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Galax Elementary School... 06/15/18
The school year ended at Galax Elementary School with awards, activities, and field day.  Take a look as ...
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GMS Update 06/15/18
Galax Middle School closed out the school year with a number of interactive activities.  Take a look at s...
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Tide Times June 8, 2018 06/15/18
The school year for Galax High Schools is almost over.  The stage is set for graduation.  
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Three Time State Champi... 03/08/18
Entering the 2017-18 VHSL State Wrestling tournament Galax Junior Joshua Spurlin was 97-15 and ready for the t...
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Manufacturing in the mo... 03/07/18
Galax High School dual enrollment welding students recently traveled to Kernersville, North Carolina to tour t...
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Galax Elementary School Update

The school year ended at Galax Elementary School with awards, activities, and field day.  Take a look as some of the fun things that were going on during the last week of school.

GMS Update

Galax Middle School closed out the school year with a number of interactive activities.  Take a look at some of the great things GMS was doing in the final week of school.

Three Time State Champion

Entering the 2017-18 VHSL State Wrestling tournament Galax Junior Joshua Spurlin was 97-15 and ready for the task. It was daunting with what was arguably the toughest weight class in the tournament. With another returning champion and one runner-up standing in his way Spurlin was prepared for the battles that ensued. Spurlin met last years runner up in the semi finals and with 3 seconds on the clock scored an escape to win the match 1-0. The finals were set.  Two returning state champions would battle it out to see who would be the best for 2018.  With Spurlin down 2-4 and only 6 seconds remaining in the match, the Galax junior scored a huge takedown to tie the match, forcing overtime.  In overtime Spurlin prevailed with a dramatic takedown to the mat and a pin to take the 1A VHSL 132lb State Championship and notching his 100th career win! Congratuations to Joshua Spurlin on the Championship and his 100th win!


Roll Tide! Your 3x VHSL State Champ Joshua Spurlin!

Tide Times June 8, 2018

The school year for Galax High Schools is almost over.  The stage is set for graduation.

 

Manufacturing in the modern age

Galax High School dual enrollment welding students recently traveled to Kernersville, North Carolina to tour the John Deere Hitachi manufacturing facility.  The two companies (one American and the other Japanese) started a joint venture more than 10 years ago to build world class excavators.  The plant employs nearly 1000 people, over half of whom are welders.  Starting pay is over $21.00 per hour for their welders.

Students learned that John Deere Hitachi is a lean manufacturing facility, which means that they only produce if they have an order for an excavator.  That certainly has not been a problem for the past 36 months.  The plant produces 20 finished excavators per day and has orders months out in the future.   

 

 GHS students in the human resources room at John Deere Hitachi in Kernersville,NC

 

A John Deere Hitachi employee inspects a weld on a part of an excavator arm before it is attached to the main frame.

A John Deere Hitachi employee welding.