A lady in pink holds a plaque. Bernice Hall proudly displays her 42 years of service plaque.

Bernice Hall has been a very familiar face in the Wallace Middle School family for many years. Her smiling face is the first thing that many students have the pleasure of seeing each morning and the last thing they see in the afternoon. Mr. Tom Williams, the Manager of Transportation for the Washington County Virginia Schools, recently presented Ms. Hall a plaque in recognition of her 42 years of service with the county. Ms. Hall drove a head start bus for two years before beginning to drive for Wallace forty years ago. Thank you for your dedication to the children in Washington County Virginia, and congratulations on your 42 years of service!

Three boys stand together. Second graders are all smiles after the performance.

The P.T.A. at Watauga Elementary treated all students to a field trip to the Barter Theatre this year. The second-grade classes were able to enjoy the play, “Jack and the Beanstalk” on May 9th. It was a lively performance of the timeless classic. Of course, there are several different versions of the story, and this one did not disappoint with a few fascinating twists. In this rendition, the giant falls to the ground from the top of the beanstalk at the end, but he did not die. Instead, he was able to overcome his injuries from the fall. He redeemed himself by learning to sing, which his goal was all along. Many of the students later voiced that they were happy that the giant did not die. After the play, students ate lunch and played at the Harry S. Coomes Center. We would like to express our appreciation to the P.T.A. at Watauga for making it possible for all students to attend a play at the Barter.

On Saturday, April 12th , several Meadowview students were awarded champion in their category at the Washington County 4-H activity day. Thirteen of those students went on to represent Meadowview Elementary at the District 4-H contest Day on May 3rd, at Fort Chiswell High School. There were 104 youth that participated from Washington County Schools. Meadowviews’ participants and awards are the following: Luke C. –grand champion, Zoe C. –grand champion, Owen C. – red ribbon, Madelyn F. – blue ribbon, Michael Mc. – red ribbon, Kaylee Mc. – grand champion, Lilly M. – grand champion, Bailey M. –Blue ribbon, MacKinley O. – grand champion, Caleb R. – grand champion, Risten R. – grand champion, Abigail S. – grand champion, Ryan W. – red ribbon. We are proud of our Meadowview students and appreciate the great program that 4-H has to offer our school. Way to go Mustangs!

A female student stands in front of an bulletin board. Britney B. proudly stands in front of her SOL bulletin board.

Test time can be a very stressful time for both students and teachers. Everyone is dreading the test date and hoping that they have done all that they can possibly do. Some clever students decided to look at their upcoming math SOL test from a different and more positive perspective. Instead of moaning and groaning, students embraced the “bring it on” attitude. Britney B., an eighth grade student at Wallace Middle School, designed and constructed a beautiful and motivational SOL bulletin board for Mrs. Wilson’s Math 8 classroom. All the students in Britney’s class illustrated math concepts, which were included on the bulletin board. Great job Britney!!!

Colorful picture for the front of a calendar. 2014-15 School Calendar Cover.

Congratulations to Josey Mann, the 2014-2015 School Calendar and Handbook Cover Art Contest Winner!!

Josey is a senior at John S. Battle High School and a three time repeat winner in the Calendar Cover Art Contest, winning the cover in 2013 and 2012. Her beautiful and creative artwork was chosen to be the cover for the 2014-2015 School Calendar and Handbook among over 250 entries. Washington County distributes over 11,000 copies of the school calendar/handbook annually throughout the county.

The Runner-Ups for each grade level are:

  • Anissa Wheeling, Grade 5, Greendale Elementary
  • Hannah Lilly, Grade 6, E. B. Stanley Middle School
  • Kaycee Casteel, Grade 11, John S. Battle High School

In addition, there are 38 honorable mentions that have been chosen to be showcased in the 2014-2015 School Calendar/Handbook. Please look for their artwork in the upcoming Washington County Virginia Public Schools Calendar & Handbook.

Congratulations to all!

Recent Updates

The 2014-2015 Salary Scales (PDF 204.09 KB) are now available.

The 2014-2015 Calendar (PDF 19.63 KB) is available.

Parents

Students are eligible for reduction/waiver of fees based on certain circumstances. If you are in need of financial assistance, you may qualify. Please print, fill out, and sign a a fee reduction/waiver form (PDF 23.51 KB) and return it to the school's office.

Washington County Public Schools is proud to announce the release of the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The Parent Portal will allow you to view your child's grades, attendance, teacher comments, and calendars in real-time on our website. It will also allow you to access SchoolMessenger to update your student's contact information for emergency, weather, and other general notifications. Please see the Parent Portal Instructions in order to get started and check our Parent Portal Frequently Asked Questions.

2013 Virginia Special Education Parent Involvement Survey / 2013 Virginia Special Educacion - Encuesta para padres de niños con discapacidades

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