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GES students participating in virtual visits with SmartBoard.We have been very busy in first grade at Greendale while studying symbols in Social Studies. We actually watched a Bald Eagle and eggs being hatched in the nest.

A girl and a boy at their desks trying to make a small parachute.After going to the Paramount to see the play, Jack and the Beanstalk, and reading many different versions of the story, Valley second graders participated in a STEM activity.

Groups of kids and adults in a computer lab with Lego Mindstorms robots.During the 2015 First Lego League (FLL) Tournament on Saturday, November, 14th at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, the students and volunteers of Washington County Public Schools and other area districts participated in a large LEGO build and robot playtime.

A trojan mascot standing with children.Second grade High Point Elementary students certainly received a welcomed surprise on Friday, October 30th, the day before Halloween.

2 little girls wearing pink shirts.October 26th-30th was Red Ribbon Week.  Students and staff at Watauga celebrated by dressing up to, “Stand United Against Bullying and Drugs.”

A group of people eating lunch.In honor of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, Damascus Middle School students were encouraged to invite a veteran to lunch!

MES students watch VA State Police helicopter.At Meadowview Elementary School the morning of October 30, 2015 began in an unusual way with an amazing demonstration by the Virginia State Police Tactical Team.

A man standing in front of a classroom.Each grade level at VIES welcomed at least one person from the community to share a special book with their students during Read Aloud to a Child Week.  We had furry, four legged friends, readers from the Central Office, a local author, some familiar VIES staff members and retired VIES teachers who helped us celebrate.

Two boys dressed in Halloween costumes.Each year the students, faculty, and staff at the WCCTEC host a Halloween Parade for the Kidz Place -Title 1 Parent Resource Center Story Time children.  It is a delightful time of watching our little trick-or-treaters meet the "big" kids of the WCCTEC and staff from the School Board office.

A large group of boys and girls, along with three adult ladies stand in front of  a small auditorium with a piece of artwork in the background.The AHS Chapter of the National Art Honor Society held its induction ceremony for new members on Thursday, November 29, 2015.  The Art Honor Society President Lydia B. conducted the ceremony along with help from Vice President William G., Secretary Carl M., and Treasurer Seth H.

A group of students wearing capes with vowels on them.Kindergartners at High Point Elementary have many opportunities to explore a variety of concepts each school day.  Many of these concepts are learned using hands-on or kinesthetic approaches.

A group of students and a teacher are wearing red.“Respect Yourself, Be Drug Free” was the Wallace Middle School Red Ribbon theme this year. Student Ambassadors kicked off Red Ribbon Week by attaching a red ribbon to every locker.  Students promoted the rest of Red Ribbon Week by participating in various themed activities.

A man sitting with children in a school cafeteria.On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, students at Watauga Elementary School had a special lunch guest. Dr. Doug Arnold visited WES and enjoyed lunch with the wildcats.

Students drawing region maps.When you say “Van Gogh” in Abingdon, Virginia…..most people think ‘William King Museum.’  William King Museum of Arts hosted a well-deserved treat at Greendale Elementary.  Through their educational program, second graders learned about three regions of North America in which American Indian cultures thrived.

Four students stand in front of lockers.Congratulations to Patrick Henry High School's business students who recently was named number one in the Group A category in the entire state of Virginia in the TechTober Tech Fest, sponsored by Certiport! This competition assessed the highest percentage of Microsoft certifications grouped by the Virginia High School League classifications.

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