Destination Imagination has Popcorn Friday on March 7th - bring $0.50.
10:25 AM - 11:40 AM Popcorn Sales at lunch to raise money for Destination Imagination - $0.50 each
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Volleyball @ Rolling Acres
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Volleyball @ Sterling
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Spring Picture Day
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Early Bird Middle School Volleyball Tournament at Washington
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Volleyball vs Mark Bills
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Volleyball vs Von Steuben
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Meeting
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Clean Water Commercial Recording
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Parent University
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Volleyball vs Lindbergh
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Loredo Taft Parent Meeting
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Volleyball vs Von Steuben
The Board of Education's Parent/Teacher Advisory Committee is working this school year with a focus on technology and District policy. The committee needs your help in identifying what technology students use or own, how they access the internet and how that currently relates to what is expected in the classroom. Students, Parents and Staff are all encouraged to take the survey. Everyone can access it electronically by clicking this headline, or paper copies will be available in each school office. We also will be making the survey available in Spanish. The survey closes at the end of March. We look forward to hearing from you!
Register now for the April 12 Spring PFT Chess Tournament at Washington Gifted School. Arrive 8:00-8:30am for placement in Round 1. Games begin at 9am with final awards at noon. Everyone plays all rounds! $1.00 entry fee is required and goes to help sponsor IHSA chess teams. Contact your coach to register today!
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 PTO Scholastic Book Fair is March 21st to March 28th. We will be open in the foyer during Friday's conferences. Parents may choose buy books themselves during Parent Conferences. The teachers and staff will have Wish List Containers for you to choose from for classroom or Library donations.
"Newspapers in Education have linked teachers and business partners for years. Several local businesses have been able to cover the cost of many newspapers delivered to the local schools." David Vaughan Investments recently sponsored our school for newspaper delivery and online student and teacher access to the Peoria Journal Star. Their greatly appreciated donation is quite timely, since the 8th grade will soon begin their "Peoria Issues" project!
Washington Gifted School, a special program of the Peoria Public Schools District #150, is dedicated to meeting the needs of academically gifted students in grades five through eight. We invite students who are residents of the Peoria Public Schools District #150 boundary areas to apply for admission to our program. The application and all supporting documents can be located on the district’s Gifted Education Website (found under Curriculum and Instruction). Information about the selection process for students currently enrolled in a District 150 school can also be located on the website. (Please click on the headline above for the directions on how to apply and all application materials).
Congratulations to former Washington student, Noor A. Naffakh who has advanced to the Finalist standing in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program by demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishment. Noor is now part of the 15,000 students that have the opportunity to receive one of the 8,000 Merit Scholarships. The original pool of students in the 2014 scholarship competition was more than 1.5 million individuals. This is a huge honor!
Washington Students celebrated good choices for the second nine weeks with a party sponsored by the school PBIS team. Ping Pong, bowling and social time were enjoyed by students during the event.
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.