News Article Index

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Building Trades Classes Continue to Improve the Quality of Life for County Residents 11-20-2014

A truck is transporting the finished building.Every year the Building Trades classes at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center build a complete home from the ground up for a qualified recipient through Habitat for Humanity. On October 6, Mr. Goff’s Building Trades students watched as their finished product was lifted and transported to a grateful family.

John S. Battle Key Club Members Participate in Annual Clean-Up 11-20-2014

Young men standing on stairs.On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, members of the John S. Battle Key Club participated in their annual Fall Clean-up of the campus of JSB.  The students that participated were treated with donuts and orange juice before the clean-up began.

Holston Carolers Celebrate Christmas 11-20-2014

Five students and an adult male teacher stand at the front of a grocery store. There are Christmas decorations behind them.
On Saturday, November 8,2014, five of Holston High School's best singers volunteered to showcase their talent for the community as they sang Christmas Carols at the Damascus Food City.  The shoppers stopped to listen and some even joined in as the HHS students treated the crowd to time-tested favorites such as "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".

Humphrey Arrived at Greendale Elementary this Week! 11-19-2014

Two children, one girl and one boy, are posing with a costumed character that looks like a light brown mouse.Throughout the school building, a sense of excitement began to build on Monday morning after the morning news crew announced the new school-wide book read for this year- The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney!

Red Ribbon Week at Wallace Middle School 11-19-2014

Two students in Superman costumes pose under a Red Ribbon Banner“Love Yourself, Be Drug Free” was the Wallace Middle School Red Ribbon theme this year. Students kicked off Red Ribbon Week by dressing in red.  Students promoted the rest of Red Ribbon Week by participating in various themed activities. 

AES Students Celebrate National Chemistry Week at Eastman Chemical Company 11-19-2014

AES student stands next to podium to receive award for t-shirt designFourth graders at AES spent a “sweet” day at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport on October 28 to help celebrate National Chemistry Week.  The theme for this event was “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy”. 

Gifted And Talented Education newsletter now online! 11-18-2014

The Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) newsletter can now be found online in the Gifted Education section of the website! If you're having trouble finding the Gifted Education section go to District,Instruction,Gifted Education in the menu bar and the link for the newsletter will be on the right in the Gifted Menu.

Meadowview Elementary School Takes a Field Trip to Doe River Gorge 11-18-2014

Three children sitting in front of a river with mountains on each side. 

On Friday, October 24, 2014, fifth grade students at Meadowview Elementary took a field trip to Doe River Gorge to participate in many interactive learning activities.  Students were able to take a ride on the original Tweetsie Railroad, traveling through the gorge where they were able to take in the beautiful fall foliage.

Damascus Middle School Students “Take Their Parents to Lunch” 11-18-2014

A student pays a school nutrition worker for her lunch.In celebration of National School Lunch Week on October 13-17, students at Damascus Middle School had the opportunity to “Take Their Parents to Lunch” on Wednesday, October 15.  Twenty-five parents came to enjoy lunch with their child[ren] and selected from a menu of chicken chunks, hamburger, or pizza.  Superintendent Dr. Brian Ratliff also joined us during lunch.

High Point Elementary First Graders Visit Fender's Farm 11-18-2014

Children sitting at a picnic table smiling.The first grade students of High Point Elementary took a festive field trip to Fender's Farm on Monday, October 27. The students have been observing seasonal changes and discussing many ways to investigate nature. The students were able to not only participate in the corn maze, but they were able to gather, collect, and select their own "harvest".

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