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Damascus Middle School Delivers Holiday Cheer! 04-13-2015

 A student holds a Christmas card in front of a Christmas tree.Each year, Damascus Middle School art teacher Ms. Jennifer Smith challenges students to enter artwork to be considered for the cover of the school’s Christmas card. This year, the winning artist is eighth-grader Marissa S.

Fractions Are a Sweet Success at GES 04-13-2015

Four third graders sit at desks covered with green paper with a number line drawn on it. They place chocolate on the paper to model fractions.Third Grade students at Greendale Elementary School recently had the opportunity to explore fractions on a number line in a unique way! Students first worked as a class to create a number line using graham crackers.

“Mr. Electricity” at HPES 04-13-2015

Recently, Mr. Brian Ritz, “Mr. Electricity”- from BVU visited our fourth graders to present a S.T.E.M.  related program about electricity. He gave an “illuminating” demonstration of some key concepts of how electricity works.

Glade Spring Middle School, Somebody is Going to Have a Cow! 04-09-2015

A woman and girl stand in front of a wall with pictures of cows.Glade Spring Middle School has a vision of service to others. The students and staff welcome opportunities to help people in both big and small ways. Seventh grade math teacher, Mrs. Lisa Mercer introduced the idea of the Heifer International project. Since 1944, Heifer International has worked to bring help, healing, and hope to millions of impoverished families worldwide.

GES Creation and Innovation at its Best! 04-09-2015

Three students, two girls and a boy are sitting at their student desks presenting their edible Lego projects made out of cookies and candy.Recently, all Greendale Elementary fifth-grade students were able to demonstrate creation and innovation at its best!! As a reward, for reaching 100% of accelerated reader and accelerated math goals for the entire second quarter; all students were engaged with an afternoon of S.T.E.M. activities. These activities were meant to resonate the newly founded, Lego Club theme of “Technology and Engineering at its Best”.

MES Fourth Grade Students Honored as Essay Finalists 04-09-2015

Three fourth grade students from Meadowview Elementary sit on a couch at the Martha Washington Inn.Meadowview Elementary would like to congratulate Cameron B., Katie S., and Kendal M. for being the top three finalists at the George Washington Essay contest celebration. We also want to congratulate Kendal M. on being third finalist for the overall division. Upon arrival students and parents were greeted by George and Martha Washington.

Community Faces spotted at VIES for Read Across America week 04-08-2015

Three rows of students standing in front of some books shelves in the library."Oh the Thinks You Can Think" by Dr. Seuss inspired the students of Valley Institute during Read Across America week. Josh Cumbow, an attorney, read to Mrs. Lark's second grade class and Samantha Kozsey from WCYB read to Mrs. Hess's first grade class.

HHS Anatomy Classes Tour ETSU Anatomy Lab 04-08-2015

Several high school students stand in a group with their teachers outside of a university science building.The Anatomy Classes from Holston High School recently toured the Anatomy Lab at East Tennessee State University and the Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City, Tennessee. The students augmented their classroom studies by viewing a display at the museum called “Our Body: The Universe Within”.

WES Feeling Lucky in Music Class! 04-08-2015

4 children standing while holding instruments.In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and Irish culture, students at Watauga Elementary School had a lesson in music class on the history of Ireland’s national symbol the Celtic Harp. Students learned about the origin of the Celtic Harp and how the early harpist played for the Kings Courts and were regarded as a sign of nobility.


The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. The Annual Plan will be presented for review by of the Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held in the Washington County School Board conference room of the main school board office. The meeting is open to the public. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education, at 739-3041.