Dear School Community Members: Welcome to Washington County Public Schools. I believe our students, educators, parents, and community members are second to none. In our schools, we have inordinate confidence in, and ultimately depend upon our community's willingness, capacity, and resources to ensure the highest possible education for all students. Our unvarying intent is to help inspire all students to develop as extraordinary learners and leaders in our school communities. In Washington County, we are fortunate to live in a community that has a longstanding history of support for public education. Our expectations are we treat each other well and we continually search for ways to foster sustained growth in both opportunity and performance. We are committed to professionalism, community service, academic distinction, and our overall mission of being "Committed to the Success of Every Student." We appreciate your willingness to invest in and support our students and families in every facet of school life. Through collaborative efforts and common ground, every person in Washington County has a role in making a positive difference in the lives of students and families. Warm regards, Dr. Brian C. Ratliff Brian C. Ratliff, Ed.D, Superintendent
On Friday, December 17th, students, and faculty are invited to participate in a Tacky Sweater Dress Up Day. We ask that those participating please bring in a monetary donation. All proceeds raised will be donated to former WES student, Officer Tyler Arnold. Officer Arnold works for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and was recently injured in the line of duty. Checks can be made payable to Watauga Elementary School. Donations can be turned into your student(s) homeroom teacher.