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April 24 - April 28th, 2017

We Are A.R.M.Y. Strong!!

Each day, we say the Continental Creed: "As a member of the Continental Army, I promise to be Accountable, Respectful, Motivated to Learn, and do mY best." We also remind students of our school goal of achieving a letter grade of a B in three years or less....Students will hear us say "Are you helping us get to a B in 3?" If we all focus on being ARMY Strong every day, we will reach this goal!

End of Year Core Experience Field Trips

We're excited to offer our year end field trips again this year. We select these field trips as they connect with the curriculum students learn throughout their middle school years. We will be sending out permission slips with the cost for each trip went home last Tuesday.

All permission slips and money are due by Monday, April 24th to their first period teacher.

6th Grade Field Trip - New Harmony, IN on Tuesday, April 25th from 9:00am-1:00pm. Students will learn about the utopian society and the science/history associated with the settlement just 30 minutes from our school. After doing the video and station tour in town, students will meet at the town park for a cookout and free time before boarding busses to return to school.

7th Grade Field Trip - Marengo Caves on Wednesday, April 26th from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Students will go on guided tours through the caverns to see and experience the things they've learned about in class. Students will have sack lunches at the caves. Students will not be back in time for the regular school busses and will need to be picked up by parents at 4:00pm. Please note transportation home on the permission slip.

8th Grade Field Trip - This can be covered if students turn in money for the package as well. Muhammed Ali Museum in Louisville, KY on Wednesday, April 26th from 8:30am - 4:00pm. Students will learn about the boxing legend, his commitment to social justice and the road he took in boxing and in life. This is a hands-on museum that challenges students to see our similarities rather than our differences. Students will also be eating at a restaurant in Louisville prior to returning to school. Busses will be back around 4:00pm, so students will need to be picked up by a parent. Please note transportation home on the permission slip.

If you are having a hard time with the cost please contact the office or email Ms. Branson or Mr. Meyer


Bulldog Summer Academy for current 8th Graders

High School Summer School Enrollment Information and Enrollment Application

Location – Central High School

May 22 – June 23, 2017

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This is a great opportunity to get credits and get a feel for high school expectations. To be a part of the Parks program students must also participate in an academic program. We will be contacting students with a 1.5 or below or 20th percentile or below on NWEA. This will be sent out in a connect ed. Anyone is able and encouraged to sign up for this.

Click on the Photo below or the link below to sign up


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6th and 7th Grade Summer School at Lodge

Summer School Enrollment Information and Enrollment Application

Location – Lodge

May 30 – June 23, 2017

9:30-12:30 and lunch IS provided

Monday – Friday

They will be focusing on ELA and Math during summer programming. This is a great opportunity to get caught up. To be a part of the Parks program students must also participate in an academic program. We will be contacting students with a 2.0 or below or 20th percentile or below on NWEA. This will be sent out in a connect ed. Anyone is able and encouraged to sign up for this. See below for forms⬇

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Scheduled

Our 8th graders will be recognized at the Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, May 18th at 9:00am in the Bosse High School Auditorium. This is a formal ceremony, so students are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.

The dress code: Ladies can wear dresses, skirts or dress pants. Dresses and skirts must be longer than finger tip length and shoulders must be covered. If girls are wearing dresses with tank tops or straps, they can cover shoulders with sweaters or jackets.

Gentlemen are encouraged to wear dress shirts and ties or bow ties. Jackets and suits are encouraged.

Parking: Parking will be limited to the football stadium parking lot along Highway 41. Please enter the doors that face Washington Avenue. The main parking lot will only be open for handicapped family members.

This is a formal event to honor the work of our students. We ask that you help us model appropriate and respectful behavior during this event by clapping respectfully and refraining from yelling as student names are being called. This is out of respect for all families, so they can also hear their child's name.

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5th Grade Instrumental Concert -

Monday, April 24th, 4:30pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

The 5th graders that attend WMS in the mornings for band and orchestra will be performing their Spring Concert on Monday night in the WMS auditorium.

Track Meet Washington/Helfrich Park, Lodge

Thursday, April 27th, 4:30pm

350 Dreier Boulevard

Evansville, IN

Free Dress Friday for $2

Friday, April 28th, 7:30am-3pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

This money will support the Holiday World trip. Only students with no referrals, After School Detention, and/or Lunch Detention may participate.

How is your child doing in classes?

Access this link to see your child's grades, discipline, attendance, and schedules. You can also update your contact information or email teachers from this site. If you have questions, you can contact the main office at Washington Middle School.


Remember to check out your students schedule for the second semester. Check RDS for the new teacher and class information.

Report cards go out this Friday but you can always check RDS for the most up to date grade information as well as past report cards.

If you have questions or concerns about grades you can contact Mrs. Bender Carrie.Bender@evsc.k12.in.us or Administration to set up meetings.

Penny Lane Study Cafe and Retakes

We will be offering Penny Lane Study Cafe after school again this year. We have divided the session into two parts: Retakes and Tutoring. If your child does not reach proficient on any part of an assessment, they can schedule a retake with their teacher. Their teacher will leave the assessment in a folder for the Penny Lane supervisors, and your child may stay after school to retake.

If your child needs additional support with any subject, they can stay after for tutoring. In order to schedule after school tutoring, students can go to Google Classroom and join the class with the following code: tld1ot From that Classroom, they can sign up to stay for tutoring.

We are trying to keep the classes small, so students can get the help they need. If students do not sign up for the sessions or schedule an assessment with their teacher, they will not be able to stay. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns regarding help for your child.

PBIS Points

This is the code for the Base Exchange order form. Students can use their points to order items from the PBIS Reward Store, The Base Exchange. The order form can be found by going to Google Classroom, Joining a Class, then entering the code below. All orders will be filled and ready for the students during their grade level assigned days during lunch periods.

Google Classroom Link

Access Code - 14d7jjv

PTSA Square Account

Washington PTSA has just launched a square account which will allow the Continental family to purchase spirit wear or pay for the PTSA membership. This is one stop place to show your support for Washington PTSA. Click on the link below to see what all is available.


Contact Us!

Please contact us with questions or concerns! If you have specific concerns regarding a teacher or class, we encourage you to email, call or meet with the teacher to work on a solution. Mrs. Bender, our school counselor, is your contact for scheduling or student concerns. Mrs. Miller, our school Social Worker, is your contact for community resources, Clothing Bank, and weekend backpacks of food. If you have continued concerns, please contact Mr. Meyer, Mr. Gaffney or Ms. Branson. What we don't know can't be fixed!