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Greendale Elementary School Makes History 02-14-2017

Colonial dressed kindergarten students.Greendale Elementary students recently created a Living History Timeline, stretching from times of Ancient Civilizations all the way to the Civil Rights Movement. Students in Preschool - 5th grades dressed as historical figures or groups and demonstrated their knowledge of the contributions of these great leaders to our country’s history.

MES Kindergarten Class Creates Valentine Day Books 02-13-2017

A group of students sitting on a floor holding up books.On Thursday February 9th students in Ms. Hockett's kindergarten class wrote some very special Valentine Day books for some special residents of a rest home. Last fall a student from Emory and Henry College worked with Ms. Hockett's students three or four times.

High Point Fifth Graders are Inspired! 02-10-2017

A group of students holding books.Students in Ms. Campbell’s 5th grade class at High Point Elementary School just completed a novel study on How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor. The novel is a heartwarming and inspiring book about life and how two siblings bond over a dog named Willy.

Bloodmobile Makes Return Trip to HHS 02-09-2017

A female lays outstretched on a gurney.Holston High School has established itself as a major donor hub for blood donations.  On Monday, January 16, 2017, the Future Business Leaders of America sponsored the spring blood drive.  Student volunteers and donors were treated to breakfast that morning.

Watauga Elementary School Names Its Teacher of the Year 02-08-2017

A teacher standing in front of a classroom of students.Watauga Elementary is proud to have named second grade teacher, Shirley Hibbitts, as our Teacher of the Year. When selecting a teacher of the year, Mrs. Hibbitts is an obvious choice.  A college professor once said, “What it takes to be a good teacher is to be firm, fair, and consistent.”  Mrs. Hibbitts is all of those and more.

Identifying Disabled Children 02-06-2017

The Washington County Public School System provides a Free and Appropriate Public Education for all identified eligible disabled students, ages 2 to 21, residing within Washington County.  Please see http://www.wcs.k12.va.us/specialservices/identifying-children-disabilities .

GSMS 8th Grade Student Takes FIrst Place 02-06-2017

Girl standing in front of a book shelf.Each year the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has their annual essay contest for students in grades 5-8. The 2016 – 2017 essay contest topic was “Celebrating a Century: America's National Parks”.

Culinary II Student Earns Scholarship to Johnson & Wales University 02-02-2017

A girl holding up a letter and smiling.Karisma M. was selected as the recipient of a scholarship to attend Johnson & Wales University in Florida.  Karisma's academic record and personal accomplishments earned her this distinguished award.  She will be living on campus and officially becomes a JWU Wildcat in May!

WES Snowy Day Recess 02-01-2017

A group of children displaying their projects.So, what do you do when the weather outside is frightful, but recess still needs to be delightful? You create fractions on geoboards of course! Don't be fooled.

MEETING NOTICE 01-31-2017

The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.The meeting will be held in the top floor conference room of the Annex Building.  The meeting is open to the public. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

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