Washington Post

May 1st - May 5th, 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!

NWEA End of the Year Testing

Students will take the End of Year Reading, Math, and Writing assessment this week. This information will be used to identify student strengths and weaknesses. This is the final test of the year. This will help determine student placement in classes in the fall as well as our schoolwide goals for the 2017-2018 school year. Please help us finish the year strong and get an early start on next year.

Teacher Appreciation Week

This year’s theme is “Teachers Deliver.” And they do! Teachers deliver so much to our students—inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures. We would like to celebrate teachers and deliver our thanks and gratitude to them. Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Join us during PTSA Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they deliver to our nation’s children.


How You Can #ThankATeacher

Take the time to show your appreciation this week. To help you thank the teachers in your lives for delivering so much.

  • Have your child sign and present thank-you cards to their teachers!
  • Share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media!
  • On Thursday, upload a #TBT of you and your favorite teacher and thank them using the official hashtag #ThankATeacher.

Cafeteria Worker Appreciation Week

Between preparing healthy meals for Washington students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

On Friday, May 5, 2017, we will end School Nutrition Employee Week (May 1-5) with a bang, when we celebrate School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

School Lunch Hero Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to recognize the hardworking professionals in your school cafeterias.

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.


The link to sign up


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqFw4JEA0F6Ypea9sqpdIuM0uLtAhBp9MIbZhYPkk2Ic1YGA/viewform

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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6th and 7th Grade Honors Night

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District Track Meet

Wednesday, May 3rd, 4:30pm

211 Fielding Road

Evansville, IN

Free Dress Friday for $2

Friday, May 5th, 7:30-9:30am

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.

6th and 7th Grade Honors Night

Wednesday, May 10th, 6pm

1801 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

Thursday May 18th 8th Grade Promotion

Thursday, May 18th, 9am

1300 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN

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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.

http://rdsteach.evsc.k12.in.us/rdsparentaccess/


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.



www.square.com/market/washington-middle-school-ptsa

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!