Our Online Book Fair access is available for parents, friends and out-of-town relatives until April 3rd.
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.
Current 5th, 6th and 7th graders are invited to attend the FIRST LEGO League Summer Camp June 8-19 at the Woodruff Career and Technical Center. Applications are available in the Office and must be turned in to the District office by April 8th. Click for application.
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!
Washington is up to a 83% Participation level for the last 30 days. What books have you read at home or for class? Washington has read 3,390 books and 182,620,853 words since the beginning of school according to AR. Great job! As of March 13, 2015: Emily G (627pts), Emma K (464), Marissa M (454), Darwin B (342), and Abby S (305) 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
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp for Girls Open to girls entering 7th and 8th grades July 6 – July 10 | Bradley University Come explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through daily field trips, hands-on activities, and group projects. This week-long camp will provide job shadowing, workshops, and teambuilding exercises. Imagine the possibilities of future careers in this exciting field! Click the headline for more info.
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!
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
7:45 AM - 2:10 PM PTO Book Fair
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PTO Staff Appreciation Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Meeting in the Washington Library--DATE CHANGE
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 5th Grade to the Hult Health Center
2:30 PM Track Meeting
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 6th girls, half 7th, half 8th to Hult Health Center
1:45 PM - 2:25 PM Honor Roll Recognition
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Student Council Scrapbook Work Day
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 6th boys, half 7th, half 8th to Hult Health Center
1:15 PM - 2:25 PM Exploratories
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Manual will speak to 6th/7th Students about Manual Prep Academy
3:30 PM Boys Volleyball @Sterling