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VIES 3rd Graders Spooky Scavenger Hunt! 11-12-2014

Two students seated writing math problems on paperHalloween was a spooky day for 3rd graders at Valley Institute.  Students went on a Scavenger hunt in their spookiest costumes in search for solving the multiplication mystery!  

Kindergarten Alphabet Exchange at Greendale Elementary 11-11-2014

Five Children standing in front of letters A B C. 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.  

John S. Battle Students Dressed up with a Beowulf theme for Halloween 11-11-2014

JSB Students Dress Up with a Beowulf  ThemeStudents are currently studying Beowulf in Ms. Jennifer Daniel's Dual Enrollment English 12 class. In the spirit of their study, some students dressed up with a Beowulf theme for the recent John S. Battle High School Halloween Relay for Life fundraiser. 

Damascus Middle School Students Research Local Folklore 11-10-2014

A group of students sits at a table as an adult tells stories.Author Joe Tennis thrilled students in Ms. Katherine Wright’s eighth-grade English class this past week as he paid a visit to their class to share his research of haunted tales with them! 

Meadowview Elementary Celebrates “Read for the Record”! 11-10-2014

Two Meadowview Elementary fifth grade students read aloud to two younger students seated around a small group table.On October 21, 2014, MES celebrated “Read for the Record” by reading Bunny Cakesby Rosemary Wells throughout the building.  The goal for “Read for the Record” is to set a nationwide record for reading the same book on the same day all across the United States. 

S.T.E.M. Train at Watauga Elementary School 11-10-2014

Four students display their pachyderm platform.The S.T.E.M. train is rolling in fifth grade at Watauga Elementary School.  S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  The program was designed to develop creative and critical problem-solvers.  

Greendale Elementary Fifth Grade Students Kick Start Reading 11-07-2014

Ten fifth grade students are happily holding up their poster-sized projects while standing in the corner of their classroom. To kick start the Accelerated Reader program, fifth grade students read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. The Westing Game is a murder mystery like no other, with an unusual plot, a fantastically quirky cast of characters, and more unexpected twists than you can count. There are few mysteries written that are as engaging, and with $200 million at stake in the game, figuring out the clues was hardly child's play.  The student’s also showcased their creative talents by creating advertisements, book summaries, movie scripts and board games in order to market the book, while simultaneously sharpening their spy skills. To kick start the Accelerated Reader program, fifth grade students read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. The Westing Game is a murder mystery like no other, with an unusual plot, a fantastically quirky cast of characters, and more unexpected twists than you can count.

High Point Elementary Fifth Graders Plant First Edible Park at Sugar Hollow 11-07-2014

High Point Fifth Grade Students  Plant an Edible Park at Sugar HollowFifth grade teachers at HPES are very proud of their students.  Read the message below from Denise Peterson who is the Learning Landscapes Manager for Appalachian Sustainable Development. 

Reading is Everywhere at Greendale Elementary 11-07-2014

Sheriff Newman sits in a chair with a book, in front of the classroom with small children sitting on the floor facing him.“Read Aloud to a Child Week” was a huge success at GES! We had guest readers from all over our local area. Sheriff Newman, Dr. Wallace and Dr. Ratliff from the school board office started the week off with fun books for each grade level.  

Damascus Middle School Spanish Students Explore Picasso’s Art! 11-06-2014

Students pose in front of a mural.Students in Ms. Dalia Obregon’s seventh-grade Spanish Exploratory class recently colored a beautiful mural based on a compilation of some of the best artwork done by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.