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.
Support the DMS Football Team!
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
Important Tips for Parents for Bullying Prevention Month
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
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
Check out this opportunity for Middle and High School Students.
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.
Support the DMS Volleyball Team in the Semi-Finals!
Support the DMS Football Team!
Support the DMS choral students participating in All-County Chorus!
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
Support the DMS Volleyball Team!
DMS sixth graders visited Highland Dairy Farm in Glade Spring on September 28 for a Farm Field Day! Their day was filled with learning about dairy farming, the critters in our creeks, and other wild animals that reside in our area. It was a beautiful Fall day for a field trip and a picnic lunch!
Bike to School Day on Friday, September 29, sponsored by Communities in Schools Coordinator Brandon Dale, was a huge success!
No Girls on the Run practice on Tuesday, October 3. The next practice is Thursday, October 5.