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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
Academy for Adolescent Health, Inc. Awards for 2016
Congratulations to the following Washington School District staff members on winning awards. These awards are given to individuals who consistently provide young people with outstanding, stellar support.
----- Mr. Chet Henderson – 2016 School Administrator Award
----- Mr. D. Ryan Bunting – 2016 Educator Award
The Annual Awards Night is Monday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Washington Park Elementary School Auditorium
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
As part of the Hybrid Learning Design Model Evaluation Plan process, the Dellicker Strategies teamis working withWashingtonPark Elementary Schoolto administer and collect information by way of a survey. The surveys are used to collect qualitative and quantitative data about the Hybrid learning program outcomes. They are being administered to students, teachers, and parents to understand facts and perceptions about the program. The data collected will also inform on-going professional development and coaching to support the continuous improvement process. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Your feedback is important to us and will be greatly appreciated!
Title 1 Parent Survey Click here
Relay for Life - Observer/Reporter article...http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160319/relay_to_remember_wash_high_students_organizing_event_to_benefit_acs#.Vu6N9YIbYUA.email
Dr. Roberta DiLorenzo was recognized at Dellicker, Inc., Hybrid Learning Institute (HLI), annual workshop as a Producer of the Year. The recognition is given to administrators, who have displayed excellence in adopting a blended learning model and positively affecting their students. Dr. D. was recognized along with Dr. Christina Lay of Gettysburg for displaying commitment to the Hybrid Learning Institute and supporting the program throughout Washington School district. The... recognition occurred in front of 120+ members of the HLI representing 35 school districts.
Dr. DiLorenzo shares this honor with B.J. Mihelcic, Mary Grace Stutzman, Kelley Zebrasky and Sharon Thistlethwaite and the classroom teachers who extended their time and efforts in learning, reviewing and revising the model to fit the instructional needs of our students. WSD Elementary teachers launched the hybrid delivery in grades 4, 5 and 6. Grade 3 was added in January 2016. Our teachers have worked diligently with Dellicker director James Frank and even more closely with consultant Beth Stark. Most teachers are developing a greater understanding of the digital content tools and how to use these tools to help differentiate and individualize their classrooms. The teachers are also working together to develop meaningful collaborative projects.
Implementing this technology enhanced instruction has had a return of increased achievement results and has assisted us in providing an academically customized or prescriptive education for all students. We are looking to have junior high classrooms implement this hybrid (differentiated) instructional model in the 2016-17 school year.
2015-2016 School Calendar - 2015-2016 Calendar
2016-2017 School Calendar - 2016-2017 Calendar
-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
The 7th grade class is proud to present
The Original Wind & Fire Prexie bracelet. link
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.