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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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SDOW Staff Retirement Video

The School District of Washington has 23 staff members who are retiring. Click here for a video about the retiring staff.

Staff Dancing Into The Summer Video

School District of Washington staff members dance into the Summer of 2016. Click here for the video.

Washington High School 2016-17 Course Book

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

Health Services Information Available

The SDOW Health Services policies and frequently used forms are now available. News updates related to Health Services will be updated during the year. Click here for the Health Services page.

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Parents are reminded about a pair of worthy events taking place during the summer of 2016.

Click on the attached fliers below for more information on the Summer Food Program and the Back to School Fair.

Summer Food Program

The Fighting Hunger, Fueling Minds summer food program offers a free lunch every Tuesday, to any child, during the summer.  

The Tuesday free lunch program begins June 7 and will continue through August 9.  

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Washington Public Library. Games and activities will be provided. Please join us for food and fun.

Back to School Fair

The Franklin County "Back to School Fair" takes place July 29-30. Families must pre-register their children by July 5.  

The "Back to School Fair" is held at the First Christian Church, 150 Joel Ave., Union, MO.  

The event offers free backpacks and school supplies for students grades K-12.

For questions, more details, or to register, see the attached flier and registration form or contact 636-583-5839.  ​


South Point Elementary School held its Spring Fling on Thursday, May 19.

Students participated in a number of games and activities during the festivities.

The highlight of the event was a visit from the Washington Fire Department. A fire hose was connected from the fire truck to a water hydrant.

Standing on top of the truck, Assistant Chief John Borgmann soaked most of the South Point students and some of the staff members with water for several minutes.

Photos from the Washington Fire Department’s visit to South Point Elementary's Spring Fling are below.
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Washington High School’s 115th commencement was held Friday, May 20, on Rauch Field at Jim Scanlan Stadium.

There were approximately 340 seniors in the Class of 2016.

Click here for the video board feed from the event.

WHS Principal Dr. Frank Wood welcomed guests to commencement followed by the band performing “Pomp and Circumstance,” by Elgar Polyhar.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Samantha Brueggemann, vice president of the Class of 2016.

Joe Dierks, assistant principal, and Dr. Kelle McCallum, associate principal, announced students earning honors and high honors.

Assistant Principal John Ragan announced the students who gave addresses.

School Board President Dan Contarini, with the help of Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer, presented the Class of 2016. The board of education presented diplomas.

Kristen Mittler, class president, led the seniors in the turning of the tassel and Wood gave closing remarks.

Other class officers include Katherine Engemann, secretary; Lana Twidwell, treasurer; Lauren Hellebusch and Jessica Hulbert, both student representatives.

Senior class sponsors are Cathy Jinkerson and Kathryn Laurentius.

This year’s class song is “and now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.” Neil Gaiman.

The senior class gift is seating in guidance lobby area. The student marshals were Elizabeth Scheer and Molly Landolt.

See the photos below of Washington High School’s 115th commencement.

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Washington Middle School held its eighth grade promotion celebration on Thursday evening, May 19.

Eighth-grade students celebrated the end of the 2015-16 school year and looked ahead to high school with a number of games and activities in the cafeteria and gymnasium.

Many students dressed up for the occasion. There was a dancing, games and refreshments in the cafeteria.

There was basketball, volleyball and dodgeball in the gymnasium.

Photos from Washington Middle School’s eighth-grade promotion celebration are below.

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WHS Class of 2016 Graduation Video

Washington High School Class of 2016 Graduation. Click here to watch.

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.

Early Release Days

The next Early Release Day is Wednesday, August 17. 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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iBelieve Initiative

The School District of Washington's iBelieve Initiative continues to develop. Click here for details about the program.


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