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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

 

CLEARANCE WEBSITES

PA Criminal Record Clearance (click link) - Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History - Home
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (click link) - Clearances
FBI Fingerprint Clearance (click link) - Cogent Applicant Fingerprint Registration Systems

 

Superintendent's Report for January 26, 2015 (click link) Supt Report Jan 26 2015

 

2015 Prexie Pride Spirit Award Dinner - Honoring Mr. Guy Montecalvo
Saturday, March 28th at 6:00 pm
Julian's Banquet Hall
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Wash High Athletic Office

 

SECURITY MESSAGE FOR ALL PARENTS
You must show a valid ID to have students released to you. Although office personnel may know you, they are required to request an ID. Security is not convenient. Please cooperate with building staff when asked for an ID. This requirement is to insure the safety and security of our students.

 

 

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Charlotte's Web (G)  1:00  Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (PG; 1971)  3:00 Title 1 Family Programming Presents  Sweet Saturday Movie Matinee

Saturday February 14, 2015  Doors Open at 12:45  Wash Park School Auditorium  Free for all K-6 WSD Families!

 

Charlotte's Web rated G (2006 version)  Movie Showtime: 1:00  Pizza & Book Giveaway after the movie - each family will receive a Charlotte's Web book

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory rated PG (1971 version)  Movie Showtime: 3:00  Icecream Sundaes & Book giveaway after the movie - each family will receive a Charlie book
Fliers will be coming home soon!  RSVP's should be returned to school by Feb 10  contact Pam Kilgore with questions kilgorep@washington.k12.pa.us

 

 

Say ‘Thank You’ – January is School Director Recognition Month

Have you thanked a school board member lately? January is School Director Recognition Month, a recognition that honors members of local boards of education for their commitment to provide quality public education for Pennsylvania’s school children. None work harder than Washington School District’s Directors. These dedicated volunteers reside in the City of Washington and Borough of East Washington. it has been a privilege serving with them as Superintendent for 16 years. Take time to extend appreciation to our 9 Board members:

President Mr. Jeffrey Fine
Vice President Mrs. Linda Clemons
Treasurer Mrs. Marsha Pleta Mr. William Braun, Jr.
Mr. Troy Breese
Mr. John Campbell, Sr.
Ms. Karen Ruby
Mr. Thomas Scholato
Mr. Robert Wicker

In addition to twice monthly Board meetings, Directors share the responsibility of preparing for Board action via committees which research, analyze and justify action items. Time spent allows for an in-depth understanding of recommended actions prior to Board meetings. Board committees hold meetings once a month and report to other Directors at the Worksession and/or Voting Board meetings. Each committee has 4 Board members and a primary staff advisor. Board President may attend any meeting and the Superintendent is an ad hoc member of all committees. Committee meeting dates/times are publicized. Committees make recommendations for action to the whole Board. Committees cannot make decisions for the District without whole Board approval.

Human Relations Committee deals with personnel issues, contract negotiations, staffing reviews, etc.

Finance/Construction/Renovation Committee reviews all aspects of facility maintenance, improvements, re-furbishing, security, short & long term needs

Educational Committee reviews and monitors instructional implementations – strategies/methods and innovative programming, supplemental instruction, technology integration

Activities Committee reviews and monitors all aspects of extra-curricular offerings – sports, events, fine arts, etc. Activities Director and high school principal are members of this committee.

Board members’ contributions are year-round commitments, and deep appreciation is extended to them always.

Please take this opportunity to help acknowledge Washington’s public servants who make the time to share their vision and voice about the future of Washington’s children.

Together We Make a Difference…

School Board Director Facts

 

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Sign Up for Winter Sports Text Messaging! Changing winter weather impacts our sports teams in many ways. For updates regarding all Washington School District winter sports teams, sign up for text message notifications by completing the following steps:

 

Click link for 2014-2015 school personnel data and demographics. District Personnel Information 2014-15

 

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE PROFILES
The PA School Performance Profile serves several purposes:

A summary of WSD School Performance Profile scores follow for each of our schools. WSD School Perfromance Profile 2014. Click link for summary. WSDSchoolPerformanceProfiles2014

For a more detailed report, click on the logo to go to PA’s SPP website.

http://www.gorockets.org/LinkImages/paschoolperformance2.jpg PA School Performan Profile

 

 

Prexie Stadium Renovation (click link) Prexie Stadium Renovation

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED
Pay Rate of $105 Per Day
Please see "Employment Section" for details on how to apply

 

Extra-curricular participation is a privilege to be earned by attending school.
ParentNoticeExtra-CurricularSuspension2014

Important new policy adopted by WSD Board of Directors October 20, 2014 effective October 21, 2014. This policy implements the requirement that secondary (grades 7 – 12) students miss less than 6 days per semester in order to participate in any/ all extra-curricular activities. Students missing more that 6 days per semester will be given an extra-curricular suspension for the remainder of the semester/ school year.

-Is an effort to emphasize the importance of attending school.
-Informs students that extra-curricular activities are a privilege to be earned.
-Increases the value of participation and recognizes those who fulfill their student obligations.
-Celebrates students who take advantage of the numerous opportunities offered by the District.

This attendance requirement differs from our regular attendance requirements. Procedures and notifications are administered separately. Click the link below to read the policy.
Policy #511 - Participation in Extra Curricular Activities and Events


2014-2015 School Calendar - click link to see calendar


THE FOLLOWING EARLY DISMISSALS AND TWO HOUR DELAYS WERE ESTABLISHED FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
This will fulfill our staff training obligations while maintaining daily instruction.
Two hour delays are scheduled on Fridays and early dismissals are scheduled on Mondays
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TWO-HOUR DELAYS AND TWO-HOUR EARLY DISMISSALS FOR STUDENTS ONLY

Two-Hour Delays Two-Hour Early Dismissals
Friday, September 26, 2014 Monday, October 27, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014 Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015 Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015  

 

Washington High School Graduation Project
Click here for details...

 

-Free Breakfast/Lunch Program for Washington Park Elementary School Students
-Under the “Community Eligibility Program”, all students in grades Kindergarten through Sixth grade will receive FREE breakfast and lunch.

-Secondary students in grades seven through twelve will pay the following meal costs:
-Breakfast - $1.35 (no price increase from last year)
-Lunch - $2.35 (no price increase from last year)

-Adult/Teacher meal costs: (for both the elementary and junior/senior high schools)                                     
-Breakfast-$1.75 (no price increase from last year)
-Lunch-$3.25 (no price increase from last year)

 

New Times for Washington Park Elementary School - beginning with the 2014-2015 School Year:
New Student Times
Kindergarten to Third Grade 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Fourth to Sixth Grade 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

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

 

 

NOTICE TO PARENTS:  NCAA NO LONGER ACCEPTING COURSE WORK FROM AGORA CYBER CHARTER SCHOOL.... read following link.. NCAA

 

The link below takes you to short video that shows classrooms engaged in hybrid learning. WSD already has this being delivered to some of our students by teachers who are cyber teachers/ facilitators and some others who have integrated technology performance projects in their instruction. This is the direction we are going in order to provide an academically customized or prescriptive education for all students.

http://www.pahli.org/

Click “see it in action” and then click “video.” The video takes time to load. Although it mainly shows students w/computers, traditional instruction is used as well.

 

11TH GRADE STUDENT PHYSICAL INFORMATION AND FORMS (click the following link)
11th Grade Student Physicals

 

 

Edline Directions
http://www.edline.com/docs/Edline_Help/school/Content/Resources/Manuals/ParentManual.pdf

 

Student Nutrition Accountability System (SNAP)-How to pay for school lunches Flyer

Carbohydrates Info

 

WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

 

E-Books offered through OverDrive at Citizens Library:
http://help.overdrive.com/going-mobile-videos
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distribution of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.

 

WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES AND PROGRAMS link


2014-2015 Curriculum Planning Guide

 

Prexie Pride Foundation

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

EDLINE

Box tops for Education
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Ski

SKI CLUB INFORMATION
-Click the following link for Membership Forms,
Rules and other information. Ski Club-Forms and Information

-Click the following link for information on dressing properly for skiing and frostbite. Ski Club-Dress For Skiing

-Click the following link for Ski Club Pricing
Ski Club Pricing 2014-2015

-Click the following link for Ski Club Fundraising
Ski Club Fundraising 2014-2015

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION - Child Find Notice (click link) Child Find Notice 2014-2015

 

Variety the children's charity -"My Bike" Program
My Bike Program Handout

 

Transition is the process students and their families use to think about life after high school and to plan their community and school experiences to assure that the students acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals.   The transition planning process should enable the student to move successfully from school to postsecondary education and training, employment, independent living, and community participation based on the student's preferences, interests, and abilities." Transition Powerpoint

 

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.

 


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