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CAPS/Pathways to Prosperity
The School District of Washington’s CAPS/Pathways to Prosperity Planning Teams continue to make progress toward moving the program forward. Click here for more information.
The School District of Washington’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the district office at 7 p.m.
Among the items on the agenda are:
*Early Learning Programs: Dr. Dawn Hellebusch, Director of the Early Learning Center, provides evaluation for the Early Learning Programs.
*Choice Programs in the SDOW: Dr. Lori VanLeer will provide information at the board meeting on "Choice Programs: Where We Are Now." She will also update the Board of Education on the Pathways for Teachers activity and progress.
*Project Lead the Way Middle School Programming: A meeting was to discuss the budget and staffing needs associated with adding PLTW at the middle school in order to properly feed high school pathways. Additionally, the exploratory options of the middle school would be enhanced and thus ensure K-12 curriculum in STEM related areas.
*Budget Revision 2 and Financial Update: There are four or more budget revisions throughout the school year. Board approval is required for each budget revision. Attached is the manual summary for Budget Revision 2, along with the rationale detailing the changes in revenue and expenses.
*Four Rivers Career Center Overhead Lighting Installation: A Request for Proposal (RFP) for Overhead Lighting Installation at Four Rivers Career Center was released on January 30. A mandatory walk-through was held on February 6 and was attended by three contractors, all of whom submitted proposals. Following the bid opening on February 14 a phone interview was held with American Electric, the low bidder for this project. Based on the satisfactory responses during the interview, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brendan Mahon recommends the Board approve the low bid from American Electric.
Click on the attached link below for the BoardDocs website to see the complete agenda for the Jan. 28 board of education meeting.
The Washington High School Theatre Guild presents “Little Women” Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, at the CJ Burger Auditorium at WHS. Times for all three days are 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $10 and can be purchased by contacting Penny Wilmesherr at WHS at 636-231-2200.
Campbellton Elementary School held a spelling bee for students in grades four through six on Friday, Feb. 17.
A select group of six students, two apiece from grades four, five and six, participated in the spelling bee, which took place in the gymnasium with fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students and teachers watching.
Elizabeth Gillette, a fifth-grade student, was the winner of the spelling bee. Ryan Weidle, a sixth-grade student, was the second-place finisher.
Gillette will represent Campbellton Elementary at the Washington Missourian Regional Spelling Bee Saturday, April 22, at East Central College.
Photos of the Campbellton Elementary spelling bee are below.
Seated, from left, are Luke Mauchenheimer, Harvick Kleinheider and Ryan Weidle. Standing, from left, are Stella Secor, Elizabeth Gillette and Kendall Krause.
Campbellton Spelling Bee Finalists
From left are Elizabeth Gillette (winner) and Ryan Weidle (runner-up).
Four Rivers Career Center is hosting an open house on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5-8 p.m.
The open house will showcase facilities and students’ work. Students considering any of the FRCC’s programs are encouraged to attend and bring along the family.
High school students, parents and adult students are invited to tour the building and meet instructors to discuss the following programs:
*Automotive Collision Repair
*Global Business and Entrepeneur
The Four Rivers Career Center is located at 1978 Image Drive in Washington. For more information, call 636-231-2100.
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Staff Spotlight: On The Spot SDOW (January 2017)
On the Spot SDOW will highlight, at random, three employees a month from the School District of Washington from Certified Staff, Support Staff and Administration/Counseling. Click here for the January edition.
Parent Speaker Series Takes Place
Washington High School is inviting all K-12 parents to attend a Speaker Series at WHS on Wednesday, March 15. Topics discussed will be mental health and warning signs of substance abuse. Click here for more details.
Early Release Days
The next Early Release Day is Wednesday, February 22. All students will be released (1) hour early. Click here for Early Release Day schedules and procedures.
The School District of Washington's iBelieve Initiative continues to develop. Click here for details about the program.
The safety of our students and staff is a top priority. Click here for district safety information.