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The Skull Lady Visits Damascus Middle School! 02-24-2015

An adult holds a large skull over a student’s head.On Friday, December 5, Mrs. Amy Caywood’s seventh-grade science students at Damascus Middle School were treated to a visit from the Skull Lady, Ms. Jude Colt, and her collection of skulls and vertebrae.

High Point Elementary Library Holiday Book Drive 02-24-2015

A group of children standing and holding up books while standing in front of shelves full of books in a library.Books A Million has chosen High Point Elementary School Library as the recipient of their annual Holiday Book and Toy Drive. The book drive will support our students’ love for reading and the school’s Accelerated Reader program.

Abingdon Elementary Holds Annual Spelling Bee 02-23-2015

AES Fifth grader proudly displays certificate after winning spelling bee!On Friday, January 9, Abingdon Elementary held its annual school-wide spelling bee. Twenty participants eagerly took the spotlight to show off their spelling expertise. Students had already proven their success by competing in classroom competitions and were named champions of their classroom. 

Washington County Students take ASVAB 02-23-2015

Several students are seated in classroom desks taking a test.  Three uniformed members of the United States armed forces stand at the front of the classroom looking on.As is the case every year, Washington County's sophomores, juniors, and seniors were given an opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The test was given at the Washington CTE Center on February 6. Twenty-two students took advantage of the opportunity and sat for the test. Proctors from the National Guard, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy were there to assist.

Robotics Club Workshop and Meeting Schedule 02-18-2015

A group of children standing near robot assembly kits listening to an instructor. We will run on the same schedule as the WCS closings. There will not be any robot club meetings if the schools are closed or have an early release.

WCCTEC Students Earn Top Honors at District Competition 02-13-2015

2 male and 2 female teenagers posing together.On February 4th, students from the WCCTEC Criminal Justice Program participated in the 2015 Skills USA District 8 Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Justice competitions. The Crime Scene team consisting of Madison B., Michael P., and Bayleigh D. won first place. Students were judged on conducting a thorough investigation of a mock homicide scene, specifically in the areas of: evidence identification and documentation; evidence collection; crime scene measurement and reconstruction.

Identifying Disabled Children 02-12-2015

The Washington County Public School System provides a Free and Appropriate Public Education for all identified eligible disabled students, ages 2 to 21, residing within Washington County.  Please see

If you live in Washington County, Virginia, and have a child who will be four years of age by September 30, 2015, your child may qualify for enrollment in the school division's PRESCHOOL PROGRAM for the 2015-2016 school year.
The Greendale Choir’s Annual Winter Concert 02-12-2015

A conductor, wearing a green shirt, is directing a group of children in a choir on risers on a stage in front of an audience.On the evening of Thursday, December 11, the Greendale Choir, under the direction of Mr. Bradley A. Fore, had their annual Winter Concert. Parents, family, and friends of the students in the Greendale Choir crowded into the forum at Greendale for the event. Choir members arrived early that night to warm up their voices and prepare their minds for performance.

JSBHS Students Receive Scholarship to National League of Junior Cotillion 02-11-2015

Two young men are dressed in suits.Austin W. and Cameron P. were selected as the recipients of a scholarship toattend the local chapter of National League of Junior Cotillion, which is owned by Mrs. Kacey Buchanan. The High School Cotillion Club is a licensed program of NLJC designed specifically for high school students.