News Article Index

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DMS Students Selected for All-County Band! 03-10-2015

Students stand against a wall with a mural on it.On Monday, December 1, students from across the county auditioned for the All-County Band at Patrick Henry High School. Auditions consist of playing snare, mallets, and timpani for percussion and scales and sight-reading for all other instruments.

JSBHS Junior Accepted into the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Program 03-09-2015

A high school student standing next to a computer displaying a NASA logo.Kaitlin I., a John S. Battle junior, has been selected to participate in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Program.  VASTS is a program open to qualified high school juniors statewide and offers an exploration-themed, online course based on the exciting work of NASA.

High Point Elementary School First Graders Are “Grinchy!” 03-09-2015

HPES First Graders Enjoy Grinch Day.“You’re a Mean One….Mr. Grinch!”  The first grade students of High Point Elementary School celebrated their love of reading by having a “Grinch” Day on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

WCS Robotics Club begins at Greendale Elementary 03-06-2015

Man standing in front of group of students standing around a large table with robot obstacle course. Projector and robot are in the foreground of the photo.3rd-5th graders at Greendale participated in our WCS Robotics Club on Monday, March 2, 2015. The students started the meeting playing with LEGOs.

Watauga Elementary School Selects 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year 03-06-2015

A teacher standing and smiling in front of a board with drawings that children have made.Watauga Elementary School would like to congratulate Mrs. Samantha Null as 2014-2015 WES Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Samantha Null attended Bluefield College where she received her Bachelor of Art Degree in Art and Education.

John S. Battle Students Honor Black History Month 03-05-2015

Young men and women stand in front of a projector screen.On Tuesday, February 3, John S. Battle High School students from Ms. Jennifer Daniel's AP English 11 classes and Ms. Sarah Sanders' Dual Enrollment US History classes attend the first installment of the Eyes on the Prize documentary series.

Abingdon Elementary Holds Family Game Night 03-05-2015

Three students gather around a table to play a game during Family Game NightOn Thursday, February 12, Abingdon Elementary held its first Family Game Night as part of their PTA meeting. Despite the cold weather, staff and families gathered after a short business meeting to play board games.

Damascus Middle School’s FFA Wins Contest! 03-04-2015

A group of students stand in the Agriscience classroom.The newly-formed Damascus Middle School branch of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently took first place at the Plant Science Career Development Event held at Holston High School.

First Graders at Greendale Have a Bubbling Good Time in Science! 03-04-2015

A mint green, foamy substance appears to be bubbling up and out of a container sitting  on a student desk in a classroom during an experiment.During our study of matter, Greendale 1st graders had the excitement of watching a glove be blown up with vinegar and baking soda. It was amazing to watch the glove suddenly take on a life of its own as a result of the gas being produced from the reaction of the vinegar and baking soda. That wasn’t the most exciting part of our experiments.

WCS Announces Kindergarten Registration and Preschool Screenings 03-03-2015

Kindergarten Registration will be held at all seven elementary schools in Washington County, Virginia on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 12:00-6:00 pm. Children who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2015 are eligible for kindergarten enrollment. During registration, all children will be screened for instructional needs.