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Twenty Four people stand and sit while looking at the camera.On Monday, October 16, 2017 twenty- four enthusiastic students, along with  teachers Mr.Thayer and Mr.Hoffman, completed a hike from Grayson Highlands State Park along the Appalachian Trail to the Mount Rogers Summit, then to Elk Garden.

Groups of students holding their projects.On Tuesday, October 10th, JSB FBLA members traveled to Valley Institute Elementary for our first Battle Buddies meeting.

Four women standing in front of a nursing class during a presentation.On October 13th students enrolled in practical nursing classes at the WCCTEC were treated to a special presentation on skin cancer.  The guest lecturers were graduates from the Washington County and Russell County Schools of Practical Nursing and are practicing Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).

Students standing in front of apple tree.On October 5th, Watauga preschool students traveled to Williams' Orchard in Rural Retreat, Va.   Students enjoyed a wagon ride to the fields and were able to learn about the crops growing there.

A lady speaking to students in a classroom.Club Day at GSMS was filled with excitement for the Heritage Club sponsored by Mrs. Pam Mink.  After all, it’s not a typical day at school when you get to try on a Russian military uniform from WWII!  Andrea Moormans and members of her family visited with club members at their October meeting to share a bit of their Hungarian heritage.

A group of elementary students with high school football players.On Friday, October 6, members of the Abingdon Falcon football team visited Greendale Elementary students during morning bus duty.  The visiting Falcons walked the morning mile, had breakfast and greeted car riders as they arrived at school.

A group of students holding some of the donated blankets.As a wrap up activity for a novel study of How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor, the 5th grade students at Abingdon Elementary participated in a service project organized by the 5th grade language arts teachers.

2 boys standing in front of a dry erase board while holding notebooks.Fourth grade students in Mrs. Richardson’s Virginia Studies Class participated in a wall station scavenger hunt to review Virginia Geography and First Americans.

Students holding a check and a poster.The students at Rhea Valley Elementary are doing their part to help those affected by the recent hurricanes. The Gifted and Talented Education students at Rhea Valley Elementary coordinated a school-wide campaign to collect donations for the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.

A student in a car wearing goggles.Tim Burnette with State Farm insurance and Kristin Pettway with Drive Smart VA came to JSB to allow students to see the risks of drinking and driving as well as texting and driving.

A drawing of a character with yellow hair, blue nose, 1 orange eye, 1 green eye, and smiling.Who is Willie MacGurkle?  No one really knows.  However, students in Mrs. Duncan’s fourth grade Language Arts class, at Meadowview Elementary School, have a couple of inferences as to who he might be.

A drawn poster memorializing September 11, 2001.Eighth grade students at Wallace Middle School commemorated the events of 9/11 by participating in activities throughout the day. Students were given an assignment to interview an adult and ask them to share their memories about September 11th.

Seven students pose along a wall.Seven of Holston High School’s Chorus students auditioned on Monday, September 11th, and were chosen to be a part of the 2017 Highlands Honors Choir.

A group of students posing with a teacher.Fourth and Fifth Grade Students were selected by their teachers as Greendale Champions of Respect.

Kids in a lunchroom eating corn.Meadowview Elementary School Preschoolers helped prepare vegetables for lunch last week.

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