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Many students are pictured with their solar system projects.Students in Mrs. Carrigan’s science class worked hard on their science projects during the last week of school and presented them to their classmates to show off what they had learned.  The science students had to create a 3-D solar system project following a rubric with multiple requirements.

A large group of students is pictured on the steps of a large building.The GATE students at Wallace Middle School have been busy all year exploring the arts. They have created art, performed for a live audience, and experienced art in differing venues throughout the year.  Recently they were inspired by a visit to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol where they learned about the role that the Bristol Sessions played in the birth and development of country music.

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LeAnne B., who graduated from the Washington County Career and Technical Center’s  Pharmacy Technician Program in 2011, received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.) from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy on April 30th.  LeAnne finished in the top 10% of her class and had the highest GPA in her cohort during her first semester at ACP.  ACP, located in Oakwood, Virginia, has an accelerated three year program.

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Several students holding bows and arrows.Washington County teachers and administrators attended a training course for National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) last summer.  The training also provided bows, arrows, targets, and a safety net for each school represented.

Students stand in a classroom; one is holding a gumball machine. Larry Booher is a long-time teacher at JSB and recently his Ecology class was featured on the Glee Gum website. Glee Gum is a company which makes an all natural gum. For their use of the product and the research that went into the project, Mr. Booher and his class were selected as a "Featured Fan".

A student receives a medal at an award ceremonyBrooke K., a senior at the Washington County Career & Technical Education Center and a second year Culinary Arts student, placed third at the Virginia State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th, in Fredericksburg.

A student poses for a picture displaying his bronze medal.Nicolas O., a senior at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center and a second  year CISCO Networking Academy student placed third in Technical Computer Applications at the Virginia SkillsUSA  State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Congratulations to Lydia B., the 2015-2016 School Calendar and Handbook Cover Art Contest Winner!  Lydia just graduated from Abingdon High School and her beautiful artwork was chosen to be the cover for the 2016-2017 School Calendar and Handbook among over 300 entries.  Washington County distributes over 11,000 copies of the school calendar/handbook annually throughout the county.

Twenty-one students sitting and standing in a hall smiling.Glade Spring Middle School is proud to announce that several of Mrs. Tolliver’s 7th English students were chosen to be published in the annual Creative Communications poetry anthology.  Students spent several weeks studying different types of poetry and writing original examples of each.

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On April 16th, twenty-nine students proudly represented the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center by participating in the Virginia SkillsUSA State competition in Fredericksburg, VA.  While all students did well in their individual competitions, twelve students from WCCTEC received medals for outstanding performances.

3 women standing with 2 of them wearing hats smiling.The end of a school year can be boring and stressful with testing and end of year blahs.  But not at Glade Spring Middle School, where students have been busy solving a mystery based on the game of CLUE!  Mrs. Mink set the stage for a murder mystery in her classroom complete with clues, props, and of course writing opportunities.

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A teacher stands with a group of students. In January, the Mountain Empire Chapter of the American Red Cross asked for nominations for “local heroes who have saved someone else’s life, performed an act of courage or offered a valuable service to the community.”  Damascus Middle School teacher Mrs. Donna Musick thought immediately of her colleague Mr. Joe Preston, for the valuable service he has provided to his history students for the past sixteen years.

A collage of four signings with students sitting at tables and adults standing behind them, with a table covering of the schools' mottos.This Spring we are excited to announce that Washington County Public Schools have students from all four high schools receiving scholarships to perform with the Emory & Henry College Marching Band for the fall of 2016.  The students were honored at individual scholarship signing ceremonies.

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