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A group of people gathered at a table.Dakota T., whose talents have helped make the Holston High School baseball program a success for the last four years, will wear the colors of the Milligan College Buffaloes next year.  According to his coach, John Thacker, Dakota has played all the positions on the baseball diamond during his time at HHS.

Two students stand by a wall of hearts.The Damascus Middle School Student Cooperative Association (SCA) has been working to get DMS students involved!  On Friday, February 17, the SCA led the student body in the 24/7 Campaign.  This is a movement to “make schools in Virginia tobacco-free twenty-four hours a day seven days a week,” according to the website.

A female student is wearing a large hat.Wallace Middle School Students wore their crazy hats to school on February 17 to raise money to help end cancer. Students were asked to contribute at least $1 to be able to wear their hat of choice.

A man reading in front of a group of students.I might eat cake. I might eat green beans. I might blow out candles, or tie up some strings. I might open ten gifts or other crazy things. It isn’t my birthday, no it is not, but Dr. Seuss we can celebrate a lot.

A group of students with 2 adults.David Boyd came to visit Mrs. Griffin's classroom to read them a story about the weather. Mrs. Griffin's room watches Mr. Boyd's weather forecast as part of their morning group every day. The students really enjoyed getting to meeting Mr. Boyd in person!

A woman standing in front of students.Sixth grade students at Glade Spring Middle School had the rare opportunity to Skype with author Dan Smith from Newcastle, England.

A group of students standing at Bristol Motor Speedway.Students at Meadowview Elementary School recently toured the Bristol Motor Speedway.

Students reading on a rug.The preschool students in Mrs. Doane's class have been working hard to master all alphabet letters and sounds.  Now, students are looking towards kindergarten by jumping into books.

Four Child Nutrition Staff Members stand holding awards won at Conference.

Eleven Members of the Child Nutrition Department attended the 68th Annual School Nutrition Association of Virginia (SNA-VA) State Conference held in Hampton Virginia March 17th – 19th and returned home with several awards given from the State Association.

Kids sitting at a table working on a craft.The John S. Battle High School Future Business Leaders of America club recently began a community service project called Battle Buddies. They meet with their buddies at Valley Institute once a month to share bonding time, make crafts, and play games.

Teenages students hovering over a table.On Saturday, March 11th, the Earth Science and Geology students from Holston High School attended the 3rd Annual Clinch River Youth Summit in Lebanon. While they were there, the students learned about determining water quality, protecting riparian buffers, determining pollination cycles, and conducting sustainable agriculture.

Students are standing and smiling.Third grade students at Valley Institute Elementary met royalty this week! Cameron Smith is a product of Washington County Schools and the current Miss Virginia Highlands title holder for the Miss America Organization.

Two girls are pictured with tobacco-free certificates.Students at Wallace Middle School celebrated Tobacco-Free Spirit Day on Thursday, February 16.  Tobacco-Free Spirit Day is a day to celebrate school divisions across Virginia that have committed to being tobacco and e-cigarette free.

A group of students sitting with books.The Damascus Middle School Library, C-TREC (Creeper Trail Ride to End Cancer), and Mrs. Blackburn’s seventh-grade English students teamed up to host a “Meet the Author” ‘Dinner and a Book’” event on Tuesday, February 28.

A child in a costume.March 2, 2017 was Read across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. However, when we “read across America” there are many beloved characters besides a Lorax or a certain Cat in his hat!

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