• Bring some money for the Builders Club Bake Sale April 21-23 during lunch.
    DI Uniform Buyout- Bring money Teusday to be out of uniform Wednesday. $1 each for shirt and pants.
    Drama practice is April 21, 22 and 24 for ALL cast members. Leads have practice April 23.
    Check out Girls and Boys Soccer at Sterling on Monday, April 21st beginning at 3:30pm and on Thursday, April 24th. Head to the Hardees at Willow Knolls after for the PTO Fundraiser Night on April 24th. See you there!
    All school picture orders and un-purchased pictures were due in the office by Wednesday, April 16th. 
    Sun & Fun Bus Pass applications are available in the office. Students can ride the bus for free all summer with the pass. Return applications to the office by May 2nd.
    Students can bring in their personal Peoria Public Library card to show the Librarian. If we get enough student cards on our list we could win up to $100 in new books! We have 21 so far! Keep bringing them to the librarian.
    Earth Day is April 22nd! Celebrate our planet by picking up litter or planting a tree. 
    The Center for Prevention of Abuse will be at Washington to present the “Keeping My Body Safe” program as part of the State of Illinois Mandate, “Erin’s Law” on April 21st and 22nd during PE classes.
    The 8th graders will tour Woodruff Career and Technical Center on April 24th 8:15-10:15. 
    Progress Reports will be sent home with students on April 25th. We will also have our 4th Exploratory session this day.
    The Global Leadership Summit will be April 25th at the Peoria Academy. Two students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade will be selected. Please watch for a list of attending students! 
    Check out Richwoods' Iron Chef Competition fundraiser on April 25th. 6-9pm. Contact JoAnna Moe at RHS for tickets.
    Volunteer with Keep Peoria Beautiful to help at the Great American Cleanup project April 26th at 9am. 
    The 7th graders will head to the Civic Center for the Clean Water Celebration from 9am-1pm on April 28th. Don't forget your lunch!
    Drama practice is April 28 and 29 for ALL cast members. Leads must come April 30 as well. 
    Check out Girls and Boys Soccer on Field 2 on Monday, April 28th beginning at 3:30pm.
    April 28 — Created in 1973, International Astronomy Day promotes understanding of the wonders of the universe. 
    If you have an article for the Newsletter, turn it in to the office by Tuesday, April 29th. 
    Washington Gifted students will take the Illinois Youth Survey on Wednesday, April 30th- 6th grade/5th hour and 8th grade 1st hour.​  
     Lost & Found -- If your student is missing anything, please check the Lost & Found, located in the foyer next to the fireplace. The drawers are full of lunchboxes, books, notebooks, water bottles, and an amazing amount of clothes and shoes. 
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  • 2014 CHOICE Applications are Now Available

    Deadline for District CHOICE and Boundary Waiver Applications is Friday, May 30th at 4:00 p.m. This application allows parents/guardians to select alternative school(s) for their student. No placement is guaranteed! All applications must be received at the Administration Building. Washington Gifted has a separate application process. (Click on the headline for more info.)

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  • Congrats to Students Selected for the All-City Band and Orchestra

    Washington would like to recognise these great students for their dedication and hard work: Marisa Patel-O'Connor, Katie Allen, Taylor Eastwood, Amy Lee, Ariel Zedric, Aaron Morris, Andrew Langenstein, Kip Kleimenhagen, Lizzie Shearer, Hannah Smith, Sedona Holland, Joel Brinkman, Ben Herold, Ben Van Buskirk, Ramona Naseri, Ally Johnson, Sam Wolstenholm, and Sophie Johnston. Congratulations on being selected for All-City!

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  • Illinois 5Essentials Survey

    We hope you will provide our District and schools some feedback on the Illinois 5Essentials survey that is currently open to parents/guardians, staff and students. The "5 Essentials Survey" required by the State. Parents and certified teachers may take the survey online. Just click on the link in our website's Site Shortcuts and then on the button on the top right corner of the page that says "Take 5Essentials Survey."

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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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  • 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 is quite timely, since the 8th grade will soon begin their "Peoria Issues" project!

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  • New Student Enrollment Process for the 2014-2015 School Year

    Washington Gifted School, a special program of the Peoria Public Schools District #150, is dedicated to meeting the needs of academically gifted students in grades five through eight. We invite students who are residents of the Peoria Public Schools District #150 boundary areas to apply for admission to our program. The application and all supporting documents can be located on the district’s Gifted Education Website (found under Curriculum and Instruction). Information about the selection process for students currently enrolled in a District 150 school can also be located on the website. (Please click on the headline above for the directions on how to apply and all application materials).

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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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  • Washington Students Enjoy a Celebration for a Stellar Nine Weeks

    Washington Students celebrated good choices for the second nine weeks with a party sponsored by the school PBIS team. Ping Pong, bowling and social time were enjoyed by students during the event.

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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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  • Accelerated Reading -- 100%!!!

    We Made It To 100%!!! Students are doing really well in our Accelerated Reading Program here at Washington. 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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  • 2014 Richwoods National Merit Finalist - Noor Naffakh

    Congratulations to former Washington student, Noor A. Naffakh who has advanced to the Finalist standing in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program by demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishment. Noor is now part of the 15,000 students that have the opportunity to receive one of the 8,000 Merit Scholarships. The original pool of students in the 2014 scholarship competition was more than 1.5 million individuals. This is a huge honor!

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  • Congrats to the FIRST LEGO League Teams!

    Mr. Weinrich would like to thank the two FIRST LEGO Robotics teams for a successful season. Both the Storm Troopers and Flaming Impact competed in the regional tournament on Saturday, December 7th. It was a busy and exciting day, with teams from all over central Illinois. Both teams presented research projects, robot designs and programming challenges with enthusiasm and class. They also got to see what the other area teams had done. Lots of fun for everyone.

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  • Congratulations Washington Gifted for being Given the 2011 Academic Excellence Award

    Washington Gifted joins 437 schools throughout the state to be given Academic Excellence Award in 2011. This award marks the 13th consecutive year for WGMS to be honored for Academic Excellence.(Click on the headline for more information!)

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  • Washington Gifted Takes Part in Spurlock Special Event

    Washington 7th graders visited Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On their visit they were exposed to many cultural exhibitions including artifacts from many geographic areas and times. For example, Babylonian clay tablets, coins from the Ottoman Empire, and various articles from the Philippines were enjoyed by students on their extended day trip to Champaign.

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  • Compass Learning Login and Password Information

    Due to system upgrades over the summer and our efforts to move toward a single sign on system, we have a new Compass login format/password that takes effect for both students and parents. The student’s new format is: 2-digit grad year + first letter of first name + first letter of last name + 6 digit Student ID. So a 2019 graduate named John Doe with student number 012345 would be: 19JD012345. Their passwords are the 6-digit date of birth MM/DD/YY (ie, 123101). A parent’s new login is the same as the student’s with a p at the end. An example would be: 19JD012345p. The password is peoria150. We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused and thank you for your patience during this transition. The new login/password format is effective immediately.

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