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Elementary Student Handbook 2016-17

The elementary parent/student handbook for the 2016-17 school year is available. The front page must be signed and returned to the office by the start of the school year. Click here to view the handbook.

Nurses Newsletter, Screening Cycles, Medication Guidelines

The School District of Washington's Nurses Newsletter, along with screening cycles and medication guidelines are available. Click the links below.


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The School District of Washington will have a modified day for students on Friday, Feb. 17, for staff professional development in the afternoon and there will be no school on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Dismissal times on modified days are as follows:

Four Rivers Career Center – Washington morning students will be dismissed at 10 a.m. and then return to the high school; Afternoon classes will not be held.

Elementary schools - 11:50 a.m.

Washington Middle School – 12:25 p.m.

Washington High School - 12:25 p.m.

Early Learning Center - No school for half day programs. School will be in session for full day programs. 

A sack lunch will be available to students at the elementary schools, along with the middle school and high school.

Click on the links below for the modified day schedule and procedures and the 2016-17 academic calendar.


Washington West Elementary fourth-grade student Samuel “Mati” Tedesco was recognized by the Washington Optimist Club as one of the February “Let Your Optimism Shine” award recipients during its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

The Washington Optimist Club recognizes one public school student and one parochial school student each month for the “Let Your Optimism Shine” award.

Principals and teachers nominate students for the award who exemplifies the Optimist’s creed.

Photos below are of Tedesco receiving the award from Chris Marquart, Optimist Club member and School District of Washington employee.

Washington West Elementary fourth-grade student Samuel Tedesco receives his "Let Your Optimism Shine" award from Chris Marquart, Optimist Club member.


Students in Steve Kessel’s fourth-grade STEM class (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at Augusta Elementary had the chance to hear from a guest speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, on the topic of the new Highway 47 Washington bridge currently being constructed.

Speaking to the students was Matt Jacobi, a 22-year old with Alberici Constructors, which is the construction company that won the bidding rights for the Highway 47 Washington bridge project. Jacobi is one of six project engineers for the construction of the new Highway 47 Washington bridge. Also on hand was Tammy Swyers of Alberici Constructors.

Jacobi is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Alberici Constructors is the 31st largest construction company in the United States and does work throughout North America.

Jacobi spoke to the students about the design, construction and building of bridges and how the workers are tackling the Washington bridge project.

Jacobi said there are 40 to 50 workers from Alberici Constructors currently on the Washington bridge project, and that number will grow to 70 to 100 workers as the project develops. There also are five inspectors on site from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The projected completion date for the new Washington bridge is November of 2018.

Following his presentation, Jacobi answered questions from nearly all of the 28 Augusta Elementary STEM students on hand.

Fourth-grade STEM students in the SDOW currently are engaged in a bridge building unit in their classes.

Jacobi’s presentation was recorded on video and will be shown to the other STEM fourth-grade classes throughout the School District of Washington. Photos are below.

Click on the attached links below for the video of the presentation and for more information from MoDOT on the Highway 47 Washington bridge project.

A camera is placed on the Washington side of the bridge. The MoDOT link below displays a new picture every 10 to 20 minutes, allowing citizens to see frequent updates on the progress of the new bridge.



Washington High School’s Jordan Scheer Memorial Children’s Relay for Life takes place Friday, April 28, from 4-7:30 p.m., at Scanlan Stadium on the WHS campus.

The event is put together by the WHS student council and leadership class. Proceeds are donated to the Franklin County Relay for Life and benefit the American Cancer Society and cancer awareness.

The theme this year is “Around the World.”

The registration committee is busy designing the names tags to resemble boarding passes. The bags will include a globe/airplane design and decorations will incorporate a global theme. The message is that as a united world, we will conquer the cure for cancer. 

This year’s event chairs are seniors Madison Straatmann, Libbie Harrison and Dylan Brocato and juniors Tess Marquart, Lexi Hendricks and Jonathan Amlong.

The relay is named in honor of Jordan Scheer, a WHS graduate who lost his battle to cancer shortly after his graduation in 2005.

Third through sixth grade children from area schools will participate in the event. They must have already registered to attend.

Check-in will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the high school track the day of the event. Activities will run until approximately 7:15 p.m.

Students participating will be bused from their elementary school. There will be high school students that will meet them when they get off the bus to deliver them to their designated school area.

Students can bring some money as there will be booths and food available to purchase.

Pick up time is 7:20 p.m. by the gate at the entrance to the stadium. In the event of rain, students will be inside and can be picked up in front of the gymnasium.

Click on the attached link below for more information and to register for the Jordan Scheer Memorial Children’s Relay for Life.

Registration is due by March 10. The poster/essay contest is due April 17.


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Today: 2/19/17

Modified Day February 17; No School February 20

The School District of Washington will have a modified day for students on Friday, Feb. 17, for staff professional development in the afternoon and there will be no school on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Click here for modified day dismissal times.

Staff Spotlight: On The Spot SDOW (January 2017)

On the Spot SDOW will highlight, at random, three employees a month from the School District of Washington from Certified Staff, Support Staff and Administration/Counseling. Click here for the January edition.


The safety of our students and staff is a top priority. Click here for district safety information.