Bristol, Virginia.  After a bumpy ride on the back road leading to the farm, the students were greeted by two huge dogs and some very energetic farmers.  Farmer Larry and Ms. Lynn gave a brief introduction to the farm and the farm rules.

Special Memories for the Kidz Place (Title 1 Parent Resource Center) 05-26-2015

PreK children with graduation robes on are singing.
Our year has been a full one with many outreaches in the community, field trips, the first year for the traveling Wild About Books mobile, our late nights with the Tail Waggin' Tutors (therapy dogs), doing Story Time at the Washington County Public Library,  and our many story time adventures.  Graduation for our Story Time class was held Thursday, May 14th.

Damascus Middle School Student Council Visits Abingdon Manor! 05-26-2015

An older woman sings to a group of middle-school students.Members of the Damascus Middle School Student Council Association (SCA) traveled to Abingdon Manor on March 24. Many of the residents there do not have visitors very often, so the students’ visit was truly a treat!

Damascus Middle School Students Learn about Career Choices! 05-25-2015

A man speaks to a group of students in front of a SMARTBOARD.Throughout the month of March, students at Damascus Middle School had opportunities to learn about the career choices that are available to them.  On Thursday, March 12, Mrs. Jackie Morris, our Career Coach and Career Investigations Teacher, organized a College and Career Night for students and their families to eat delicious barbeque (prepared by In the Country and funded by the VHCC Foundation) and hear about options for their future.

WES Choir Performs at Relay for Life 05-22-2015

A group of children stand in front of an American flag.On Saturday May 9th, the 4th and 5th grade combined choir from Watauga Elementary School performed at the annual Relay for Life Event. Many members of the community came out to the Washington County Fairgrounds to show their support for the Relay for Life and listen to choir.

Damascus Middle School Participates in Digital Learning Day! 05-22-2015

Three students record a scene using clay items.    Damascus Middle School recognized Digital Learning Day on Friday, March 13 with a variety of uses of technology in the building.  Many students began their day by casting their vote for their favorite item on the breakfast menu using Poll Everywhere, an online survey, and the winner is…the chicken biscuit!