• Mrs. Pantages will be out of the office starting on August 26th. Parents can still call the office or contact Ms. Brown or Mr. Poehls.
    Show your college spirit on College Colors Day this Friday! Wear a college shirt and uniform pants. NO JEANS!
    Go see the Richwoods vs Notre Dame football game on Friday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Go Knights! 
    Lego League sign-up sheets are outside of Mr. Weinrich's room across from the gym.
    August: Read a genre or format you don’t usually read. Do you avoid graphic novels, audiobooks, or any specific genre like the plague? Pick up a book that is completely different from what you normally read, and find out if it is worse (or better!) than you thought. 
    Bigs/Littles Game Night is September 5th. 6-8pm. Come have fun with your friends after school!
    Let us know what you did this summer! Maybe you can be featured in our Headlines, Newsletter, Remarkable Times or on the District site. 
    We are so glad to have you all here at school! It is a short month, so lets make the most of it!
    Back-to-School Night is August 27th at 6:30pm. Parents, come see your child's classrooms, talk to teachers, sign up for PTO and Volunteer days, check out our awesome STEM Lab and enjoy refreshments.  Parents of new students interested in Band or Orchestra can come at 6pm to learn about our Fine Arts program. Approx 46% of parents signed in at B2S night 2014
    Look for students to bring home the packets from the Fundraiser Kick-off Assembly.  
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  • Parent Notes Needed for Absences

    If a student will be late or absent, a parent or guardian must send a physical note or email to the office within 48 hours in order for it to be excused. Phone calls are appreciated, but can no longer be considered for absences to be excused.

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  • Student Pick-up and Drop-off Guidelines

    7:15-7:30am and 2:00-2:38pm, 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.

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  • Accelerated Reading- Let's start the year with a bang!

    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.

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  • Compass Learning Login and Password Information

    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).

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  • Congratulations Washington Gifted for being Given the Academic Excellence Award 2003-2013

    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!

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    Congratulations to Mrs. Prescott for being named Washington’s Kiwanis Teacher of the Year. She was recognized at a luncheon on April 30 at the Lariat Club. Great job, Tracy!!!

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  • Washington Bowling League

    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 heyude@mtco.comor 253-2704 if interested.

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  • EconIllinois Economic Poster Winners

    Washington Gifted had 6 regional winners in the EconIllinois Contest. Amy Le, Amy Lee, Austin Lin, Keegan McConnell, Tasneem Naffakh and Ariel Zedric. In addition, Austin's poster was 1 of only 12 chosen as All-State Honorable Mention.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “Bigs & Littles Game Night” Serves Up An Exciting Evening at Washington

    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!)

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  • Wildcats Proudly Host Grandparents

    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.

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