School Information Guide - Washington County Public Schools

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School Information Guide - Washington County Public Schools

Washington County VA

Public Schools

Committed

to the

Success of Every

Student

Information Guide

2013-2014

from the beginning of the year to the end, working together for the good of every student

www.wcs.k12.va.us 812 Thompson Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210 Phone: 276.739.3060 | Fax: 276.628.1874


2013-2014

Purpose for the Information Guide

The Information Guide for the Washington County Schools is a quick reference of information for parents,

students, and the community. It includes the school calendar, a directory of school listings and contact information.

It also provides information for people outside of our community who may be considering moving to this area and

are considering placing their children in the Washington County School system.

The Guide also has three school sections:


Elementary school information


Middle school school information


High school information

The guide includes links to our website: http://wcs.k12.va.us/ with much more detailed information if needed. The

guide also includes links to the towns and colleges within our county and surrounding areas.

The Table of Contents has links to each section so you can move quickly throughout the guide.

We hope that you find the guide useful and enjoyable.

Committed

to the Success

of Every

Student


Student appointed to serve as a Page for the Virginia House of Delegates

4 Mission, Core Values, and Vision 12 Elementary Schools

5 From the Superintendent 13 Middle Schools

6 School Directory 14 High Schools/Career and Technical

7 School Calendar 15 Distance Learning/GATE/Special Services

8 Management Team/School Board 16 Grading/Graduation

9 Parent Information 17 Washington County Community Scholars

10 Facilities Operations 18 Community Services

11 Technology/Contact Information 19 Points of Interest


Mission

Core Values

Vision

Working to Provide the Best Education in Virginia

Mission Statement

Washington County Schools will provide

a safe, supportive and engaging learning

environment, which challenges all students

to achieve their own maximum potential. In

partnership with the family and community,

the Washington County School System will

offer a diverse array of educational experiences

that will provide all students the opportunity

to acquire basic academic skills and

promote their healthy social, physical, and

intellectual growth.

Core Values

We believe successful schools:

• Provide safe, healthy and dynamic learning

environments.

• Employ and retain highly qualified

staff.

• Have well-defined curriculum and

programs that are aligned with state

and national standards.

• Involve all stakeholders as partners.

• Respect all.

• Are accountable.

• Align budgets with priorities.

• Result from effective communication

from and to every level.

• Engage and communicate with

families.

• Provide opportunities for participation

in co-curricular and extracurricular

activities.

We believe effective instruction:

• Is research-based.

• Assumes all children can learn.

• Meets the unique needs of each child.

• Prepares students for success.

• Educates the whole child.

• Elicits high performance consistent with

abilities.

Vision Statement

Washington County Schools will be a dynamic community of learners where:

• Faculty and staff are empowered through respect, training, leadership and

resources to provide an excellent educational program

• Faculty and staff communicate high expectations and respect to every student

• Students are engaged through a rich curriculum to acquire the skills and the

love of learning

• All students obtain the skills of citizenship by playing and working together

in an atmosphere that respects both diversity and cooperation

• A partnership with parents and the greater community extends to all citizens a

greater appreciation of the value of an excellent education

• Students exit with academic skills at or above grade level and upon graduation

are prepared to succeed in post-secondary education and/or employment.

Committed

to the Success

of Every

Student

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Washington County Virginia Public Schools

From the Superintendent

Dear School Community Members:

Welcome to Washington County Public Schools! We are honored to live and work in

such wonderful school communities. Our students continue to demonstrate incredible

academic, artistic, technological, athletic, service and leadership capacities. We commend

students, educators, parents and community members for their considerable efforts in all

our schools. While we continue to enjoy overall success, we will work even more diligently

to achieve meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We rely on the strength of our

community as a whole, and we will continue to seek ways to work collaboratively in all

aspects of school life.

High expectations, strong relationships and appropriate academic rigor are essential

aspects to be considered in providing the best possible education and school life experiences

for every student. It is my enduring belief and expectation that we continue the

outstanding endeavors that have been enacted in all our schools, but we will also reach even greater levels of opportunity

and achievement.

We are fortunate in Washington County to have a community that supports public education, and school board leaders,

community leaders and professional colleagues who are obviously devoted to professionalism, distinction and our mission

of being “Committed to the Success of Every Student”.

I am delighted to serve in the role of superintendent, and I look forward to knowing you and working alongside you.

Please take full advantage of opportunities to support our students (our future) and be engaged in the school community.

By working together, everyone in Washington County has a role in making a positive difference in the lives of

students and families.

Best Regards,

Dr. Brian C. Ratliff

Washington County Public Schools

812 Thompson Drive

Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 739-3000

Committed

to the Success

of Every

Student

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Committed

to the

Success of Every

Student

2013-2014 School Directory

Washington County Public Schools

Superintendent, Dr. Brian C. Ratliff

TEL: (276) 739-3000

FAX: (276) 628-1897

School Staff Phone Fax Address

Abingdon High

John S. Battle High

Holston High

Patrick Henry High

High Schools

Jimmy King, Principal

Andrew Hockett, Asst. Principal

(276) 739-3200 (276) 628-1897

Jeff Hawkins, Principal

Randy Poole, Asst. Principal

(276) 642-5300 (276) 645-2386

Kendra Honaker, Principal

Jackson Barker, Asst. Principal

(276) 739-4000 (276) 475-4024

Keith Perrigan, Principal

Scott Cole, Asst. Principal

(276) 739-3700 (276) 944-2125

Middle Schools

Damascus Middle Dixie Hunter, Principal (276) 739-4100 (276) 475-4032

Glade Spring Middle

E. B. Stanley Middle

Wallace Middle

Kelly Holmes, Principal

TBA, Asst. Principal

(276) 739-3800 (276) 429-4211

Scott Allen, Principal

Becky Austin, Asst. Principal

(276) 739-3300 (276) 676-1945

David Lambert, Principal

Leigh Romans, Asst. Principal

(276) 642-5400 (276) 645-2365

Elementary Schools

Abingdon Elementary Megan de Nobriga, Principal (276) 739-3400 (276) 623-4121

Greendale Elementary Allyson Willis, Principal (276) 739-3500 (276) 623-4102

High Point Elementary

Meadowview Elementary

Sherry King, Principal

Courtney Reedy, Asst. Principal

Dr. Ann Abel, Interim Principal

Cynthia R Jackson, Asst. Principal

(276) 642-5600 (276) 645-2360

(276) 739-3900 (276) 944-2113

Rhea Valley Elementary Debbie Anderson, Principal (276) 739-4200 (276) 475-4055

Valley Institute Elementary Tammy Williams, Principal (276) 642-5500 (276) 645-2394

Watauga Elementary

Marie Stanley, Principal

Courtney Reedy, Asst. Principal

(276) 739-3600 (276) 628-1847

705 Thompson Drive

Abingdon, VA 24210

21264 Battle Hill Drive

Bristol, VA 24202

21308 Monroe Road

Damascus, VA 24236

31437 Hillman Hwy.

Glade Spring, VA 24340

32101 Government Rd.

Damascus, VA 24236

33474 Stage Coach Rd.

Glade Spring, VA 24340

297 Stanley Street

Abingdon, VA 24210

13077 Wallace Pike

Bristol, VA 24202

19431 Woodland Hills Rd.

Abingdon, VA 24210

13092 McGuffie Road

Abingdon, VA 24210

14091 Sinking Creek Rd.

Bristol, VA 24202

14050 Glenbrook Ave.

Meadowview, VA 24361

31305 Rhea Valley Rd.

Meadowview, VA 24361

4350 Gate City Highway

Bristol, VA 24202

23181 Watauga Road

Abingdon, VA 24211

Parent Resource Center, Neff Center, Technical School, and Adult Skill Center

255 Stanley Street

Parent Resource Center Amanda Yarber (276) 739-3115 (276) 623-4151

Abingdon, VA 24210

Washington County CTE Center

Brian Johnson, Principal

Mike Mitchell, Asst. Principal

(276) 739-3100 (276) 623-4126

Adult. Skill Center Ken Litton, Administrator (276) 676-1948 (276) 676-1948

255 Stanley Street

Abingdon, VA 24210

848 Thompson Drive

Abingdon, VA 24210

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Committed

to the Success

of Every

Student

Tel: (276) 739-3000

Fax: (276) 628-1897

July 2013 January 2014

6 New Teacher Orientation

Su M Tu W Th F Sa Su M Tu W Th F Sa

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Convocation (A.M.) / Teacher Workday (P.M.)

1 2 3 4

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 8 Curriculum and Instruction Day

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 9 Principal Workday

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 12 Student Registration

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

28 29 30 31 13 Teacher Workday

26 27 28 29 30 31

August 2013 February 2014

SEPTEMBER

Su M Tu W Th F Sa Su M Tu W Th F Sa

2 Labor Day—Schools Closed

1 2 3 1

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 School Day at the Fair—Students Dismiss 2 Hrs. Early

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 26 Parent Conferences—Students Dismiss 2 Hrs. Early

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 (Teachers work until 7:00 p.m.)

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 OCTOBER

23 24 25 26 27 28

September 2013 March 2014

17 Teacher Workday—Students Dismiss 2 Hrs. Early

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

(Teachers work until 3:30 p.m.)

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

NOVEMBER

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

5 Election Day—Schools Closed

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 27-29 Thanksgiving Break—Schools Closed

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

29 30 DECEMBER

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

18 Christmas Break Begins End of School Day

30 31

October 2013 April 2014

Students Dismiss 2 Hrs. Early (Teachers work until 3:30 p.m.)

Su M Tu W Th F Sa 19-31 Christmas Break—Schools Closed

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

1 2 3 4 5 (Dec. 19 and 20 will be used as make-up days if needed)

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

JANUARY

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1 Christmas Break—Schools Closed

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31 2 Schools Reopen

27 28 29 30

6-7 End of Course Exams (may be rescheduled due to inclement weather)

November 2013

AUGUST

14 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

16 End of FIRST Nine Weeks

May 2014

7 End of SECOND Nine Weeks and FIRST Semester (90 days)

Su M Tu W Th F Sa 8 Teacher Workday (to coincide with the end of semester) - Schools Closed

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

1 2 FEBRUARY

1 2 3

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

13 Parent Conferences—Students Dismiss 2 Hrs. Early

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

(Teachers work until 7:00 p.m.)

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 Winter Break—Schools Closed (will be used for make-up day if needed)

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

MARCH

December 2013 3 Winter Break-Schools Closed (will be used for make-up day if needed)

June 2014

Su M Tu W Th F Sa 14 End of THIRD Nine Weeks

Su M Tu W Th F Sa

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 TBA Teacher Workday (to coincide with end of third nine weeks)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Students Dismiss 2 Hrs. Early (Teachers work until 3:30 p.m.)

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

APRIL

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

18-22 Spring Break—Schools Closed (April 22 will be used for make-up day if needed)

29 30 31 29 30

MAY

21 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (180 days) - Students Dismiss 2 Hrs. Early

22-23 Teacher Workdays

26 Memorial Day—Schools Closed if in Session

Inclement weather annually causes the last day of school to be rescheduled later than it appears here. It is recommended that you delay the start of any vacation until June 13.

Calendar template by Vertex42.com

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Management Team

School Board Members

Scheduled Board Meetings

Management Team for 2013-2014

Division Superintendent Brian Ratliff, Ed.D. (276)739-3003

Assistant Superintendent Jeffery Noe, Ed.D. (276)739-3017

Director of Business/Finance/Personnel Melissa Caudill (276)739-3039

Supervisor of Career & Technical Ed. Barry Yost, Ed.D. (276)739-3025

Supervisor of Elementary Education Janet Lester, Ed.D. (276)739-3022

Supervisor of Facilities & Maintenance (Interim) Patrick Buchanan (276)739-3029

Supervisor of Middle School Education Barry Yost, Ed.D. (276)739-3020

Director of Academics Chad Wallace, ED.D. (276)739-3025

Supervisor of Special Services Connie Phillips (276)739-3041

Coordinator of Federal Programs/Grants Amanda Yarber (276)739-3112

Coordinator of Math Education/Testing Judy Honaker (276)739-3020

Coordinator of Special Services Lisa McCoy (276)739-3041

Manager of Human Resources Ted Casler (276)739-3005

Manager of School Nutrition Programs Francine Ivery (276)739-3031

Manager of Technology/Administrator for InstructionalTechnology Jason Lester (276)739-3060

Manager of Transportation Tom Williams (276)739-3054

Harrison District

Mrs. Elizabeth P. Lowe

324 Sunset Drive

Abingdon, VA 24210

Phone: (276) 628-4291

School Board Members

Jefferson District

Mr. J. Sanders Henderson III

27205 Poor Valley Road

Saltville, VA 24370

Phone: (276) 944-5107

Madison District

Dr. Douglas E. Arnold, Vice-Chair

19256 Spoon Gap Road

Abingdon, VA 24211

e-mail: darnold@wcs.k12.va.us

Monroe District

Mr. Dayton Owens

10035 Old Mill Road

Glade Spring, VA 24340

Phone: (276) 429-5170

Taylor District

Mr. Tom Musick

20473 Larkspur Lane

Damascus, VA 24236

Phone: (276) 475-5303

Tyler District

Mr. Billy W. Brooks, Chairman

5454 Brooks Way

Bristol, VA 24202

Phone: (276) 669-2419

Bottom Row: Tom Musick, Elizabeth P. Lowe,

Dayton Owens Top Row: Sanders Henderson,

Billy W. Brooks, Herschel Stevens, Doug Arnold.

Wilson District

Mr. Herschel Stevens

P.O. Box 595

Bristol, VA 24201

Phone: (276) 669-1882

2013-2014 Scheduled School Board Meetings at the SBO

June 3, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m. October 7, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m.

June 17, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m. October 21, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m.

July 15, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m. November 7, 2013 (Thursday) 7:00 p.m.

August 19, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m. November 18, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m.

September 3, 2013 (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. December 2, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m.

September 16, 2013 (Monday) 7:00 p.m. January 6, 2014 (Monday) 7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing on Budget & Regular School

Board Meeting

Public Hearing on Budget & Regular School

Board Meeting on Budget

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Coordinated School Health

Washington County Virginia Public Schools

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Connie B. Mann, RN, BSN

Head School Division Nurse

(276) 739-3042


Communicable Disease Control through education, assessment and exclu

sion from school as needed


Emergency First Aid


Medication Administration


Skilled Nursing Procedures


Health Screening, including vision, hearing, scoliosis and health conditions


Immunization Verification of students compliance with state immunization

laws


Health Education including the Family Life curriculum, nutrition, and

dental health


Assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health care for

students with special health needs


Community resource identification and referral for students and families


Medicaid billing program for reimbursable services

Washington County PTA/PTSA Council

Each school in our area has a local Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent Teacher

Student Association (PTSA). We are fortunate to have in our county some very active

PTAs. When we say active, we not only mean good fundraising abilities, but also putting

our children first by providing educational programming for them and their parents.PTA

is not a fundraising organization. We are advocates for our children and their parents. We

are here to strengthen and support our schools by our presence, positions, and financial

help.The PTA is a responsible organization with laws and guidelines which guide our

units in their structure and performance.

Please check out the state and national web sites for up-to-date information on legislation,

parenting tips, tools for your PTAs, convention news, reflection news, and more.

Washington County PTA/PTSA Council www.wcs.k12.va.us/pta/

School Entrance Age

Children must reach their fifth birthday by September 30 of the school year to be eligible to attend kindergarten. A four-year-old program

is available for children who will be four years of age by September 30 and can show a need

for developing kindergarten readiness skills. A preschool program is provided for children with disabilities

who are two years old by September 30. Students should register during school office hours

at the school they will attend. After registration is completed, the school will request a transfer of

records from the previous school attended.

It is helpful if transferring students provide a report card from the previous school attended. Students

enrolling in a Virginia public school for the first time must provide the following:

• Certified Birth Certificate

• Updated medical record listing of vaccinations

• Social Security Number

• Medical record documenting a physical examination within 12 months for elementary education

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Food Services

Maintenance

Transportation

Food Services Manager, Francine Ivery

School Nutrition-Our goal is to serve the most appetizing, nutritious and safe meals to as many students possible at an affordable

price. To accomplish this, School Nutrition Programs (SNP) has a budget of about

$4,052,660 and employs 86 persons. Each day during the school year we feed an average

of 1,923 breakfasts and 5,150 lunches to students, plus a number of teachers and other

staff members. Also, we feed after-school snacks for some after-school programs. SNP

programs continue right through the summer. A portion of our staff prepares breakfast,

lunches, and snacks for children in the Summer School Programs, the Washington County

Parks and Recreation Programs and other participating programs.

If you are interested in employment with the School Nutrition Programs we are always

looking for substitutes. Please contact Ted Casler at (276) 739-3038.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

School Lunch Prices (2013-2014)

Full Price Main Line Full Price Main Line

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLS

Breakfast Lunch Breakfast Lunch

Student $1.10 $1.85 Student $1.10 $2.05

Bag Lunch $1.85 Pizza/Deli Combo $2.25

Reduced $0.30 $0.40 Reduced $0.30 $0.40

Staff $2.00 $3.00 Staff $2.00 $3.00

All Visitors $2.50 $3.50 Staff Pizza/Deli Combo $3.25

All Vistors $2.50 $3.50

Maintenance Department, Patrick Buchanan Interim Supervisor of Facilities and Maintenance

(276) 739-3029

Transportation Manager, Tom Williams

Pupil transportation plays an important role in the educational process. Transporting

children to and from school each day is a responsibility which requires

good physical health, professionalism, emotion stamina, determination,

dedication, and skill. The main objective of the pupil transportation system is

to transport passengers to and from school and extra-curricular activities each

day safely and efficient. The transportation department consists of approximately

140 employees, including substitutes, with 96 contracted bus drivers

who transport students to and from school covering approximately 6,200

miles daily. The Bus Garage has four full time technicians along with a radio

dispatcher. (276) 739-3054

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Technology /Contact

Information

Website/Technology Department -The Office of Information

Systems serves as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the

school system. They manage and maintain all of Washington

County Schools Internet access. In addition, they maintain quite

a complex website with backend databases and applications,

which improve the productivity of Washington County School

System Administrators. Information about our schools is easily

accessible to both residents and non-residents interested in

relocating to the area.

To see more about what we are doing with technology in our

schools you can visit our site at www.wcs.k12.va.us

Manager/Administrator for Instructional Technology

Jason Lester

(267) 739-3060

Contact Information

Keep in Contact

Keep in Contact allows you to register to receive alerts such as

school delays and closings. You can have these alerts sent to

you through email and, optionally, a voice call and/or an SMS

text message.

Subscribing to this service is free and easily done by accessing

our web site.

wcs.k12.va.us/contact/keepincontact

Television/Radio

WABN (AM-1230) WAEZ ( 94.9 )

WKIN (AM-1320 ) WKOS ( FM-104 )

WOLD (102.5 ) WPJO (99.3)

WXBQ ( 96.9 )

WXBQ (AM-980)

WCYB-TV (Channel 5) WJHL-TV (Channel 11)

WGOC (AM-640) WJCW ( AM-910 )

WLRV (1380 AM ) WMEV ( FM-94 )

WQUT (101.5) WTFM ( 98.5 )

WXLV (107.3 ) WZAP (AM-690 )

WKPT-TV (Channel 19) WZVA (FM-103.5)

Contact Information: School Resource Officers

School Deputy Phone

AbingdonElementary

Greendale Elementary

Neff Center

Lt. Blaine Tate (276) 739-3120

WC Technical School

Holston High

Rhea Valley Elementary

Angie Blevins (276) 739-4014

John S. Battle High

High Point Elementary Kevin Wilson (276) 642-5304

Valley Institute Elementary

Patrick Henry High

Meadowview Elementary

Robbie Cruise

Damascus Middle

Glade Spring Middle

Wallace Middle

Scott Sexton (276) 739-3800

Watauga Elementary

Abingdon High Alan Hay (276) 739-3216

E. B. Stanley Middle Adam Heath (276) 739-3326

SNOWLINE INFORMATION

676-9669 OR 466-4410

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Elementary Schools

Abingdon Elementary

Megan de Nobriga, Principal

19431 Woodland Hills Rd

Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 739-3400

Greendale Elementary

Allyson Willis, Principal

13092 McGuffie Road

Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 739-3500

High Point Elementary

Sherry King, Principal

Courtney Reedy, Asst. Principal

14091 Sinking Creek Road

Bristol, VA 24202

(276) 642-5600

Meadowview Elementary

Dr. Ann Abel, Interim Principal

Cynthia R Jackson, Asst. Principal

14050 Glenbrook Ave.

Meadowview, VA 24361

(276) 739-3900

Rhea Valley Elementary

Debbie Anderson, Principal

31305 Rhea Valley Rd

Meadowview, VA 24361

(276) 739-4200

Valley Institute Elementary

Tammy Williams, Principal

4350 Gate City Highway

Bristol, VA 24202

(276) 642-5500

Watauga Elementary

Marie Stanley, Principal

Courtney Reedy, Asst. Principal

23181 Watauga Road

Abingdon, VA 24211

(276) 739-3600

Preschool

Amanda Yarber

Washington County Schools believe

that early intervention is essential in

developing skills needed for every

child to meet with success. We have

eleven preschool classes throughout

the county in seven different

elementary schools. These programs

are funded through federal and state

grants. The program is for children

who reside in Washington County who

will be four years old by September

30th. The curriculum is designed to

develop fine and gross motor skills,

social skills and academic background

through play and activities.

Parent Resource Center, Neff Center

255 Stanley Street

Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 739-3115

2012-2013 Spring Student

Record

School ADM % Attendance

Abingdon 452.65 95.92

Greendale 312.90 95.18

High Point 584.79 94.84

Meadowview 582.28 94.28

Rhea Valley 455.04 94.81

Valleny Institute 311.35 93.86

Watauga 574.56 95.25

139 Days in Session

Extra Curricular Programs

4-H program for 4th-5thGrade including

Cloverbud program for K-3

Art

Chorus

Clubs

Community Little League Programs: baseball,

football, basketball, and soccer

Community Services when needed

We choose one or two charities collecting

and giving money to:Jump Rope for

Hearts, Math-A-Thon, Cancer Society, etc

Interest groups at elementary level

include:Students of Emory & Henry College

offer daily tutoring for students, Geocoaching,

Great American Challenge, Storytelling,Girls

on the Run, Track and Spanish

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

County-Wide Spelling Bee

Study Groups and Tutoring

Virginia History Challenge

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Middle Schools

Delegate Israel O’Quinn visits with students at EB Stanley Middle School

Damascus Middle

Dixie Hunter, Principal

32101 Government Road

Damascus, VA 24236

(276) 739-4100

E. B. Stanley Middle

Scott Allen, Principal

Scott Cole, Asst. Principal

297 Stanley Street

Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 739-3300

Glade Spring Middle

Kelly Holmes, Principal

TBA, Asst. Principal

33474 Stage Coach Road

Glade Spring, VA 24340

(276) 739-3300

Wallace Middle

David Lambert, Principal

Leigh Romans, Asst. Principal

13077 Wallace Pike

Bristol, VA 24202

(276) 642-5400

Middle School Programs Extra Curricular Programs 2012-2013 Spring Student Record


Integrated Curriculum


Service Learning


After-School Tutoring School ADM % Attendance


Band/Chorus Damascus 240.46 95.40


Advocacy Program


Clubs -Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 4-H, E. B. Stanley 692.09 95.44


Interdisciplinary Teams and Tech Computer

Glade Spring 310.03 95.26


Middle School Concept


Clubs


Flexible Scheduling


Gifted/Talented Education


Differential Instruction


Destination Imagination Wallace 457.14 94.19


E&H Afternoon Academy

139 Days in Session


FFA


Girls on Track


Jr. Washington County Community Scholars


Morning Tutoring


OlweusBullying Prevention Program


School-wide Community Service Day


Sports


Students of Character


Teens for Christ


Technology Camp

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Abingdon High School

Jimmy King, Principal

Andrew Hockett, Asst. Principal

705 Thompson Drive

Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 739-3200

John S. Battle High School

Jeff Hawkins, Principal

Randy Poole, Asst. Principal

21264 Battle Hill Drive

Bristol, VA 24202

(276) 739-5300

High Schools

Holston High School

Kendra Honaker, Principal

Jackson Barker, Asst. Principal

21308 Monroe Road

Damascus, VA 24236

(276) 739-4000

Patrick Henry High School

Keith Perrigan, Principal

Scott, Asst. Principal

31437 Hillman Highway

Glade Spring, VA 24340

(276) 739-3700

William N. Neff Center

Brian Johnson, Principal

Mike Mitchell, Asst. Principal

255 Stanley Street

Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 739-3100

Adult Skill Center

Ken Litton, Principal

848 Thompson Drive

Abingdon, VA 24210

(276) 676-1948

Extra Curricular Programs

Career and Technical School Activities

Art Club FFA DEC AFFA

Band French Club FBLA HOSA

Chorus Future Business Leaders of America Skills USA

Civinettes

Consumer Products

Contemporary Band

DECA

Democratic

Drama Club

Ecology Club

Environmental Awareness

Extra Curricular Activities

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Secondary School Programs

Interact

Key Club

Advanced Placement Courses

Career and Technical Secondary

Dual Enrollment Courses

Extensive Extra-Curricular Programs

Multiple Diploma Options

Online Course Programs

Programs for Students with Disabilities

Remedial Programs

Washington County Community Scholars

Latin Club

National Art Honor Society

National Honor Society

Spanish Club

Sports

SPOT

Student Council Association

2012-2013 Spring Student Record

School ADM % Attendance

Abingdon 854.12 94.97

Holston 285.34 93.11

John S. Battle 613.24 94.01

Patrick Henry 414.09 93.84

139 Days in Session

C & T Programs

17 Career/Technical Programs

Accredited Post Secondary Technical School

Allied Health Care Program

Building Trade Program

Career Placement Assistance

Competency Based Fast-Track Training

Dual Enrollment Courses

Industry Certification

Science/Technical Career Training

Science/Technology Training

Transition to Work

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Distant Learning/GATE

Special Services

Committed

to the Success

of Every

Student

Washington County Virginia Public Schools

A Distance learning Network in our high schools provides continuous presence two-way voice and video communication

between schools. This allows classes to be offered in schools where it is not cost effective to have a teacher on-site. Classes

include Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment for high school students. The A. Linwood Holton Governor’s School offers

many dual enrollment classes using Internet-based telecommunications technologies. Courses include Engineering and Computer

Science (Advanced Multimedia Applications; Engineering and Robotics I & II; Introduction to Engineering Methods and

Computer Programming), English (Methods of Research), History (Appalachian History; Western Civilization I & II; World

Civilization I & II),Life Sciences (Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II), Mathematics (Probability & Statistics I & II), Natural

Sciences (Astronomy I & II; Principles of Physics I & I). In addition, the Virginia Department of Education offers many classes

through their Virtual Virginia Advanced Placement School. These classes are taught using an asynchronous Internet-based technology

(SVETN). These programs are at no cost to Washington County Schools students.

Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) is an umbrella term used to describe the program that serves the needs of gifted and

talented students in Washington County Schools. The services include differentiated instruction, enrichment activities and other

associated middle and high school activities, including Governor’s Schools, regional and state band and chorus, and Advanced

Placement classes. Instruction is differentiated when the teacher adapts coursework to challenge gifted students within the context

of the classroom. Gifted Education Plans (GEPs) at the individual campuses will drive the GATE academic and enrichment programs.

Recognizing the importance of in-class instructional time, some parts of the gifted program will be delivered after school hours.

These activities may be part of the individual school programs or part of the county-wide program. County-wide programs

offered after school may involve community resources such as William King Regional Arts Center , Barter Theatre, etc. Summer

programs for gifted students include the Emory & Henry Summer Scholars program and Governor’s Schools offered at Virginia

Highlands Community College, UVA-Wise and at State Universities. In addition, the Washington County Schools GATE program

provides summer camp opportunities for elementary school, middle school and rising high school students. Washington County

Schools Summer GATE Camp is free to all Washington County Schools GATE students.

More information at http://www.wcs.k12.va.us/departments/academics/gifted/the_local_plan_for_gifted_education.

Special Services

Special education services are provided for all eligible students. Currently, over 1100 students are receiving specially designed instruction to

meet their unique needs. There is a continuum of service models from consultation services to a full-day program in a self-contained class.

Services are determined by a committee, which includes the parent and, if appropriate, the student. Students suspected of having a disability may

be referred by the parent, teacher, or other interested party.

Written parent permission is required before evaluation. Referral may be made directly to the Supervisor of Special Education or to the Child

Study Committee in the school the child attends or will attend.

The Special Education Process

1. Identification and referral. When your child is suspected of having a disability, a referral, which is a written or oral request for an evaluation,

is given to the school. You may make the referral or it may come from the teacher, principal, etc.

2. Evaluation. The school then evaluates the child to determine whether your child has a disability.

3. Determination of eligibility. Based on the results of the evaluation, a team decides if your child is eligible to receive special education and

related services.

Development of an individualized education program (IEP) and determination of services. If your child is eligible to receive special education

and related services, a team then develops and implements an appropriate IEP to meet the needs of your child.

Parent/Guardian/Surrogate permission is needed prior to evaluation and again before the IEP services begin.

For more information contact Special Services: (276) 739-3041.

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Grading/Graduation

Academics

The curriculum of Washington County Schools provides a

foundation for academic success for all students from

preschool through adult. This curriculum is primarily

guided by the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL).

Students are able to attain technical skills and

certification through vocational training and on-the-job

experience.

Assessment

Washington County Public Schools strive to meet the

state, regional, and national standards to ensure a quality

education for their students. To reach state accreditation,

70% of students must pass the Standards of Learning

(SOL) tests in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English

in selected grades. Our school district is accredited by

SACSCASI (Southern Association of Colleges and

Schools Council on Accreditation and School

Improvement) through a process of self-study and peer

review. Benchmark tests are periodically administered to

evaluate student progress.

Washington County Student appointed to serve as Senate Page

COURSE

MODIFIED STANDARD DIPLOMA

Standard Credits

English 4

Mathematics 3

Laboratory Science 2

History and Social Sciences 2

Health and Physical Education 2

Fine Arts, or CTE (Career & Technical Ed.) 1

Electives 6

TOTAL 20

The Modified standard Diploma will not be an option for students

with disabilities who enter the ninth grade for the first time beginning

in 2013-2014. Credit accommodations allow students with

disabilities who previously would have pursued a Modified Standard

Diploma to earn a Standard Diploma.

O

G

S

N

U

Grades K-2

Excellent (93-100) Above

Average (85-92) Average

Satisfactory (77-84) Below

Average (70-76) Failure

Incomplete (INC)

Unsatisfactory

Grades 3-12

A Excellent (93-100) Above

B Average (85-92) Average/

C Satisfactory (77-84)

D Below Average (70-76)

F Failure (0-69)

I Incomplete (INC)

COURSE

STANDARD DIPLOMA

Standard Credits

English 4

Mathematics 3

Laboratory Science 3

History and Social Sciences 3

Health and Physical Education 2

Economics & Personal Finance 1

Fine Arts, Foreign Language,or CTE (Career & Technical Ed.) 2

Electives 4

TOTAL 22

ADVANCED STUDIES DIPLOMA

COURSE

Standard Credits

English 4

Mathematics 4

Laboratory Science 4

History and Social Sciences 4

Health and Physical Education 2

Economics & Personal Finance 1

Foreign Languages 3

Fine Arts ,or CTE (Career & Technical Ed.) 1

Electives 3

TOTAL 26

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Students enjoy pizza with their WCCS coordinator

Washington County Community Scholars are high school students who enroll in a curriculum of specified academic and/or vocational

courses, who demonstrate a high level of citizenship and community service, who maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, and who

have a 95% or above school attendance record. These skills and attributes are highly desired in both higher education and the job

market.

WCCS is a program sponsored by Washington County Public Schools whose goal is to produce highly qualified graduates who

value the importance of citizenship and service to community.

Students are identified and recognized annually during their high school careers. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are recongnized

in the fall, while seniors are recognized in the spring and also during graduation exercies.

Students choose to be WCCS because they are assured that their high school education will enable them to compete for a meaningful

job or enroll in a college or universtiy.

Interested students should see their WCCS coordinator in order to plan a program of studies, which includes the core courses

required for WCCS recognition. A student may qualify while completing requirements for either the Standard or Advanced Studies

Diploma.

Being a Washington County Community Scholar means being ready to succeed!

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Community and Schools Working Together

Elementary students prepare school supplies for New Jersey students

Career & Technical Centers celebrate Christmas with Grace Nursing home

Digital Media class visits WCYB

The Chick-fil-A Cow visits students

Community helpers visit with their children and students at school

Law Enforcement Officers pictured with students (family) at middle school

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Points of Interest

Virginia

Local, State, and Regional

Washington County Sheriff’s

Office

Fred P. Newman, Sheriff

(276) 676-6000

sheriff@washso.org

Washington County Board of Supervisors Members

County Administration Building

205 Academy Drive

Abingdon , VA 24210

(276) 525-1300

Dulcie M. Mumpower (2013 Board Chair)

Wilson District

Phillip B. McCall (Vice Chair)

Harrison District

C. Wayne Stevens Jr

Monroe District

Randy L. Pennington

Jefferson District

Odell Owens

Tyler District

William B. Gibson

Madison District

Joseph Straten

Taylor District

VA School Divisions

Washington County was named for General George Washington

before he was elected President. A history of Washington County,

Virginia might include all the territory originally encompassed in

Augusta County, formed by the Virginia House of Burgesses in

1738; Botetourt County in1770; Fincastle County in 1772; and

Washington County established on December 7, 1776. Each of the

subsequent counties split from the Washington County of 1776:

Russell County in 1786, Lee County in 1793, Tazewell County

in1800, Scott County in 1814, Smyth County in 1832, Wise

County in 1836, Buchanan County in 1858, Dickenson County in

1880. Each has a history of its own.

Visit at www.washcova.com

Committed

to the Success

of Every

Student

Washington County

Public Schools

Towns

Abingdon

Bristol, VA

Damascus

Emory/Meadowview

Glade Spring

Colleges

Appalachian State University

East Tennessee State University

Emory and Henry College *

King College

Radford University

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center *

University of Tennessee

University of Virginia at Wise

Virginia Highlands Community College *

Virginia Tech

Emory and Henry College

Virginia Highlands CC

Special Attractions

Barter Theatre

The Crooked Road

Virginia Creeper Trail

Local Events

Plumb Alley Festival

Trail Days

Virginia Highlands Festival

*Colleges located in Washington County, VA

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