Loredo Taft information packets were given to 8th graders. The permission slips are due March 6th.
Please take a moment to give us your opinions about Washington Gifted. Click on this Headline to see the link. Important information for those who use Internet Explorer: When selecting a school on the drop down menu, type in the name of the school. If you select “show more results” it will only refresh the page. The 5 Essentials Survey (Survey of Learning Conditions) is available for parents, students, and all certified staff through March 13th. We need at least 50% participation in each group to receive a report.
This FREE clinic will take place from 9am to noon for boys in 5th through 8th grade. Bring gym clothes, water and kneepads if you have them. Please eat a good breakfast because we will be very active! Register by March 3rd so that we know how much equipment we need. Registration forms are available in the Washington Office, Richwoods Office, online at www.RichwoodsVolleyball.com or by clicking here.
The PTO Scholastic Book Fair is March 20th to March 27th. We will be open in the foyer during Friday's conferences. Parents may choose to buy books themselves during Parent Conferences, or send money with students. The teachers and staff will have Wish List Containers for you to choose from for classroom or Library donations.
Great job to our Chess club representatives at the state competition on Friday and Saturday. Barak and Dan earned bronze medals, the 6th grade team came in 3rd, and Ethan and Donald earned bronze medals. Thank you Mrs. Conard and several of our parents who helped drive and chaperon! Great job Wildcats!! The following students participated in the IESA Chess Tournament at ISU in Normal, IL on Friday, February 27th: 5th Grade – Connor A, 6th Grade – Donald E, Ethan H, Eli P, and Thomas S, 8th Grade – Barak A, Spencer A, Braden G, Daniel M, Sid S, Andrew VB, and Ben VB. Mrs. Conard will also attend. Congratulations for making it so far!
7:05-7:30am and 2:00-2:38pm, NO CARS ARE ALLOWED IN THE FRONT PARKING LOT and students may only be picked up and dropped off in the North Parking Lot located near the ball fields. For student safety, only buses may drive in the Main Parking Lot during these times.
First, we would like to say thank you to all the teachers who volunteered to provide services above and beyond for our students!!!! 1/2 day with Mr. C: Ben K, Miranda P, Emily G, Cat W, Jake W, Nicholette L; S'mores with Mrs. Z.: Sela C, Jared E, Kim N, Isaiah R, Bella W, Kylie M, Andrew H, Raymond W, Scout N, Ashanti A; Donuts with Mrs. Kennell: Aditi T, Sanjana M, Mason P, Denaya M, Raymond W, Kylie M, Jada D, Maxine A-S, Kim N, Jared E; Starbucks with Mrs. Randall: Ashanti A, Denaya M, Sam L, Gabby A; Cooking with Mrs. Conard: Carolina R, Sophia J, Lauren E, Sam L, Aditi T, Grace T, Marisa P-O, Victoria C, Cloey O, Vincent W. Congrats everyone!
We are still gaining ground! Washington is up to a 85% Participation level for the last 30 days. Thanks goes to Ms Weiman for having every 8th grader take a quiz on Thursday! What books have you read at home or for class? Washington has read 3,148 books and 170,029,539 words since the beginning of school according to AR. Great job! As of February 24, 2015: Emily G (531pts), Marissa M (432), Emma K (396),Darwin B (342), and Lindsey R (294) are the TOP 5 in AR for the school! 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.
Students entering 6th or 12th grade fall 2015 will be required to show proof of meningococcal vaccine. 6th Grade Entry - Must show proof of receiving one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after 11 years of age. --Laura Miller RN, IL/NCSN, nurse for RHS region
The Spelling Bee contestants were: 501 – Ella L and Riley M (Alternate: Lotus G) 502 – Jacob B and Lauren E (Alternate: Ben K) 503 – Audrey D and Parker L (Alternate: Caleb B) 601 – Donald E and Mirella E (Alternate: Zaid M) 602 – Eli P and Kylie M (Alternate: Jessica C) 603 – Farwah W and Carolina R (Alternate: Ethan H) 701 – Mara A and Stephen S (Alternate: Sanjana M) 702 – Christian J and Jared A (Alternate: Anna G) 703 – Alex D and Kim N (Alternate: Parker H) 801 – Austin L and Thomas M (Alternate: Avery T) 802 – Brandi S and Autumn R (Alternate: Lily M) 803 – Holiday M and Kileli M (Alternate: Andrew B)
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. L4E sent us FREE BOOKS for the Library because we have done such a great job! Keep Clipping!
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!
Grandparents’ Day was 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 look forward to this special day in our school every year! We had a breakfast and entertainment for our guests from 9:00-10:30 a.m. A student who does not have grandparents is free to ask an aunt, uncle, adult neighbor or adult family friend, etc. to be a “Peoria Grandparent” for the event. (We include parents at other events). Our guests spend personal time with their grandchildren and enjoy entertainment offered by our talented students.
"Bigs and Littles" is a mentoring program designed to help 5th graders ease into the rigors of middle school life and help all new students feel welcome here at Washington. Click this headline for more about this fun event!
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.
District 150 math teacher, Kristyn Kennell was recognized as the District Employee of the Month for November. The November Employee of the Month, Washington Gifted Middle School math teacher Kristyn Kennell, was nominated by parent Pete Whitley. In recognizing Kennell, Whitley noted that “She has the ability to inspire learning in students of all backgrounds and works hard to ensure that no student is left behind. Mrs. Kennell is aware of individual challenges facing students and tutors students before school.” Whitley also made note of Kennell’s successful efforts to “go green and recycle.” Congratulations, Kristyn Kennell! Special thanks to Costco for providing lunch to each of the winners and their colleagues. The winners also receive a certificate and a District gift. To place a nomination for Employee of the Month, visit http://www.psd150.org/employeeofthemonth
3:30 PM Girls Volleyball @Mark Bills
1:15 PM - 2:25 PM Exploratories
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Boys Volleyball Clinic at Washington
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dance and Step Competition at Richwoods
3:30 PM Girls Volleyball @Lindbergh
6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Lunch Meeting with Candidates for Student Council
3:30 PM Girls Volleyball Tournament
2:30 PM - 4:25 PM Student Council Meeting
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Lunch Meeting with Student Council Candidates
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Parent University
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mandatory Lorado Taft Parent Meeting