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Students measuring using candy hearts.Valley Institute 3rd graders celebrated sweet success on Valentines Day. Each student was provided a box of candy hearts.

Several teen students sitting in desks.Twenty-five motivated Washington County students sat for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test on Friday, February 9th.  This marks the sixteenth consecutive year that the CTE Center has offered the ASVAB to all the county’s 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

Students dressed as rock stars.High Point fifth graders are learning a lot about the rock cycle. Students are creating diagrams of the rock cycle, classifying different types of rocks, and learning how different rock transformations occur.

2 boys painting salt dough maps.Greendale Elementary second graders have been developing map skills by learning about the seven continents and five oceans.  What better way to learn than by having a hands-on lesson and making their very own salt dough map of the world!

A teen girl and boy pose in running gear.In a rare juxtaposition, two of Holston High School's greatest runners of all time are racing their way to school records.  Jordan K. and Ryland H. have gotten the attention of their coaches, their teammates, and---mostly---their competitors.  Both of these scholar athletes were teammates on this year's successful 2017 Cross Country Team and will join forces again this spring on the HHS Outdoor Track Team.

The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, February13, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

If there is a delayed schedule due to bad weather, the meeting will be at 10:30 a.m.  If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the top floor conference room of the Annex Building.  The meeting is open to the public.  Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

Several students are pictured in front of a brick building.Wallace Middle School eighth graders were given the opportunity to visit the University of Virginia College at Wise on October 21.  Students were welcomed by the Chancellor, Donna Price Henry, and the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment, Rusty Necessary.

A cafeteria worker standing at a point of sale system.Students at Holston High School are getting a second chance at Breakfast. In addition to serving a hot breakfast before school starts, Holston High School offers what it is calling a 2nd Chance Breakfast.

A group of people standing on a stage.Sarah Lovett,  Art teacher/Cheer coach at Abingdon High recently competed in and won her division her first time competing at one of CrossFit’s biggest competitions called the Wodapalooza in Miami, Florida.

Six teen students pose along a wall.Six talented singers from Holston High School were recently selected for the Region Seven All District Chorus.  Led by their choral director, Mrs. Sue Spirup, the HHS group were chosen from a pool of 300 others who auditioned. The tryout was held at Chilhowie High School in November.

A drawing of a gray elephant.Throughout the year, fifth grade students at High Point Elementary learn an immense amount of artistic techniques and skills that they apply to their artwork. Some of the skills they learn harken back to previous lessons and pieces, and some are brand new.

Students dressed up wearing 100 items.On January 24th, Watauga encouraged students and faculty to participate in celebrating the 100th day of school by donating cans of non-perishable food items to give to the local food bank.

Several students and a teacher are wearing tie-dye clothing.“Our School Believes, Achieves, Succeeds - Drug and Bully-Free” was this year’s theme at WMS. Students promoted Red Ribbon Week and National Bullying Prevention Month by participating in various activities, including a door decorating contest and bullying awareness informational sessions presented in each homeroom.  Students also viewed the movie, “Faces of Addiction” produced by the Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition and participated in themes during Red Ribbon week.

For the 16th 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 2nd from 12:30 to 3:15 PM.  The ASVAB is offered to all county sophomores, 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.

A woman smiling.Social Studies Teacher Julie Matlock was recently selected as the 2017-18 Secondary Teacher of the Year for Washington County.  The recognition was well deserved as she has worked tirelessly to serve the needs of her students.  Julie came to the teaching profession after trying her hand as a paralegal.  She began at HHS in the spring of 2014 as a long-term substitute and SOL tutor.  Her dedication was immediately evident and she was chosen as a full-time teacher for the 2014-15 school year.

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