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Congressman Griffith Visits John S. Battle High School 05-13-2015

A man in a suit stands with high school age kids.On March 11, 2015 Congressman Morgan Griffith took a break from his busy schedule to visit John S. Battle High School.  Congressman Griffith met with a group of seniors from Mrs. Barrs’, Mrs. Davenport’s, Mrs. Daniel’s and Coach Posey’s classes.  He discussed the workings of congress and what his job entails.

GES First Graders Explore Ways to Save Natural Resources 05-13-2015

Three boys, playing music with instruments made out of recycled products, preform on a makeshift stage in the classroom.First graders have been learning about the 3 Rs to save our natural resources.  They had fun making items out of cereal boxes, wrapping paper tubes, plastic bottles, and plastic containers.

WMS Girls on Track Club Celebrates a Ten Year Anniversary! 05-13-2015

A group of girls sitting on steps together wearing blue shirts. The National Girls on Track Program was developed by a female triathlete in order to develop character and confidence in young women. Adjustments were made to this program in order to meet the unique needs of Wallace students.

Damascus Middle School Celebrates Students of the Month! 05-13-2015

 A group of students, holding certificates, stand in front of a quilt.Damascus Middle School’s December/January Students of the Month were recognized for their ability to handle stress in a positive way.  Most students deal with stress on a daily basis from a variety of sources, and learning to cope with that stress is very important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Glade Spring Middle School GATE Goes on Field Trip 05-12-2015

A group of male and female students stand in front of a brick building.On April 8-11, Glade Spring Middle School seventh and eighth grade GATE students went on an exciting field trip.  They traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia where many educational and fun activities took place.

Second Graders at WES Enjoy Special Guests 05-12-2015

newsarticle_20150512_04.JPGSecond graders always enjoy learning about Helen Keller’s remarkable story. For the past few years students have enjoyed a presentation by Beverly and Gene Williams, grandparents of McKinzie W., a fifth grader at Watauga Elementary. While Mr. Williams has limited hearing, his wife is deaf.

Damascus Middle School Eighth-Grade Student Wins DAR Essay Contest 05-12-2015

A student stands in front of book shelves.Each year, the Black’s Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors an essay contest for students in grades 5-8 as a way to encourage students to expand their knowledge of American history.  This year’s topic was in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island as an immigration station, and Damascus Middle School student Marissa S. was named the eighth-grade winner for this year’s contest!

High Point Elementary Fourth Grade Students Enjoy History! 05-12-2015

A boy and girl dressed on costumes of early settlers.The fourth grade students of High Point Elementary School were honored to welcome Living History Interpreters from the Jamestown/Yorktown Settlements.  The children were thrilled to wear period clothing, handle historic artifacts, and role-play key figures from Virginia history.

Abingdon High School Students Named State TSA Officers 05-11-2015

Three young ladies and one young man stand on the floor, dressed in blazers and suit and tie, in front of podium on a raised stage with TSA logo and backdrop in background.On Saturday, May 2, four Abingdon High School students were sworn in as new state officers for the Virginia Technology Student Association. Election results for the prestigious state officers resulted in  Tyler S. being elevated to Southwest Region president.

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.