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The School District of Washington’s CAPS Business Ignite class visited the Washington Chamber of Commerce office on Tuesday morning, Nov. 22.

Students in the class got an overview of what the chamber of commerce does, how it performs its duties and how it serves the community. They also received a rundown of community events and other projects put on by the chamber of commerce.

The chamber of commerce employees gave the students a tour of the building, visiting offices of the tourism director, marketing director and finance director. They also visited the office for the Washington Town and Country Fair.

The CAPS Ignite class focuses on business innovation. Students learn foundational skills in the area of business when starting a company. They engage with real professionals in the field throughout the process.

A photo of the Business Ignite students with Washington Chamber of Commerce employees is below.


Students in Kathryn Laurentius’ marketing II class at Washington High School teamed up with the life skills class to help design logos for the life skills program.

The students in the life skills classes picked their favorite logos to use for their program, which were submitted by the marketing II students.

The project was made into a contest for the marketing II students.

WHS senior Paige Nye designed the winning logo, which can be seen below.

The life skills program teaches the skills students will need to be as independent as possible in everyday life.  

“We work on skills that will give students a chance to work in the community with the sheltered workshops as a fall back.  We work on communication skills so that they can advocate for themselves.  We also work on the skills they need at home so they can live as independently as possible,” said WHS special education teacher Judy Obermark. “Current events are the focus of the communication arts classes so that they can talk to others about things going on in the world. Social skills are taught as well in the hopes that they will be better able to blend into a community group.

“Our math focuses on time and money skills that will enable them to be ready for work or other appointments on time as well as banking skills, shopping skills, and bill paying. We work on personal hygiene and first aid kinds of skills so they can take care of themselves as much as possible."

Pictured below are the life skills students with the students who designed the logos that were the four finalists. Also pictured is Paige Nye's winning logo.


The Washington High School varsity cross country, softball and cheerleading teams were honored for reaching state competition by the School District of Washington’s Board of Education during its Tuesday, Nov. 15, meeting at the District Office.

Each student received a gift bag and a certificate of recognition from the Board of Education.

Washington cross country crowned four all-state medalists, including one state champion, by placing in the top 25 in the individual standings of their respective races during the MSHSAA Cross Country Championships in Jefferson City.

Competing in the Class 4 ranks, Washington junior Mikayla Reed won the girls race in a time of 18:02.

Also claiming all-state honors were sophomore Claire Ayers, who finished seventh in 18:47, and junior Morgan Holdmeyer, who placed 12th in 19:02.

Other members of the girls team who competed at the state meet are Brooke Robinson, Sami Montgomery, Anna Sullentrup and Colleen Kuchem.

The Lady Jays were awarded a team plaque by finishing in third place in the final Class 4 team standings.

Washington’s lone representative in the Class 4 boys race was senior Clayton Duchatschek, who earned all-state honors by finishing in 21st place in a time of 16:09.

Coaches are Mike Olszowka (Head Coach), Jim Ogle, Josh Ohm and Rachael Eggert.

Click here to read the complete story on Washington at the state cross country meet.

The Washington softball team earned a fourth-place finish in the Class 4 ranks during the MSHSAA Softball Championships in Springfield.

The Lady Jays won a program-high 20 games and captured the first district title in the history of the program.

Varsity team members are Jena Monehan, Caitlyn Vodnansky, Grace Evans, Ashley Molitor, Sarah Becszlko, Nichole Brinker, Payton Dubberke, Ellie Quaethem, Maddison Missey, Libbie Harrison, Emma Turner, Emma Piar-Shaw, Jenna Crider, Julia Gerling, Jessie Huxol, Jessica Miller and Taylor Hendrix.

Coaches are Phil King (Head Coach), Dane Gough, Grant Young, Christian Buenniger and Logan Stapp.

Click here to read the complete story on Washington at the state softball tournament.

The Washington cheerleading team earned fourth-place honors at the MCCA (Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association) State Competition at the Hearnes Center in Columbia.

Varsity team members are Moria Carney, Sophia Esparza, Grace Friese, Emily Groppe, Sarah Haney, Lauren Hassler, Jaden Heien, Sophie Kortiz, Ellie Nieder, Alexis Mackenzie, Molly McVey, Kamryn Mitchell, Annie Overstreet, Brennan Randolph and Alyssa Dean.

Coaches are Katelyn Huber (Head Coach) and Stephanie Sullentrup.

Click here to read the complete story on Washington at the state cheerleading competition.

Photos from the Board of Education meeting are below.

Washington Cross Country

Front row, from left, are cross country members Colleen Kuchem, Anna Sullentrup, Sami Montgomery, Claire Ayers, Morgan Holdmeyer, Mikayla Reed and Clayton Duchatschek. Not shown is Brooke Robinson. Back row, from left, are Board of Education members Dan Contarini, John Freitag, Rebecca Voelkerding, Trish Mitchell and Susan Thatcher.

Washington Softball

Front row, from left, are Jena Monehan, Libbie Harrison, Caitlyn Vodnansky, Ashley Molitor and Sarah Becszlko. Middle row, from left, are Emma Piar-Shaw, Maddison Missey and Ellie Quaethem. Not shown are Grace Evans, Nichole Brinker, Jessica Miller, Taylor Hendrix, Payton Dubberke, Jenna Crider, Jessica Huxol, Julia Gerling and Emma Turner. Back row, from left, are Board of Education members Dan Contarini, Susan Thatcher, Trish Mitchell, Rebecca Voelkerding and John Freitag.

Washington Cheer

Front row, from left, are Alyssa Dean, Molly McVey, Sarah Haney, Moira Carney, Emily Groppe and Alexis Mackenzie. Middle row, from left, are Jaden Heien, Annie Overstreet, Sophie Koritz, Lauren Hassler, Grace Friese and Sophia Esparaza. Back row, from left are Board of Education members Dan Contarini and Susan Thatcher, cheerleaders Ellie Nieder, Kamryn Mitchell and Brennan Randolph, and Board of Education members Susan Thatcher, Rebecca Voelkerding and John Freitag.


Students in Kerri Flynn’s college credit psychology class at Washington High School had projects set up on the main floor of the School District of Washington’s District Office prior to the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The students researched their topics in the field of psychology and set up displays for the purpose to educate visitors on what they learned.

Board members, administrators, parents and other visitors had the opportunity to view the projects and interact with the students.

The students involved in the academic gallery were Lauren Ancell, Olivia Diederich, Maggie Hellebusch, Carlee Grotewiel, Abby Jones, Jordan Donaldson, Carlee Maune, Jenna Dietl, Madeline Conover, Jenna Hamlett, Taylor Holtmeyer, Lydia Lock, Megan Yenzer, Megan Geiler, Madison Straatmann, Hannah Struckhoff, Emma Jones, Taylor Hanneken, Taylor Shanders, Molly Landolt, Colleen Kuchem, Melissa Cash, Jesse Hayden and Payton Owens.

Photos below are of the Washington High School’s college credit psychology class academic gallery walk.


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WHS First Semester Finals Schedule

The Washington High School first semester finals schedule has been released. Click here to see the schedule.

Staff Spotlight: On The Spot SDOW

On the Spot SDOW will highlight, at random, three employees a month from the School District of Washington from Certified Staff, Support Staff and Administration/Counseling. Click here for the November edition.

2016-17 WHS Course Book

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WHS Handbook 2016-17

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