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Damascus Middle School Chorus Exploratory Class Brightens the Day! 12-16-2014

A group of students singing on a stage. On Monday, November 3, the second group of sixth-graders to take Chorus Exploratory concluded their class with a performance. Chorus teacher Ms. Sue Spirup and her student teacher Mr. Dennis continued the musical trip through time with selections that followed the scope and sequence of the sixth-grade social studies curriculum.

Abingdon High School Learn About Medical Services on Club Day! 12-15-2014

Four students and four life saving crew members stand in front of emergency vehicle in school parking lot.The Washington County Life Saving Crew provides Emergency Medical Services throughout the Washington County, VA area. On November 25, club day at Abingdon High School, crew members, Jill South-Intermediate, Ciara Tilton-Intermediate, Emma Tilton-EMT, and Katie Mattox-EMT spoke to the school's Pre-Med Club. These Crew members spoke to the students on the numerous options in the EMS field to earn a degree.

Holston Teacher Makes Professional Development a Priority 12-15-2014

A female teacher is pictured standing in the hallway outside her classroom.Holston High School Business Teacher Joy Munsey believes that she can serve the needs of students more effectively by continuing her professional development and learning all she can about the world of business and finance. This summer Mrs. Munsey attended the Graduate Teachers' Workshop at the New York Stock Exchange. She spent four days at the New York Stock Exchange and heard from experts in the field. Those present also made three trips to the Exchange Floor and were treated to lunch each day at the NYSE with brokers. They were also invited to visit the investment floor at Chase Bank.

Patrick Henry High School "Old Bleachers Make A New Table" 12-12-2014

Boy stands behind a table.First year Patrick Henry High School agriculture students in Mr. Thayer's shop class completed a project that incorporated many different tasks and teamwork. Students who successfully completed their area of study and skills, focused on one particular area.

High Point Elementary School Third Grade Students Study Ancient Greece 12-12-2014

High Point Elementary School third graders recently traveled to Ancient Greece. On their voyage, students in Mrs. Widner's and Mr. Davidson's social studies classes were directed to tour the area and learn as much as they could about the Grecian culture. The Acropolis was one of the vacation hotspots due to the Parthenon being located there.

Delegate Israel O’Quinn Visits Damascus Middle School 12-11-2014

An adult talks to a group of students.Just as the typical sixth-grader gets nervous about giving a class presentation, Delegate Israel O’Quinn used to experience anxiety when he spoke in front of others! He shared some of his strategies for coping with anxiety with Damascus Middle School sixth-graders during their Life Skills lesson on Friday, October 31.

AEP Read to Me Day at Greendale Elementary 12-11-2014

One man wearing a blue polo shirt, khaki pants and hat uses hand gestures to emphasize the elements in the book he is holding while a group of young children sit on the floor in the forum facing him.Greendale’s second and third graders had the privilege of listening to Appalachian Power employee, Kevin Sigmon, read to them during Reading to Children Day on Thursday. Appalachian Power has provided this program to schools in communities where their employees live for the past few years. It is an opportunity for AEP employees to connect with schools and share the importance of reading.

Students and teachers were delighted to have the Tail Waggin' Tutors for an exciting visit to promote reading. 12-10-2014

Several young people and teacher sit on two couches in school library while lady stands in front with two dogs on a leash letting the students pet them.Abingdon High School Library hosted the visitation of Therapy Dogs International Tail Waggin’ Tutors on Monday, November 24. This event was also supported by Highlands Educational Literacy Program.

Greendale Elementary and Chemistry-A Great Combination! 12-09-2014

Several students are standing around a white table while an adult dressed in a blue lab coat talks to them about the experiment taking place.Recently, the fourth graders from Greendale Elementary School were invited to attend the Eastman Chemical Company’s annual Chemistry Week festivities.

Damascus Middle School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week 12-09-2014

A group of students pose while wearing sunglasses.Each year, communities across the nation recognize a week in October as Red Ribbon Week, in an effort to encourage students to lead healthy lives, free from the harmful effects of drugs. During the week of October 27-31, Damascus Middle School students showed their commitment to being drug-free as they celebrated Red Ribbon Week with a variety of fun activities.