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High Point Fifth Graders Give Back 05-20-2015

HPES Students Give Back​Sadly, a High Point fifth grade student and family lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire.  The fifth grade students wanted to help out the family. They knew that whatever was done had to be done quickly. The students brainstormed and came up with an amazing fundraiser!

WES Kindergarten gets Up, Up and Away with the Parachute 05-20-2015

newsarticle_20150520_03_0.jpgOn Thursday evening, April 9, Kindergarten classes at Watauga Elementary presented their first Physical Education PTA program. The students showcased dances to songs like "Everybody Dance Now" and "You've got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story.

AHS Art Students' Projects Reach Across the World 05-20-2015

Young boy, smiling, stands on cobblestone floor in front of wooden wall holding a hand-drawn portrait of himself.The Abingdon High School Art Portfolio Club created portraits of children and teens at various orphanages in India.  Upon completion, the students sent the finished projects to the young people in India.

DMS Celebrates Reading and Writing in Honor of Dr. Seuss! 05-20-2015

Three students hold up books they wrote.On Monday, March 2, Damascus Middle School began our celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a reading of his book There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by news crew member Jenna Greene on the DMS morning news show.  Students in Mrs. Blackburn’s seventh-grade English classes continued the celebration, as each student worked to complete his/her children’s book.

John S. Battle Class of 1965 Celebrate 50 Years 05-19-2015

Adults plant a tree.The John S. Battle Class of 1965 is planning their 50 year reunion on July 11, 2015.  The planning committee visited John Battle’s campus on May 5, 2015 to plant a tree and place a monument in memory and honor of all their fellow classmates.

High Point Elementary First Graders Have "Fraction Friday!" 05-19-2015

HPES First Graders Have Fraction Friday!High Point Elementary was busy on Friday, May 1, 2015.  The students in Mrs. Doane's first grade class were hard at work preparing and demonstrating their understanding of fractions.

WES Blast Off! 05-19-2015

newsarticle_20150519_04.JPGRecently, Watauga's GATE students constructed rockets that they were able to launch. Bell Helicopter Engineer, Lewis Neal, and Watauga's own, Mrs. Neal, helped students learn more about engineering and how that design will greatly alter the performance of helicopters, planes, missiles, and rockets.

Wallace Middle School Students Release Trout 05-19-2015

A large group of kids are standing in front of a lake.Wallace Middle School GATE and FFA students traveled to the weir dam below the South Holston Dam to release the trout they raised during their participation in the Trout in the Classroom Program.  Again this year at WMS, Trout in the Classroom was a joint effort between WMS GATE students and FFA students.

DMS Sixth-Grade Chorus Exploratory Class Sings about “Hard Times!” 05-19-2015

Four girls sing on stage.Students in Mrs. Sue Spirup’s fourth Chorus Exploratory class sang about “Hard Times” in their culminating performance on Tuesday, March 3!  Mrs. Spirup continues to follow the social studies curriculum with songs from or about the time period which the students are studying with Mr. Joe Preston, and the students have recently completed a unit of study about the Great Depression.

John S. Battle Senior is Principal for a Day 05-18-2015

Man in a bow tie sits in a desk while another man is in a hoodie.John Battle’s Queen of Hearts contestant, Elissa T., raised money for the American Heart Association by holding a “Principal for a Day” drawing.  For a one dollar donation, students received a chance to trade places with Mr. Hawkins for a day.