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Meadowview Elementary Second Graders Create“Totally Epic” Art with William King Art Center 01-20-2015

A second grade student from Meadowview Elementary holds her cherry blossom art project.Right before the holiday break, William King Art Center treated Mrs. Mink’s 2nd grade class to an art project about Ancient China. After seeing the technique for blowing paint across a page to form branches, the students exclaimed that it was “totally epic.”

Holston And Patrick Henry Clubs Go Caving 01-19-2015

A group of about 20 high school students stand outside of a cave entrance.Members of Holston High School’s Karst Club were joined by the Troglophiles from Patrick Henry High School on a late night trip on November 7 to Worley’s Cave in Bluff City. Eric Hoffman and Steve Ahn led a dozen students on a lesson through time and into the geology of Southwestern Virginia. 

Damascus Middle School Eighth-Grader Shows at AQHA Novice Championships 01-19-2015

Five people stand with a horse and trophy.Gracie S., an eighth-grade student at Damascus Middle School, recently showed her horse “Tiny” Todd (I am Fearless) at the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) Novice Championships, and received the title of Reserve Champion! This was a huge horse show and the first large show in which Gracie has competed.

Career and Technical Education Students Collaborate to Deliver Holiday Cheer 01-16-2015

Teenagers gathered with elderly celebrating Christmas.Students attending the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center recently completed their holiday service project. Students provided a Christmas party for residents of Grace Healthcare on Thursday, December 11. The Washington County Career & Technical Education Center raised over $5,000 for this project.

Meadowview Elementary is “Buzzing” With Great Spellers 01-16-2015

Ryan W. and Marah W. stand together and display the spelling bee certificates and Ryan W. holds his first place plaque.On December 11th, Meadowview Elementary held the annual school spelling bee. Eighteen students from grades 2-5 participated in the event. The contestants spelled their way through fifteen rounds with words like, cheery, screeched, multiple, and brilliant.

PHHS: Rebel Voices Chorus Makes Good Showing in All-County and All-District Auditions 01-15-2015

The Rebel Voices Chorus, made up of singers grades 7-12 at Glade Spring Middle School and Patrick Henry High School, is happy to announce an excellent fall audition season for its members. At the Junior Level, 14 girls and 13 boys will be singing in the Middle School All-County choir.

Greendale Elementary Third and Fourth Graders finish 2nd Step Life Skills Training 01-15-2015

An adult instructor, holding up a booklet, is speaking with a group of fourth grade boys and girls as they sit in chairs in the forum.The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, promotes healthy living habits and reduces and prevents youth tobacco use and childhood obesity statewide. Kelly Thomas from Highlands Community Services led the eight weeks course of 2nd Step Life Skills Training for the third and fourth graders at GES.

Holston High School: Cav Cheerleaders Hit the Big Stage 01-14-2015

Thirteen teenaged females are standing in a huddle dressed in cheerleader outfits with a college mascot, dressed as a turkey, at the back of the huddle.The Holston High School Cheerleaders were recently invited to cheer at the ACC Championship. The Cav ladies led the crowd in cheers prior to the game in Charlotte on December 6th. Being asked to participate was a high honor, as only three teams from Virginia made the cut.

Damascus Middle School Celebrates Students Who Believe in Themselves! 01-14-2015

A group of students stand in front of a quilt.Damascus Middle School Students of Character for the month of October were selected based on their demonstration of the character trait of self-confidence and/or self-respect. Students who are confident in themselves see themselves in a positive way and believe that they can accomplish the goals they set for themselves.

High Point Elementary First Graders Celebrate Storybook Character Day! 01-13-2015

Children dressed in costumes.The students, faculty, and staff of High Point Elementary celebrated Halloween in “sweet” style. This year, High Point students are engaged in reading by taking part in “Willy Wonka and the Reading Factory.” Students are reading and working hard to earn the “Golden Ticket” which is awarded to one student from each class each Friday.