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SOCIAL MEDIA - 3 Tips for Parents PDF Print E-mail
Friday, December 16 2016 12:49

1. READ YOUR KID’ TEXT MESSAGES AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS.

If your kids know you read the messages it might deter them from writing something inappropriate.

 

2. STICK TO POSTING FAMILY PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

There is a lot of competition between peers and who is hanging out together. Posting “friend” pictures adds to the competition and creates jealousy and hard feelings between peers.

 

3. COLLECT ALL PHONES, IPODS AND OTHER ELECTRONICS AT 7:00PM.

Especially if the slumber party is at your house! Two common times for preteens and teens to send hurtful messages to each other are: At night when they are alone in their own space and when they are in groups with peers.

Scenario 1:

The slumber party is at your house and the girls are gossiping about a girl who is not there. Someone says, “That’s why I didn’t invite her. Send her a mean text! She deserves it.” So one of the girls sends a text to the girl who is not there, “You think you are so cool. Nobody likes you! That’s why you weren’t invited.”

Scenario 2:

You are alone in your room. You start thinking about an incident with a friend and you get mad all over again. You know your parents don’t have time to check your text messages. You know you can delete them anyway. So you decide to send a mean text to your friend. “I’m still mad at you and everyone at our lunch table is mad at you. Sit somewhere else tomorrow. We don’t want you to eat with us.”

Social media and electronics lend themselves to drama, if that is how kids decide to use them. Kids today don’t have to have the courage to say it. They simply type a message and push send. It’s so easy to type something mean.

 
Cake and Gift Basket Auction PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, December 15 2016 08:49

WHS PTO will be hosting their Annual Cake and Gift Basket Auction on Monday, December 19 during the basketball games against Marion. Items available at the silent auction include cakes, gift baskets, gift cards, 4 Disney Fast Passes, St Louis Cardinals tickets, reserved parking for Prom and Graduation. Money raised goes to fund classroom requests.

 
WHS Speech Team Soup Fest and Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, December 14 2016 13:11

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Time: Soup starts at 1pm

Showcase starts at 1:30

Location: WHS Commons

 
School Messenger Alerts PDF Print E-mail
Monday, December 12 2016 14:27

Washington Schools is using a new notification system for weather and other school alerts. Parents who have correctly entered their information into PowerSchool (usually as part of student registration) can be notified using email addresses and SMS text messages. Parents can manage their notification preferences by clicking on the Infocenter link on the left side when logged into their Powerschool Parent Account.

Other individuals who would not have their information on file with the school can sign up using the following link. Again, this is not necessary for anyone already in our PowerSchool system. https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/washingtonk12ia/subscriber

Notifications will continue to be posted on our website and on local media stations as we have done in the past.

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, December 13 2016 15:19
 
MS Announcement PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, November 30 2016 12:43

Due to scheduling conflict of a concert at the HS @7:00pm on December 8, 2016 we will hold MS PT Conferences from 3:45-7:15pm at the MS. We have looked at our PT Conferences for the remainder of the year to avoid any further scheduling conflicts. Parents who can not attend during this time frame may call, 653-5414, or email their student’s teachers to set up a time to discuss your child’s progress.

 
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