Superintendent's Message On Safety

Dear Washington County School Community:

In the continued wake of the most recent school shooting in Florida, we have heavy hearts full of sympathies, sorrowfulness, and even, fury. Like most of you, our attempts to fathom the mindless and senseless loss of innocent lives is confounding at best.  Our schools and school communities should be havens of safety void of unnecessary distress, fear and anxiety. Conversely, our schools should be places of remarkable student learning and engaging leadership development opportunities for all.  That remains our expectation.

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Several teens pose on a staircase.Twenty-four seniors from Holston High School participated in the Washington County Community Scholars program.  These students collectively had an overall GPA of 3.54.

A group of kindergartners posing together in a classroom.Meadowview Kindergartners in Mrs. Holland’s Class participated in a March Madness Book Tournament.

Artwork of a red school house with different objects related to school surrounding it.

Congratulations to Hannah L., the 2018-2019 School Calendar and Handbook Cover Art Contest Winner!

3 students standing at a table.Third Graders at Greendale Elementary School recently participated in a “real-life” simulation called The Kidz Marketplace provided by 4-H.

Several students standing on a stage.On March 29, Ms. Rose's Intervention/Enrichment group performed their version of "My Weird School: Deck the Halls, We're off the Walls". 

 A group of students standing by a teacher.On April 7th, 2018 members of the Holston FFA chapter traveled to Turner Ashby High School to compete in the Virginia State Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event.  Holston competed against 10 other teams and took home top honors and placed 1st in the competition.

Group of students from W.E.S. and Chior.On April 9th, GATE students from Watauga Elementary School had the opportunity to watch the Korean Children's Choir perform at Virginia Highlands Community College. The performance featured high energy choreography and elaborate costumes that dazzled the audience from start to finish.

4 Students holding up their art works.During the month of April the Glade Springs Town Square Arts Center will be hosting an art show with artwork from Meadowview Elementary, Glade Middle, and Patrick Henry High School.

Greek mosaic projects by 3rd graders.Students worked in groups to create a museum exhibit for each of the ancient civilizations that were studied during the nine weeks.  Students who created for Greece created Columns, a Parthenon, and Mosaics.

A group of students standing backstage.On February 27th and 28th, Mrs. Cathy Hutton’s fifth grade IE group gave play performances about the life of Phillis Wheatley, famous poet of colonial America.

The Washington County School Board Strategic Planning Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 16, 2018, has been changed to Regular School Board Meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the School Board Office, 812 Thompson Drive, Abingdon, Va. 

Several students reading books.Students in Ms. Miller's English class have been working on an author study of Gordon Korman.

A group of teens stand on a stairway.The Holston Chapter of the FBLA is having an outstanding year. .  Led by sponsors Sammy Campbell and Lisa Rose, the club has exposed members to new opportunities and challenges.

A group of students sitting at their desks in a classroom.The second grade students in Mrs. Ratliff's classroom at High Point Elementary are learning all about contractions.

A group of students sitting at a long table.On Thursday, March 29, nine students from Patrick Henry High School attended Bristol Herald Courier's High School Media day.  Students participated in panel discussions with BHC reporters, business managers, photographers, and editors.

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