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High Point Elementary First Graders Visit Fender's Farm 11-18-2014

Children sitting at a picnic table smiling.The first grade students of High Point Elementary took a festive field trip to Fender's Farm on Monday, October 27. The students have been observing seasonal changes and discussing many ways to investigate nature. The students were able to not only participate in the corn maze, but they were able to gather, collect, and select their own "harvest".

Meadowview Elementary School Takes a Field Trip to Doe River Gorge 11-18-2014

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.

Damascus Middle School Students “Take Their Parents to Lunch” 11-18-2014

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.

Watauga Students Are Problem Solving! 11-17-2014

Students communicate before making a pyramidThird grade students at Watauga Elementary learned problem solving, communication, and teamwork through a fun activity. Students in Mrs. Herndon's class were challenged to build a pyramid of Solo cups using nothing more than a rubberband with one string of yarn per student attached.

Greendale Students Perform Poetry 11-17-2014

Four students, two boys and two girls, holding booklets stand in front of cabinets in a room while they read their lines of the poemIn honor of Red Ribbon Week, some Greendale Elementary second graders celebrated by sharing a poetry reading live on WGESnews, the morning air show. Real life superheroes Jumping Jonah C., Captain Cameron L., Green Hornet Gracie M. , and Super Savannah W.  shared their version of Jellyfish Stew by Jack Pretlusky. 

First Friends At Valley Institute Complete Service Project 11-17-2014

Four girls and one boy standing around boxes filled with various itemsElla S., Chloe J., Kylie B., Laci F., and Logan L. were busy putting their last items into the ten shoe boxes to help put a smile on a child's face at Christmas in another country.  First Friends is sponsored by Guidance Counselor Ms. Anderson. They have been working since the beginning of October on this as their first service project of the year. 

Glade Spring Middle School Teachers Dig It! 11-13-2014

A female student and a man stand on opposite sides of a volleyball net.On October 31st, the girls’ volleyball team faced off against the faculty at Glade Spring Middle School in a little “friendly” volleyball match. 

Fifth Graders Love to Debate 11-13-2014

Every student had the opportunity to speak during the debate.Recently, Mr. Marcum's history classes participated in their fourth history debate of the school year. Students debated about the historical significance that explorers like Cabot, de Champlain, La Salle, and Coronado had on North America.

First Graders Study Timelines in Social Studies Class 11-13-2014

Three first grades, two boys and one girl, stand in a hallway in front of poster-size timelines of their lives.Greendale Elementary first graders have been studying about timelines in social studies.Each student was challenged to do a timeline about their own life and bring it to school to share with their classmates.

VIES 3rd Graders Spooky Scavenger Hunt! 11-12-2014

Two students seated writing math problems on paperHalloween was a spooky day for 3rd graders at Valley Institute.  Students went on a Scavenger hunt in their spookiest costumes in search for solving the multiplication mystery!