Washington County teachers and administrators attended a training course for National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) last summer. The training also provided bows, arrows, targets, and a safety net for each school represented.
Larry Booher is a long-time teacher at JSB and recently his Ecology class was featured on the Glee Gum website. Glee Gum is a company which makes an all natural gum. For their use of the product and the research that went into the project, Mr. Booher and his class were selected as a "Featured Fan".
Brooke K., a senior at the Washington County Career & Technical Education Center and a second year Culinary Arts student, placed third at the Virginia State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th, in Fredericksburg.
Nicolas O., a senior at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center and a second year CISCO Networking Academy student placed third in Technical Computer Applications at the Virginia SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Congratulations to Lydia B., the 2015-2016 School Calendar and Handbook Cover Art Contest Winner! Lydia just graduated from Abingdon High School and her beautiful artwork was chosen to be the cover for the 2016-2017 School Calendar and Handbook among over 300 entries. Washington County distributes over 11,000 copies of the school calendar/handbook annually throughout the county.
Glade Spring Middle School is proud to announce that several of Mrs. Tolliver’s 7th English students were chosen to be published in the annual Creative Communications poetry anthology. Students spent several weeks studying different types of poetry and writing original examples of each.
On April 16th, twenty-nine students proudly represented the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center by participating in the Virginia SkillsUSA State competition in Fredericksburg, VA. While all students did well in their individual competitions, twelve students from WCCTEC received medals for outstanding performances.
The end of a school year can be boring and stressful with testing and end of year blahs. But not at Glade Spring Middle School, where students have been busy solving a mystery based on the game of CLUE! Mrs. Mink set the stage for a murder mystery in her classroom complete with clues, props, and of course writing opportunities.
In January, the Mountain Empire Chapter of the American Red Cross asked for nominations for “local heroes who have saved someone else’s life, performed an act of courage or offered a valuable service to the community.” Damascus Middle School teacher Mrs. Donna Musick thought immediately of her colleague Mr. Joe Preston, for the valuable service he has provided to his history students for the past sixteen years.
This Spring we are excited to announce that Washington County Public Schools have students from all four high schools receiving scholarships to perform with the Emory & Henry College Marching Band for the fall of 2016. The students were honored at individual scholarship signing ceremonies.
This year the annual 4-H History Bowl was held for the first time at the Higher Education Center and streamed live over the Internet. The competition was fierce, but in the end Valley students Emily C., Raina M., Leanna Mc., and Jacey P. went undefeated!
Tenth-grade PHHS student Thomas O. recently took first prize in his category at the annual Bristol Music Club scholarship competition. On Saturday, May 7, Thomas competed with other 10-12 grade musicians who competed with diverse vocal and instrumental performances.
Cody C., a senior at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center and a first year CISCO Networking Academy student, placed second in Telecommunications Cabling at the Virginia SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference and Skills Championships held April 16th in Fredericksburg, Virginia.