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Students standing in FFA letters.The week of October 25-29, John S. Battle Floriculture Team competed in the National Floriculture Contest. This event was held in conjunction with the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Students posing with a woman dressed in victorian clothes and 2 rugby players in their uniforms.Come to tea...Mrs. O’Neill’s reading group read a story about a spider who was inviting insects to come to tea. The students knew that the spider was just trying to lure them into her web as her meal!

A group of students stand by a mural.Holston High School’s Art classes have launched a brand new project.  The class will be doing a mural to help decorate the wall outside the classroom. The mural will represent both seasonal and interesting current themes.  To kick off the year, the class painted the phases of the recent eclipse.

A man and woman posing with their medals.On Sunday, October 22, 2017, thirty-thousand runners took part in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). Among the thirty-thousand were two of Washington County’s own: WCCTEC School Resource Officer and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy, Billy Nichols and his wife, Abingdon High School’s School Nurse, Paula Nichols.

Students hold bags showing how fungus grows.Fifth graders have been studying kingdoms of life and have grown fungi in bags using bread, oranges, and bananas. Students allowed the fungi to grow for two weeks so they could compare different species of fungi.

Four students standing around a desk.Physics students in Mrs. Eason’s Physics I class at Patrick Henry High School recently did a lab on how the period of vibration of an inertial balance relates to mass.  They learned that this could be a way to mass things even in space.

Students sitting in a 1700's style house with a lady dressed in attire from that era.First Graders at Meadowview Elementary School had the opportunity to step back in time.  They did this by visiting Rocky Mount Living Museum in Gray, Tennessee. The students were able to see how people lived, cooked, traveled and worked in the 1700’s.

Children handling sheep with a crowd of people watching.Wallace Middle School’s Junior FFA recently competed in the Washington County Fair Livestock Judging Contest. Wallace’s FFA placed second overall, which is an amazing accomplishment for a junior level team competing against senior level high school teams.

Students sitting in desks while one student stands.Students in Mrs. Burke’s English 10 recently studied John Knowles’ novel A Separate Peace. After reading the novel, students researched several topics associated with the novel and decided to put the main character, Gene Forrester, on trial for the murder of his best friend Finny.

Four students standing in front of a poster.The students at Rhea Valley Elementary School have “A Minion Reasons to be Bully and Drug Free.”

A group of students posing together in track uniforms.Holston High School’s Cross Country team has again proven they are a force to be reckoned with.  Over the course of the last four years, they have sent numerous runners to the district finals and to the state finals.  This year’s team has set the bar even higher.  Under the direction of Coach Sammy Campbell, the Boy’s CC team has earned the right to compete at the state meet.  Eight of the nine runners will also compete as individuals because of their finish in the district event.

A student holding their brain model.The GATE students at Valley Institute have been busy learning all they can about the human brain.  Students have been conducting research, collecting data, and finding out all the ways the human brain helps them learn!

Students conducting science experiments.High Point Elementary fourth grade students attended Eastman’s National Chemistry week.  Students learned about natural magnets and the rotation of the earth and how mixing chemicals makes chemiluminescence liquid which makes the glow happen in glass tubing.

A group of students standing with college students.Emory and Henry Students visited Meadowview Elementary P.E. classes.

Students posing with a VA Tech statue.John S. Battle High School Anatomy and Physiology recently visited The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) at Virginia Tech.

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