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HPES: Do You Know the Alphabet? Yes, We Know the Alphabet! 09-09-2015

Two kids sitting in the floor drawing alphabet letters.Kindergarten students at High Point Elementary are enjoying learning the alphabet in many fun ways.  The students are learning alphabet songs like, What Do the Letters Say? and Alphardy.  They are learning to write the letters using correct formation using paint, shaving cream, sand, and playdough.

Holston Graduate Completes Military Training 09-09-2015

Two soldiers stand in front of a table.  One is in a formal dress uniform and one is in a work uniform.Chase T., a 2015 graduate of Holston High School, recently returned from his Army Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Chase came back to greet his Holston peers during lunch less than a week after his return from training.  He appeared in full dress blues wearing the Private First Class stripe that he had earned during his training.

Watauga Elementary Welcomes Six New Faculty Members 09-08-2015

Six teachers stand in front of the Watauga school sign.Watauga Elementary is proud to welcome six new faculty members to its team. Ms. Sara Keith graduated from The University of Virginia's College at Wise in 2010. She previously taught for five years at J.W. Adams Combined School. She now teachers second grade at Watauga.Mrs. Jill Baldwin graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and taught in North Carolina. After Mrs. Baldwin married, her family moved to Abingdon.

HPES Kindergarten Artists Get Colorful with Self-portraits 09-04-2015

A child is showing his drawing.This past week at High Point Elementary School, our brand new kindergartners got to paint on their own for the very first time this year! And, what could possibly be better to paint than an artist's "bread and butter," a self-portrait! These were no ordinary self-portraits.

WES Science Tools Rule! 09-03-2015

Two girls look at a balance.Fifth grade students at Watauga Elementary School have learned to use a variety of scientific tools during Mrs. Neal's science class. Students were in awe at the detail they observed in plant and animal slides using a microscope. Did you know that magnification of a dragon fly's wing shows cells in the shape of a pentagon?

New Faculty at E. B. Stanley Middle School 09-01-2015

Five faculty members sit on the sofa in a library.E. B. Stanley Middle School welcomes new faculty members for the 2015 - 2016 school year.


All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey.  This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program.  It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement.  The English and Spanish versions of the survey have been combined into one survey with both languages.

This survey will be available until September 30, 2015. 

VIES Second Graders at Valley Build Marshmallow Towers 08-31-2015

Four proud second graders stand near a desk where their spaghetti noodle and marshmallow tower is displayed.The second graders at Valley Institute Elementary kicked off the new school year with a team-building activity.  This activity was just one of the many different Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities the second graders will be participating in throughout the year.

The Greendale Choir Begins Another School Year 08-28-2015

The Greendale Choir had its first rehearsal on Tuesday, August 25th.  Fifty-six 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students crowded onto the stage in the Forum at Greendale to begin rehearsal after school.  Roll was called, procedures gone over, and in no time, singing had begun.  What a talented group of young singers!  Mr. Fore is excited to begin the new year with the Greendale Choir!

Kidz Place Tail Waggin' Tutors 08-27-2015

Young girl reads with dog next to her.We hope to see you Tuesday, September 1st!!!  Remember to join us the first Tuesday night of each month for our special evening with the Tail Waggin’ Tutors here at the Kidz Place (Title 1 Parent Resource Center).