Hatchet Happenings

September 2019

Help your student improve their reading skills this year.

You are your child's first teacher. Do you want to help your child become a better reader and do well in school? The Indiana DOE has put together Literacy Family Guides for students in grades K-5. Learn simple activities you can do at home to help your child get ahead this school year.
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Washington High School College & Career Academy

Washington High School is inviting all local and regional business and community leaders

to attend their College & Career Academy Symposium on Friday, October 18th. Business and community leaders will learn more about graduation pathways and hear plans for the College & Career Academy.

The College & Career Academy will be organized into three schools – School of Applied Science & Technology, School of Health, Human & Social Services, and School of Arts, Business & Social Science. Within these three schools, students will be allowed to explore a variety of engaging career clusters that promote college & career readiness.

WHS understands that strong schools together with diverse employment opportunities

lead to thriving communities. They want to partner with local and regional business and

community leaders to provide a workforce that is ready for their community’s future

growth. Being situated along the I-69 corridor makes Washington a place businesses

will want to look; having strong schools that prepare ALL students for their life after high

school will make Washington a place where families will want to stay.

To learn more, or to secure your spot at the Symposium on October 18th, please contact

High School Principal – Steve Peterson speterson@wcs.k12.in.us or (812) 254-3860.

Farm Fair

Fourth Grade students in Daviess County experienced farm life at Farm Fair hosted by Daviess County SECD and Purdue Extension.
Farm Fair 2019

Champions 101 Sports Parenting Workshop

We are excited to announce that the Champions 101 Sports Parenting Workshop is coming to Washington High School on Wednesday, October 23. This engaging, interactive one-hour presentation will take place in Washington High School Auditorium starting at 7:00 pm, and you are invited to attend! This is a free event for our community, graciously sponsored by a Lena Dunn Alumni.

Like any "101" course, Champions 101 is focused on the basics – the foundation of what great sports parenting looks like and all it requires. It's designed to help parents raise athletes and people who reach their full potential, in sports and in life. All adults are encouraged to attend. Any questions, please contact Gretchen Miles at gmiles@wcs.k12.in.us. To register, please click on this link:


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The Class of 1967 donates benches to Washington HS

Front row Candy (Terrell) Lemon, Marsha (Burkhart) Davis, Judy (Hammett) McKnight, Sandra (Dougherty) Porenza

Back row Larry Smoot, Bill Walton, Tony Potts, Jack Arney, WHS Principal Steve Peterson

Thank you for your generosity!

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Financial Aid Meeting

Parents and Seniors: Don't miss this IMPORTANT information meeting about FAFSA, Grants, Scholarships and other college preparations! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 6:30 in the WHS Cafeteria.

Every year, the U.S. Department of Education gives over $120 Billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to more than 13 million college students. October 1st is the first day students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, in order to receive their share of these funds for the 2019-2020 school year.

What students may not know is that a large portion of financial aid is on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning the sooner you apply, the better you chances of receiving generous aid.

See our website for more information on how to apply. https://www.washingtoncommunityschools.org/1/News/fafsa-2019

FAFSA Overview
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Questions about lunch?

Here is some information for parents and students on all of the healthy, delicious choices students have as well as what constitutes a meal in our cafeteria.
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Washington Jr. High School Community Business Tours

Local businesses have opened their doors to WJHS students! This is a fantastic opportunity for students to see what careers and businesses are available in our area. Thank you to Olon, Destination Yachts, Daviess Community Hospital, Boyd & Sons, Nasco, M & C Tech, MacAllister, Belt Tech, Epic Imaging Consultants, Eagle Railcar, and the Core Center for this informative and engaging experience!
WJHS visits Belt Tech!

Washington's Tammy Clark wins Sodexo Silver Star Award

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Super Chat with Dr. Dan Roach and Trevin Alford

Listen to the September edition of Super Chat Podcast with Dr. Dan Roach and WJHS Trevin Alford as he talks about his experience on Food Network's Kids Baking Championship!

Upcoming Events

October 5th - Stone Soup

October 7th-11th - Fall Break

October 15th - Financial Aid Meeting 6:30 WHS Cafeteria

October 18th - Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 18th - WHS College & Career Academy Symposium

October 23rd - Champions 101 Sports Parenting Workshop

Washington 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