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Greendale Elementary Third and Fourth Graders finish 2nd Step Life Skills Training 01-15-2015

An adult instructor, holding up a booklet, is speaking with a group of fourth grade boys and girls as they sit in chairs in the forum.The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, promotes healthy living habits and reduces and prevents youth tobacco use and childhood obesity statewide. Kelly Thomas from Highlands Community Services led the eight weeks course of 2nd Step Life Skills Training for the third and fourth graders at GES.

Damascus Middle School Celebrates Students Who Believe in Themselves! 01-14-2015

A group of students stand in front of a quilt.Damascus Middle School Students of Character for the month of October were selected based on their demonstration of the character trait of self-confidence and/or self-respect. Students who are confident in themselves see themselves in a positive way and believe that they can accomplish the goals they set for themselves.

Holston High School: Cav Cheerleaders Hit the Big Stage 01-14-2015

Thirteen teenaged females are standing in a huddle dressed in cheerleader outfits with a college mascot, dressed as a turkey, at the back of the huddle.The Holston High School Cheerleaders were recently invited to cheer at the ACC Championship. The Cav ladies led the crowd in cheers prior to the game in Charlotte on December 6th. Being asked to participate was a high honor, as only three teams from Virginia made the cut.

The Wallace Middle School Chorus Celebrates the Holidays 01-13-2015

A group of students are getting ready to singOn Thursday, December 11, the Wallace Middle School Combined Choruses presented their annual holiday concert. The chorus, made up of seventh and eighth grade students, is under the direction of Mrs. Monica Alderman and was accompanied by Ms. Marva Wheeler. 

High Point Elementary First Graders Celebrate Storybook Character Day! 01-13-2015

Children dressed in costumes.The students, faculty, and staff of High Point Elementary celebrated Halloween in “sweet” style. This year, High Point students are engaged in reading by taking part in “Willy Wonka and the Reading Factory.” Students are reading and working hard to earn the “Golden Ticket” which is awarded to one student from each class each Friday.

VIES 3rd Graders Have A Reading Fair 01-12-2015

Three students holding up tri-fold boards to show off their novel studyThird grade students from Valley Institute Elementary recently completed a reading fair project to learn the different components of a story. The students read a fiction novel and included elements such as the title, author, mood/tone, authors purpose, setting, characters, plot, and other parts of their story.

ARMY Band Rocks John S. Battle High School 01-12-2015

The Volunteers performed for John S. Battle students and teachers. On November 13, 2014, John S. Battle High School students were treated to a rock concert. The Volunteers, a rock band composed of ARMY soldiers, rocked the John S. Battle Auditorium with top hits, old favorites, and a message of patriotism.

Wallace Middle School Students Map the Ocean 01-09-2015

A male student is sitting at a desk working with coordinates.Students at Wallace Middle School are learning about positive and negative integers and how they apply to real life. By doing an exercise involving deep sea diving, students in Mrs. Carrigan’s sixth grade math class had to create a picture of the ocean using directions based on measurements above or below sea level.

Patrick Henry High School Selects 2014 Teacher of the Year 01-09-2015

Woman sits at a desk.Patrick Henry High School would like to congratulate Miss Jillian Alder who has been selected as the 2014 PHHS Teacher of the Year. Miss Alder attended James Madison University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Master of Arts Degree in Teaching.

Two Meadowview Elementary Teachers win Math Grant 01-08-2015

Ms. Stiltner and Ms. Bradley stand together in a classroom.Congratulations to Mrs. Stiltner, 4th grade math teacher, and Ms.Bradley, 1st grade math teacher, for winning the Reflex Educator’s Grant! The teachers were awarded a year’s subscription to the Reflex math program for their students. Reflex Math is a division of ExploreLearning based out of Charlottesville, VA.