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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

 

 

Washington Park School Family Breakfast
Friday, April 25th
4th, 5th and 6th Grades are at 7:30 am
Kindergarten & 3rd Grade are at 8:10 am
Please RSVP* with payment by Thursday. $1.35/person; free coffee!
*Please include student name,number of people attending on outside of sealed envelope.
(note: primary grades alternate months)

 

 

 

May Family Garden Workshop - Saturday, May 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Washington Park School. Call or Email to Register - kilgore@washington.k12.pa.us or 724-678-3823.

 

Superintendent Message - April 4, 2014

This notice is due to the recent expulsions due to students bringing BB guns to school.  We have had incidents involving elementary students.  The last time we dealt with multiple expulsions due to students bringing non-guns/toys to school was in 2007.  On February 1, 2007, I sent a similar notice to parents. 

We have always followed requirements of Policy 551 Weapons and Dangerous Instruments.

Once a student is caught with a dangerous device we also must follow procedures to render the consequence.  Accused students have due process rights and schools have confidentiality requirements.
Please click on the following link to read the Notice to Parents Parent Weapon Notice April 2014


Superintendent's Report - Superintendent Report 4-14-14

 

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
New Teacher Times
Kindergarten to Third Grade 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Fourth to Sixth Grade 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

 

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

 

Survey for Parents/ Guardians who have children with Autism Autism Survey Cover Letter 03-18-14

 

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

DARNELL DINKINS TO ADDRESS ALL PARENTS AND STUDENT-ATHLETES ON COLLEGE RECRUITING AND ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS.

All Washington School District student-athletes in grades 7-12 who hope to play sports in college and their parents/guardians are urged to attend "Guiding the College-Bound Athlete," an hour-long presentation by Darnell Dinkins of Dynamite Sports on Wednesday,  May 7th  in the LGI (parking lot cafeteria entrance) beginning at 7:00 p.m.  As a standout at the University of Pittsburgh, as a member of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, and as a former college coach, Darnell brings a unique perspective to the subject of college recruiting. He will educate parents and student-athletes about creating a realistic "Recruiting Plan" which includes information about financial aid, scholarships, and finding the right college. As an added bonus, Darnell will give away an SAT/ACT prep CD to all high school student-athletes in attendance. Please click on the flyer below for more information.

More information.

 

Washington Junior/Senior High School
Quarterly Credit Recovery Program (2013-2014)

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.

Please see the Credit Recovery Guidelines for more information.
Please complete the Credit Recovery Permission Form to enroll in up to 2 courses.

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

Breakfast                     $1.35                                    
Elementary Lunch      $2.25                        
Secondary Lunch       $2.35                         
Adult Meals                   $3.25

 

 

Local Task Force - Date Saver Local Task Force Date Saver

 

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


Student Nutrition Accountability System Flyer

Carbohydrates Info

The Scoop Flyer

 

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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Families spent an hour outside on a beautiful spring Saturday making Pollinator Nesting Homes for their yards!

Contact Pam at kilgorep@washington.k12.pa.us to register for the May 3 Family Garden Workshop!

Nesting Home

 

 

Autism is a mystery to many people and it is sometimes viewed as a make believe disorder.  This view is upheld by individuals who are uneducated about the behaviors and characteristics of this disorder.  The outline was created to educate people of the community about this confusing and prevalent condition.
Autism Powerpoint 2

 

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.

 


SAS Website


Connect With Kids

connectwithkids.com

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