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Planning For The Future - Jeff Dicks, Superintendent PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, December 28 2016 00:00

What a whirlwind to the first half of the year. It seems like we just go rolling, and Christmas break is here. I want to take this time to provide some reminders, updates, and plans for the future.

 

The deadline for open enrollment is March 1, 2017 for next Fall. This is an important issue for those that choose to make an educational decision that is best for their family. There are many reasons for open enrollment, ranging from certain programs a school offers, better fit geographically, extra curricular offerings, or academic offerings. In the past, Washington has had a deficit open enrollment, but we are making improvements in the open enrollment area. Below are the comparisons showing the open enrollment deficit getting smaller as compared to 2015.

 

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Winter Baseball and Softball Clinics PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 20 2016 13:13

Winter Camp Sign Up

Youth Clinic Letter

Baseball Sign Up

Last Updated on Thursday, December 22 2016 09:43
 
Announcement PDF Print E-mail
Friday, December 16 2016 15:47

The basketball games tonight at Keokuk have been postponed to a later date to yet be determined.

 
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.

 
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