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1 to 1 Chromebook Initiative

Washington County Schools is proud to announce our 1 to 1 Chromebook Initiative for all 8th and 9th graders for the 2016-2017 school.  All 8th and 9th grade students will be issued Hewlett-Packard Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition devices at no charge.  These devices will be integrated into classrooms in our middle and high schools. 

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285 students and teachers standing wearing blue t-shirts.Students at Glade Spring Middle School left their classrooms Friday and spent the day learning about and providing service to their community. The annual event, now in its seventh year involved 285 students, teachers, sponsors, and volunteers.

Girl Scout Troop 332 from Meadowview, VA collected dolls for their 2016 service project.  The dolls will be going to Belize to an organization called the Heart House.  The dolls will be sent along with other toys by Kingsway Baptist Church and their mission group located in Bristol, VA.  The mission goes to Belize the week after Thanksgiving to read and pray with the children and families that are a part of the Heart House.  The parents will be able to purchase items for a very small fee for their children’s Christmas Gifts.

Food chain project by a WES third grader.Third grade students at Watauga Elementary School have spent the first nine weeks of school studying life systems and habitats. As part of that study, they learned about food chains. How many of you know what a producer, consumer, and decomposer are?

HPES Fifth Grade Students Display their Work on Numbers.Fifth grade students at High Point Elementary School have been learning a lot in math. Students thought they knew everything about even and odd numbers-until they started experimenting to find out what happens when you add even and odd numbers together in different combinations.

A group of students standing together on a hillside.Greendale's Run Club is back up for their third year! With over forty students in grades 3-5, run club participants meet once a week for ninety minutes to prepare for a local 5k to be run on December 10th.

Students are working using Chromebooks.The fifth graders squared off by picking a team!  Ms. Harman and Mr. Asbury led the Vols and Ms. Stepp led the Hokies.  Students earned points by completing assignments, solving word problems, and building ramps.

A group of students standing and holding their ribbons.Several members of the Abingdon FFA chapter competed in various contests at the Virginia State Fair held in Doswell, Virginia.  The Tractor Troubleshooting Contest was held on September 23, 2016 and FFA members Bailey J. and Canan L. qualified to compete at the state contest by placing first in the area contest.

High school students stand in front of a college building.On Friday, October 7th, ten students from the Holston High School Future Business Leaders of America Club attended the Fall Leadership Conference at Bluefield College.  The conference featured several different seminars for the students to participate in.  Some of the topics for these workshops included assistance with college admissions, business etiquette, and community service project ideas, as well as many others including a student favorite, FBLA bingo.

Students stand in front of the marquee at Watauga Elementary.U. S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., announced on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 that Watauga Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Watauga Elementary School is one among 279 public and 59 private schools receiving this honor.

A group of children and an officer standing in front of a school and police car.Second graders at AES enjoyed an afternoon of learning about some special Community Helpers.  Washington County’s own Deputy Nichols, along with an EMT crew, came to let the students explore the police car and ambulances.

A young lady sits below several ribbons and holds several plates. Patrick Henry High School sophomore, Carlee T., recently competed at the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell, Virginia which was held September 30th through October 2, 2016.  Carlee competed against many exhibitors from all across Virginia for awards and scholarships.

Three children sitting at a table together.Students in Mrs. Miller’s and Mrs. Ratliff’s third grade math classes have been learning about related facts. They used their names to create their very own name fact family.

Students are tasting apples.Mrs. Clarke and Mrs. Justus' Pre-K classrooms conducted two S.T.E.M. experiments on Johnny Appleseed Day.  Our students learned what keeps apples freshest the longest after soaking the apple slices in vinegar, club soda, and honey water for 30 minutes.

3 students standing in front of a green screen.Greendale’s News Team has taken on Green Screen technology in their morning broadcast.  Green Screen allows students to broadcast in front of a green screen and place computer images or photos in the background when broadcast.

The Washington County SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE meets four times a year.  Meetings are open to the public.  The advisory committee solicits viewpoints and suggestions from parents of students with disabilities and other interested persons for consideration. A meeting will be held on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the top floor conference room at the Annex building.

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