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News Article Index
|Mrs. Donna Musick Virginia AITC Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist||05-07-2015||
Mrs. Donna Musick, an educator at Damascus Middle School, has been recognized as a 2015 regional finalist in Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year program. Virginia AITC is part of a nationwide effort to help teachers and students understand and appreciate agriculture, which is Virginia’s and the nation’s largest industry.
|High Point Elementary Pre-K Teachers Talk, Sing, and Read!||05-07-2015||
Talk, talk, talk! Sing, sing, sing! Read, read, read! Language is the foundation of literacy and a natural way to learn. This was the focus of Dr. Jean Feldman’s workshop, Rock, Rhyme, Write, and Read that High Point Elementary preschool teachers attended during February.
|Abingdon Elementary Kindergarten Receives a Special Visitor||05-06-2015||
Dave Dierks, from WCYB TV5 recently visited with the kindergarten classes at Abingdon Elementary. He read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and did several experiments to help us understand our changing weather.
|DMS Spanish I Students Learn Vocabulary in a Creative Way!||05-06-2015||
After learning the Spanish vocabulary for articles of clothing and names of colors, Ms. Dalia Obregon’s Spanish I students went beyond a simple vocabulary test to demonstrate their knowledge! The students prepared posters showing different articles of clothing in varying colors and labeled these with sentences in Spanish.
|High Point Elementary School Teacher of the Year!||05-06-2015||
Recently, High Point Elementary School named Mrs. Rebecca Payne as the "Teacher of the Year". Mrs. Payne is one of the 2nd grade teachers at High Point. In conjunction with the story "An Interview with Beverly Cleary", second graders conducted their own interview with Mrs. Payne.
|John S. Battle Students Work Together To Remember Coach P.||05-05-2015||
The John S. Battle Business Department in conjunction with the Athletic Department worked together to design and make shirts for the boys and girls soccer teams to wear in honor of Coach Perrigan for the annual FOTSS Benefit Game.
|DMS Awarded in 4-H “Share the Fun” Talent Program!||05-05-2015||
Damascus Middle School 4-H members held the annual “Share the Fun” talent program during their regular December club meeting. 42 members from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades performed, and talent acts included dance, drama, instrumental, variety, and vocal.
|HPES Kindergarteners Are Writing Up a Storm||05-05-2015||
Kindergarteners at High Point Elementary School are writing up a storm. Students have been working in skill based groups to build their reading and writing skills. Students work on letters and sounds, sight words, reading text, making words, writing words, punctuation, and writing sentences.
|Glade Spring Middle School is Re-designated as a School to Watch!||05-04-2015||
Great things are happening at Glade Spring Middle School! Mr. Kelly Holmes, Principal of Glade Spring Middle School, received word in December that GSMS has been re-designated as a School to Watch.
|Damascus Middle School Redesignated as a School to Watch!||05-04-2015||
Mrs. Dixie Hunter, principal of Damascus Middle School, recently received notice that DMS has been redesignated as a School to Watch! Originally recognized for this honor three years ago by the National Forum for Middle-Grades Reform, the school continues to demonstrate high performance in the areas of academic excellence, awareness of and responsiveness to the needs of adolescents, equality of education for every student, and organizational structure.