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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.

HHS Students Tour Fish Hatchery 12-08-2014

Students walk beside a concrete pool used for hatching trout. They are looking down at the various sized fish.On September 25th, students from Holston High School’s Ecology and Natural Resources Classes toured the Marion Trout Hatchery. Students got a look at the entire process of trout production. The Marion Trout Hatchery is the oldest of Virginia’s trout culture facilities. Trout are spawned, hatched, and reared at this facility, with many of them then transported to other stations. Trout from Marion are stocked in the waters of far southwest Virginia. 

Meadowview Elementary Celebrates the Careers of Our Community 12-08-2014

A group of Meadowview Elementary students stand in a line outside listening to a Virginia State Police Officer.On October 31, 2014 students at Meadowview Elementary School attended the fourth annual Career Day Extravaganza. Fifty-seven presenters volunteered their time to come teach students about some of the exciting career options available today.

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!