News Article Index

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Damascus Middle School Students Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 01-08-2015

A group of students stand in front of a wall. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital impacts the lives of thousands of families annually and has made a profound impact on the Damascus Middle School community through the treatment the hospital staff provided for one of our own students.  Diagnosed with cancer four years ago, this student is a living example of the miracle St. Jude’s works to bring about in every child who goes there for treatment, free of charge.

High Point Kindergarten Students Investigate Pumpkins 01-07-2015

A child dressed as Batman crouched in front of a clear container filled with water with a pumpkin floating in it. Kindergarten students at High Point Elementary School celebrated the week of Halloween investigating pumpkins. Students enjoyed reading stories about pumpkins, measuring pumpkins, comparing pumpkins, determining and testing whether a pumpkin will sink or float, and carving their class pumpkin.

Holston Teacher Wins Major Professional Award 01-07-2015

A female teacher stands in front of a club banner for the Future Farmers of America.Holston High School Agriculture Teacher Sarah Scyphers recently won a major competition, proving that she is at the top of her profession. On December 3rd, Scyphers competed in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet. The competition was held in Hot Springs, Virginia at the organization’s annual convention.

Rotary Youth Leadership Provides Great Opportunity for AHS Student 01-06-2015

Young lady sits in chair in a conference room with another young lady sitting behind her.Abingdon High School student, Donna C., recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar (RYLA) held at Virginia Tech. RYLA is an intensive training program that brings youth together to further develop character and leadership skills, to gain exposure to a variety of issues and people, to meet community leaders and to learn valuable information and career skills.

Career Fair at Greendale Elementary 2014 01-06-2015

An adult male is doing a presentation about cranes near the front of a classroom full of young children sitting in chairs. Students at Greendale Elementary School participated in a Career Fair on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Students at each grade level listened to three different career speakers talk about their jobs. Speakers spoke for twenty minutes and then rotated to a different class.

High Point honored by State Board of Education as a High-Achieving Title I School 12-22-2014

Teachers standing and sitting in a circle. High Point Elementary was among 40 Title I schools in the state of Virginia that were honored by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of students. The award is based on student performance on Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.

Glade Spring Middle School Student Pens a Winning Essay 12-19-2014

A girl holds a plaque in front of her.Congratulations to Hannah G., an eighth grade student in Mrs. Tami Counts’ English class at Glade Spring Middle School. Hannah’s essay entitled, “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans” was selected as the Patriot’s Pen Essay winner for the local Washington County VFW Post.

Wallace Middle School Students Discover Fossils Close to Home 12-19-2014

Many boys are pictured in front of a dinosaur skeleton.The sixth grade boys from Wallace Middle School enjoyed a field trip to The Gray Fossil Museum in November. The museum offered the boys a great opportunity to learn about the Gray Fossil Site and the many discoveries that have been made there.

Patrick Henry High School Natural Resource Class Learns About Alternative Energy 12-18-2014

Several students stand around another student who is kneeling while holding a small solar panel. On December 11, 2014, Dan Swafford, Virginia Tech Extension Project Associate and retired agriculture teacher, visited Mr. Thayer’s Natural Resources I class and explained the importance of alternative energy sources. Students were able to demonstrate the proper angles for photovoltaic panels to obtain the most energy.

Meadowview Receives Food City School Bucks Donation 12-18-2014

Meadowview Elementary Assistant Principal, Mrs. Jackson, stands with Food City Representative holding a check for the School Bucks donation.We want to thank all those who helped support Meadowview Elementary at Food City with the Food City School Bucks program. The program begins in August of each school year. This year’s program began on August 24, 2014.