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Surprises Are Hiding Behind Door #2 at Greendale Elementary! 05-11-2015

 Four women are standing in front of the stage holding two large poster checks from CenturyLink for grants they had written.A “called” faculty meeting took everyone by surprise on Monday afternoon, but teachers soon found out the real reason for the gathering. Dr. Lester and Dr. Noe opened the meeting with a few comments and then the principal, Mrs. Willis, was asked to choose what was hiding behind door 1, 2, or 3. She chose door 2 and to everyone surprise, several people representing CenturyLink emerged toting two very large checks.

Damascus Middle School FFA Chapter Wins Quiz Bowl! 05-11-2015

Four students stand in front of a banner.The Damascus Middle School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter competed against E.B. Stanley Middle School on January 29, 2015 in the Federation FFA Quiz Bowl.  The quiz bowl consists of a 50-question written test concerning all information about the FFA and then an oral round of questions.

HPES "Mr. Lincoln, I've Been Thinking !" 05-11-2015

First Graders Stand with Log Cabins.​The First Grade students of High Point Elementary have been thinking a lot about the USA.  In preparation for their upcoming PTA performance, each classroom has been exploring important facts about some very notable people.

WES Hosts F.R.E.D 05-08-2015

A little girl is holding up a bookmark.April 20-24th Watauga Elementary School recognized fathers and reading by celebrating Fathers Read Every Day (F.R.E.D.). This promotion invited students’ fathers, grandfathers, and/or uncles to come to the classroom and read to the students.

GES History is a Bowl-ful of Fun! 05-08-2015

Five students and a female teacher with white history bowl shirts on, stand in front of the brick school building.Recently, the fourth grade students at Greendale Elementary participated in the History Bowl sponsored by the Washington County Extension Office.  Mr. Phil Blevins and Ms. Crystal Peek were the hosts for the event.

Damascus Middle School Seeks to Prevent Bullying 05-08-2015

Students sit at a table in the cafeteria.January is Bullying Prevention Month, a period of time set aside for schools to focus on making students aware of the negative impacts of bullying and the ways we as administrators, teachers, and fellow students can prevent bullying in our own schools. Damascus Middle School dedicated the week of January 26-30 to bullying prevention efforts, beginning with class meetings on Monday.

High Point Third Graders Enjoy Gardening! 05-08-2015

A boy and a girl holding up their plants in cups.This spring High Point third graders are learning gardening. Using dirt and seeds donated by Walmart and Burpee the students conducted a seed sowing experiment.

Washington County CTE Students Excel at State Competition 05-07-2015

A group of teenage boys and girls posed together.On April 18th and 19th, twenty students proudly represented the Washington County Career and Technical Center by participating in the Virginia SkillsUSA competition in Roanoke, VA.

Mrs. Donna Musick Virginia AITC Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist 05-07-2015

A teacher talks with four students about the fish in an aquarium. Mrs. Donna Musick, an educator at Damascus Middle School, has been recognized as a 2015 regional finalist in Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year program.  Virginia AITC is part of a nationwide effort to help teachers and students understand and appreciate agriculture, which is Virginia’s and the nation’s largest industry.

High Point Elementary Pre-K Teachers Talk, Sing, and Read! 05-07-2015

A group of women posed together.Talk, talk, talk!   Sing, sing, sing!  Read, read, read!  Language is the foundation of literacy and a natural way to learn.  This was the focus of Dr. Jean Feldman’s workshop, Rock, Rhyme, Write, and Read that High Point Elementary preschool teachers attended during February.

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