S-P-E-L-L S-U-C-C-E-S-S! Help your child get ready for the All-School Spelling Bee!
The Spelling Bee contestants are: 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)
Lyrically Speaking, the WCTC Contemporary School Spoken Word event, is open to all central Illinois middle and high school students. Illinois Poet Laureate Dr. Kevin Stein will be the guest speaker at "Lyrically Speaking," a poetry, spoken word, open-mic event for middle and high school students to be held at Woodruff Career and Technical Center on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Auditorium, 1800 N.E. Perry Avenue in Peoria. Dr. Stein is the Caterpillar Professor of English at Bradley University and director of Bradley's Creative Writing Program. There is no entry fee. Students may participate by either reading their own poems or by reciting poetry by another author, and may enter individually or as a group. There will be three event categories: free form spoken word, recited spoken word, and a team event. The entry deadline for the event has been extended to Thursday, Feb. 5. For information, registration forms and poetry/spoken word resources for teachers and students, contact Charlotte Thomas at email@example.com.
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
Calling all future chefs for our culinary competition. We're looking for your favorite snack recipe.One lucky winner from each school will be chosen as finalists to compete in our event at Lincoln K-8 School on Saturday March 7, 2015. As an added bonus, the winner of this event will be entered into a national competition for some great prizes! PICK UP YOUR ENTRY FORM TODAY! They’re available in the school office! Turn them in to the school office by Friday January 30, 2015. Be original, be creative, keep it healthy, and make sure it's not too easy or too hard. The use of one or more of the following ingredients will earn bonus points at the judging: Apples, Baked Chips, Cream of Tomato Soup, Pineapple, Tortillas, Turkey, Yogurt & Whole Grain Cereal.
Currently every student in Washington has taken AR quizzes. We are aiming for an 85% or higher success rate for every student! Washington students have read 2,558 books with 138,934,422 words this year. Let's aim for 5,000 books and 262,000,000 words! 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.
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 Davidsen was recognized as the District Employee of the Month for November. The November Employee of the Month, Washington Gifted Middle School math teacher Kristyn Davidsen, was nominated by parent Pete Whitley. In recognizing Davidsen, 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. Ms. Davidsen is aware of individual challenges facing students and tutors students before school.” Whitley also made note of Davidsen’s successful efforts to “go green and recycle.” Congratulations, Kristyn Davidsen! 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. Nominations are being sought for January's recognition. To place a nomination for Employee of the Month, visit http://www.psd150.org/employeeofthemonth
"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!
Effective 8/8/2014, students’ Compass Login will be their 6-digit Student ID. Their password will be their 6-digit date of birth (MMDDYY). Compass Learning is a 24/7 online resource for students that is tailored to individual strengths and weaknesses in Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM All-School Spelling Bee
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Basketball @home vs Manual
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Curriculum Fair (Manual Academy)
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM Student Council Meeting
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cognitive Abilities Test for Prospective Students
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Drama Try-Outs
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM 8th Grade High School Registration for Richwoods
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM 8th Grade High School Registration for Peoria High School
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM Auditions for Brown Bag Dinner Theatre Talent Show
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Try Outs
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Basketball @Mark Bills
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7th Grade Challenger Field Trip
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Board of Education Strategic Planning Meeting #3
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7th Grade Challenger Field Trip
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM Girls JV Volleyball Try Outs
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Basketball @Roosevelt
3:25 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Basketball @Lindbergh
1:15 PM - 2:25 PM Exploratories 2 kick-off
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Math Counts Competition at Lindbergh
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM JV Boys Basketball Tournament
6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting