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Red Ribbon Week at Wallace Middle School 11-19-2014

Two students in Superman costumes pose under a Red Ribbon Banner“Love Yourself, Be Drug Free” was the Wallace Middle School Red Ribbon theme this year. Students kicked off Red Ribbon Week by dressing in red.  Students promoted the rest of Red Ribbon Week by participating in various themed activities. 

Humphrey Arrived at Greendale Elementary this Week! 11-19-2014

Two children, one girl and one boy, are posing with a costumed character that looks like a light brown mouse.Throughout the school building, a sense of excitement began to build on Monday morning after the morning news crew announced the new school-wide book read for this year- The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney!

AES Students Celebrate National Chemistry Week at Eastman Chemical Company 11-19-2014

AES student stands next to podium to receive award for t-shirt designFourth graders at AES spent a “sweet” day at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport on October 28 to help celebrate National Chemistry Week.  The theme for this event was “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy”. 

Gifted And Talented Education newsletter now online! 11-18-2014

The Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) newsletter can now be found online in the Gifted Education section of the website! If you're having trouble finding the Gifted Education section go to District,Instruction,Gifted Education in the menu bar and the link for the newsletter will be on the right in the Gifted Menu.

Damascus Middle School Students “Take Their Parents to Lunch” 11-18-2014

A student pays a school nutrition worker for her lunch.In celebration of National School Lunch Week on October 13-17, students at Damascus Middle School had the opportunity to “Take Their Parents to Lunch” on Wednesday, October 15.  Twenty-five parents came to enjoy lunch with their child[ren] and selected from a menu of chicken chunks, hamburger, or pizza.  Superintendent Dr. Brian Ratliff also joined us during lunch.

Meadowview Elementary School Takes a Field Trip to Doe River Gorge 11-18-2014

Three children sitting in front of a river with mountains on each side. 

On Friday, October 24, 2014, fifth grade students at Meadowview Elementary took a field trip to Doe River Gorge to participate in many interactive learning activities.  Students were able to take a ride on the original Tweetsie Railroad, traveling through the gorge where they were able to take in the beautiful fall foliage.

High Point Elementary First Graders Visit Fender's Farm 11-18-2014

Children sitting at a picnic table smiling.The first grade students of High Point Elementary took a festive field trip to Fender's Farm on Monday, October 27. The students have been observing seasonal changes and discussing many ways to investigate nature. The students were able to not only participate in the corn maze, but they were able to gather, collect, and select their own "harvest".

Watauga Students Are Problem Solving! 11-17-2014

Students communicate before making a pyramidThird grade students at Watauga Elementary learned problem solving, communication, and teamwork through a fun activity. Students in Mrs. Herndon's class were challenged to build a pyramid of Solo cups using nothing more than a rubberband with one string of yarn per student attached.

Greendale Students Perform Poetry 11-17-2014

Four students, two boys and two girls, holding booklets stand in front of cabinets in a room while they read their lines of the poemIn honor of Red Ribbon Week, some Greendale Elementary second graders celebrated by sharing a poetry reading live on WGESnews, the morning air show. Real life superheroes Jumping Jonah C., Captain Cameron L., Green Hornet Gracie M. , and Super Savannah W.  shared their version of Jellyfish Stew by Jack Pretlusky. 

First Friends At Valley Institute Complete Service Project 11-17-2014

Four girls and one boy standing around boxes filled with various itemsElla S., Chloe J., Kylie B., Laci F., and Logan L. were busy putting their last items into the ten shoe boxes to help put a smile on a child's face at Christmas in another country.  First Friends is sponsored by Guidance Counselor Ms. Anderson. They have been working since the beginning of October on this as their first service project of the year.