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Patrick Henry High School student creates a 3D Frog! 10-26-2015

Boy is standing beside a 3D printer.Devin Q., a senior student at Patrick Henry High School, has made dissecting frogs much easier! With the assistance of a 3 dimensional printer and a .STL file created and uploaded on Thingiverse, Devin printed Patrick Henry’s first frog!

Ben Franklin Visits Greendale Elementary 10-26-2015

Someone dressed as Ben Franklin sitting with students.Benjamin Franklin was a very smart man.  He was a father and a husband. He was an inventor, a scientist, a printer, a community leader, a Patriot, and one of America’s leading fore-fathers.  Mr. Franklin was well-known for his simple, but honest, motivational words.

DMS Agriscience Class Hosts “Best of Show” Dog Show! 10-23-2015

A student stands next to a poster displaying a dog.Mrs. Rhudy’s 8th Grade Agriscience Class at Damascus Middle School hosted a “Best of Show” dog show. Students were required to choose a breed of dog and research information about this dog. Using this information, students created informational posters about these breeds. The class invited special guest judges, Mr. Keith, Mrs. Rasnake and Dr. Ratliff to be the judges for the event.

PHHS Senior Auditions for the VA Music Educators 2015 Honors Choir 10-22-2015

Man and girl stand and smile.A huge congratulations to PHHS Senior Chloe C. for successfully auditioning into the VA Music Educators 2015 Honors Choir. This honor means she will perform with the most selective high school choir in the commonwealth.

Holston’s Danielle B. Scores 1,000TH Assist 10-21-2015

A group of high school Volleyball players are standing.Danielle B., a senior at Holston High School, has been a volleyball standout and an anchor for her team.  As a freshman playing junior varsity, Danielle had over 200 assists.  That was a sign of things to come.  Danielle joined the varsity as a sophomore and led the team in assists every year.

WCCTEC K9 Demonstration for Criminal Justice Class 10-20-2015

Two police officers and their K9 demonstrate take-down techniques. On September 10, 2015  Master Deputies Tom Dula and Eric Hinchey from the Washington County Sheriff's Office visited the Criminal Justice class at the WCCTEC to demonstrate the abilities of their K9's in service.

AES 5th Graders Join In On Cross-Country Adventure 10-20-2015

Students video-chat with hiker.On Friday, September 12, 2015, the Abingdon Elementary 5th graders got to “join in” on an amazing cross country journey.  The 5th graders had the privilege of doing a FaceTime interview and chat with Ryan Ray.  Ryan Ray was on a 3,010 mile cross country walking journey from Los Angeles, California to New York City.

MES Kindergarten class learns more about Mexico 10-19-2015

Boys and girls sit and stand around a pinata with flags.Mrs. McKinney's kindergarten class learned more about Mexico with a student with family from that area. On Sept 16, Mexico celebrated Independence Day. A visitor came and talked about the Mexican flag and culture.

John S Battle Chorus Students to Participate in the Highlands Honor Choir 10-19-2015

Rows of young men and women stand in a class room with the front row kneeling.On, Tuesday, September 8, thirty John S Battle choral students were selected by audition to represent their high school at the first ever Highlands Honor Choir (consisting of students from all eight Washington County middle and high schools, and students from Virginia Middle and Virginia High).

Collaboration WORKS in Washington County 10-16-2015

A group of students working on a project together.The students at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center have joined forces to create some hands-on models for the third grade students in Ms. Harris’ science class at Abingdon Elementary.  In a joint project between Mr. Zier’s Carpentry class and Ms. Ruble’s Geometry class, students created and built moon phases manipulatives.