This week, preschoolers at High Point Elementary have been studying dinosaurs. As part of our study on dinosaurs, students have been working very hard to learn valuable kindergarten skills. During small group instruction, the children used rhyming with dinosaur puppets as a way to learn ordinal numbers.
For the past six weeks a student teacher, Mr. Andrew Griffith, has been part of Mr. Marcum’s fifth grade classroom. Mr. Griffith will soon be a graduate of Emory and Henry College. He is originally from Bristol, Tennessee. Mr. Griffith played outside linebacker for Emory and Henry’s football team.
Mrs. Atwell’s fifth grade class has been working with the third grade classes to help students develop testing strategies for the SOL test. Each fifth grade student was assigned to a “buddy” where they worked together once a week to discuss a reading passage and then look at the questions that go with the story.
March is Youth Art Month and Glade Spring Middle School Art teacher, Mrs. Tara Williams has planned a month full of activities to celebrate art. Each day during the morning news broadcast, students are treated to an art quote and a featured artwork with a trivia question.
The Holston High School Chorus and Student Body are very pleased to present “Once Upon a Mattress”. This delightful musical is a spoof on the old fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea. It will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 17th and 18th, at 7:00 PM both nights in the HHS Auditorium. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and senior citizens. Preschoolers are free.
On Wednesday March 4th Bonnie Plant Company surprised Meadowview Elementary Pre-K students with over 300 plants to plant in their school garden. The plant company donated a wide variety of plants including cabbage, spinach, brussel sprouts, lettuce, kale and strawberries.
On Monday March 9, three students from Valley Institute were honored for their exemplary writing. Fourth grade students were required to write an essay about George Washington. Only the top three papers were recognized at a special luncheon at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon.
Abingdon High School art students recently participated in the Artistic Excellence Competition. An art reception was held in their honor on Sunday, March 14, at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA. Nine students from Mrs. Anderson’s art classes competed in this event.
Students in Mrs. Belcher's fourth grade math class are reviewing straight figures, polygons, and 3-D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks! Each marshmallow represents a vertex point and each toothpick represents an edge.
Although spring is still just around the corner on the calendar, geodesic domes have sprung up all over third grade classrooms at Watauga Elementary Schools! WES third graders are continuing to explore and learn through STEM activities. Most recently, students were challenged to use toothpicks and gumdrops to erect geometric domes.
Recently, the Second Grade students at High Point Elementary enjoyed a day of various STEM activities. Each classroom teacher chose a different activity for students to complete. A total of five STEM projects were done throughout the day.
The character trait recognized for the month of November at Damascus Middle School is assertiveness. Assertiveness is the ability to communicate with others in a way that is direct and honest, without being rude.
Abingdon High School has once again been recognized for its success in teaching personal finance. On March 19, Sally Stringer of Highlands Union Bank presented Abingdon High School business teachers a banner recognizing the school’s ranking of 27th in the W!SE Top 100 Best High Schools in America for Teaching Personal Finance.