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GES Creation and Innovation at its Best! 04-09-2015

Three students, two girls and a boy are sitting at their student desks presenting their edible Lego projects made out of cookies and candy.Recently, all Greendale Elementary fifth-grade students were able to demonstrate creation and innovation at its best!! As a reward, for reaching 100% of accelerated reader and accelerated math goals for the entire second quarter; all students were engaged with an afternoon of S.T.E.M. activities. These activities were meant to resonate the newly founded, Lego Club theme of “Technology and Engineering at its Best”.

MES Fourth Grade Students Honored as Essay Finalists 04-09-2015

Three fourth grade students from Meadowview Elementary sit on a couch at the Martha Washington Inn.Meadowview Elementary would like to congratulate Cameron B., Katie S., and Kendal M. for being the top three finalists at the George Washington Essay contest celebration. We also want to congratulate Kendal M. on being third finalist for the overall division. Upon arrival students and parents were greeted by George and Martha Washington.

Community Faces spotted at VIES for Read Across America week 04-08-2015

Three rows of students standing in front of some books shelves in the library."Oh the Thinks You Can Think" by Dr. Seuss inspired the students of Valley Institute during Read Across America week. Josh Cumbow, an attorney, read to Mrs. Lark's second grade class and Samantha Kozsey from WCYB read to Mrs. Hess's first grade class.

HHS Anatomy Classes Tour ETSU Anatomy Lab 04-08-2015

Several high school students stand in a group with their teachers outside of a university science building.The Anatomy Classes from Holston High School recently toured the Anatomy Lab at East Tennessee State University and the Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City, Tennessee. The students augmented their classroom studies by viewing a display at the museum called “Our Body: The Universe Within”.

WES Feeling Lucky in Music Class! 04-08-2015

4 children standing while holding instruments.In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and Irish culture, students at Watauga Elementary School had a lesson in music class on the history of Ireland’s national symbol the Celtic Harp. Students learned about the origin of the Celtic Harp and how the early harpist played for the Kings Courts and were regarded as a sign of nobility.


The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. The Annual Plan will be presented for review by of the Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held in the Washington County School Board conference room of the main school board office. The meeting is open to the public. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education, at 739-3041.

Damascus Middle School Announces Teacher of the Year! 04-07-2015

A teacher stands in front of her class. Sixth-grade science teacher Mrs. Donna Musick has been selected as Damascus Middle School’s Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Musick has been a teacher for 19 years and is well-known for her enthusiasm for both the subject matter of science and her students.

Holt is Holston High School's Teacher of the Year 04-01-2015

A male teacher stands at the front of a classroom while his students are seated in desks listening.After serving the nation in the United States Army for 3 years, Joshua Holt has returned to teach Earth Science at Holston High School. Mr Holt originally taught at Holston during the 2009-10 school year. He served then, as he does now, as an assistant football coach.

Abingdon Elementary School Has a Big Heart for the House! 04-01-2015

one girl, two boys pose in front of wall of hearts with certificates.Abingdon Elementary students raised money for the Ronald McDonald House by selling hearts to family and friends for $1 each. This year we raised $2,012. Ms. Crum’s third grade class sold the most, 515 hearts. Ms. A. Johnson’s first graders and Ms. Gray’s fourth graders placed second and third. 


Washington County VA Public Schools has prepared a Special Education Annual Plan and Applications for Part B Flow-Through and Part B Early Childhood Special Education Grant funds for the 2015-2016 school year.  This plan and applications are available for public review and comment at the School Board Annex at 220 Stanley Street-Upper Level, Abingdon, VA from April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015 during normal business hours.  Please contact the Office of Special Services to view or submit comments.  The plan and applications will be presented to the School Board on Monday, May 11, 2015 for c