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Greendale Elementary 2014 Spelling Bee 02-05-2015

Two girls stand with a man posing behind a table with a green Greendale Elementary tablecloth.Greendale Elementary held their annual spelling bee competition on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:00. Casey Goetz, weekend sports anchor and reporter for WCYB News 5 crew, was the pronouncer for this year’s competition. Individual classroom winners in grades first through fifth came together on stage to participate in the school-wide bee.

Watauga Elementary Second Graders Enjoy a Visit from Trooper J. B. Barlow 02-04-2015

An officer standing in front of a group of children sitting a floor.As a culminating activity to the story, “Officer Buckle and Gloria”, second graders at Watauga Elementary recently received a surprise visit from State Trooper J. B. Barlow. Kim Barlow, a long-term substitute in second grade, knew students would enjoy a visit from her husband, a “real” police officer. After reading “Officer Buckle and Gloria” to the students, Trooper Barlow talked to the students about their perceptions of police officers.

Meadowview Elementary First Grade Students Contribute to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 02-04-2015

This Christmas the First Grade at Meadowview studied and went into action with the term CONTRIBUTIONS. They really learned it was better to give than receive. Students brought in donations for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting 02-03-2015

NOTICE: The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.  If there is a delayed schedule due to bad weather, the meeting will be at 11:00 a.m.  If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. or if school is on a delayed schedule, at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the top floor of the Annex Building. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

Ms. Obregon’s Spanish Students Recognize "Dia de los Muertos" 02-03-2015

Students stand behind projects displayed on a library shelf.In honor of "Dia de los Muertos", Ms. Dalia Obregon’s seventh-grade Spanish Exploratory students at Damascus Middle School made altars in memory of special people or pets in their lives. Creating these altars is a tradition in Mexico and is a way of showing care and devotion to those who have passed away.

Congratulations to Brad S. and the John S. Battle Cross-Country Team! 02-03-2015

Boys and Girls are in track uniformsThe John S. Battle Cross-Country team had a great season this past fall!  The Girls’ team finished an outstanding second place in the Conference meet and fourth in the Region meet to advance to the State meet at Great Meadow in Warrenton, Virginia. Elissa T., Emily W., and Maggie M. earned All-Conference honors. 

Holston Band Cinches Major Competition Win 02-02-2015

Members of a high school band, dressed in full uniform, stand on a grassy football field.Fall is the time for major band competitions, and the HHS Band once again made their presence known. On October 4th, the band squared off with other band in the region at the Lonesome Pine Band Festival at the Central High School Field in Wise, Virginia. It was the fourth time in the last six years that HHS had entered this event. A the end of the day, Holston's musicians had taken a majority of the awards.

High Point Third Grade Math Students are Designers! 02-02-2015

A child with toothpicks and marshmallows.Third grade math students in Mrs. Miller’s and Mrs. Ratliff’s math classes are studying geometry. They have used a variety of activities to learn about various solid (3d shapes like cone, sphere, rectangular prism, cube, cylinder, and square pyramid) and plane figures (flat shape like square, rectangle, circle, etc.).

Wallace Middle School Students Participate in Holiday Mail for Heroes Program 01-30-2015

A group of students sitting at their desks writing.Eighth grade students at Wallace Middle School attended a Veterans Day ceremony to honor those who have served and are currently serving in the military. The students were so inspired by the program that they wanted to show gratitude by spreading some extra holiday cheer this year.

Damascus Middle School Students Compete in Dramatic Reading 01-30-2015

A group of students sit on a couch holding books.Damascus Middle School 4-H members recently competed in the Dramatic Reading contest, in which they performed a short reading from their choice of literature.  They were awarded points in each of the following areas: introduction of the piece, tone and emphasis, speed and rhythm, facial expression, and body language.

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