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Abingdon Elementary Holds Family Game Night 03-05-2015

Three students gather around a table to play a game during Family Game NightOn Thursday, February 12, Abingdon Elementary held its first Family Game Night as part of their PTA meeting. Despite the cold weather, staff and families gathered after a short business meeting to play board games.

Damascus Middle School’s FFA Wins Contest! 03-04-2015

A group of students stand in the Agriscience classroom.The newly-formed Damascus Middle School branch of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently took first place at the Plant Science Career Development Event held at Holston High School.

First Graders at Greendale Have a Bubbling Good Time in Science! 03-04-2015

A mint green, foamy substance appears to be bubbling up and out of a container sitting  on a student desk in a classroom during an experiment.During our study of matter, Greendale 1st graders had the excitement of watching a glove be blown up with vinegar and baking soda. It was amazing to watch the glove suddenly take on a life of its own as a result of the gas being produced from the reaction of the vinegar and baking soda. That wasn’t the most exciting part of our experiments.

WCS Announces Kindergarten Registration and Preschool Screenings 03-03-2015

Kindergarten Registration will be held at all seven elementary schools in Washington County, Virginia on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 12:00-6:00 pm. Children who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2015 are eligible for kindergarten enrollment. During registration, all children will be screened for instructional needs.

HPES Kindergarten Students are Building a Strong Community! 03-03-2015

A group of children standing with a adults.On Monday, November 24th, High Point Elementary Kindergarten welcomed community helpers into their classrooms. We had a vast array of helpers.

Holston Agriculture Teacher Competes at the National Level 03-03-2015

A female teacher stands beside a Future Farmers of America banner in her shop.HHS Agriculture Teacher Sarah Scyphers recently competed in the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet in San Diego, California. Scyphers, who won at the state level last month, went on to the national competition to face off against her peers from all over the country.

March 7 Concert to Benefit CTE Center’s SkillsUSA Chapter 03-02-2015

The Washington County Career and Technical Education Center’s SkillsUSA Chapter will host Phoenix Recording Artist, Brad Puckett, in concert March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Abingdon High School auditorium.

Meadowview Elementary Fourth Grade Student Honored for DAR Essay 03-02-2015

A child with glasses on hold an American flag and her essay.Congratulations to Justice K. from fourth grade. Justice has been awarded an honorable mention in the fourth grade DAR essay contest with her work on "What the Flag of the United States Means to Me".

Third Graders at GES Experienced a Barter/STEM Kind of Day 02-27-2015

Third grade boy wearing a blue and orange football jersey sits at a student desk working on a project with objects that look like pens.Greendale Elementary third graders had a fabulous time watching “Jingle All the Way” at the Barter Theatre, especially with the play’s message of working as a team, being willing to listen to suggestions for improvement, and realizing that each individual has his or her own personal strengths and weaknesses…and that’s okay!

MES Congratulates Mrs. Cole Elementary Teacher of the Year 02-26-2015

Mrs. Jennifer Cole is seated with her students gathered around her.Mrs. Jennifer Cole was recognized by the faculty and staff of Meadowview Elementary as the Teacher of the Year for the school. In December, Mrs. Cole was selected as the Elementary Teacher of the Year for Washington County Schools.