On behalf of our School Board and the more than 1000 employees of WCPS, I would like to express our sympathy and support to the families of everyone affected by the recent tragedy experienced by the Abingdon Fire Department and our community. For decades, the Abingdon Fire Department has served our community with courage, integrity, and selfless sacrifice for which we are indescribably grateful. There are no words that can express our condolences to everyone involved, but please know that you will have our love, support, and prayers in the coming days, weeks, and months.
Keith Perrigan, Ed.D.
Washington County Public Schools
Be sure to check out the Public Library's October Events! Tons of cool activities for our students.
Hey Battlecats! Check out the information below about the Battlecat Wrestling Club!
Washington County Schools is proud to celebrate Mrs. Mary Walker from the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center for exceeding 6 of the 6 standards in the Jobs for VA Graduates program. #WashintonWay
On September 8, Governor Youngkin, Secretary Guidera, and Superintendent Coons released the 2022-23 Standards of Learning scores and a plan that outlined Virginia’s ALL-IN plan that defined high-intensity academic tutoring.
This tutoring focuses on supporting those students who failed their SOLs or who demonstrated a risk of failing, and establishes options for tutors, schedules, ratios, and resources to ensure that tutoring can be successful in every school across the Commonwealth.
The hallmark of ALL-IN tutoring is learning acceleration. It is essential that tutoring match grade-level content and support students in connecting lost learning to what they are learning in the classroom every day.
The scores of Washington County School's students exceed the state average, and our teachers have been working diligently to make sure students have strong learning experiences and support to recover where needed. One strategy is to ensure that students receive intensive and accelerated support to keep pace with their pre-pandemic peers.
Washington County Schools has implemented this high-intensity academic tutoring and is working to use innovative ways to incorporate it both into our school day and beyond.
Parenting has always been hard! Parenting in a post-pandemic world with all the challenges and stressors that come along raising a child in 2023 can seem overwhelming. Washington County Public Schools has partnered with the Cook Center for Human Connection to help ease the burden of parenting during these turbulent times. From anxiety and depression to bullying and decision making, this partnership has multiple opportunities for parents to receive coaching, training, participate in live webinars or view recorded sessions all at no cost whatsoever to parents. If you haven't taken advantage of this free resource, I encourage you to check it out. Information can be found on our website and here is a link to a recent session on Anxiety. Please let me know if you have any questions or if we can support you and your child in any way!
Keith Perrigan, Ed.D.
Washington County Public Schools
812 Thompson Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210
Empire for is sponsoring Trunk or Treat for the children of Washington County.
This week is School Bus Safety Week! Please help us recognize the tremendous responsibilities of the Transportation Department this week in their efforts to keep the students of Washington County Safe on route to school and all school sponsored events! #WashingtonWay #WCPSBest
This week is National Safe Schools Week! This week we celebrate our efforts to work together to make our schools safe, secure & peaceful places for learning, teaching and working, free from drugs, alcohol, weapons & fear. We will continue to improve in this area! #WashingtonWay
Washington County Schools is partnering with the Cook Center for Human Connection to provide resources to our students and families to help deal with anxiety and other mental health issues. For more information, please visit https://www.wcs.k12.va.us/article/1289377
The JSB Cheerleading Youth Clinic will be held on October 21st in the gym at John Battle High School from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. The Halloween Party will follow from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Youth Clinic cost will be $50 which includes the Halloween Party, a T-shirt, and a bow. The cost for the Halloween Party only is $25.00. The Halloween Party is for all ages and trick-or-treating is included. Families can stay for the party or may drop off their children. To sign up, email or text Elizabeth Reed 423-293-2745 or email@example.com
Washington County VA Schools has several employment openings at this time. Some include Special Education Aides, Child Nutrition Assistants, Bus Drivers, ESL Tutors, and more. Check out the listings by clicking here: https://washingtonco.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Picture Make-Up Day is Thursday, October 12, 2023.
A preview of updated Family Life Instructional materials and an opportunity to ask questions will be held on October 26, 2023, from 6-7 p.m. in the Abingdon High School Library. Your child’s school will notify you of topics and content to be covered in Family Life. This notification from your child’s school will also include consent and opt-out options.
Oct. 9-13 is National School Lunch Week. Join us in showing our appreciation to the our food service workers for the hard work and dedication they provide on a daily basis! #WashingtonWay
Join the JSBattle Cheer Squad for this fun event!
Picture money for VIES students is due October 6th.
Oct. 2 is National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day! Washington County Schools has the finest custodial staff around and we want to recognize the hard work and effort that goes into keeping our facilities safe and clean each day! Reach out in appreciation. #WashingtonWay