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Greendale Elementary First Graders Map It Out 04-27-2015

Seven first graders hold up multicolored poster maps their created of their neighborhoods.In recent weeks, Greendale's first graders have been learning about maps and globes. We have also learned our cardinal directions, bordering states of Virginia, and our continents through song.

Abingdon Elementary Student Wins George Washington Essay Contest 04-27-2015

Two AES students at the Martha Washing Inn for DAR essay celebrationOn March 9th, students, parents and educators gathered at the Martha Washington Inn to celebrate the essays of fourth grade students across the county.  Abingdon Elementary was proud to honor Ella Kate B. and Ashby B. at the ceremony.

Sunburners vs. Shades Volleyball Game at High Point Elementary 04-27-2015

HPES Fifth Graders Play Volleyball! On Tuesday, February 3rd students and staff packed High Point Elementary gym for the 9th annual 5 th Grade vs. Teacher volleyball game. This game has become a tradition and a favorite activity by all students.

WES First Graders Perform “A Year of Holiday Fun” 04-24-2015

Children standing on a stage singing.First grade students at Watauga Elementary have been learning about calendars. The students enjoyed singing songs and sharing facts about the twelve months and a holiday from each. The program was enjoyed by faculty, staff, family and friends. Great job first graders!

Abingdon Elementary Holds Annual History Bowl 04-24-2015

Members of AES History Bowl team pose for picture with winning ribbons.Right before heading off for spring break, Abingdon Elementary held its annual History Bowl on Wednesday, April 1.  No fooling here, four teams comprised of sixteen expert history buffs came together to compete for the opportunity to move on to the county history bowl at Meadowview later in April.

Damascus Middle School Students Perform in The Nutcracker 04-24-2015

Two students hold a nutcracker in front of a Christmas tree.On Friday, December 12, students in Damascus Middle School’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program traveled to the Paramount Center in Bristol to see The Nutcracker, a Highlands Ballet Original Production.

Egypt comes to HPES 04-23-2015

miniature pyramids.Have you ever wondered what life would be like without clocks, calendars, and paper?  How would we tell time ,know what day of the week or month of the year it was, or even write a letter?  We can thank the ancient Egyptians for these contributions to the world.

Damascus Middle School Collects Pajamas! 04-23-2015

Two students give pajamas to a teacher. Damascus Middle School participated in the sixth annual “Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive,” sponsored by Scholastic, from November 24-December 12.  For each pair of pajamas donated, Scholastic donates a book.

First Graders at Greendale Elementary Learn about Realistic Fiction 04-23-2015

Five children, three girls and two boys, stand behind their projects made out of boxes to highlight a favorite book from The Boxcar Children series.First graders at Greendale Elementary School have been reading The Boxcar Children books and having an exciting time learning new vocabulary, enjoying the genre of realistic fiction, and comprehending a story set around 75 years ago.

Fourth Grade Writer represents Abingdon Elementary at DAR Essay Contest 04-22-2015

Young girl, winner of DAR essay contest, reads her essay from lectern.Abingdon Elementary is proud to congratulate Grace A, who came in third place for the DAR Essay Contest.  Grace wrote her essay on "What the Flag Means to Me."  She eloquently shared her thoughts and feelings about the American flag in her essay.