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Abingdon High School National Honor Society Inducts 85 New Members 12-05-2014

A group of young people stand on school stage, holding a carnation, behind a table covered with National Honor Society banner, with two ferns on the side.On Tuesday, November 18, the Abingdon High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted seventy-four juniors, ten seniors, and three honorary members. The inductions were a formal evening candle-lighting ceremony held in the AHS auditorium and were followed by a reception in the library.

Wallace Middle School "Skittles and Number and Number Sense" 12-05-2014

Two male students work with skittles candy on desk to help with mathematics. Sixth grade mathematics students recently investigated and described the relationship between ratios, fractions, decimals, and percents. Each group identified the number of colors inside a packet of skittles.

Watauga Elementary School Celebrates Veterans Day 12-04-2014

Students dressed in U.S. colors on school stage.Watauga Elementary third graders packed the gymnasium with parents and Veterans from the community. This annual gathering gives third graders an opportunity to delve into the history of Veterans Day and the patriotic symbols we use to honor our nation.

Glade Spring Middle School Students Turn Over a New LEAF 12-04-2014

A man in uniform shows photos of animals to a group of students.On November 21, Glade Spring Middle School girls in sixth grade attended the annual STEM conference at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. However, sixth grade boys were not left out. They had their very own LEAF (Learning and Enrichment Activities are Fun) Day.

Ms. de Nobriga takes the “Principal Challenge!” 12-03-2014

Principal reads to students in hallway all day as part of Book It ChallengeBOOK IT! challenges principals all over the country to spend an entire day reading.  On Friday, November 14, Ms. de Nobriga took that challenge and spent the entire day reading to classrooms at Abingdon Elementary School—from the front hallway showcase!

Holston Art Class Assists Town With Christmas Celebration 12-03-2014

Two female and one male high school student stand beside a sign they painted depicting winter scenes.Once again, the Holston High School Art Class has has stepped up to help the Town of Damascus with the celebration of a major event. The town is holding its first annual "Trail Town Christmas Festival" in the town park on Saturday, December 6th. Festivities will run from 10 AM to 7 PM and will include Christmas Tree sales, a large bonfire, food and drinks, craft booths. a costume contest, a live manger scene, caroling, and a tree lighting at the end of the night.

Meadowview Elementary Students Pay Tribute to Our Veterans 12-02-2014

Seven second grade students from Meadowview Elementary stand in front of the ‘Wall of Honor’ holding the letters to spell ‘AMERICA.’On the evening of Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, the second grade classes at Meadowview Elementary honored all Veterans with a patriotic musical program. The students shared a musical salute with all in attendance. The program contained many traditional patriotic favorites, as well as some new selections saluting America.

Damascus Middle School Eighth-Graders are Busin’ for Books 12-02-2014

A group of students sit in front of a library sign.Damascus Middle School teacher Mrs. Robin Holmes is providing an opportunity for eighth-grade students to visit the Damascus branch of the Washington County Public Library monthly as a service learning project for her Master’s Program.  Busin’ for Books began on Wednesday, October 22, and eight students traveled to the library to get library cards, learn their way around the library, and check out the selection of books and DVDs!

Kindergarten Alphabet Exchange at Greendale Elementary 12-01-2014

Six kindergarten children stand in front of written letters hanging from an A, B, C and D on the wall in the hallway.Kindergarteners from Greendale Elementary School have spent the first 9 weeks exchanging letters from the alphabet with students all across the United States and Canada. Each teacher is assigned a letter from the alphabet and their classroom students are given the assignment to decorate them.

John S. Battle High School Receives Runner-Up in District Competition 12-01-2014

Three kids and a teacher pose with a trophy. On Tuesday, October 28, John S. Battle High School hosted the Conference 40 One Act Play Festival. JSB chose to do a dramatic play that was different than anything previously done at the school. Take A Chance by Chris Richman is an “existential quest for self-meaning”.