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Community Faces spotted at VIES for Read Across America week 04-08-2015

Three rows of students standing in front of some books shelves in the library."Oh the Thinks You Can Think" by Dr. Seuss inspired the students of Valley Institute during Read Across America week. Josh Cumbow, an attorney, read to Mrs. Lark's second grade class and Samantha Kozsey from WCYB read to Mrs. Hess's first grade class.

HHS Anatomy Classes Tour ETSU Anatomy Lab 04-08-2015

Several high school students stand in a group with their teachers outside of a university science building.The Anatomy Classes from Holston High School recently toured the Anatomy Lab at East Tennessee State University and the Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City, Tennessee. The students augmented their classroom studies by viewing a display at the museum called “Our Body: The Universe Within”.


The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. The Annual Plan will be presented for review by of the Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held in the Washington County School Board conference room of the main school board office. The meeting is open to the public. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education, at 739-3041.

Damascus Middle School Announces Teacher of the Year! 04-07-2015

A teacher stands in front of her class. Sixth-grade science teacher Mrs. Donna Musick has been selected as Damascus Middle School’s Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Musick has been a teacher for 19 years and is well-known for her enthusiasm for both the subject matter of science and her students.

Abingdon Elementary School Has a Big Heart for the House! 04-01-2015

one girl, two boys pose in front of wall of hearts with certificates.Abingdon Elementary students raised money for the Ronald McDonald House by selling hearts to family and friends for $1 each. This year we raised $2,012. Ms. Crum’s third grade class sold the most, 515 hearts. Ms. A. Johnson’s first graders and Ms. Gray’s fourth graders placed second and third. 

Holt is Holston High School's Teacher of the Year 04-01-2015

A male teacher stands at the front of a classroom while his students are seated in desks listening.After serving the nation in the United States Army for 3 years, Joshua Holt has returned to teach Earth Science at Holston High School. Mr Holt originally taught at Holston during the 2009-10 school year. He served then, as he does now, as an assistant football coach.


Washington County VA Public Schools has prepared a Special Education Annual Plan and Applications for Part B Flow-Through and Part B Early Childhood Special Education Grant funds for the 2015-2016 school year.  This plan and applications are available for public review and comment at the School Board Annex at 220 Stanley Street-Upper Level, Abingdon, VA from April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015 during normal business hours.  Please contact the Office of Special Services to view or submit comments.  The plan and applications will be presented to the School Board on Monday, May 11, 2015 for c

High Point Elementary Preschoolers Are Dino-rific! 03-31-2015

Children sitting on a rug reading books.This week, preschoolers at High Point Elementary have been studying dinosaurs. As part of our study on dinosaurs, students have been working very hard to learn valuable kindergarten skills. During small group instruction, the children used rhyming with dinosaur puppets as a way to learn ordinal numbers.

Greendale Elementary Students Awarded in 4-H “Share the Fun” Program 03-31-2015

A young boy wearing a dark blue and gray shirt  holding white cards  and a young girl with a pink shirt on stand in front of a microphone on stage.Greendale Elementary 4-H members held their annual “Share the Fun” talent program. 11 members from the fourth and fifth grades performed.

WES New Student Teacher 03-30-2015

A man posing with children.For the past six weeks a student teacher, Mr. Andrew Griffith, has been part of Mr. Marcum’s fifth grade classroom. Mr. Griffith will soon be a graduate of Emory and Henry College. He is originally from Bristol, Tennessee. Mr. Griffith played outside linebacker for Emory and Henry’s football team.