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The following dates will be used as Inclement Weather Make-Up Days:
-Monday, February 17 – President’s Day (make up for staff only as an in-service day) - Staff Only
-Friday, February 28 – Instructional day (formerly an in-service day) - Students in 3rd to 12th grade REPORT TO SCHOOL on February 28th.
***Students in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade DO NOT ATTEND school on February 28th - Due to Kindergarten Registration
-Monday, March 31 – Instructional day (formerly a clerical day) - All Students
-Tuesday, April 15 – Instructional day (formerly inclement weather day) - All Students
-Wednesday, April 16 – Instructional day (formerly spring vacation day) - All Students
11TH GRADE STUDENT PHYSICAL INFORMATION AND FORMS (click the following link)
11th Grade Student Physicals
2014 Prexie Spirit Award Recipient
Mr. John Campbell, Sr.
Congratulations to Mr. John Campbell, Sr.- this year’s recipient of the “Prexie Spirit Award”
Please come and join the celebration for Mr. Campbell
at a banquet hosted in his honor on
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Julian’s Banquet Hall,
78 West Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301 at 6:00 pm.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Washington High School
or Washington Park Elementary School.
Call 724-223-5112 with any questions.
Washington School District has educated generations of local families for nearly 140 years. The community of Washington, sharing the common value of education, founded this educational establishment in the year 1867 in pursuit of free and public education for all. There is a perpetual undercurrent of civic pride and tradition that provides a means for members of our Prexie community to learn about the world around them and grow intellectually beyond their expectations. Guaranteeing our students achieve and become productive, honorable citizens are responsibilities that are actively and willingly shared among administrators, teachers, parents, community members and the students themselves. We are fortunate in Washington School District to have a caring, supportive learning community that encourages our students to meet and exceed expectations. Read more
FIRST READ POLICIES - UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT First Read Policies Feb 24 2014
Superintendent's Report - March 10, 2014 Supt Report March 10 2014
Washington School District’s
“Kennywood Day” - Thursday, June 19th.
Representatives from Kennywood will be at our schools on Thursday, May 29th to sell discounted tickets to our staff and students.
Ticket Cost - $25
Tickets will be on sale at the following times on May 29th:
Jr/Sr High School from 8:00 – 8:30 am
Park Elementary School from 9:00 – 9:30 am
Washington Junior/Senior High School students have the opportunity to participate in a “new” quarterly credit recovery program to recover failing grades in up to 2 core courses for the 1st 9 week grading period.
Junior/Senior High School students (Grades 7 through 12) starting and ending times:
7:35 am - Breakfast
7:50 am - Doors Open
8:00 am - Start of First Period
3:00 pm - Dismissal
Park School students (Grades K through 6) starting and ending times:
K to Grade 3 - Start at 8:10 am / End at 2:50 pm
Grades 4 to 6 - Start at 7:30 am / End at 2:27 pm
Administrative Changes for the 2013-14 School Year:
1. Mr. Robert Mihelcic – Director of Curriculum and Instruction
2. Mr. Ken Patterson – Junior High School Principal (Grades 7-9)
3. Mrs. Kelley Zebrasky – Elementary School Principal (Grades K-6)
4. Mrs. Mary Grace Stutzman - Elementary School Assistant Principal (Grades K-6)
5. Mrs. Michelle Engle - Special Education Supervisor
6. Mr. Paul Kostelnik - PIMS/Child Accounting/Cyber Administrator
Click the following link for the 2013-2014 School Calendar:
School Calendar 2013-2014
2013-2014 LUNCH PRICES
Elementary Lunch $2.25
Secondary Lunch $2.35
Adult Meals $3.25
Local Task Force - Date Saver Local Task Force Date Saver
E-Books offered through OverDrive at Citizens Library:
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distribution of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.
Student Nutrition Accountability System Flyer
The Scoop Flyer
The Prexie Pride Foundation is organized by volunteers to support a range of school groups, purchase equipment on an as-needed basis, and establish yearly student scholarships. Read more
Click LInk to Review Comprehensive Plan -
Comp Plan 2014-17
Washington was well represented at
W & J’s President’s Program.
-Alana Luppino, Age 16, Grade 10 won $150 for her essay on Rosalind Carter, The first lady who best represents all that is best about the U.S.
-Anglea Batson, Age 10, Grade 4, Washington Park School – won $50, second place prize for her original portrait of President John Tyler and First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler.
Junior Achievement’s Student of the Month
The Pittsburgh Business Times featured an article on Julianne Rotunda, 12th grade student, for recently being chosen as Junior Achievement’s Student of the Month for February. Julianne received the award for her volunteer work with third grade students at Washington Park School and will receive her certificate and recognition at an upcoming JA Board meeting.
Teen Outreach Black History Month Essay Winners
First Place: Zhiere Patmon
Honorable Mention: Taylor Ellis
"Behavioral Difficulties a Resource for Parents"
Bullying Bullying Powerpoint
Data shows bullying & harassment is becoming a huge problem. The purpose of thispowerpoint is to help educate parents on bullying issues: school bullying, school bus bullying, cyber bullying, and home bullying. The goal is to help students of all ages and families receive the education and help they need to prevent bullying or helping their child from becoming/stop being a bully.
Outbursts and Temper Tantrums Outbursts and Tantrums Powerpoint
We all know that having a child who exhibits outbursts and/or tantrums is embarrassing and can leave us as parents and caregivers wondering what to do. The information contained on these slides will help you to understand that you are not alone. These behaviors are actually a normal part of growing up! As you read through this information, you will become more familiar with how your child thinks and feels which ultimately results in their actions. You will also find helpful tips for assisting your child to calm down ranging from those that are of pre-school age to teens and young adults.
Power Struggles Power Struggles Powerpoint
You may in disbelief that your once sweet little child is now talking back, not listening, and portraying an attitude that is not at all like it used to be. Welcome to a power struggle. While power struggles are normal, they are frustrating and stressful for you and disruptive to the rest of the family. However, if you know why they are happening and what to do to correct them they can be controlled. The information presented in these slides will teach you why power struggles occur and how to handle them when they arise. But remember…all parents will battle with their children at one time or another.
Self Esteem Self Esteem Powerpoint
Self esteem is how we view ourselves and much of the influence over an individual’s self-esteem comes from early positive experiences with parents or other significant individuals. The presented information will help you better understand the development of self esteem, how to recognize unhealthy and healthy self esteem, and how parents can help with the growth of positive self esteem in the lives of their children.
2014-2015 Preliminary Budget
2014-2015 Preliminary Budget
Comcast Introduces Internet Essentials Program/Internet Service for $9.95 a month
At Washington School District, we know that many students and their families would like to have Internet service at home so they can do homework, search jobs, download music, communicate with others and much more. We also believe the Internet can be an important part of your child’s education.
That’s why we want to make sure you know about a new program provided by Comcast called Internet Essentials.
If you have at least one child receiving free or reduced school lunches from Washington School District, your family may qualify for this fast, affordable home Internet service for the school year. Internet Essentials costs just $9.95 per month (plus tax). For participating families, there are no price increases, activation fees or equipment rental fees.
In addition, you can buy a low cost computer for just $149.99 (plus tax) and receive free Internet training.
If you think this might be right for your family, it’s easy to get started. Call Comcast toll free at 1-855-846-8376 to see if you qualify.
SWPA Local Task Force
Meeting Dates for 2013-2014
10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Intermediate Unit 1
March 6, 2014
May 1, 2014
June 5, 2014