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.
Washington West News
There will be no school in the School District of Washington on Monday, January 16, for the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Washington High School is inviting all K-12 parents to attend a Speakers Series at WHS.
The Speaker Series events, open to all parents K-12, are parent only events and no child care will be provided. Parents do not need to preregister and may attend one or all of the events.
WHS is working in conjunction with the Washington Police Department and community agencies to bring in the Speakers Series.
Topics discussed will be Internet safety, warning signs of substance abuse and mental health.
The future dates are January 25 and March 15. Each session will take place in the CJB Theater at WHS from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Click on the attached link below for a flyer on the Parent Speaker Series.
School District of Washington buildings had the top three finishes in the annual Community Festival of Trees, which recently concluded at St. Peters United Church of Christ in Washington.
Over 80 trees were decorated by various organizations. Schools, churches, businesses and community groups in the area had trees represented.
A donation of one non-perishable food item under the tree was one vote for that organization’s tree.
Overall, there were approximately 8,000 food items donated to the Festival of Trees.
For the sixth consecutive year, Washington High School was the winner, collecting the most items. Washington Middle School Student Council finished less than 100 items behind WHS to finish in second place. Finishing in third place was South Point Elementary first- and second-grade classes.
Also participating in the Festival of Trees from the School District of Washington were WINGS Educational Foundation, Washington High School Cheerleaders, Marthasville Elementary, Washington West Elementary third graders, and Four Rivers Career Center.
Each food item will help feed a community member. All food collected will be distributed between three food pantries.
A photo of the winners, along with volunteers from St. Peters United Church of Christ, is below. The photo is courtesy of the Washington Missourian.
(Washington Missourian Photo.)
For the School District of Washington’s staff professional development day on Monday, Jan. 2, art instructors from the district paid a visit to Central Print in St. Louis. Click here for a photo gallery.
Central Print’s mission is to promote the art of printmaking by providing workshops, classes and programs, for people of all ages, focusing on the use and preservation of historic letterpress printing equipment.
“We learned so much history behind printmaking and expanded our knowledge to bring that into our own classrooms,” said Washington West Elementary art teacher Chad Greife-Wetenhall. “Then we had a blast trying it out ourselves. Everyone kept saying that this was such a great PD day.”
Click on the attached links below for more information on Central Print and a photo gallery from the field trip.
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No School Monday, Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
This is a reminder that there will be no school on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Click here for the 2016-17 academic calendar.
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The School District of Washington’s kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school takes place Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 3-6 p.m., at the school the child will be attending. Click here for more details.
Staff Spotlight: On The Spot SDOW (December 2016)
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 December edition.
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