Hatchet Happenings

Washington Schools - April 2019

Science Fair-Inspiring Future Scientists!

Washington HS students in the Science Club hosted a Science Fair for Washington students in fourth grade. The challenge was for each student to design an experiment to explain a concept relating to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
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Project Safe Prom

Project Safe Prom is a powerful, impactful program that reminds students of the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Local police, fire, EMT, and a rescue helicopter participated in a mock accident scenario at Hatchet Hollow. The program demonstrates the horrific consequences of driving impaired.
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Hobby Day at Lena Dunn!

Kids at Hope's vision is that every child is afforded the belief, guidance, and encouragement that creates a sense of hope and optimism needed to achieve success at life's Destinations. This nine-weeks focus is Hobbies and Recreation. Lena Dunn held a Hobby Day, where students could explore different hobbies and pastimes, such as crafting, crochet, playing games, making greeting cards, friendship bracelets, and healthy lifestyles.
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WHS Academic Bowl

Congratulations to the Washington High School Academic Teams at Tuesday's Academic Super Bowl competition! The Fine Arts team moves forward to the Academic Super Bowl State Finals in May.


English-2nd Place

Fine Arts 1st

History 1st

Math 1st

Interdisciplinary 1st

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Children's Book Author John David Anderson Visits Washington Schools

Inspiring Young Authors!

John David Anderson visited students in grades 4th-7th, who read his book, Mrs. Bixby's Last Day prior to his visit. He is the author of several other books for kids: Sidekicked, Posted, Granted, Insert Coin to Continue, The Dungeoneers, Minion, and Standard Hero Behavior.


Mr. Anderson is a very funny and engaging speaker, and students loved him! He spoke of how he gets inspiration for his novels and his writing process. Thank you to Mrs. Harman and all the school librarians for bringing Mr. Anderson to Washington.

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Essay Contest Winners

Winners of the essay contest enjoyed a luncheon with the author!
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These students were lucky to win an autographed book!

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Griffith Accelerated Reader Rewards Day

Students who reached their AR goals were treated to a Rewards Day! K-2nd grade had bouncy house fun in the gym and 3-6th grade went bowling!
Griffith AR Rewards Day!

WJHS Students are ready for iLearn!

WJHS Students are Ready for iLearn

Kindergarten is Awesome!

kindergarten is Awesome!

Hatchet Highlights and Flickr Photo Gallery

Do you love seeing photos and videos of Washington students learning? Hatchet Highlights, our Vimeo channel, is a video channel designed to showcase Washington Schools talented, creative, and caring staff and students in action! We also have a Flickr Photo Gallery filled with fun photos of students learning and growing. Both can be found on our website, and both Vimeo and Flickr have apps for your phone. Please follow to get alerts when new photos and videos are added!

Super Chat with Superintendent Dr. Dan Roach

Dr. Roach and students from the Washington High School Science Club discuss the Science Fair they hosted for students in 4th grade.
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Upcoming Events

May 3rd - No School


May 4th - Prom


May 5th - Spring Choir Concert - 7:30 pm


May 6th -10th - Teacher Appreciation Week


May 8th - Senior Awards Night - 6 pm


May 14th - Spring Band Concert - 7 pm


May 22nd - Last Day of School


May 25th - Graduation - 2 pm

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