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Student shows his work to his class.High Point Third grade students become Museum curators to create museum exhibits. Each student created a poster showing their design for a museum exhibit about the three ancient civilizations that they have studied this year.

High School students tend to a terraced garden.The Holston FFA has been awarded a $2,500 grant through the National FFA Organization for the construction of a raised bed garden (this grant does not have a matching requirement).  Last summer Holston FFA members volunteered with the kitchen garden at Feeding America Southwest Virginia center in Abingdon to grow vegetables for the soup kitchen.

Students standing on risers.4th and 5th grade Watauga Elementary School combined choir, under the direction of Amanda Farnum, performed at the annual Abingdon Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4, 2015. Students traveled to the Farmers Market Pavilion where they performed Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland, We Love You Christmas (a medley of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, and Jingle Bells) and of course, O’ Christmas Tree.

Children dressed as elderly.The kindergarten classes at High Point celebrated the 100th Day of school with lots of fun activities.  First, students dressed as if they were 100 years old and some came with white hair, mustaches, and suspenders while others were dressed in shawls, reading glasses, and purses.  Everyone enjoyed seeing each other with wrinkles and canes.

A bus designed to collect blood sits in a school parking lot.The Johnston Memorial Hospital Bloodmobile made its annual visit to Holston High School on Monday, February 1, 2016.  HHS responded with an outpouring of support for the bus and its mission.

Four high school students stand with an older man. The trio Fire in the Kitchen, a local band, recently performed at a Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church in Abingdon on December 13.  John S. Battle High School seniors attended the event as part of their VHCC Arts Array curriculum and in preparation for their study of Appalachian literature in the spring semester.

Three students standing in the library.Three students at Damascus Middle School were recently named winners in the Black’s Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) annual essay contest.  In honor of the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, the topic this year centered on the reaction of American colonists to the Stamp Act and its importance in organizing the colonists against the King and Parliament.

Three students holding the items they made.The week leading up to Christmas Vacation was an exciting time for WMS eighth graders. Students spent each day researching and participating in different STEM themed activities. Students started the week off by researching different types of energy and building a solar car.

A teacher sitting in a desk with students around her.Glade Spring Middle School is proud to announce that Mrs. Tami Counts has been selected as the 2015-2016 GSMS Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Counts has taught 8th Grade English at the middle school since 1997.

2 students working experiment with battery and lego bricks.Students at Greendale Elementary had an opportunity to experience the fundamentals of engineering and architecture, during an in-house fieldtrip.  Bricks-for-Kids set up the workshops right in the classrooms.

A Girl standing in front of school sign.The 2015 Annual Washington County Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, December 15. The spelling bee winners from each elementary school participated for spelling glory at Meadowview Elementary.

A group of male college students sing on a stage.The King University Men's Vocal Ensemble visited Holston High School on January 14th.  The group of talented singers performed several American standard pop songs without instrumental accompaniment.

The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. If there is a delayed schedule due to bad weather, the meeting will be at 11:00 a.m.  If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. or if school is on a delayed schedule, at 11:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the top floor of the Annex Building. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

For the 14th consecutive year, the Washington County Career and Technical Center will sponsor a test session for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB).  The test will be given on Friday, February 5th from 12:30 to 3:15 PM.  The ASVAB is offered to all county juniors and seniors who have a potential interest in serving in the United States military.  All branches of the military and their reserve components mandate that individuals take the ASVAB before they enlist.

An adult holds a plaque.Sixth-grade teacher Mr. Joe Preston was recently selected as the Washington County Middle School Teacher of the Year!

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