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A student writing on a journal.The preschool students at High Point Elementary are getting ready for kindergarten.  The students are not only good at letters and sounds; they are learning how to write words and do journals.

Two young men in tuxedos holding awards.John S. Battle had a very successful appearance at the FBLA State Conference April 6-9 in Reston, Virginia.  JSB had 14 students that qualified and competed at the state level.

A group of students practicing martial arts.GATE students at Watauga Elementary wrapped up a month of Japanese language learning with a visit to Japan Karate-Do dojo with introductory karate instruction under the direction of chief instructor Kyoshi Howard Smith.

Six students in FFA jackets line up.The Future Farmers’ of America of Holston High School has demonstrated once again why their program is considered the best in the region.  On March 18th, The HHS FFA Chapter placed 2nd in the Virginia State Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event.

A boy playing handmade pan flute.The fifth grade classes at Greendale Elementary School recently wrapped their study on sound.  Using a design brief from the VDOE, the students were posed this problem:  “We have a problem here at school."

2 groups AHS staff with dog food bags.Abingdon High School had 6 teams (4 people in each group) who participated in the faculty/staff "Slim to Win Challenge." Over a span of 12 weeks participants lost a combined weight of 412.4 lbs.

Students sitting as weather is displayed.We have heard that spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Spring has sprung and so have the changes in weather.  Kindergarten students at High Point Elementary school have been observing the weather for several weeks.

Four students stand holding their awards from a C.S.I. competition.On April 1,  WCCTEC students  Bayleigh D., Haley D., Kayla T., and Hunter J. competed in a C.S.I. competition hosted by Radford University.

Five students holding a large check.Five Wallace Middle School students, Alexis C., Parker G., Alex J., Sydney L., and Rachael S., traveled with their coaches to Newport News to represent southwest Virginia in the Regional Science Bowl Competition at the event at Jefferson Lab on March 4. The teams spent the morning in a series of fast-paced round robin matches. Questions covered topics ranging from mathematics and general science to physical science, Earth and space, life science and energy.

Five girls sitting at a table smiling.Instructional Technology Teacher, Tammy Martin has opened the “Chromebook Cafe” at Glade Spring Middle School. The cafe opened its doors on April 6th to seventh graders who had made prior “reservations” to attend the cafe during their exploratory period.

A group of children displaying their awards.On Thursday, March 16th, Watauga Elementary held its 5th Annual Spring Art Show, showcasing Preschool through fifth grade students.

Children experiment at a table.The Preschool students at High Point are making real science during center time.  The students this week explored mixtures by experimenting with oil and water.

WCCTEC recently completed the District 8 Skills USA competitions.  WCCTEC has  nineteen students eligible to compete at the state level.  The state SkillsUSA competitions will be held in Fredericksburg, VA on April 28-29.

Washington County VA Public Schools has prepared a Special Education Annual Plan and Applications for Part B Flow-Through and Part B Early Childhood Special Education Grant funds for the 2017-2018 school year.  This plan and applications are available for public review and comment at the School Board Annex at 220 Stanley Street-Upper Level, Abingdon, VA from April 1 through May 1, 2017 during normal business hours.  Please contact the Office of Special Services to view or submit comments at 276-739-3041.  The plan and applications will be presented to the School Board on Monday, May 1, 2017

Choir students performing on stage.The Greendale Elementary Choir is gearing up for some exciting spring events this semester.  The choir recently performed for Greendale’s Academic Review, where teachers and administrators from across the county got to hear the choir showcase their hard work.  As a result of this performance, the Greendale Choir was invited to sing at a meeting of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents on April 26th.

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