This is a reminder that Wednesday, Feb. 10, is an early release day in the School District of Washington. All students will be released one hour early.
Click on the attached links below to see the early release day schedule and procedures, along with the 2015-16 academic calendar.
Josh Stettes (Washington High School) and Nicole Mense (Four Rivers Career Center) recently were recognized as Washington Rotary Club’s students of the month.
Stettes, a senior, holds a 4.0 grade-point average and is active in many groups and activities at WHS. He plans on attending Central Methodist University as a music major.
Mense, also a senior at Washington High School who holds a 3.83 GPA, is involved with the Graphic Communications and Marketing programs at FRCC. She’s the DECA president at WHS.
Stettes and Mense were presented their student of the month plaques by Rebecca Guzy, Washington Rotary Club President. See the photos below.
Josh Stettes is presented his student of the month plaque from Rotary President Rebecca Guzy.
Kristin Walther, a junior at Washington High School, was recently approved as a 2016 Congressional Award Gold Medalist.
Walther was one of four recipients from the Third Congressional District in Missouri, joining Kaitlynn Allen and Edayla Tally, both from Union High School, and Joel Ian Moss from School of the Osage High School.
“I learned about this through the Girl Scouts. I put in many hours of volunteer service over the last couple of years,” Walther said. “I knew I had done everything necessary, but I was still a little surprised.”
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive.
The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds; young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities before their 24th birthday.
Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals.
Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration. You move at your own pace - on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program.
Kristin and the other award winners will be recognized in June in Washington, D.C. She will make the trip with her parents, Matt and Jorjann Walther.
Leading up to becoming a gold medalist, Kristin also has received the Congressional Award Bronze and Silver medals.
In addition to her participation in the Girl Scouts, Kristin also is a volunteer with the Humane Society. She's a member of the choir and orchestra at WHS.
Click on the attached link below for more information on the Congressional Award.
Washington High School Student Council/Leadership held its blood drive in the Little Blue Jay Gymnasium on Thursday, Feb. 4.
It’s one of two blood drives that annually takes place at the high school. Peer Helpers holds a blood drive during the fall.
Approximately 90 students and staff, mostly students, registered for the blood drive on Feb. 4.
Mercy physicians were on hand to administer the blood drive.
“We always look forward to our blood drive,” said WHS Student Council adviser Julie Weindel. “It’s a great way for us to give back to the community.”
WHS students Daniel Diener and Brenden Brinker led the organization of the event.
Photos from the Washington High School Student Council/Leadership blood drive are below.
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