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John S. Battle Percussionist Joins Elite Marching Group 01-28-2015

Four men in uniform stand with a younger man wearing a bow tie.This past November, Jesse H., a senior band member at John S. Battle High School was officially announced as a member of the 2015 All-American Army Marching Band. Members of the student body, dignitaries, family members and the press attended the special event held in the school auditorium.

Damascus Middle School SCA Provides Delicious Breakfast! 01-27-2015

A group of students stand behind a table of food.The Student Council at Damascus Middle School, under the leadership of club sponsors Mrs. Lisa Blackburn and Mrs. Amy Caywood, recognized American Education Week by providing breakfast for faculty and staff members on Wednesday, November 19. This was a great way to start the day!

Multi-School Experiential Education at the Channels 01-27-2015

Twenty high school students sit on a large rock formation after completing a hiking trip.On October 24 and 25, students from Patrick Henry HS and Holston HS joined Abingdon HS AT2 on a weekend excursion to the Great Channels of Virginia. The group arrived on Friday afternoon in time to set up camp, start the fire, and cook dinner before lights out.

Washington County Schools Hold Division-wide Spelling Bee 01-26-2015

Four adults and two children holding trophies standing in front of a stage.On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 spelling bee winners from the seven elementary schools competed in the annual elementary school spelling bee. School representatives were:  Gavin M. (Abingdon Elementary), Jana L. (Greendale Elementary), Ryan M. (High Point Elementary), Ryan W. (Meadowview Elementary), Nathan C. (Rhea Valley Elementary), Colby K. (Valley Institute Elementary), and Jamie L. (Watauga Elementary). The spelling bee was held at Watauga Elementary School.

High Point Elementary Pre-K Students Learn About Letters! 01-26-2015

A group of children sitting on a multicolored rug holding papers to learn letters.Preschoolers at High Point Elementary learned about the letter X.  As we all know, X marks the spot on a pirate treasure map, so our theme was pirates. As part of their study on pirates, the students learned about maps and telescopes. The children learned that different maps can show us different information.

ASVAB Offered to Washington County High School Students 01-23-2015

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given at the Washington County Career and Technical Center on Friday February 6, 2015. The test will begin promptly at 12:30 and run until 3:15.   Interested high school students in grades 10 through 12 are eligible to take the test.

Robotics Workshops at Greendale Elementary 01-23-2015

Students are touching a laptop computer while a high school student is teaching and a parent is standing behind the two girls. 4th & 5th graders (and their families) at Greendale participated in our first of many Robotics Workshops on Friday, January 2, 2015. The students enjoyed hands-on experience with buckets of LEGOS and real robots. We started the workshop explaining what type of LEGO Mindstorm NXT brick we will be using for the workshops.

2014-2015 Teachers of the Year 01-22-2015

A group of teachers posed together.Congratulations to Katrina Wise the 2014-2015 Washington County Teacher of the Year! At the January 19, 2015, School Board Meeting it was announced and revealed that Ms. Wise was selected as the 2014-2015 Washington County Teacher of the Year. Ms. Wise received a certificate and a Teacher of the Year Plaque.

Damascus Middle School Honors Veterans! 01-22-2015

A man stands behind a lectern.On Tuesday, November 11, students, faculty, and staff at Damascus Middle School honored veterans of the armed forces with a special program organized by our social studies teachers. The program included a welcome by SCA president Anna-Blake W., the Pledge of Allegiance led by Drew W., “The Star Spangled Banner” performed by our eighth-grade band, and a Moment of Silence for the Fallen with “Taps” played by Mr. Bob Ballengee.

HPES Students Turn Something Old into Something New 01-21-2015

Children gathered around two adults as they give a demonstration.Have you ever thought about all of the wasted newspaper that each family throws away in just one week? Well, as our students learned through our STEM activity recycled paper can not only save our Earth, prevent environmental damage, but also be used to create something useful for the upcoming holiday season.

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