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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
Pre-sale tickets for the Steel Valley at Washington WPIAL playoff game will end at 11:00 am Friday morning. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Pre-kindergarten children are free. The gates will open at 5:45 p.m. on Friday for the 7:30 kickoff game. No student tickets will be available at the gates.
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.
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
Mr. John Campbell received the Washington Rotary Club's "Roy R. Gillespie Community Service Award" at their luncheon held today. Mr. Campbell was recognized for his dedicated service to education at Washington School District and its Board of Directors, his commitment and personal leadership in the ideals and organization of the NAACP, his volunteer service to the City of Washington, Teen Outreach, Washington Park and numerous other charitable and community organizations, and as a long-term community activist for the cause of equality.
Author David George will be at Ctiziens Library on November 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to discuss his book "Be Unique, Be You and Live!. See attached flyer.Be Unique Be Yourself
2014-2015 School Calendar - click link to see calendar
Superintendent's Report - October 20, 2014 Supt Report 10.20.14
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.
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|
-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
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program for Wash High Students 2014-2015
The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program enables eligible students, residing within the boundaries of low-achieving schools, to apply for a scholarship to attend a participating public or nonpublic school. Wash High is ranked in the lowest 15 percent of its designation for the 2012-13 school year based on the combined Mathematics/Algebra I and Reading/Literature scores from the annual assessments (PASA, PSSA, and/or Keystone) administered in 2013.
The list of opportunity scholarship organizations is available on DCED’s website, www.newpa.com/ostc. This link provides specific instructions on how to contact approved opportunity scholarship organizations and on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website at www.education.state.pa.us.
Click on the following link for an overview of the program and how to apply. Scholarship Tax Credit Program
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.
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
Student Nutrition Accountability System (SNAP)-How to pay for school lunches Flyer
E-Books offered through OverDrive at Citizens Library:
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distribution of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.
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
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
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.