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Damascus Middle School Sixth-Graders Play the Stock Market Game! 05-15-2015

A student dressed in an oversized coat stands behind three students sitting at a table.After studying the Stock Market Crash of 1929, students in Mr. Joe Preston’s social studies classes at Damascus Middle School played the stock market themselves!  To play, students were given $100,000 to invest in ten stocks which they felt would rise in price over the next six weeks.

High Point Elementary School Preschool Students are Scientists! 05-14-2015

HPES Preschool Students do a Science Experiment. Preschool students at High Point Elementary put their scientific knowledge to work by making potions during science.  Each student was given an empty cup, a pipette, and lots of different “mystery” ingredients.  Also, as any good scientist would do, the students had to wear safety goggles before performing the experiment.

John S. Battle Bleachers Take on a New Face 05-14-2015

Students work in the wood shop.The John S. Battle Agriculture class taught by Mr. Jesse Morris has been busy taking orders and constructing projects from the reclaimed wood of the old bleachers that were recently removed from the gym.  The classes have designed several creations that will be displayed around the school.

Greendale Elementary Fourth Graders are History Writers! 05-14-2015

Three fourth grade girls and two boys in brightly colored jackets stand in front of the school building on a cool spring day.Recently, all Washington County fourth grade students were asked to participate in two special writing assignments.  The first,” What the Flag of the United States Means to Me,” asked the students how they felt about their country’s flag and some etiquette to go along with it.  They were asked to include facts and history about the flag as well.

Glade Spring Middle School Says, “Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto” 05-14-2015

A group of adults and students hold a giant check.Mr. Parkis Kennedy, Technology teacher at Glade Spring Middle School got a shocking but pleasant surprise this week.  Mr. Kennedy had applied for a CenturyLink grant for $499 for a project entitled Robotics Improvement.  The grant money was requested to expand the Robotics module which is one of several learning modules or workstations in the Technology Lab.

DMS Student Demonstrates Her “Horse Sense” in Hippology Contest! 05-14-2015

A student holds two trophies while sitting in front of a horse poster.On Saturday, February 28, Damascus Middle School sixth-grader Kay Leigh H. competed in the Southwest District 4-H Hippology Contest at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon and came away with two first-place trophies!  Hippology is the study of Horses, and this is something Kay Leigh has done with a passion since she was very young.

Spring has Sprung at High Point Elementary! 05-13-2015

Second Grade Students pose with artwork.After the long, cold winter, it sure has been nice to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and combine it with a variety of hands-on learning experiences.  The Second grade students and their teachers are welcoming the Spring season by engaging in a  wide  array of activities.

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.