On Friday, December 12, students in Damascus Middle School’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program traveled to the Paramount Center in Bristol to see The Nutcracker, a Highlands Ballet Original Production.
Right before heading off for spring break, Abingdon Elementary held its annual History Bowl on Wednesday, April 1. No fooling here, four teams comprised of sixteen expert history buffs came together to compete for the opportunity to move on to the county history bowl at Meadowview later in April.
First grade students at Watauga Elementary have been learning about calendars. The students enjoyed singing songs and sharing facts about the twelve months and a holiday from each. The program was enjoyed by faculty, staff, family and friends. Great job first graders!
First graders at Greendale Elementary School have been reading The Boxcar Children books and having an exciting time learning new vocabulary, enjoying the genre of realistic fiction, and comprehending a story set around 75 years ago.
Damascus Middle School participated in the sixth annual “Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive,” sponsored by Scholastic, from November 24-December 12. For each pair of pajamas donated, Scholastic donates a book.
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without clocks, calendars, and paper? How would we tell time ,know what day of the week or month of the year it was, or even write a letter? We can thank the ancient Egyptians for these contributions to the world.
Students in Michele Sutton’s sixth grade class at Wallace Middle School recently completed a special biography project which they decided to share with their classmates. The project was devised as a new approach to book reports.
Abingdon Elementary is proud to congratulate Grace A, who came in third place for the DAR Essay Contest. Grace wrote her essay on "What the Flag Means to Me." She eloquently shared her thoughts and feelings about the American flag in her essay.
This semester Ms. Smithlund’s Biology classes had a guest lecturer, Jeremiah Gaddy, to talk about body systems. Jeremiah is a 4th year medical student about to graduate from the Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU and heading to Wake Forest to begin a three year residency for emergency medicine.
2015 Gifted and Talented Education Camp Registration is open for the 2015 GATE Camp! Our focus this year is STEAM – Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics for rising 4th – 9rd graders. Appalachian culture, through STEAM activities, is the theme for rising 1st – 3rd graders. GATE camp is June 8, 9 and 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Parents are asked to join our presentations on June 10 at 2:00 p.m. Deadline for registration is May 13 and late forms will not be accepted. Make your plans now and join us at the Neff Center for the free STEAM GATE Camp!
Fifth grade students at Watauga Elementary School have been learning about “the father of American music” Stephen Collins Foster. Foster is one of the most popular composers from the 19th century composing many well know songs associated with the South such as “ Old Folks at Home”, “ Oh! Susanna”, and “My Old Kentucky Home”.
Students, teachers and visiting readers plunged into the world of Dr. Seuss during Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2. This is a nationwide reading event that takes place every year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
After four years at Abingdon High School as a varsity starter, Taylor B. is moving up Interstate 81 to continue her academic and basketball careers. The list of institutions was trimmed to six, which included Emory & Henry, Roanoke, Concord, UVA-Wise, King, and Randolph.
Kindergarten is gearing up for first grade with the help of fifth grade study buddies. The fifth graders come each morning before their classes begin to listen to the little ones read books and word lists, write sentences, and to help in the preparation of the kindergarten day.
Recently, two Damascus Middle School students competed at the Big Dog Gymnastics Meet in Ripley, West Virginia. Eighth-grader Jenna G. won first place on Vault, first place on Balance Beam, and first place All-Around in her age division at the silver level.