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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
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
This superintendent’s report includes details regarding the current pursuit of an equitable school funding formula going on. It also includes information about the new laws regarding clearances and disclosure forms for employees and volunteers. Supt Report Jan 12 2015
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.
Due to the windchill advisory, the Family Movie Night scheduled forJan. 9th has been postponed until February 14th. A double feature matinee is now planned, with Charlotte's Web & Charlie & the Chocolate Factory for a Sweet Saturday Matinee!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.