Superintendent's Message On Safety

Dear Washington County School Community:

In the continued wake of the most recent school shooting in Florida, we have heavy hearts full of sympathies, sorrowfulness, and even, fury. Like most of you, our attempts to fathom the mindless and senseless loss of innocent lives is confounding at best.  Our schools and school communities should be havens of safety void of unnecessary distress, fear and anxiety. Conversely, our schools should be places of remarkable student learning and engaging leadership development opportunities for all.  That remains our expectation.

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Abingdon Elementary School will be an open site for free summer meals. The Summer Food Service Program is free to all children 18 years of age and under. No application or proof of income is needed.

A female high school student holding her award and smiling.Holston High School senior Diana S. was recently awarded the prestigious Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship.  Diana was one of seventeen high school students in Virginia chosen for this scholarship.

Students sitting on a bench with 2 Lowe's employees standing beside them.Watauga Elementary School students received a Buddy Bench from Lowe’s located in Bristol, Tennessee. A Buddy Bench is a bench that students can go to if they feel lonely or left
out at recess.

All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the Virginia Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement Survey. 

A man standing behind table holding play money.Visa's Practical Money Skills has nominated Thomas Larimer as the Innovative Educator for the Month of May. Mr. Larimer teaches Economics and Personal Finance at Patrick Henry High School.

A female student is holding her certificate.Ainsley D., an eighth grade student at Wallace Middle School, placed first in the school division and first in the region for the Black's Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) American History Essay Contest.

A boy and girl with crowns on.On March 17, 2018, John S. Battle held their second-annual Mr. and Miss JSB pageant. Students were selected by their teachers, coaches and peers to represent their classes, sports and clubs.

A small outdoor bookshelf in the shape of a house with a door for storing books.Meadowview Elementary has a new addition to their landscaping. Jennifer Puckett, Meadowview Elementary School’s Media Specialist, along with parent volunteers Justin and Sarah Dick, built and installed a “Little Free Library” at MES.

Students standing in front of paddle boards.During the afternoon of Friday, April 27, nineteen members of the Patrick Henry Outdoor Club and their fearless sponsors, Mr. Eric Hoffman and Mr. Andrew Smith, ventured to Beartree Lake, part of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, to enjoy the variety of recreational activities the park offers.

A group of students holding up their awards.On Thursday, April 12th, Watauga Elementary held its 6th Annual Spring Art Show, showcasing preschool through fifth grade students.

A group of students posing together.On Saturday, April 21, over 30 students and several faculty members from John S. Battle came out to lend a hand and support athletes during the Special Olympics Track and Field Games.  Volunteers painted faces, helped athletes, and added to the already awesome level of the event.

A teacher posing with her award posing with 2 men and another woman.On May 1st, Mary Beverly, World History and Government teacher, traveled to Richmond, to receive The John Marshall Foundation Teacher Award at the Richmond Bar Association's Annual Law Day Luncheon.

A large group of students pose with police officers.The Wallace Middle School Student Ambassadors hosted the second-annual breakfast for local law enforcement on Friday, March 23.

Teenagers standing in front of the U.S. Capitol.The Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference was held in Reston, Virginia, on April 13th & 14th, 2018.   Five members of the Holston High School FBLA Club attended the conference with their sponsors. Those who attended were:  Senior Jake C., Juniors Marissa S. and Eric R., and Sophomores Austin F. and Morgan W.

Two girls wearing safety glasses while doing a chemistry experiment.Patrick Henry High School chemistry students recently participated in an afternoon of chemistry labs at Emory and Henry College.

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