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PHHS Students Compete in TechTober Fest 11-13-2015

Four students stand in front of lockers.Congratulations to Patrick Henry High School's business students who recently was named number one in the Group A category in the entire state of Virginia in the TechTober Tech Fest, sponsored by Certiport! This competition assessed the highest percentage of Microsoft certifications grouped by the Virginia High School League classifications.

AHS Students Get Visit From University President 11-12-2015

Gentleman in a business suit stands in small meeting room with student seated listening to his presentation.Several AHS students had the privilege of a visit from a university president on Friday, November 6.  Dr. Brian Noland, President of East Tennessee State University, came to the school and met with a selection of students, most of whom were interested in attending ETSU next fall.

Holston’s Cross Country Completes Outstanding Season 11-12-2015

A high school cross country team stands beside a river.Holston High School’s Cross Country Team is coming off of another exemplary season.  Following on the heels of last year’s success, the HHS runners again showed why they are one of the most predominant athletic units in the county.

HPES First Grade Students Experiment With Raisins 11-12-2015

Children sitting at a desk with raisins.The first grade students of High Point Elementary enjoyed a hands-on experience on Friday, October 30th.  The students traveled from one room to the next taking part in various learning stations.

MES Fifth Grade Tours Majestic Bristol Caverns 11-11-2015

A group of students gather in front of large cave features.Fifth grade had the chance to visit the beautiful and majestic Bristol Caverns.  They went far below the earth's surface and walked along the banks of the ancient Underground River that carved these remarkable caverns from the hard core of the earth 200 to 400 million years ago.

VIES PreK Visited Fender's Farm 11-11-2015

Pre K students and teachers sit in and stand near a huge chair.Valley Institute Elementary School PreK Students took their first field trip of the year to Fender's Farm  A wonderful time was had by all.  Many parents, grandparents, and siblings joined our PreK family for a beautiful day at the farm.

Damascus Middle School Students "Read for the Record" 11-10-2015

A group of people pose in a library.On Thursday, October 22, students at Damascus Middle School participated in Jumpstart’s 10th annual Read for the Record!  This shared reading experience was begun ten years ago in order to promote early literacy, and each year, record numbers of people have participated.

Student-Led Peer Review at WMS 11-10-2015

Four girls talk about their writing.Student-led peer review sessions at Wallace Middle School are part of the writing process in Liz Phillips’s English 8 classes.  When access to the computer lab is limited, students enjoy reading other students’ writing, combing through the rough drafts for errors, weak sentences, and unclear communication.

John S. Battle AP English 11 Visit Muster Grounds 11-09-2015

Three students stand wearing old-time clothes and hatsMs. Jennifer Daniel's Advanced Placement English 11 students experienced 18th century life at the Muster Grounds in Abingdon, Virginia, on Oct. 21.  Students listened to presentations from Revolutionary War reenactors on a variety of topics as part of their unit on Appalachian writer Sharyn McCrumb's novel King's Mountain.

"Not Norman: A Goldfish Story" Read at the Kidz Place 11-09-2015

Young boy glues cheerios on drawing of fish.Jumpstart Read for the Record Day is celebrated each year internationally to promote the idea of getting a book into every child's hand and reading with children.  The idea is to read the same book all over the world on the same day and record the number of people that hear the story.