3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Girls Softball vs Calvin Coolidge @ stadium 3
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Baseball vs Calvin Coolidge @Bradley
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Girls Softball vs Von Steuben @ stadium 3
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Baseball vs Von Steuben @ Glen Oak 1
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bigs/Littles Game Night
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Girls Softball vs Rolling Acres @stadium 3
6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Baseball vs Rolling Acres @Woodruff - NEW LOCATION
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Girls Softball vs Mark Bills @Kellar
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Baseball vs Mark Bills @RHS
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PTO All-School Picnic
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Girls Softball vs Lindbergh @stadium 2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7th Grade Challenger Car Wash
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Girls Softball Championship @Kellar
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Meeting in the WGMS Library
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Baseball Championship @ Sterling
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Parent University
Since we made it to 100% participation during the 2013-2014 school year, let's commit to doing even more in the 2014-2015 school year! We would love to have 100% participation every month and an 85% or higher success rate! Currently 55% of 8th graders have taken AR quizzes this month. 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.
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!
All parents, relatives, and friends of Washington are invited to bowl with the Washington Wildcats Bowling League. This is a great way to meet other people and have fun while helping to raise money for our school. They bowl on Thursday mornings while the kids are in school, 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Hawley Bowl. Full-time bowlers and substitutes are needed. Please contact Judy Planck at email@example.com 253-2704 if interested.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
Despite the heat on that Friday night, approximately one hundred students gathered in the hot, sweaty gym to get to know their new 5th grade classmates at Washington. After introducing all of the 5th graders, students rotated to multiple game stations, which included Crazy Bat, Balloon Burst, A-Z Freeze Tag, Steal the Bacon and more. (Click on headline to read more!)
Washington recently welcomed hundreds of Grandparents for brunch and musical entertainment. The band, orchestra and choirs all performed during the morning event. Builder’s Club used the opportunity to raise money for Charity by taking pictures of families throughout the morning. Thank you to the Washington PTO for organizing and providing the items for the buffet.