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Summer School Program 2016

The School District of Washington's summer school program has set its dates. Mark your calendars now and watch for our enrollment forms. For elementary summer school, visit each school's webpage for forms. See the links below.
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Washington High School 2016-17 Course Book

The Washington High School 2016-17 course book is available. Click here to see the course book.

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Students in the Teaching Careers Program at Four Rivers Career Center have worked to raise money during the 2015-16 school year.

Several fundraisers have been completed, including Hat and Dress Down Days, 50/50 Raffles, and a Dine to Donate at Los Cabos.

“We would like to donate part of our proceeds to the Franklin County Area United Way because we admire how much the organization contributes to education in our community,” said Teaching Careers Instructor Jenny Meers. “Making a donation to the Franklin County United Way is something we hope to do every year.”

Teaching Careers students presented a check for $100 to Dr. Rachael Franssen, Franklin County Area United Way Board of Directors member, on Monday, May 2.

“We're very excited about this donation,” Meers said. “We felt this was a great pilot year for the Teaching Careers Program, and I am excited to see it expand to a full-time program next year.”

A photo of the check presentation is below.

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Students in the Teaching Careers Program at Four Rivers Career Center make a check presentation to the Franklin County Area United Way. From left are Rachel Lamke, Katie Engemann, Dr. Rachael Franssen (Franklin County Area United Way Board of Directors), Ben Harrison, Jacob Mohesky and Brandi Huyser.


Washington NNDCC/NJROTC had its Military Ball on Saturday, April 30, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Approximately 225 people were in attendance, including Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy, School District of Washington Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer and WHS Associate Principal and 2016-17 Principal Dr. Kelle McCallum.

“We were able to celebrate our community’s veterans and positively showcase our cadet knowledge of military customs and tradition,” said Lt. Tim Raines, Washington instructor.

"My heartfelt thanks to the Cadets and Lt. Tim Raines for the planning and organization of the Military Ball. The Navy traditions were visible and the evening was enjoyable and inspiring,” VanLeer said. “I am thankful the Washington community can benefit so greatly from a program offered by the School District of Washington."

'It was an honor to attend the Washington Military Ball,” McCallum said. “The event is an excellent representation of the hard work and dedication of our students, parents and community members. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the event possible."

Specific awardees were Washington native Bernie Hillermann, a Korean War veteran.  

The guest speaker was Rear Admiral Lee Metcalf, who committed to making a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Navy League, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; and the St Louis Regional Alliance for the Troops (raft.org). 

Specifically, the $1,000 is for the School District of Washington to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education and in thanks for their support of the NJROTC program.

Metcalf also committed $1,000 to Mayor Lucy specifically for or to any of the City’s programs/initiatives to help military or veterans in the Washington area. 

Photos from the Military Ball are below. Click here for the Facebook page for NNDCC Washington Naval JROTC.

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Bernie Hillermann, left, and Rear Admiral Lee Metcalf.

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Washington High School’s 11th Annual Jordan Scheer Children’s Relay for Life took place Friday, April 29, at Scanlan Stadium on the WHS campus.

The event was put together by the WHS student council and leadership class.

Approximately $20,261.25 was raised from the event.

Proceeds are donated to the Franklin County Relay for Life and benefit the American Cancer Society and cancer awareness.

Over 500 students in grades three through six from the School District of Washington and neighboring parochial schools participated in the event.

This year’s event chairs were seniors Sammie Brueggemann, Kristen Mittler and Jaimie Kuchem and juniors Libbie Harrison, Madison Straatmann and Dylan Brocato.

The relay is named in honor of Jordan Scheer, a WHS graduate who lost his battle to cancer shortly after his graduation in 2005.

Speaking at the event was Washington High School junior Lexie Ingram, who’s younger brother, Alec, currently is battling cancer. Lexi and her family led the walk as the event began.

The theme was superheroes. The slogan was, “Searching for a cure or soaring through the sky, heroes are everywhere; watch them fly by. Students by day and heroes by night, relay is on a mission to win the fight!”

Poster Winners

The third-place winner for grades 3-4 was Elizabeth Reed from St. Gertrude. 

The second-place winner for grades 3-4 was Ashley Frick from Campbellton Elementary. 

The first-place winner for grades 3-4 was Madison Moore from St. Gertrude. 

The third-place winner for grades 5-6 was Lucy Banion from Immanuel Lutheran. 

The second-place winner for grades 5-6 was Abby Loesing from Immanuel Lutheran 

The first-place winner for grades 5-6 was Jessie Tovo from Labadie Elementary. 

Essay Winners

The third-place winner for grades 3-4 was Dominic Page from Immanuel Lutheran. 

The second-place winner for grades 3-4 was Angel Simpson from Marthasville Elementary.

The first-place winner for grades 3-4 was Marissa Buddenahgen from St. Gertrude School.

The third-place winner for grades 5-6 was Karlene Hoch from Immanuel Lutheran. 

The second-place winner for grades 5-6 was Kaitlyn Milligan from Augusta Elementary. 

The first-place winner for grades 5-6 was Kaylee Heining from Augusta Elementary.

Photos from Jordan Scheer Children’s Relay for Life are below.

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WHS student Lexie Ingram, right, speaks about her young brother Alec, who is battling cancer. Also shown is Sammie Brueggemann, event chair.

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Kindergarten programs at the School District of Washington's elementary buildings are scheduled in May.

See the schedule below.

2016 Kindergarten Programs

Tuesday, May 3 – Marthasville Elementary, 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 5 – Labadie Elementary, 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, May 5 – South Point Elementary, 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 5 – Washington West Elementary, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10 – Clearview Elementary, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12 – Augusta Elementary, 5:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 12 – Campbellton Elementary, 6:30 p.m.


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District Calendar

Today: 5/3/16
1:00 PM Marthasville Elementary Kindergarten Program
7:00 PM Orchestra Spring Fling Concert

Last Day of School Set For May 20

The last day of school will be Friday, May 20, which is a modified day for all students. Thursday, May 19, is a modified day for high school students only. Click here for modified day dismissal times.

Immunization for 8th and 12th Grade Students Required For 2016-17

There are new immunization requirements that have been put in place for incoming 8th graders and 12th graders. The Meningococcal vaccine (Menectra) is now a requirement for these age groups. Please make plans to have your child immunized before the start of the 2016-17 school year. Click here for more details.

WINGS Teacher Recognition

WINGS Educational Foundation is offering the opportunity to honor an educator who has made a difference.Your donation will purchase a flower and card for that employee, which will be delivered to each honoree the week of May 16. Click here for the teacher recognition form.

Missouri Student Survey Information And Opt Out Letter

SDOW students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 will be participating in the Missouri Student Survey. Click here for more information or to opt out of the survey.

Early Release Days

The next Early Release Day is Wednesday, May 4. All students will be released (1) hour early. Click here for Early Release Day schedules and procedures.

CAPS/Pathways to Prosperity

The School District of Washington’s CAPS/Pathways to Prosperity Planning Teams continue to make progress toward moving the program forward. Click here for more information.

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