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DMS Sixth-Grade Chorus Exploratory Class Sings about “Hard Times!” 05-19-2015

Four girls sing on stage.Students in Mrs. Sue Spirup’s fourth Chorus Exploratory class sang about “Hard Times” in their culminating performance on Tuesday, March 3!  Mrs. Spirup continues to follow the social studies curriculum with songs from or about the time period which the students are studying with Mr. Joe Preston, and the students have recently completed a unit of study about the Great Depression.

John S. Battle Senior is Principal for a Day 05-18-2015

Man in a bow tie sits in a desk while another man is in a hoodie.John Battle’s Queen of Hearts contestant, Elissa T., raised money for the American Heart Association by holding a “Principal for a Day” drawing.  For a one dollar donation, students received a chance to trade places with Mr. Hawkins for a day.

WES Third Graders Visit the Main Stage 05-18-2015

newsarticle_20150518_03.JPGWatauga Elementary School third graders visited the Barter Theatre Main Stage on April 28. The students experienced an upbeat musical rendition about Junie B. Jones’ first day of school in the first grade. Junie B. is a girl after our own hearts.

HPES Watch Out Michelangelo! 05-18-2015

HPES Student Celebrates Art!March is the Month of The Arts across the country. At High Point Elementary School, they celebrated in a very special way. For the March P.T.A. program, the 4th and 5th grade choir performed a program of various jazz music and all students in grade kindergarten-5th had artwork on display at the schools annual art gallery.

Damascus Middle School Students Awarded in 4-H Presentation Contest 05-18-2015

A student holds some examples of cross-stitching up for her audience to see.Damascus Middle School 4-H members held their annual Presentation and Public Speaking Program, during which 25 students from the sixth-eighth grades completed oral presentations or illustrated talks.  This particular 4-H program is targeted to build self-esteem, communication skills, and leadership, while giving members a chance to explore their interests and hobbies.

High Point Elementary Robotics Club! 05-15-2015

HPES Student Holds Robot License.High Point Elementary is starting a Robotics Club for 4th and 5th grade students. The students are learning computer programming and robotics.

MES P.E. Program for P.T.A. 05-15-2015

Kindergarten children sit in lines on the gym floor using lummi sticks to keep a rhythm.Our kindergarten stars shined very bright as they paraded into the gymnasium waving and smiling looking for their family and friends and giving the viewers the perfect opportunity for pictures and loud cheers.  Following the parade the kindergarteners showed the spectators the bunny hop dance.

WES Second Graders Visit Rocky Mount 05-15-2015

Second graders at Watauga Elementary School visited Rocky Mount Museum in Piney Flatts, Tennessee to learn about life in the late 1700s.

The GES Choir Wins Big 05-15-2015

Fifty students with green t-shirts stand on risers holding two large trophies won at a competition.The Greendale Choir, under the direction of Mr. Bradley A. Fore, traveled to Pigeon Forge, TN for their second annual participation in the Music in the Parks choral festival and adjudication on Saturday, May 9.  The fifty-member choir arrived at Greendale early that morning, excited to begin their trip.

Damascus Middle School Sixth-Graders Play the Stock Market Game! 05-15-2015

A student dressed in an oversized coat stands behind three students sitting at a table.After studying the Stock Market Crash of 1929, students in Mr. Joe Preston’s social studies classes at Damascus Middle School played the stock market themselves!  To play, students were given $100,000 to invest in ten stocks which they felt would rise in price over the next six weeks.