Gateway to Technology at WJHS PDF Print E-mail

Washington Jr High school will be implementing a new program in the curriculum in the 2010-2011 school year, Gateway to Technology.  GTT is a middle school program offered to help students explore math, science, and technology.  This activity-oriented program challenges and engages the natural curiosity of middle school students and is taught in conjunction with a rigorous academic curriculum.  GTT will be taught next year at the eighth grade level, working with design and modeling projects.  Students will be using solid modeling software to be introduced to the design process.  This class is designed to be a stepping stone to Project Lead the Way classes offered at Washington High School.

 
Mt. Pleasant Honor Band PDF Print E-mail

Five 7th and 8th graders from Washington participated in the Mt. Pleasant Honor Band on April 17th.  Their selections included a piece called Dinosaurs featuring very unusual sounds from the players including playing 12 inch pvc pipe, glasses, chanting and playing only their mouthpieces at one point.  Pictured are the 7th and 8th graders Kyle, Emily, Joe, Madeline, and Devin.

 
Be YOUnique! PDF Print E-mail

 

On Saturday April 10th, 62 students from WJHS attended the 3rd annual Operation Snowflake. Snowflake is a prevention program aimed at promoting good decision making, increasing self-esteem, and educating  students about many topics relevant to their lives.  Students were joined by approximately 30 youth and adult volunteers.  Large group speakers were Tim Dwight, Dale Torpey, and Matt Bellace.  Matt is a national youth motivator and comedian.  It was a great day full of fun, fuzzies, and friends.

 
Upcoming Presentation on the Dangers of Bullying PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday, April 29 (9:35 am), all Junior High students will be attending a special presentation on bullying in the gymnasium at Washington Junior High.  Parents are invited to attend as well.  WJH and QSP, Inc. will host Mark Brown (nationally acclaimed youth speaker) to present “Words Count.  The program talks about schoolyard bullying, cyber-bullying and the importance of tolerance and respect.   Brown encourages students to take a look at roles (bully/victim/bystander) and promotes them to build respect in their school and community.

Brown’s Emmy-nominated presentation “Words Count,” is part of a national outreach program against bullying, sponsored by QSP, Inc., the educational fundraising arm of Time, Inc.  QSP has raised close to $3 billion for school and youth groups in the United States and Canada since it was founded in 1964.  The company supports numerous educational activities that go beyond fundraising- like this speaker program featuring Mark Brown.


 

"This gentleman should be cloned and sent to every school in the United States. Who knows what he may have actually changed for the future of Fulton. In the words of several kids, that was the 'BEST assembly' they've ever had."
A parent Newport Beach, CA

"You have changed my life forever. Thank you for planting the seed at our school. I hope it grows. Mr. Brown, I will never forget you."
A student Glenbrook Middle School, Longmeadow, MA

 
Washington JH Band - Solo/Ensemble Day PDF Print E-mail

Washington JH Students performed 13 ensembles and 3 solos for a room full of students, parents and judge Bernie Allgood on April 6th during 5th Block. Mr. Allgood is a retired band director who spent a majority of his teaching career in the Albia School district. The students performing earned five I+ ratings, four I ratings, one I- rating, one II+ rating and four II ratings. The groups are listed below with the ratings listed beside them. The scale for ratings is I+, I, I-, II+, II, II-, III+, III, III-  with I+ being the top rating.

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