3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Boys Soccer vs Lindbergh @ Sterling
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Girls Soccer vs Lindbergh @Sterling
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM 8th Grade Tour of Woodruff Career and Technical Center
3:20 PM - 4:15 PM Girls Soccer vs Roosevelt
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Boys Soccer vs Mark Bills
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM Global Leadership Summit at Peoria Academy
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7th Grade Trip to the Clean water Celebration
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Boys Soccer vs Von Steuben @ Sterling
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Girls Soccer vs Von Steuben @Sterling
10:25 AM - 11:40 AM Popcorn Sales at lunch to raise money for Destination Imagination - $0.50 each
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 7th Grade Girls and 801 to Hult Health Center
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Girls Soccer vs Lincoln
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Boys Soccer vs Rolling Acres
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Drama Club Fundraiser at Emack and Bolio’s in Peoria Heights
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 7th Grade Boys and 802 to Hult Health Center
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 6th Grade Girls to Hult Health Center
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 6th Grade Boys to Hult Health Center
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fine Arts Night
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 5th Grade to Hult Health Center
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 8th Grade Dance - NEW DATE
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Boys Soccer vs Calvin Coolidge at Sterling
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Girls Soccer vs Calvin Coolidge at Sterling
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Meeting
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.)
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!
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."
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!
"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!
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!)
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.
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.