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Students reading on a rug.The preschool students in Mrs. Doane's class have been working hard to master all alphabet letters and sounds.  Now, students are looking towards kindergarten by jumping into books.

Four Child Nutrition Staff Members stand holding awards won at Conference.

Eleven Members of the Child Nutrition Department attended the 68th Annual School Nutrition Association of Virginia (SNA-VA) State Conference held in Hampton Virginia March 17th – 19th and returned home with several awards given from the State Association.

Kids sitting at a table working on a craft.The John S. Battle High School Future Business Leaders of America club recently began a community service project called Battle Buddies. They meet with their buddies at Valley Institute once a month to share bonding time, make crafts, and play games.

Teenages students hovering over a table.On Saturday, March 11th, the Earth Science and Geology students from Holston High School attended the 3rd Annual Clinch River Youth Summit in Lebanon. While they were there, the students learned about determining water quality, protecting riparian buffers, determining pollination cycles, and conducting sustainable agriculture.

Students are standing and smiling.Third grade students at Valley Institute Elementary met royalty this week! Cameron Smith is a product of Washington County Schools and the current Miss Virginia Highlands title holder for the Miss America Organization.

Two girls are pictured with tobacco-free certificates.Students at Wallace Middle School celebrated Tobacco-Free Spirit Day on Thursday, February 16.  Tobacco-Free Spirit Day is a day to celebrate school divisions across Virginia that have committed to being tobacco and e-cigarette free.

A group of students sitting with books.The Damascus Middle School Library, C-TREC (Creeper Trail Ride to End Cancer), and Mrs. Blackburn’s seventh-grade English students teamed up to host a “Meet the Author” ‘Dinner and a Book’” event on Tuesday, February 28.

A child in a costume.March 2, 2017 was Read across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. However, when we “read across America” there are many beloved characters besides a Lorax or a certain Cat in his hat!

3 girls dissecting a flower.Mrs. Covington's 4th grade classes participated in a Science investigation to learn about plants. After introducing the parts of a flower, students were given the tools necessary to dissect lilies, roses, and daffodils.

A girl standing next to her artwork.Abingdon High School Art Students participated in the Artistic Excellence Competition art show with art teacher, Mrs. Anderson, art teacher at Abingdon High School. The art show was held on March 5 th at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

A group of students in an auditorium.Meadowview Elementary 4-H Members held their annual Presentation and Public Speaking program.

A group of students working on a drawing together.Fourth grade students at High Point Elementary recently finished the book Blood on the River by Elise Carbone. Upon completion of the novel, students were asked to complete a character analysis project.

A dog with a hat on in front of 4 children.Second grade students at Meadowview Elementary School enjoyed a special treat when Harriet Ray, Susan Johnston and Shadow came to read to their classrooms during Read Across America Week.

A teenage female stands by a building.On Saturday, February 25, 2017 Holston High School junior Diana S. travelled to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA to audition for the All-State Band and Orchestra. Diana met eligibility for this honor by her ranking at All-District Auditions in December of this year.

A group of students standing in a lobby.On March 2, 2017, the Bristol Herald Courier invited several members of the John S. Battle yearbook and newspaper staff to their first ever Media Day.

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