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High Point Elementary First Graders work on iPads.High Point Elementary School first grade students are hard at work this fall learning math facts with the aid of technology.  Students are thrilled to engage in learning activities using their newly furnished iPads. 

One man is singing a song on a stage in front of a banner labeled, WOOF radio, to a group of students sitting on the floor.During two daytime performances on October 7, Greendale students had the wonderful opportunity to be whisked away in the world of folklore by Bill Wellington from Staunton, Virginia. He is a storyteller, folk musician, songwriter, and dance caller from Radio WOOF and entertains children of all ages.

Eight people stand on stairs and hold a piece of paper.Students in Ms. Belcher’s 2nd block English 11 just finished reading and studying John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men. As a final project, students had to complete six steps while planning their film adaptation of the novel. 

Three students seated in chairs in front of a class holding up books.Recently fourth graders at Valley Institute had an opportunity to read to second graders. After reading Diary of a Worm  fourth graders began working on a writing prompt.  Working through the writing process these fourth graders became authors and illustrators.

Three student with read a million shirts.Three students at Watauga Elementary School have already read over a million words each this year. Ada T., Sam B., and Suzanna P. admit that reading is their favorite hobby.

newsarticle_20141023_01.jpgOn Friday, September 26, the fifth grade at Abingdon Elementary School took a trip back in time to Rocky Mount Museum in Tennessee. Students began their tour with a video that introduced the Cobb family who made their home available to Governor Blount in 1791.

We are waiting for you!!  The Title 1 Parent Resource Center, also known as the Kidz Place, is a full service library with over 25,000 items available for check out and free of charge!  Our services are available for all Washington County residents.  

A male student in a green Old Navy shirt holds his bag.Seventh grade students in Mrs. Phillips' and Mrs. O'Dell's English classes have experienced a book report in a whole new way.  Students were assigned to read a novel and do nothing else. 

A group of students holding certificates stands against a wall.Damascus Middle School Students of Character for the months of August and September were selected because they “dare to be different!”  

A wagon and a wooden cow are on display.For the second year in succession, the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) collected the Grand Champion Prize at the Washington County Fair during the week of September 8-13th. An outstanding collaborative effort between a variety of CTE Center departments and CTE Center students resulted in the success of the final product. 

Two kindergarten students from Meadowview Elementary sit at a table in front of a bowl, ready for their Hawaiian treat.Students in Mrs. McKinney's kindergarten class have been celebrating the Hawaiian culture with a fellow student from that area. They are learning and practicing phrases such as "Aloha" (hello/welcome) and "Mahalo" (thank you).

Twelve students are standing in a line with ropes and climbing gear.  An adult guide is in front of them giving them instructions.River's Way Outdoor Adventure Park in Bluff City, Tennessee hosted a selected group of Holston High School Freshmen at their facility.  Director Bryan Ulrich led the students on the "high ropes course", which takes students between sixty to seventy feet above the ground. 

A man in uniform is surrounded  by a group of students Valley Institute’s fourth-grade students were recently able to experience a trip to the Muster Grounds in Abingdon. While in attendance students were able to learn about the mustering of the Overmountain Men and their journey to the Battle of King’s Mountain during the Revolutionary War.  

An adult talks to a group of students about a slide on a PowerPoint presentation.On Wednesday, October 1, Detective Jamie Blevins with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office visited Damascus Middle School to present an Internet Safety Program to students. 

Five children stand in a parking lot with a large dog costumed character from the adoption program.On Saturday, Sept. 20th, members of the Greendale Elementary PTO and various students joined forces with Tractor Supply of Bristol, VA for "Dog Days".  

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