Hatchet Happenings

Washington Schools - February 2019

Washington Schools eLearning Day Plan

Washington Schools will implement eLearning to make up school days missed due to weather. Friday, March 22nd will be an eLearning Day. All students will complete assignments at home. For more information, please visit our eLearning Portal using the link below.
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Stop the Bleed Training

St. Vincent StatFlight, in collaboration with Crane Credit Union and Daviess Community Hospital, presented Stop the Bleed training for Washington Schools faculty. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign to help bystanders become trained and equipped to help stop bleeding in an emergency before professional help arrives. Crane Credit Union donated fifty emergency kits, which include tourniquets, trauma shears, wound care materials and gloves. Washington Schools is grateful for this valuable training.
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WHS Sophomore Elected BPA Region 10 President

We are pleased to announce Isaac Barnard has been elected Region 10 President for Business Professionals of America. The election consisted of voting throughout the region based on a speech, interview, and screening process. Isaac will be recognized at the awards ceremony at the State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on March 12th.

WHS Science Club Hosts Fourth-Grade Science Fair

The Washington High School Science Club gave a presentation on the scientific method to students at Lena Dunn. The Science Club will be hosting a Science Fair, open to all 4th-grade students in Washington Schools, on April 6th at WHS.

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Bot! The Secret Life of Robots visits North and Lena Dunn


C3PO Class holds Health Day

The C3PO Class at WHS had the opportunity to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Several stations were set up to cover topics such as reading and evaluating sources, proper hand washing, nutrition and safe food handling, clean water, smoking and tobacco, sleep deprivation, and physical fitness.
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Washington High School NJROTC Mega Meet

The Washington High School NJROTC hosted the annual WHS Hatchet Mega-Meet on February 2nd, 2019. Washington hosted eight other NJROTC Units and competed in Close-Order Drill and various physical training events to judge the students' ability to work together as a team.

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5th and 6th Grade Students Skype with Children's Book Authors.

The Fifth and Sixth Graders at Veale Elementary raised over $2,000.00 to have the opportunity to correspond with their favorite authors. The classes will either Skype or email with several well-known children's authors, such as Gordon Korman, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Jeanne DuPrau, Wendy Mass, Allan Woodrow, and Jerry Spinelli. In the photo below, students are Skyping with Hoosier author Helen Frost, author of the very popular novel Hidden. Students asked very insightful questions about the writing process, such as how an author gets story ideas, develops the characters, and plans the storyline.
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North Robo-Warriors at Petersburg Robotics Competition

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Veale Robotics Team Earns 5th Place at Linton HS


Rotary Club of Washington -High School Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Washington held its annual High School Speech Contest on February 6th, 2019. Washington High School seniors Lara Santiago earned first place, and Erik Hunter earned second place. Lara Santiago will move on to the next level of competition. Congratulations!
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Educational Game Night at Griffith Elementary

Griffith Elementary held an Educational Game Night for students and their families sponsored by Title 1. Students had the opportunity to show their families how learning can be fun! Children were able to take home an educational game to play with their parents.

Thank you to North Elementary PTO for the New Swing!

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Math Bowl

Math Bowl, hosted by Griffith Elementary, was a huge success! The teams and coaches put in many hours of hard work and determination. Here are the results:

In the green class, North Elementary came in first with Griffith close behind in second (by a point!). Veale took third place and Lena Dunn's 2 green teams got participation ribbons.

The yellow class (which is 4th-grade only) - Veale first place, North second place, Barr Reeve third, and Griffith with participation ribbons.

In the blue class, North Daviess took first place and South Knox second.

In the red class - Petersburg got first place, Barr Reeve second, and Vigo third.

All students receive a certificate and ribbon. Great Job!

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Washington Jr. High Blood Drive

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Super Chat with Superintendent Dr. Dan Roach

Here is the February edition of SuperChat. Dr. Dan Roach and Washington High School Choir Director Scott Giffith discuss the choir's upcoming trip to NYC to perform at Carnegie Hall! Students will perform with other choirs from across the country and perform the world premiere of a new song by composer Randall Stroope.

Upcoming Events

March 19th - Future Chefs

March 20th & 21st - Make up days- school will be in session.

March 22nd - E-Learning Day

March 25th - 29th Spring Break

April 1st - Tech Lab in all buildings after school until 5 pm for eLearning help and wifi access

April 8th-12th - Kindergarten Registration

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