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A boy creates a shape with marshmallows.At High Point Elementary School students in Mrs. Ratliff and Mrs. Miller’s third grade Math classes explored geometric shapes using only marshmallows and toothpicks.  At first students used these materials to construct plane shapes such as squares, rectangles, and triangles.

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Mia A., who has been a fixture on the Holston High School varsity softball team since her freshman year, will wear the colors of the Emory and Henry Wasps next year.  She signed her intent to play in December with her coaches, family, and teammates joining her to celebrate.

Several female students are wearing tie dye clothing.“Respect Yourself, Be Drug and Bully 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 dancing at a sock hop.Watauga Elementary School GATE students recently sponsored a school-wide Sock Hop to gather donations for a community service project which provided 470 pairs of warm socks to the homeless across our area.

A group of children sitting in the floor in front of a teacher.The preschool students at High Point Elementary are busy learning all alphabet letters and sounds.  Students are learning their letters through many small group literacy stations.

A man, a woman, and a boy holding a flag.Delegate Israel O'Quinn recently visited Glade Spring Middle School and presented the school with a new state flag.

4 people standing on a stage smiling.On Tuesday, December 15, 2016 spelling bee winners from the seven elementary schools competed in the annual elementary school spellingbee.

Students are watching a video summary.Students in Miss Holman's third grade class at Valley Institute Elementary have been immersed in the wonderful world of Willy Wonka.  To accompany a novel study of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, students completed and presented projects from a choice board based on their learning styles.

8 high school students stand by a wall.In November, auditions were held for both the Junior and the Senior District Chorus.   Holston High School students stood out at these events.  Eight HHS choral members were ultimately selected for the elite group that includes the best singers in Virginia’s District 7.

A group of children performing in a school gym.Watauga Elementary's fifth grade students performed their Christmas program on December 8, 2016.  The students sang some of their favorite Christmas songs and read winter poems.

A little boy holding a shopping cart dressed in winter clothes.High Point Elementary School has their very own movie star!  Miller R. is a second grader who had an opportunity of a lifetime when he and his mother were chosen as extras for the film “Believe” that was filmed, in part, in downtown Bristol.

"Bearded" students posing with teacher.During this holiday season, Damascus Middle School students, faculty, and staff participated in several activities to give gifts to others who are not as fortunate as we are.  During the month of October, we voted with money in the Beard-Grower contest, a contest in which we chose which male staff member we most wanted to grow a beard!

A female teacher posing with a group of students.MES Preschool had a very special visitor. The Grinch came to read to Mrs. Hampton's preschool classroom. He shared the miraculous story of how his heart grew in one day! He also gave each student a blanket, book, snacks, and a warm pair of gloves!

100 students in front of the Biltmore House.Sixth grade students at Glade Spring Middle School read and were captivated by Robert Beatty’s book, Serafina and the Black Cloak. So a trip to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC made this imaginary story come to life in the very real setting.

A Gingerbread House Village.Recently, Mrs. Roark’s class was awarded a PTA grant from their school. This grant was used to purchase a convection oven and a stove burner. A discussion was held on several precautions and safety rules for this equipment and then the cooking began!

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