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Washington West News

8/24/16

This is a reminder that Wednesday, August 24, is an early release day in the School District of Washington. All students will be released one hour early.

Click on the attached links below to see the early release day schedule and procedures, along with the 2016-17 academic calendar.

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8/22/16

The School District of Washington held an opening ceremony for all staff members Friday, Aug. 12, at the C.J. Burger Theater at Washington High School.

Students returned to the classroom for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The theme of the opening ceremony was, “Together We Rise,” emphasizing the ability of taking risks.
Following the theme, some staff members showed off their talents with various singing, dancing and musical performances during the ceremony. See the photos below.

Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer gave her annual back to school message to the staff. The district employs over 700 teachers and staff members.

A WINGS staff appreciation picnic was held following the program at the city park.

Additionally, Chris Arnold, instruction support paraprofessional at Washington Middle School, was named the WINGS 2016 Support Staff Person of the Year. See the photo below.

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Chris Arnold, middle, was named the WINGS 2016 Support Staff Person of the Year. Front row, from left, are Janie Chalem (WINGS), Arnold and Carol Zanin (WINGS). Back row, from left, are  Laura Bruckerhoff (Washington Middle School Associate Principal) and Lori Strubberg (WINGS).

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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School District of Washington Faculty/Staff Choir

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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Swing dancing by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Judy Straatmann and Four Rivers Career Center Automotive Technology instructor Dan Brinkmann.

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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Orchestra instructor Meghan Brueggemann plays the violin

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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School District of Washington Synchronized Swimming Team

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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School District of Washington Synchronized Swimming Team

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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8/17/16

Kicking off the 2016-17 school year, students swarmed to their respective buildings for the opening day on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Staff and faculty greeted the students and parents and helped them to their classrooms to get the day started.

Click on the attached link below for the 2016-17 academic calendar.

Photos below are from the first day at Washington Middle School, Washington West Elementary School, South Point Elementary School, Marthasville Elementary School and Augusta Elementary School.

Photos of students from the other buildings will be posted in the coming days.

Washington Middle School

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Washington West Elementary

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Marthasville Elementary

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Augusta Elementary

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South Point Elementary

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8/12/16

Teachers new to the School District of Washington had training sessions Aug. 1-3 at the Technology and Learning Center.

All teachers report back for professional development on Friday, Aug. 12, and a staff work day on Monday, Aug. 15. The school year with the students begins on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

New teachers to the School District of Washington in 2016-17 are below. Photos of the new teachers also are below.

Washington High School

Jesse Anderson (Industrial Arts), Jessie Patterson (Vocal Music), Suzanne Pelley (Science), Tim Zumsteg (Math), Joe Callahan (Science), Brian Dougherty (Math), Jamie Haffner (Band), Brian Edler (Math), Derick Heflin (Special Education), Patrick Fogarty (Math) and Doug Light (Business).

Washington Middle School

Tom Haddox (Social Studies), Logan Stapp (Science) and Andrea Roemer (Special Education).

Elementary

Katelyn Biermann, Holly Stansberry, Kim Johnson, Charles Logan Chuck Butler, Shannon Banderman, Monica Nadler, Chris Becker and Maggie Butler.

Additional Staff

Lauren Vlasak (Occupational Therapist), Amy Engemann (Occupational Therapist), Danielle Scott (Psych Examiner) and Cheryl Pecka (Educational Diagnostician).

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New Washington High School teachers for 2016-17. Front row, from left, are Jamie Haffner, Jessie Patterson, Suzanne Pelley and Joe Callahan. Middle row, from left, are Brian Dougherty, Brian Edler and Derick Heflin. Back row, from left, are Jesse Anderson, Tim Zumsteg, Doug Light and Patrick Fogarty.

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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New Washington Middle School teachers for 2016-17. Front row, from left, are Logan Stapp and Andrea Roemer. Back row is Tom Haddox.

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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New elementary teachers for 2016-17. Front row, from left, are Katelyn Biermann, Holly Stansberry, Kim Johnson, Charles Logan and Chuck Butler. Back row, from left, are Shannon Banderman, Monica Nadler, Chris Becker and Maggie Butler.

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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Additional new staff for the 2016-17 school year. Front row, from left, are Lauren Vlasak (Occupational Therapist) and Amy Engemann (Occupational Therapist). Back row, from left, are Danielle Scott (Psych Examiner) and Cheryl Pecka (Educational Diagnostician). (Washington Missourian Photo).

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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.