Washington Schools - January 2019
2018 WHS Alumna Lauren Andis inspires young women at WJHS
Lauren Andis graduated with her associate's degree and is now a junior attending the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. A biology major with an entrepreneurship minor focusing on Pre-Dentistry at USI, she is currently involved in Student Government, Student Alumni, an Emerging Leader, and just became apart of the AMIGO team. Alongside her school involvement, Lauren also plays an active role in the community as Miss Daviess County. Lauren won in 2017 and was then asked to step in for another year as MDC 2018. She knew that for her second year she wanted to do something different with her reign, which started with her beYOUtiful presentation, talking to young women about body image, self-confidence, empowering one another, and much more.
An Evening with Young Entrepreneurs
Community Caring Day
Griffith Reading Challenge
Griffth Elementary Principal Mr. Tom Lee challenged his students to see if they could read 8 million words. The contest started Monday, December 3rd and ended on Thursday, December 20th. The school also set grade level challenges in which each grade level class competed against one another for the most Accelerated Reader points. The overall winning classroom that earned the most AR points were allowed to do something special to Mr. Lee.
During these 14 days of the contest, the students exceeded the challenge and read 12,310,316 total words! This earned the whole school STEM minute-to-win-it games during PE time. 2nd grade Mrs. Conolty, 3rd grade Mr. Myers, 4th grade Mrs. Cornelius, 5th grade Mrs. Roach, and 6th grade Mrs. Fry won the grade level classroom challenge. Each class received a pizza party as a reward. Mrs. Cornelius's 4th-grade class won the overall challenge by accumulating 562 total points. These fourth graders were allowed to spray Mr. Lee with silly string in front of the entire school!
Mr. Lee is really proud of all the students for their efforts to meet these challenges and improve their reading skills!
Sky Dome Inflatable Planetarium at Lena Dunn Elementary
Students enter the dome and are introduced to a "star-filled" sky. The navigator, with the use of a digital planetarium projector and a laser pointer guides students through the stars of the Northern Hemisphere exactly as they appear on the day of the presentation.
Through this experience, students were taught how to identify every planet in our solar system with dramatic "flights" towards each world. Students witness the night sky in different seasons and from different global perspectives.
WHS Seniors Dylan Davis and Caleb Taber place 3rd in Region and 6th in State in Indiana Stock Market Simulation
Washington High School's senior economics students, taught by Mrs. Susan Zipperle, competed in the Fall 2018 Indiana Stock Market Simulation sponsored by the Indiana Council for Economic Education. Using actual data from the stock markets, teams of students were given a hypothetical $100,000 to create and manage a portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. WHS students Dylan Davis and Caleb Taber were able to grow their $100,000 investment into $119,701.61 in 10 short weeks. Dylan and Caleb finished in 6th place overall in Indiana and in 3rd place in the Southwestern Indiana High School Division. For their accomplishment, Dylan and Caleb received a Stock Trak certificate and $50.00 cash. Congratulations to Dylan and Caleb for a job well done!
Stem Stations at Veale Elementary
Thank you to North Volunteer Barbara Martin.
Project Lead the Way Computer Science
Washington Jr. High School Star Student Breakfast
So Happy - The Lunch Menu App
For Jr. High Menus, please select Washington HS, the menu is the same for both schools.