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Students listen as a veteran talks about his experiences.On Friday, November 11th, the first graders at Abingdon Elementary celebrated Veterans Day with some very special guests! The fathers of two of our first grade students came to share with us about what it is like to be a veteran. Mr. Marcus Ball and Mr. Byron Sargent both served in the Marines and Army Reserves!

A crowd of students sitting in a auditorium looking at an actor.Rhea Valley Elementary School had a visitor from the past...Robert E. Lee (a.k.a. Tom Jessee). The fourth, fifth, and GATE students listened to General Lee tell about his life.

Students holding a trophy and certificates.Valley Institute Elementary held their school wide spelling bee on November 18th. The bee was very competitive and lasted 16 rounds!

The Washington County Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.  If there is a delayed schedule due to bad weather, the meeting will be at 11:00 a.m.  If school is not in session on that day, the meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. or if school is on a delayed schedule, at 11:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the top floor of the Annex Building. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Connie Phillips, Supervisor of Special Education at 739-3041.

Student standing holding poster.Noah S., a seventh grader at Glade Spring Middle School, knows a thing or two about giving thanks. Noah organized a food drive for the local pantry and called it Thankful Tuesday.

A group of people are seated at a table.Kendra W. will remain a Cav even after she graduates in May.  The Holston High School senior recently signed to play softball for the UVA Wise Cavaliers.  As a four-year varsity starter, she has put up some impressive numbers.  Last year she posted a batting average of over .400 while hitting 2 home runs.  She has also been flawless in field as a shortstop, continually impressing her coach Lisa Blackburn by making impossible plays seem routine.

An army veteran stands in a cafeteria.On Friday, November 11, Damascus Middle School students, faculty, and staff honored veterans with a special program and lunch.  Principal Scott Keith welcomed our guests, and seventh-grader Noah S. led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

A student standing on a stage in a forum with students watching him.5th grade students at Meadowview Elementary recently took part in the Dramatic Reading Competition for 4-H.  Students chose their favorite books, poems, or stories to read in front of an audience of their peers.

A group of students sitting in the back of a farm truck smiling.AES 2nd graders enjoyed a fun trip to Williams Orchards in Rural Retreat. The students learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin, an apple, and a gourd.

A boy and a girl holding certificates while smiling and a man in the middle smiling.Greendale Elementary held it's school-wide spelling bee on Tuesday, November 22 with Casey Goetz from WCYB serving as the emcee / pronouncer for the event.  Fourteen students participated with an additional fourteen alternates and each student representing their homeroom.

Two girls and a boy standing in front of a building. Students from John S. Battle High School traveled to the University of Virginia at Wise on November 1 to participate in the Sigma Zeta Math and Science Competition. Teams of three from each school compete by taking tests in math and science. The science team was Sydni L., Lori L. and Trieu P.

AHS foreign language teachers displaying oversized check in the amount of $1000.On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Abingdon High School’s Foreign Language Department was presented with a $1000 check by David Reed of Walmart as part of Walmart’s Community Grant Program.

A group of students all wearing red standing and sitting in a classroom.The day before the real general presidential election, Nov. 7, 2016, the second grade students at High Point Elementary participated in a mock election, voting on their favorite presidential candidate.  Mrs. Matchett held a brief discussion with her three math core classes of who was running for the election, and gave facts about each candidate.

Second grade students petting a goat.Second graders at Watauga Elementary recently participated in the Food For America program at Abingdon High School.

Boys team and coaches standing in front of ​championship banner with one student holding certificate. Congratulations to the Boys' Cross Country team for being the State Runner-Up at the VHSL Cross Country Championships Friday which is the highest a boys team from Abingdon has ever finished in school history!

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