Our secretary, Mrs. Pantages, will be back on Sept 24th. Until then, please email email@example.com with any absence notes.
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM Student Council Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Baseball vs Mark Bills @RHS - NEW DATE
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Parent University
11:05 AM - 12:20 PM PBIS Store at Lunchtime
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Baseball vs Rolling Acres @Woodruff - NEW LOCATION and DATE
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Boys Baseball vs Lindbergh @ Glen Oak #1-NEW DATE
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Bus Evacuation Drill
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Construction Expo at Expo Gardens for Selected 8th Grade Students
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Girls softball vs. Mark Bills @ Kellar - NEW DATE
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Destination Imagination Parent Meeting
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Baseball Championship @ Sterling --NEW DATE
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Girls Softball Championship @Kellar - NEW DATE
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM College Bound Peoria
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Girls Basketball @Trewyn
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Boys Soccer vs Calvin Coolidge @Sterling #3
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Bigs/Littles to Sommer Park
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Girls Basketball @Rolling Acres
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Bigs/Littles to Sommer Park
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Boys Soccer vs Von Steuben @Sterling #4
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM District 150 Wrestling Camp
District 150 has launched a wrestling camp with some of Peoria Public School’s finest wrestling coaches and staff. If you are interested in attending the wrestling camp please complete the attached form and bring it with you October 4th at 9am to Peoria High School. The camp is FREE. (Click to learn more.)
"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!
Is your youth athlete interested in playing baseball in the spring and summer of 2015? Click to learn more.
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. Click this headline for email addresses.
Currently 100% of 8th graders,86% of 7th graders, 52% of 6th graders and 59% of 5th graders have taken AR quizzes in the last 30 days. We would love to have 100% participation every month and an 85% or higher success rate! 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.
Who wants a UNIFORM FREE day? Our first contest will be Boys vs. Girls! The group that clips the most box tops will win a uniform free day! Who will "rule"....will it be the boys or will it be the girls? Place your box tops in a baggie - clearly write your name & gender on a piece of paper & place it in the bag with your box tops. Your name is important...a running total of your box tops may win you another prize this school year! Drop your baggie in the Box Tops Mailbox. This contest runs from now until October 1st!
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. We will be having a contest. The TOP COLLECTOR will win a gift card! 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!
"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!
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.