• Our secretary, Mrs. Pantages, will be back on Sept 24th. Until then, please email with any absence notes.

    Make sure students are well-rested and have eaten a good breakfast to be ready for NWEA testing!
    Please check the calendar for revised dates for Baseball and Softball. 
    JV Cheer practice will be Friday. Varsity girls may come and help out.
    Student Council has an after school meeting on Thursday. 
    Come cheer us on at the Boys Baseball Championship at Sterling or the Girls Softball Championship at Kellar on Sept 25th after school. 
    Students can use their "paws" at the PBIS Store at lunch and Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Sept 19th. 
    Brush up on your bus skills for the Bus Evacuation Drill on Sept 23rd. 
    Selected 8th graders will go to the Construction Expo on Sept 23rd. 
    Parents of students interested in learning more about Destination Imagination can come to the DI Parent Meeting 6:30pm in the Library on Sept 23rd. 
    Wed. Sept 24th is a SIP 1/2 day. Students will be finished at 10:30am and buses will run.  
    Textbook fees are due online or in the office by Sept 30th. 
    The new date for Wildlife Prairie Park is October 7th. 
    Join us at the PTO Back-to-School Picnic!
    Student Council Elections will be during Homeroom on Friday Sept 12th! Forms will be available in Ms Davidsen's Room on Monday, Sept 8th.  
    Help us raise field trip money at the 7th grade Challenger Car Wash Sept 13th, 9am - noon! 
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Upcoming Events

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  • District 150 Fall Wrestling Camp

    District 150 has launched a wrestling camp with some of Peoria Public School’s finest wrestling coaches and staff. If you are interested in attending the wrestling camp please complete the attached form and bring it with you October 4th at 9am to Peoria High School. The camp is FREE. (Click to learn more.)

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  • “Bigs & Littles Game Night” Makes for an Exciting Evening at Washington

    "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!

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    Is your youth athlete interested in playing baseball in the spring and summer of 2015? Click to learn more.

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  • Parent Notes Needed for Absences

    If a student will be late or absent, a parent or guardian must send a physical note or email to the office within 48 hours in order for it to be excused. Phone calls are appreciated, but can no longer be considered for absences to be excused. Click this headline for email addresses.

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  • Student Pick-up and Drop-off Guidelines

    7:15-7:30am and 2:00-2:38pm, 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.

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  • Accelerated Reading- We are starting the year with a bang!

    Currently 100% of 8th graders,86% of 7th graders, 52% of 6th graders and 59% of 5th graders have 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.

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  • BOX TOPS Contest -- Boys vs Girls

    Who wants a UNIFORM FREE day? Our first contest will be Boys vs. Girls! The group that clips the most box tops will win a uniform free day! Who will "rule"....will it be the boys or will it be the girls? Place your box tops in a baggie - clearly write your name & gender on a piece of paper & place it in the bag with your box tops. Your name is important...a running total of your box tops may win you another prize this school year! Drop your baggie in the Box Tops Mailbox. This contest runs from now until October 1st!

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  • Labels for Education

    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. We will be having a contest. The TOP COLLECTOR will win a gift card! L4E sent us FREE BOOKs for the Library because we have done such a great job! Keep Clipping!

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  • Congratulations Washington Gifted for being Given the Academic Excellence Award 2003-2013

    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!

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    Congratulations to Mrs. Prescott for being named Washington’s Kiwanis Teacher of the Year. She was recognized at a luncheon on April 30 at the Lariat Club. Great job, Tracy!!!

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  • David Vaughan Investments Sponsoring Newspapers in Education For WGS

    "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 was quite timely, since the 7th grade needed access for their "Peoria Issues" project!

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  • EconIllinois Economic Poster Winners

    Washington Gifted had 6 regional winners in the EconIllinois Contest. Amy Le, Amy Lee, Austin Lin, Keegan McConnell, Tasneem Naffakh and Ariel Zedric. In addition, Austin's poster was 1 of only 12 chosen as All-State Honorable Mention.

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  • First Division Rating for Washington Students IGSMA Solo and Ensemble contest

    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!

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  • OSF Field Trip Introduces Students to Careers in the Medical Field

    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

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  • ASCE Note Card Bridge Building Contest

    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.

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