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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
2014-2015 School Calendar - click link to see calendar
Student Orientations - Report to the High School Gymnasium
---7th Grade Orientation - August 18th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
---9th Grade Orientation - August 19th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
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
SUMMER HOURS FOR DISTRICT STAFF
Monday through Thursday - 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Park School Offices CLOSED on Fridays
Jr/Sr School Offfices LIMITED staff on Fridays
Central Office LIMITED staff on Fridays
Extended School Year (ESY) Program
August 4th - 15th
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Washington Jr/Sr High School (parking lot side)
For more information, please call Linda Kurucz at 724-223-5055
(Our ESY Program provides Academic Skill Building, Daily Living Skills, Technology and Games,
Team and Individual Skill Buidling and Positive Social Interaction opportunities.)
FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS MAKE UP DATE ANNOUNCED
Students entering grades 7-12 who plan to play a district-sponsored sport any time during the 2014-15 school year and who missed the June 7th physicals can report to the Cameron Wellness Center at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 26th.
ImPACTesting Information ImPACTtesting date
FREE LUNCH - SUMMER 2014
All children can come to Washington High School's Cafeteria
for nutritious summer meals at NO COST
June 16th through August 15th
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
SUMMER SUN SAFETY
Sun exposure adds up day after day and happens every time you are in the sun.
Too much sun exposure can be harmful and children need special attention since they tend
to spend more time oudoors. Limit their exposure in direct sunlight, cover their skin
with clothing, use suncreen, wear a hat and sunglasses.
Student Ads for football players, cheerleaders and band members in Grades 9-12 are due no later than Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Please see the link for information on how to submit ads. Football Program
Please click the link below for the Junior High Summer Football Schedule (June, July, August)
Jr High Summer Football Schedule
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
2014-2015 LUNCH PRICES
Elementary Lunch $2.25
Secondary Lunch $2.35
Adult Meals $3.25
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
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.