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  • Peoria Public Schools celebrate Principal Appreciation Week Oct 19-25

    Tell us why your Principal and Assistant Principal are Remarkable! Students, parents, grandparents and staff members are encouraged to express their appreciation for their Principal and Assistant Principal by posting on the District Facebook page www.facebook.com/peoriapublicschools or through Twitter by sending a tweet to @peoria150. We will highlight the most memorable appreciations in Friday’s Remarkable Times. Join Dr. Grenita Lathan and District 150 administration in celebrating Principal Appreciation Week, October 19 – 25. “Our Principals and Assistant Principals have the awesome responsibility, at the same time face daunting challenges, as they go about setting a dynamic culture within their school, while meeting the needs of their staff members and their students. I could not be more proud of the outstanding work they do,” says Dr. Lathan. Dr. Lathan will spend Wednesday visiting each building in the District to personally express her appreciation to the District’s 27 Principals and 32 Assistant Principals.

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  • Fall Book Fair

    Please help support our school and your students' reading! The PTO Scholastic Book Fair is October 20th to October 24th. We will be open in the foyer during Friday's conferences. Parents may choose to buy books themselves during Parent Conferences, or send money with students during the week. The teachers and staff will have Wish List Containers for you to choose from for classroom or Library donations, as well. We would love to have these books donated to our Library: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman; Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen; Sisters by Raina Telgemeier; I Even Funnier James Patterson; Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan; Legend by Marie Lu; How They Choked; Books in the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angelberger

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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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  • Washington Students Enjoy a Celebration for a Stellar Nine Weeks

    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.

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  • PBIS Prizes

    Results from the 10/17 Wildcat Way Raffle: First, we would like to say thank you to all the teachers who volunteered to provide services above and beyond for our students!!!! HALF DAY WITH MR. CARPENTER- Alix R, Jacob L, Cat W ; Draw Together at lunch with Mrs. Fleming- Lauren E, Aditi T, Lotus G, Alexandra V ; Starbucks with Mrs. Randall- Miranda P & Daniela G-F ; Cooking with Mrs. Conard- Lauren E, Carolina R, Vincent W, Max H & Mirella E ; Pizza with Mr. Jirousek- Alix R, Ashanti A, Cami P, Max H & Alexandra V; Have Some More S’mores with Mrs. Zacovic- Marisa P-O, Serenity S, Emily G, Allie C & Aditi T ; Doughnuts with Mrs. Hansen- Alix R, Aditi T, Logan D, Lauren E & Max H.

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  • Labels for Education

    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 doubling points in October. The TOP COLLECTOR will win a gift card to Cherry Berry! L4E sent us FREE BOOKS for the Library because we have done such a great job! Keep Clipping!

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  • Accelerated Reading- We are almost there!

    Currently 100% of 8th graders, 99% of 7th graders, 94% of 6th graders and 100% 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.

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  • Richwoods 4th Annual Storm the Castle 5K

    There will be a 5K race and a 1 mile walk at Richwoods on Nov 15 at 2pm starting in Expo Gardens. The race will benefit Richwoods Soccer Program. Click on this headline for the race form. We would love to have more families participating and involve the students from Washington.

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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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  • KIWANIS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    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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  • David Vaughan Investments Sponsoring Newspapers in Education For WGS

    "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!

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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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  • 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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Announcements

  • Look for the posters about Spirit Week. Tuesday is Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Wednesday Blue&Gold Day, Thursday Hipster Day. Dress for the day, but remember - dress appropriately!  

      
    Mrs. Stewart, counselor, will do a power-point presentation for parents on Anxiety in Children at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23rd.   
     
    Student-Led Conferences for parents are Thursday, Oct 23rd, 4-6pm. There will be open conferences on Friday, Oct 24th 8-11am. Remember to visit the Book Fair with your child during Conferences.
     
    On Monday, Oct 27th, wear orange in support of Unity Day against bullying.
     
    Picture Day is October 28th! Students may be out of uniform, however, it must still be appropriate. No Jeans! 
      
    October 29th SIP 1/2 Day: Students are finished with the school day at 10:30am. We will go to periods 5-9 this time. 
     
    The 8th graders will visit Springdale Cemetery on Oct 30. 
     
    Grandparents Day reservations are due Nov 3rd in the office. Don't be left out! 
     
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