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|Holston Teacher Wins Major Professional Award||01-07-2015||
Holston High School Agriculture Teacher Sarah Scyphers recently won a major competition, proving that she is at the top of her profession. On December 3rd, Scyphers competed in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet. The competition was held in Hot Springs, Virginia at the organization’s annual convention.
|Rotary Youth Leadership Provides Great Opportunity for AHS Student||01-06-2015||
Abingdon High School student, Donna C., recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar (RYLA) held at Virginia Tech. RYLA is an intensive training program that brings youth together to further develop character and leadership skills, to gain exposure to a variety of issues and people, to meet community leaders and to learn valuable information and career skills.
|Career Fair at Greendale Elementary 2014||01-06-2015||
Students at Greendale Elementary School participated in a Career Fair on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Students at each grade level listened to three different career speakers talk about their jobs. Speakers spoke for twenty minutes and then rotated to a different class.
|High Point honored by State Board of Education as a High-Achieving Title I School||12-22-2014||
High Point Elementary was among 40 Title I schools in the state of Virginia that were honored by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of students. The award is based on student performance on Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.
|Glade Spring Middle School Student Pens a Winning Essay||12-19-2014||
Congratulations to Hannah G., an eighth grade student in Mrs. Tami Counts’ English class at Glade Spring Middle School. Hannah’s essay entitled, “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans” was selected as the Patriot’s Pen Essay winner for the local Washington County VFW Post.
|Wallace Middle School Students Discover Fossils Close to Home||12-19-2014||
The sixth grade boys from Wallace Middle School enjoyed a field trip to The Gray Fossil Museum in November. The museum offered the boys a great opportunity to learn about the Gray Fossil Site and the many discoveries that have been made there.
|Patrick Henry High School Natural Resource Class Learns About Alternative Energy||12-18-2014||
On December 11, 2014, Dan Swafford, Virginia Tech Extension Project Associate and retired agriculture teacher, visited Mr. Thayer’s Natural Resources I class and explained the importance of alternative energy sources. Students were able to demonstrate the proper angles for photovoltaic panels to obtain the most energy.
|Meadowview Receives Food City School Bucks Donation||12-18-2014||
We want to thank all those who helped support Meadowview Elementary at Food City with the Food City School Bucks program. The program begins in August of each school year. This year’s program began on August 24, 2014.
|Washington County 4-H Dramatic Reading Competition at Greendale Elementary||12-17-2014||
Fourth and fifth grade students competed in the Washington County 4-H Dramatic Reading Competition this week. A month ago, these students were given an opportunity to choose a short reading, not exceeding three minutes, from one of their favorite books, stories or poems. They were given directions on dramatic reading and information about paralanguage from Mrs. Crystal Peak, 4-H extension agent on youth development.
|Valley Pre-K Receive Cozy Blankets||12-17-2014||
Recently Valley Institute Pre-K teacher Natasha Justus was contacted by Mrs. Maureen McClanahan from Project Linus through the Southwest VA/ Lebanon Chapter. They make quilts for child with special needs. Each student in Mrs. Justus's classroom was provided with a one of a kind quilt that they can keep forever!