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5/26/16

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.  ​

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5/25/16

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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5/25/16

The Washington High School math department held a "Driven to Give" fundraiser for schools sponsored by Chris Auffenberg and The Lincoln Motor Company on April 1.

Part of the proceeds were donated to the Early Learning Center for the purchase of playground equipment.

“We are delighted to be able to share our proceeds with a fellow School District of Washington program and help provide some fun for our up-and-coming young scholars at the Early Learning Center,” said WHS Math Department Chair Connie Lutz. “We hope other organizations will follow our lead to meet the very real need for playground equipment at the Early Learning Center.”

See the photos below of the check along with the WHS math department with ELC Director Dr. Dawn Hellebusch.

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5/24/16

The closing ceremony for the School District of Washington staff was held Monday morning, May 23, in the CJB Theater at Washington High School.

The ceremony marked the end of the 2015-16 school year and celebrated accomplishments, presented service awards, recognized and thanked retirees, announced staff scholarships, and announced WINGS/The Washington Missourian Educational Excellence Award. 

Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer addressed the staff for both the opening and closing remarks.

Prior to the ceremony, the Board of Education and administration honored the retirees over breakfast.

WINGS Educational Excellence Award, sponsored by the Missourian and two anonymous Washington High School alumni, went to Washington West Elementary Instructional Coach Amy Gruber.

Receiving the Dr. Jane and Doug Reed Scholarship were Mary Kleekamp (Washington High School) and Melissa Kinney (South Point Elementary).

The top selling school of the WINGS discount cards was Campbellton Elementary.

Retiring staff members are Dr. Frank Wood, John Ragan, Connie Lutz, Troy Bunkley, Carol Wilka, Maria Brady-Smith, Tammy Watson, Chris Viviano, Amy Menard, Karla Bennett, Linda Wideman, Julia Brown, Sheila Bell, Becky Juergens, Jennifer Baker, Lori Peirick, Karen Parham, Gail Strubberg, Randy Kosark, Vicky Murphy, Jeanette Huth, Kevin Boyer and Janis Napier.

Honored for 30 years of service was Sheila Bell.

Honored for 25 years of service were Misty Thomas, Carol Rolwes, Jill Monzyk, Linda Hackmann and Durae Zweifel.

Honored for 20 years of service were Cheryl Spratt, Aurie Meyer, Sara Barnett, Kirk Grass and Derek Bailey.

Honored for 15 years of service were Theresa Jones, Bettina Hoeft, Rhonda Hoemann, Jose Gamez, Lisa Fortner, Mike Brusca, Amy Bruckerhoff,  Amy Crow, Karla Bennett, Michelle Quaethem, Mary Ann Kassebaum, Paula Kopmann, Becky Herbst, Dan Heck,  Karen Graham, Kelly Richard, Chris Redd, Brendan Mahon, Chester Livell, Mike Scheer, Zoe Callaway, Amy Dewert, Pattie Kreamalmeyer, Lisa Kreamalmeyer and Jeanette Marquart.

Honored for 10 years of service were Leslie Edwards, Liz Leach, Mary Dahl, Cathy Day, Jeanne Abbett, Cindy DeLargy, Whitney Kimminau, Kelly Stone, Rita Manzotti, Jennifer Kroeter, Angel Kuchem, Heidi Lenger, Diane Kottmann, Deborah Brueggen, Erin Simon, Amanda Hoerstkamp, Terri Peters, Diana Klepper, Julie Strubberg, Jennifer Volkerding, David Dennis, Wendy Wisdom, Mike Olszowka, Tim Branson, Kurt Althage, Gail Bonastia, Barbara Eckenfels, Nancy Huber, Christine Kelley, Paula Mueller, Zach Schneider and Krista Williams.

Completing the Teaching With Technology Program were Kerri Flynn, Elizabeth Hobbs, Keshan Moore, Emily Hardee, Penny Heisel, Kelly Worstell, Jessica Monroig, Nicole Kottmann, Colin Flynn, Ryan Brennan, Jill Griffin, Melissa Golder and Valarie Jankowski.

Photos from the closing ceremony for the School District of Washington staff are below.

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WINGS Educational Excellence Award

Amy Gruber, Washington West Elementary, received the WINGS Educational Excellence Award, sponsored by the Washington Missourian and two anonymous Washington High School alumni. From left are Brad Mitchell (WINGS), Kim Hunt (Washington West Principal), Amy Gruber, Glenda Leslie (Washington West Assistant Principal) and Susan Miller Warden (Washington Missourian).

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Dr. Jane and Doug Reed Scholarship

Receiving the Dr. Jane and Doug Reed Scholarship were Mary Kleekamp (Washington High School) and Melissa Kinney (South Point Elementary). From left are Kleekamp, Dr. Jane and Doug Reed and Kinney.

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2015-16 SDOW Retirees

Front row, from left: Carol Wilka, Tammy Watson, Amy Menard, Karen Parham, Sheila Bell and Jennifer Baker.

Second row, from left: Linda Wideman, Julia Brown, Karla Bennett, Lori Peirick, Maria Brady-Smith and Becky Juergens.

Back row, from left: Kevin Boyer, John Ragan, Connie Lutz, Frank Wood, Gail Strubberg, Vicky Murphy, Chris Viviano and Troy Bunkley.

Not shown: Janis Napier, Jeanette Huth and Randy Kosark.

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Dr. Frank Wood and Connie Lutz

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25 and 30 Years of Service

Front row, from left: Linda Hackmann (25 years), Sheila Bell (30 years) and Jill Monzyk (25 years).

Back row, from left: Misty Thomas, Carol Rolwes and Durae Zweifel, all 25 years.

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20 Years of Service

Front row, from left: Cheryl Spratt, Aurie Meyer and Sara Barnett.

Back row, from left: Kirk Grass and Derek Bailey.

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15 Years of Service

Front row, left to right: Theresa Jones, Bettina Hoeft, Rhonda Hoemann, Jose Gamez, Lisa Fortner, Mike Brusca, Amy Bruckerhoff and  Amy Crow.

Second row, from left: Karla Bennett, Michelle Quaethem, Mary Ann Kassebaum, Paula Kopmann, Becky Herbst, Dan Heck and Karen Graham.

Back row, from left: Kelly Richard, Chris Redd, Brendan Mahon, Chester Livell and Mike Scheer.

Not shown: Zoe Callaway, Amy Dewert, Pattie Kreamalmeyer, Lisa Kreamalmeyer and Jeanette Marquart.

 

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10 Years of Service

Front row, left to right: Leslie Edwards, Liz Leach, Mary Dahl, Cathy Day, Jeanne Abbett, Cindy DeLargy and Whitney Kimminau.

Second row, from left: Kelly Stone, Rita Manzotti, Jennifer Kroeter, Angel Kuchem, Heidi Lenger, Diane Kottmann and Deborah Brueggen.

Third row, from left: Erin Simon, Amanda Hoerstkamp, Terri Peters, Diana Klepper, Julie Strubberg, Jennifer Volkerding and David Dennis.

Back row, from left: Wendy Wisdom, Mike Olszowka, Tim Branson and Kurt Althage.

Not shown: Gail Bonastia, Barbara Eckenfels, Nancy Huber, Christine Kelley, Paula Mueller, Zach Schneider and Krista Williams.

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Teaching With Technology Program

Front row, from left: Kerri Flynn, Elizabeth Hobbs, Keshan Moore and Emily Hardee.

Second row, from left: Penny Heisel, Kelly Worstell, Jessica Monroig and Nicole Kottmann.

Back row, from left: Colin Flynn, Ryan Brennan, Jill Griffin, Melissa Golder and Valarie Jankowski.

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The top selling school of the WINGS discount cards was Campbellton Elementary.

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Elementary administrators accept their portions from the WINGS discount cards.

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Michael Konen of Major Saver presents a check to WINGS for $41,392.50 for the 2016 Major Saver Program. Brad Mitchell of WINGS accepts the check.

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Today @ WHS

Today: 5/28/16

WHS Class of 2016 Graduation Video

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

2016-17 WHS Course Book

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

WHS Summer School Registration

Washington High School Summer School runs May 31-June 30. Click on the links below for registration forms. The summer school enrollment form is needed for all out of district students. Washington students only need the application itself.

 

WHS Summer School Credit Advancement Registration Form

 

WHS Summer School Credit Recovery Registration Form

 

Summer School Student Enrollment Form

High School Clubs Web Store

The following items are available for purchase at the school district’s web store. Click here to get to the high school clubs web store.

Senior Dues: $15

WHS Yearbook: $60

Prom Tickets: $60

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