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Students seated on the ground eating snacks and playing games.Fourth and fifth graders at AES were challenged by their teachers (coaches) to master all multiplication facts from 0-12 along with passing a mixed review within the first nine weeks of school. Students that met the challenge earned a ticket to attend an all-day tailgate party.

Two Children trying to pull two magnets apart with 4 children sitting around them.D​id you know that our planet Earth is one gigantic magnet? Second graders at High Point Elementary are learning just that! Our science focus right now is on "magnets" and we are all very excited to be experimenting with different kinds.

Students look at a book projected on to a screen.On Tuesday, October 21, Damascus Middle School students joined millions of other students across the nation as they “read for the record!”. Each year, Jumpstart sponsors this event to bring attention to literacy, through encouraging adults and children nation-wide to share in a reading experience.

Student poses with pumpkin and book.First grade students at Watauga Elementary are really passionate about pumpkins. Each class had a special pumpkin, which was used to the max. One of our pumpkins was grown by a Watauga first grader! We began our pumpkin experiments with predictions.

Children looking at a lady as she tells a story.Underground Railroad simulations, Civil War re-enactments, ghost stories, and historic houses! All of these were part of the High Point Elementary fourth grade field trip to Abingdon, Virginia. The day started off wet and dreary, but slowly the sun began to slip from behind the clouds allowing the students to have an action-packed day of historic proportions.

A man in military uniform poses with a woman on each side of him.

Glade Spring Middle School held its annual Veterans Day Program on November 10.  The Student Council Association led by sponsors, Mrs. Sherry Cannon and Mrs. Colleen Buchanan, arranged a program of music, guest speakers, and honors for local Veterans.

A truck is transporting the finished building.Every year the Building Trades classes at the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center build a complete home from the ground up for a qualified recipient through Habitat for Humanity. On October 6, Mr. Goff’s Building Trades students watched as their finished product was lifted and transported to a grateful family.

Young men standing on stairs.On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, members of the John S. Battle Key Club participated in their annual Fall Clean-up of the campus of JSB.  The students that participated were treated with donuts and orange juice before the clean-up began.

Five students and an adult male teacher stand at the front of a grocery store. There are Christmas decorations behind them.
On Saturday, November 8,2014, five of Holston High School's best singers volunteered to showcase their talent for the community as they sang Christmas Carols at the Damascus Food City.  The shoppers stopped to listen and some even joined in as the HHS students treated the crowd to time-tested favorites such as "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".

Two children, one girl and one boy, are posing with a costumed character that looks like a light brown mouse.Throughout the school building, a sense of excitement began to build on Monday morning after the morning news crew announced the new school-wide book read for this year- The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney!

AES student stands next to podium to receive award for t-shirt designFourth graders at AES spent a “sweet” day at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport on October 28 to help celebrate National Chemistry Week.  The theme for this event was “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy”. 

Two students in Superman costumes pose under a Red Ribbon Banner“Love Yourself, Be Drug Free” was the Wallace Middle School Red Ribbon theme this year. Students kicked off Red Ribbon Week by dressing in red.  Students promoted the rest of Red Ribbon Week by participating in various themed activities. 

The Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) newsletter can now be found online in the Gifted Education section of the website! If you're having trouble finding the Gifted Education section go to District,Instruction,Gifted Education in the menu bar and the link for the newsletter will be on the right in the Gifted Menu.

A student pays a school nutrition worker for her lunch.In celebration of National School Lunch Week on October 13-17, students at Damascus Middle School had the opportunity to “Take Their Parents to Lunch” on Wednesday, October 15.  Twenty-five parents came to enjoy lunch with their child[ren] and selected from a menu of chicken chunks, hamburger, or pizza.  Superintendent Dr. Brian Ratliff also joined us during lunch.

Three children sitting in front of a river with mountains on each side. 

On Friday, October 24, 2014, fifth grade students at Meadowview Elementary took a field trip to Doe River Gorge to participate in many interactive learning activities.  Students were able to take a ride on the original Tweetsie Railroad, traveling through the gorge where they were able to take in the beautiful fall foliage.

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