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Washington High School's Graduation took place on Friday, May 19. Click here for the live stream of the graduation ceremony.

Video: SDOW Retiring Staff

There are 18 School District of Washington staff members, accumulating 383 years of experience, who are retiring. Click here for a video about the retiring staff members.

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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.

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The School District of Washington will be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, the day of the Total Solar Eclipse Across America.

Learning activities that center around the total eclipse will be developed at each building.

Students will learn the appropriate guidelines for experiencing the eclipse, and teachers will provide a variety of activities for students to better understand the eclipse event.

All staff and students in the School District of Washington will be provided with eclipse glasses, which have been certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard.

The solar eclipse will be visible in totality only within a band across the entire contiguous United States. The previous time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June 8, 1918 eclipse, a span covering 99 years.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun from view. The moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the earth’s surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.

The total eclipse will last between one and three minutes, depending on your location.

Here in Franklin County, the general timeline for the eclipse is as follows, although the precise timing varies by town:

11:48 a.m. - Countdown to totality begins as the moon begins to cross in front of the sun.

1:15:33 p.m. - Totality begins in Washington and shortly thereafter in towns further south.

1:18:01 p.m. - Totality ends in Washington.

2:43 p.m. - The moon finishes eclipsing the sun.

Never look directly into the sun, even during a partial eclipse. You can easily damage the retinas of your eyes. Only during the one- to three-minute time span of the total eclipse phase, where the moon completely blocks the bright face of the sun, it is safe to view the eclipse without eye protection. Sunglasses do not provide enough protection. You must use special eclipse glasses. Also do not look at the sun with cameras or telescopes without special eclipse filters.

Click on the links below for more information on the August 21 total solar eclipse.

Timing and Information for Washington, MO

Washington, MO Three-Day Eclipse Celebration

Video: What Is a Solar Eclipse?

Eclipse Resources

Eclipse Eye Safety

Great American Eclipse

University of Missouri - Eclipse 2017


Members of Down Washington, Inc, along with human resources professionals from the Washington and surrounding areas visited and toured the Confluence room at the Four Rivers Career Center on Wednesday, July 19, and Thursday, July 20, respectively.

The Confluence is a work space assigned for students to fast forward into their future and fully immerse in a professional culture, solve real world problems and use industry standard tools. Resources include ground-breaking technology, makers space tools, knowledgeable community members and students with a drive to change the world.

For both groups on both days, School District of Washington Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer gave a presentation about different programs going on within the district, such as CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies), Project Lead the Way, Pathways, and more.

Also on hand to assist with the presentations were Four Rivers Career Center Director Andy Robinson.

Photos from the Downtown Washington, Inc. visit are below.


Preparing for the 2017-18 school year, registration for high school and middle school students in the School District of Washington takes place July 31-Aug. 3

Students will get the opportunity to finalize their enrollment for the upcoming school year and will be given their chromebooks by the District’s technology department.

High school registration takes place in the Nix cafeteria. Please enter through the lower level Nix entrance. The times for all four days are 8:30-11:30 a.m. for last names A-K and 12:30-3:30 p.m. for last names L-Z.

WHS registration dates are:

*Monday, July 31 - 10th Grade;

*Tuesday, Aug. 1 – 9th Grade;

*Wednesday, Aug. 2 – 12th Grade;

*Thursday, Aug. 3 – 11th Grade.

Students trying out for sports may register after practice. Parents with students in multiple grades may choose one date to attend.

The make-up registration day for all high school grades is Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5-7 p.m.

Freshmen Orientation is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 14, from 8-11 a.m. at the high school. All freshmen should plan to attend.

Middle school registration takes place August 2 and 3.

*Wednesday, Aug. 2 – 8th Grade from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Thursday, Aug. 3 – 7th Grade from 8:30-11 a.m. (last names A-K) and 12:30-3 p.m. (last names L-Z).

Seventh-grade WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Orientation is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. All seventh-grade students should plan to attend and meet in the middle school gymnasium.

The first day of the 2017-18 school year is Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Click the link below for the enrollment and registration page, which includes back to school information, open house dates and school supply lists. The page will be updated for the 2017-18 school year on Monday, July 17.


The Washington High School Athletic Association will hold its 24th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Wolf Hollow Golf Club.

The cost for the three-person scramble is $100 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, dinner and drinks.

Proceeds benefit Washington High School and Middle School athletic teams and facilities.

Registration and lunch begins at 11 a.m. The shot gun start is 12:30 p.m.

Cash awards will be given to first-, second- and third-place teams in each flight. It will be flighted based on the number of participants.

There will be closest to the hole and longest drive contests along with skins, 50/50 and other games.

Sponsorships also are available. See the attached flyer below for more information.

Click on the attached link below for a registration form and for more information on the tournament.  

The registration deadline is July 29.


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District Calendar

Today: 7/21/17

SDOW Enrollment, Registration Forms Available July 17

Enrollment and registration forms for the 2017-18 school year will be available Monday, July 17. New students and returning students to the School District of Washington will need to complete the forms. Click here for the enrollment/registration page.

2017-18 School Year Begins Aug. 15

The first day of the 2017-18 school year is Tuesday, August 15. Click here for the 2017-18 academic calendar.

Early Release Days

The next Early Release Day is Wednesday, August 16. All students will be released (1) hour early. Click here for Early Release Day schedules and procedures.

iBelieve Initiative

The School District of Washington's iBelieve Initiative continues to develop. Click here for details about the program.


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