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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.

John S. Battle High School is one of 24 schools in Virginia to receive Y-Street Grant 01-21-2015

Young men and women are standing and sitting on a stage.The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) has awarded $48,000 in grants to 24 youth organizations across Virginia to start or support chapters of VFHY’s award-wining Y Street teen volunteer group, which promotes healthy, tobacco-free lifestyles for Virginia’s young people.

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.”

Kindergarten Students at Greendale Elementary Experience the First Thanksgiving! 01-20-2015

The six students, three boys and three girls, posing for the picture are dressed in pilgrim style clothing.Pilgrims and Native Americans were spotted having the first Thanksgiving at Greendale Elementary! The kindergarten students have been learning all about the first Thanksgiving and they were able to experience it for themselves before the holiday arrived.