Hatchet Happenings

August 2022

Tunnel of Hope

Washington Community Schools is excited to expand Kids at Hope to all of our elementary schools this year. Members of our community joined us to show just how much we believe in our students' success by cheering them on to a great start to the school year.

As a Kids at Hope school district, our staff are "Treasure Hunters," seeking the talents, skills, and intelligence that exist in all children.

We believe that ALL children are capable of success, no exceptions!

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Hatchet Robotics to Host FIRST Robotics Kickoff!

Are you a robotics team coach, interested in starting a robotics team at your school, or a potential team sponsor or volunteer? You are invited to Washington High School for the FIRST Robotics - FIRST Tech Challenge POWERPLAY Kickoff!

September 10, 2022

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Washington HS

608 E. Walnut St.

Washington, IN 47501

Hatchet Robotics is excited to host this event but we need your help!

Are you or your business interested in robotics, technology, and/or helping students prepare for their future? We are looking for VIP's - volunteers, sponsors, or anyone interested in forming a team or helping in any way to join us. Learn more about what Hatchet Robotics does and how you can help.


Contacts: Matt Riney at mriney@wcs.k12.in.us or

Tamara Delisle at tdelisle@wcs.k12.in.us

New Hatchet Photography Studio in the WHS Art Room

These are the first images taken in the New Hatchet Studio in the Art Room. Students and staff are excited to have a photography studio to learn lighting techniques, posing, and new photography skills.
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New Space at Washington Intermediate

Moving the entrance to Washington Intermediate provided an opportunity to create a new space for Mrs. Shelly Padgett's class this year.

Some of the features include a Sensory Obstacle Course, Amygdala Regulation area, exercise equipment, and much more to help students regulate their emotions and develop motor skills.

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Washington Primary Title I Parent Information Night

Who: Washington Primary K & 1 students and parents

What: Title 1 Parent Information Night

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 5:30 - 6:30PM

Where: We will start at 5:30 in the cafeteria

Why: To have some fun, get some loot, and learn about Title 1

Children are welcome to dress like pirates! There will be multiple presentations, games, stations, and a picture backdrop to check out. We hope to see you there! Kindergarten students will receive their Bedtime in a Box, provided in part by the United Way of Daviess County. First grade students will also receive goodies.

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New Band/Choir Classes at Washington Upper Elementary

For the 6th Grade Band classes, we have about 112 students signed up and are expecting instruments to be delivered this week. In the meantime, students are learning how to count rhythms and write the counts of a rhythmic passage on the ViewSonic board.

In the 5th Grade Band/Choir Experience class, three classes are experiencing instruments while the other three classes are experiencing choir. Here students trying to make a sound on the flute and clarineo. The students have been assigned and will play these instruments for 5 weeks before they are disinfected and assigned to another classroom.

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Birthday Treats

If you would like to send in treats to school for your child's birthday, you can purchase treat bags from our Sodexo Catering Department. They include a birthday bag, sweet snack, juice, and stickers. The birthday superstar gets a free toy!

This Birthday Package aligns with the WCS Wellness policy and meets USDA smart snack nutrition standards, and are $1.00 per bag.

This is very convenient for families as all orders will be packaged and delivered to your child's classroom. Modifications can be made for students with allergies or other restrictions.

To order, contact Eben Lips at elips@wcs.k12.in.us

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eFunds for Schools

Online Payments are available through eFunds for Schools!

We are pleased to offer a service for parents called e-Funds for Schools. This user-friendly program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make online payments for meals and school fees.

Parents will have the option of paying fees by having funds electronically withdrawn from their checking account, credit card, or debit card. e-Funds will charge parents a convenience fee for processing payments, similar to other online banking services. The district will not request or keep records of family checking or credit card account information.

For more information, lease see our website at: https://www.washingtoncommunityschools.org/students-families/efunds-for-schools

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Homecoming Parade 2022

The Washington Hatchets will take on the Pike Central Chargers on September 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm, with the Homecoming Queen Crowning taking place before the Varsity game.

The Homecoming Parade will take place at 5:00 pm. Anyone interested in participating in this year's parade should fill out the form below by Friday September 9, 2022. Lineup for the parade will begin that evening at 4:15.

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Podcast - Super Chat with Superintendent Kevin Frank

Click the button below to listen to the September edition of Super Chat with Superintendent Kevin Frank and guest Washington Primary Principal Tom Lee as they discuss the beginning of the school year at Washington Primary, which serves students in grades PK-1st grade.

They also discussed how his staff believe in the mindset of Kids at Hope, and over 60 local business and community leaders visited Washington Primary during their Tunnel of Hope.

upcoming events

August 31 - Title 1 Parent Information Night, 5:30 pm, Washington Primary

September 1 - Picture Day, Washington Intermediate

September 5 - No School, Labor Day

September 12 - Picture Day, WJHS

September 16 - Homecoming Parade, 5:00 pm

Homecoming - Washington Hatchets vs. Pike Central Chargers, 7:00 pm

October 7 - Picture Day, Washington Upper Elementary

October 10-14 - No School, Fall Break

October 19, 2022 - Picture Retakes, Washington Primary

October 21 - No School, Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences

October 26, 2022 - Picture Day, Washington Intermediate,

Picture Retakes, Washington Veale Elementary

November 5 - Chili Supper, Washington Veale Elementary

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Washington Community Schools

Washington Schools is committed to preparing ALL students for the future. Offering a wide variety of opportunities and technology allows students K-12 to IMAGINE the possibilities, ACHIEVE success and explore their potential, and MASTER skills that will take them to the next level of life and learning. #IAMWashington

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