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There will be NO Elementary School After-School Program or LeMoyne Center Program on Monday, October 31st.
Washington School District - Open Board of School Directors Seat
Washington residents interested in applying for a seat on Washington School District’s Board of School Directors must send a letter of interest and qualifications to:
Lisa Coffield, Board Secretary
Washington School District
311 Allison Avenue
Washington, PA 15301
The person appointed will fill this vacant seat until November 2017, at which time they will have to run for re-election for a two-year term.
Deadline for submission: October 21, 2016
The Board of Directors must fill this vacancy within 30 days.
On October 10th, Washington School District’s Board of Directors regretfully accepted Mrs. Linda Clemons' resignation. Linda's service to our district was exemplary. She consistently modeled a caring, concerned attitude that demonstrated her focus on doing only what was best for our students.
She diligently supported our efforts to improve achievement while continuing our many activities and extracurricular offerings. Under her 13 years of guidance, the District’s curriculum, instruction, and fine arts programs thrived. We advanced in many areas under her watchful eye. Her years of service to our schools and the community are very much appreciated. Her outstanding work ethic and dedication to Washington School District remain an admirable legacy as a Board Director.
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
2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR 2016-2017 School Calendar
VOLUNTEERS - Please go to the "District Info" tab above and click on "Employment" for information on how to become a Volunteer.
PA Criminal Record Clearance (click link) - Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History - Home
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (click link) - Child Abuse Clearance
FBI Fingerprint Clearance (click link) - Cogent Applicant Fingerprint Registration Systems
Mandated Child Abuse Online Training - www.reportabusepa.pitt
Act 168 Form - Self Reporting Sexual Misconduct Form - PA%20168%20(3)
Act 24 Form - Self Reporting Arrest/Conviction Form - Arrest%20or%20Conviction%20form
Washington School District Demographics (2015-2016) - click link Washington School District Demographics 2015-2016
-Free Breakfast/Lunch Program for ALL Washington School District Students
-Under the “Community Eligibility Program”, ALL students in grades Kindergarten through Twelfth grade will receive FREE breakfast and lunch.
-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)
Superintendent Goals /Performance Standards Superintendent Goals and Performance Standards 2015
The Board of School Directors annually conducts a performance review of the Superintendent of schools. Section 1073.1 of the PA School Code required the contract for a district superintendent include mutually agreed upon goals/ performance standards. Pursuant to Act 141 of the PA School Code enacted in 2012, school boards are required to disclose the objectives and performance standards for Superintendents given an initial or renewed contract after 2012. This information must be posted on their district website. School districts are also required to post on their website whether or not the standards were met by the Superintendent.
WSD Board of Directors Summary of Superintendent DiLorenzo's 2015 Goal Attainment Link
“The 2015 scores, however, will serve as a baseline for future years,” said Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). "Due to heightened standards, some material is being tested a full academic year earlier than under the former academic standards," according to PDE. It is important to remember that Pennsylvania's students haven't changed -- the assessment has changed.”
Link to PDE site:http://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/PSSA-Information.aspx#.VhJvI3l0zUA
2015 Keystone Results for Algebra I, Literature and Biology. Also, comparison to years 2013 and 2014 Keystone Exam Results Comparison 11th Grade
Wash High's School Performance Profile (SPP) 2015 -- 2014-15 Results. Link
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
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.
E-Books offered through OverDrive at Citizens Library:
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
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
Autistic Classroom at WPES pdesas.org/websites/ashleypalya
Student Accident Insurance Information (click link)
Student Accident Insurance Information
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.