The first Lorado Taft payment was due Monday, Nov 17th in the office, for all 8th grade parents.
Grandparents’ Day will be held at Washington Middle School on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. It is always a wonderful experience to meet grandparents and special people in the children’s lives, so we are looking forward to this special day in our school! We are having a breakfast and entertainment for our guests, 9:00-10:30 a.m. A student who does not have grandparents to come is free to ask an aunt, uncle, adult neighbor or adult family friend, etc. to be a “Peoria Grandparent” for the event. (We will include parents at other events). We think the time factor will be a good one for our guests as they spend personal time with the grandchildren and enjoy entertainment offered by our talented students as opposed to visiting classrooms.
First, we would like to say thank you to all the teachers who volunteered to provide services above and beyond for our students!!!! HALF DAY WITH MR. CARPENTER- Alix R, Logan S, Neve K Draw Together at lunch with Mrs. Fleming- Sophie J, Aditi T, Lotus G, Razan N, Alexandra V Starbucks with Mrs. Randall- Anna G, Ashanti A Cooking with Mrs. Conard- Max H, Mirella E, Aditi T, Carolina R, Marisa P-O Have Some More S’mores with Mrs. Zacovic- Alix R, Cami P, Sam J, Ashanti A, Kim N, Marisa P-O Doughnuts with Mrs. Hansen- Alix R, Max H, Kylie M, Logan D, Coco W
Which Homeroom wants to win an extended lunch period? Clip those Boxtops and you can bring your electronics OR have an extended outdoor recess...How will you choose to use it? Contest ends December 12. Make sure to label you envelope or bag with name and Homeroom!
Washington Students celebrated good choices for the first nine weeks with Dodgeball Games. Games were by class, eligible students versus teachers, and eligible students also enjoyed pizza on the stage during the event.
Save these labels(Campbell's) so the school can earn equipment. Ask your family, friends and neighbors to save them for you, too. Put them in a baggie or envelope with your student's name and homeroom on it. The TOP COLLECTOR will win a gift card to Cherry Berry! L4E sent us FREE BOOKS for the Library because we have done such a great job! Keep Clipping!
Currently every student in Washington has taken AR quizzes in the last 30 days. We would love to have 100% participation EVERY MONTH and an 85% or higher success rate! Way to go, kids! Students are only able to take quizzes while at a district school, but from home, the public library, etc., the student or the parent can login to Home Connect to check progress. Please check out the AR page on our website for more info.
Washington Gifted is one of 9 schools in Illinois to earn the Illinois Honor Roll’s Academic Excellence Award 10 years in a row. For 2013, only 177 schools received the Academic Excellence Award because of higher eligibility and passing requirements, so Washington is very proud to still be meeting these goals. We have great students and great teachers! Keep it up!
Effective 8/8/2014, students’ Compass Login will be their 6-digit Student ID. Their password will be their 6-digit date of birth (MMDDYY). Compass Learning is a 24/7 online resource for students that is tailored to individual strengths and weaknesses in Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following band students for their successful participation in the IGSMA Solo and Ensemble contest on Saturday, March 8th held at Illinois Central College. All students from Washington Gifted received a First Division Rating! Sophia Kennedy, woodwind duet AND Piano solo. Taylor Eastwood, flute duet AND Flute solo. Marisa Patel-O'Connor, flute duet AND flute solo. Alix Rule, flute solo. Cami Proctor, piano solo. Congratulations Band Students! Washington is proud of you!
Seventh grade students from Washington Middle School, seen here in front of an ambulance, enjoyed a field trip to the OSF Jump Trading Center. They went through a simulated emergency, learned the basics of CPR and examined a pig heart and lungs
The Peoria Riverfront Museum hosted Engineering Day on Sunday, Feb 16th. There were many booths set up by different engineering groups, but the highlight of the day was the 23rd Annual ASCE Contest. Students built model truss bridges out of 3"x 5" note cards and then tested the strength of the bridge. Congratulations to the nine 8th grade teams who entered.
Mr. Weinrich would like to thank the two FIRST LEGO Robotics teams for a successful season. Both the Storm Troopers and Flaming Impact competed in the regional tournament on Saturday, December 7th. It was a busy and exciting day, with teams from all over central Illinois. Both teams presented research projects, robot designs and programming challenges with enthusiasm and class. They also got to see what the other area teams had done. Lots of fun for everyone.
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM Holiday Basket Begins
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Hult Health Center Educators @WMS
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM Holiday Basket Pasta Day - Double Points for Pasta
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Hult Health Center Educators @WMS
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM RHS Counselor will speak to selected 8th graders about the AVID Program
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Vision and Hearing Screening
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Basketball @home vs Sterling
3:30 PM - 4:25 PM Boys Basketball @Von Steuben
11:10 AM - 12:15 PM Student Council Holiday Basket Meeting at Lunch
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Parent International Baccalaureate (IB) Meeting at Richwoods
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM boys Basketball @home vs Trewyn
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Group Pictures for Yearbook
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Newsletter
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM College Bound Peoria
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Boys Basketball @home vs Rolling Acres
6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7th grade to Peoria Riverfront Museum
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Subway Night at Glen/University for Washington 4-8pm
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Boys Basketball @home vs Mark Bills