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Intersession at GES 10/20/17
  Students at GES had a great week during Intersession.  They had the opportunity to try new things...
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Fit to Serve 122 09/11/17
Curtis Bartlett, a young veteran, police officer, school resource officer, and a fitness instructor gave his l...
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Watch the Game Live 09/01/17
The Galax High School Production club (PANDA) is proud to bring you live sports coverage of Galax High School ...
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Veteran's Day at GES 11/17/17
Galax Elementary School students took part in Veteran's Day activities on Friday November 10, 2017.  It w...
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College Application Wee... 11/15/17
Galax High School guidance counselor Jill Thompson has the amazing task of assisting seniros with transitionin...
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Mr. Patrick Butler - Secretary/Bookkeeper

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What would lead a person to come out of semi-retirement for full-time employment? Working at Galax Middle School, of course. My roots are in education what with my mother having been a school librarian, my dad being a minister, and my own designs on teaching while in college. However, following my college education, I got sidetracked by the notion of being in the Air Force. . .a notion that stuck with me for more than 21 years. I moved to Galax in 2002 where I continued my second career as a stay at home dad for my daughter Catherine. Some strange force compelled me to become a full-time instructor at GMS for the 2011-2012 school year and then a locum tenens classroom specialist (i.e., substitute teacher) ever since. Moving into the secretary’s position at GMS seems like a natural progression, a place where I can still influence young minds and keep in touch with my educational roots. When not working, I enjoy spending time navigating the vagaries of teenage-dom with my daughter, spending money on numerous trips to Disney World with my wife Chris, spending hours holding my two grandkids in Florida, and wasting a good walk by golfing.