This month's Superintendent's Podcast is now available. Topic- FFA Guest- Mr. Bergdall https://goo.gl/WXGJyn
https://goo.gl/mhjmJf Super's Podcast April- Topic BPA Membership & Success *One of the TOP chapters in the state!!! Details about the Spring Carnival #WWeGrow SUCCESS
Super's Podcast April 2018 https://goo.gl/Th1ADS Mr. Nance has been selected by Varsity Brands as a finalist for the "Most Spirited Superintendent" Award. There were four superintendents selected nationally. As a finalist, if Mr. Nance wins the school will receive $3,000. https://www.varsitybrands.com/awards #WWeGrow SPIRIT
School will operate on time. There are a few flooded areas. Drivers know alternate routes. If they cannot get to a stop parents will be contacted by the driver. Student drivers do NOT drive through standing water. Take your time and be safe.
Griffin Packwood's Semi-State match will be live on West Washington School Corporation Facebook Page. Sometime between 11-11:30 am EST.
Roads are in overall great shape. WW will remain on a REGULAR schedule today 2/8/18.
WW Schools- CLOSED Wednesday, February 7th
Today's VP Day was just a drill. Recent local and regional events put us on heightened alert. This was an opportunity for us to practice. No
WW Schools- 2 HR Delay Friday, January 19th
https://goo.gl/7eNVXS WW Schools will be closed on Friday January 12th due to pending inclement weather.
WW Schools- 2 HR DELAY Monday, January 8th
WW Schools- 2 HR Delay Friday January 5th
WW will operate on a 2 hour delay Wednesday January 3rd.
Tonight we are testing our ALL CALL system. Contact us if you do not receive the call or text. https://goo.gl/NcUZVV
https://goo.gl/PUz2KF Wrestling has started at WWHS, and this years wrestlers are ready to lay the foundation. #WWeGrow OPPORTUNITY
Super's Podcast for this month is now available. Topic- Drama Club and the importance of a well rounded curriculum. https://goo.gl/KS2A5N
https://goo.gl/xSRFVz WW Teachers,Dr. Pickens & Mr. Harkness, took part "Bootcamp" to learn about career opportunities for our students.
WEST WASHINGTON IMPORTANT DATES/INFO July 29: Jump Start (Only for students who signed up. Personal invitations have been sent with times) August 1: Elementary and High School Open House: 5:30-7:00 pm. High School Book Fees can be paid at this time. Fees are based on the classes that students are enrolled in. August 2: 1st Day for Students
IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION FOR WW Jr/Sr High School OPEN HOUSE: Aug 1 5:30-7:00 -Meet the staff, sign up for Free and Reduced Program, Visit the Senator Closet and Food Pantry, Pay book fees, get schedules, update student information, complete chromebook paperwork. JR/SR HS Schedules: July 24th Available on ALMA BAND CAMP: July 24-28, 8-4:00 each day. *Open to 7-12th graders. The band will be performing on the field at football games this year. General Jr/Sr High School Supplies: -400+ Sheets of Wide Ruled Paper -Sufficient Supply of Pens -Sufficient Supply of Pencils -1 Folder per class (2 Pocket) -Earbuds or Headphones. **Teachers will inform students the first few days of school if any special supplies are needed.
Jr/Sr HS student ISTEP letters were mailed home with Jr/Sr HS student's report cards. Elementary letters are here at the Elementary Office and will be handed out at the start of school. If you would like the letter sooner you can come to the office to pick the letter up. The letters give you instructions and a password for Parental Portal where you can see your individual child's scores. Administrators will be contacting parents of students that they believe would benefit from rescoring based on the individual child's scores on sections of the test. As a parent you have the ability to submit for a rescore through the Parent Portal. All rescore requests must be submitted on the portal by July 7, 2017.
It is with a heavy heart that I convey to our community the tragic loss of one of our students, Austin Newlin. Austin was murdered in his home along with his mother and father, Kelly and Danny. Austin would have been a freshmen next year at WWHS. The loss of Austin and the manner in which he passed is tragic beyond words. Austin was a goofy 14 year old boy, much like many of our boys. He has been robbed his childhood and adulthood due to something senseless. I was proud to see Austin becoming more active in school, joining the football team and making more friends. As a school and community we are heartbroken. Please pray for all of those grappling with this loss and the safety of our children in the future. WWSC will offer grief counseling to anyone from our community that needs it. We will have counselors available on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am - NOON in the high school. Please call us at 812-755-4872 to schedule a time or come in as needed.
https://youtu.be/xlyUaIN517I?t=20m37s AWESOME JOB WEST WASHINGTON! This is a reflection on all of us and what we value! I love my WW Home! #WWeGrow SENATOR PRIDE This video starts at our award (21 minute mark), but the whole program represents what is great about schools, students, educators and communities that support them. It is worth a watch! Thank you Varsity Brands.
PARENTS PLEASE READ- We have been dealing with a number of problems from the After School App. This App is NO WAY associated with WWSC. I ask that you please check your child's phone to see if they have this app and remove it immediately. The App is problematic for several reasons: 1) It is anonymous, and despite the Apps claim that it is monitored and for positive sharing, the anonymity fosters an environment for cyber bullying, inappropriate images and explicit language. 2) When we become aware of a problem on the App and contact the App developers they assure us that they are monitoring and removing material. HOWEVER, we cannot get information about who is involved and the material can remain posted for days before being removed. 3) Despite the App's claim that it has a strict age verification and school verification, adults and younger kids can gain access posing as WW students. The verification is through Facebook and it is very easy to manipulate your age and school affiliation on your Facebook profile. It is our goal to protect our children and we NEED your help! Discourage the use of this App and check your kids devices for it and other services that do not deter inappropriate activity and bullying. This is a situation that despite our best efforts we have been unable to handle alone. Mr. Nance is pursuing legal recourse if we have any, but ultimately we need to stop this together because the legal route is lengthy. Article with more details: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-reasons-kids-shouldnt-use-school-app/ Please share with other parents because this is not just a WW problem.
https://www.varsitybrands.com/awards Be sure to tune in to see IF WW wins the National Sportsmanship Award presented by Varsity Brands. It begins at 8:00 pm.
Tonight's softball game against Borden has been cancelled.
Special Edition- Please Listen and Check Out the Links! Superintendent Podcast- Digital Day Weekend Edition https://goo.gl/6Jtfzk Demo Videos for Digital Day Google Classroom Navigation Chromebook Demo (Grades 3-12) https://goo.gl/2azKi1 I-Pad Demo (Grades 1-2) https://goo.gl/QfywAt Instructions and Work Packet for Kindergarten will be sent home tonight with students.
The 2017 WWES Science Fair will take place on Thursday, April 13th. ALL projects will be DUE on Wednesday, April 12th by the end of the day. This date is about a week earlier than usual due to avoiding conflicts with the ISTEP+ testing schedule and the opening week of games for Campbellsburg Youth League. Displays/demonstrations with live animals can be adjusted so that animals can be brought in the morning of the event. Information will be coming home this week with all students K-6 this week, including information about project requirements, project ideas, and more! We ask that grades 3-6 avoid volcanoes and tornadoes in a bottle. (1) Grand Champion, per grade level, will be named in K, 1st, and 2nd. They will receive a Medal, certificate, and an additional prize. In grades 3-6, we will name a Grand Champion and 3 Champions from each grade. Winners will receive a Trophy/Medal, certificate, and an additional prize as well. ALL projects will be judged based on the criteria provided and will receive a ribbon at the very least. Please encourage your child to participate. Our goal is to have 200+ projects for K-6. Project Display Boards will be on Sale at the end of this week for $3 for those wishing to begin their work during the break. ALL projects need to should include a board or even a poster board. Thanks and Best of Luck to all of our students in this year's event. Let's make this a record-setting year!
WW BB advanced to the sectional championship. Tip Off is scheduled for tomorrow at 7:30 pm. A caravan with police escort will leave WW between 5:45-6:00 pm. Arrive at school at 5:30 pm to line up and support the boys on our way to Borden. Ms. T will be there at 5:00 pm selling the shirt in the picture for $10, while supplies last. Cheer Block theme is Red Shirt and cowboy hat "What in Senator Nation". Other fans wanting to participate can wear read with white and blue "flare" or throw on your cowboy hat. #WWeGrow FUN
Topics this month: 1) Lily Grant 2)Telemedicine- WWSC is working with St. Vincent's Hospital Salem to provide telemedicine in our nurse's station. This is a great opportunity for our children and families. Please fill out the attached survey about utilizing telemedicine at WW. Superintendent Podcast https://goo.gl/DXN4ZH Online Telemedicine Survey https://goo.gl/du7jBl #WWeGrow COMMUNITY
WWSC is closed today March 1st. Too many impassable roads due to down power lines and trees.
WWSC will be on delay Wednesday March 1st.
West Washington Jr/Sr High School yearbooks are available for purchase at TreeRing.com. The cost of the book is $40 and the deadline to order is May 31. Students have the opportunity to personalize two pages for their own yearbook through the website if they wish. Please email Whitney Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. https://www.treering.com/
The status for WWSC Corporation for Friday January 6th has NOT changed. WWSC will operate on a 2 Hour Delay Schedule. Everyone dress warm and students and staff give yourself ample time to drive to school. Be Careful!
Based on current road conditions, WWSC will operate on a 2 Hour Delay tomorrow Friday January 6th. This will be confirmed in the morning by text alert, on social media, the school website/app and local news organizations. An ALL CALL will ONLY go out in the morning IF the status changes or additional information needs to be communicated. IF an ALL CALL is sent it will be done by 8:00 am. It will be cold all day tomorrow, so please dress appropriately.
Archery practice for tomorrow January 2nd has been cancelled. Please pass along this information to those you know are on the team.
Bundle up for the upcoming cold. Guidelines for determining school closure and delay: https://goo.gl/Xw9j1F
December's Superintendent Podcast is available. https://goo.gl/YIugwO Ms. Knapp filled in for Mr. Nance with guests Ms. Seybold and Mr. Bortka. #WWeGrow ARTS
Kelly Williams and Lula Roe (clothing) is partnering up with the Jr./Sr. High School Drama Club for a fundraiser tomorrow (Dec. 2). For each item you purchase you'll be helping support the drama club. Kelly will also be set up starting at 5:00 P.M. in the front gym. This will be open to everyone attending the basketball game. This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, catch a basketball game, and help support drama club all at the same time. #WWeGrow SUPPORT
West Washington Boy's Basketball will play in 2 "Special Event" games this season. Tickets are now on sale in the HS Office. Saturday January 7th WW will play in the Indiana-Kentucky Challenge Cup. WW will play at 1:00 pm in the New Castle Gym. Tickets are $10. If you purchase the tickets in advance a portion of the proceeds go to WW Athletics. Saturday February 11th WW will play in the Hickory Classic. WW will play at 3:30 pm in the historic gym that the movie Hoosiers was filmed in. Tickets are limited. Tickets are now available in the HS Office and are $12 each. If you purchase the tickets in advance a portion of the proceeds go to WW Athletics. #WWeGrow FUN
Thankful today for the WW Football Team and our community for raising money to fight hunger. All 3 county teams raised a total of $5,900 combined. WW raised $5,400 of that total!!! Our community pledged $200 per pledge and we forced 27 turnovers!!! Thank you Coach Andrew Burks for spearheading the fundraiser alongside WCCF and everyone that pledged. I just paid my pledge. Now it is your turn to get your donation submitted. You should be receiving a letter in the mail. Donating soon is important because this time of year there is a high demand at the food bank. #WWeGrow GIVING
Super's Podcast is now available. Learn about teacher PD and Mr. Harkness' trip to China. https://goo.gl/ij0ZqM #WWeGrow LIFE LONG LEARNING
Ms. Temple needed some flexible seating options for her students so she posted her needs on www.donorschoose.org and after some generous sponsors dontated her students now have stability balls and bean bag chairs for her students. #WWeGrow SUPPORT
WW week 5 highlights. Shutout victory over Paoli to stay undefeated. 34-0 #WWeGrow CHAMPIONS https://goo.gl/bzKyDE
Tuesday, Sept 20 6pm vs Mitchell - Two conference rivals battling against one common adversary, cancer. Team members will be playing in memory of someone who lost their battle with cancer or playing in honor of a cancer survivor or current fighter. Please look for the donation buckets located at the entrance and the concession stands. All proceeds will go to the West Washington FFA's Relay for Life team. WEAR PINK! #WWeGrow FAMILY
Did you know the Elementary FB schedules have been added to our Sports Calendar. If you haven't explored our website or app, it will be worth your time. A lot of information in one place. www.westwashingtonschools.org
Beginning Monday (8/8/16) anyone with an outstanding lunch balance over $10 will not be able to charge a regular lunch. You will be served a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Chips, fruit and milk instead of the regular lunch. You will still be charged for a plate lunch. Parents, please contact the school corporation office to make payment or send in payment with your child. As a reminder, if you have not completed a Free and Reduced Lunch Application please do so ASAP to avoid accumulated excessive lunch debt.
1st video was a teaser, this is the REAL GET HYPE video! Don't miss the action, be LOUD, be Proud, be the 12th man! https://goo.gl/dJhLxw
If this doesn't get you fired up for FB then you don't have a pulse! #WWeGrow CHAMPIONS https://goo.gl/m7RtMd
2016-2017 Student Handbook. New rules on Energy Drinks & Cell Phones. Updated list of weighted classes and more. The handbook is also available in the document section of the website. https://goo.gl/x7DkWO
This month's Superintendent's Podcast is now available. Topics; HS Foreign Language, Open House & F/R Lunch. http://goo.gl/moNAd9
Information and the application for Free/Reduced Meals attached in the link. You can also apply at Open House. http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/applying-free-and-reduced-price-school-meals
This website and mobile app are going to be great!
Junior High softball tournament is tonight at West Washington! Don't miss the chance to come cheer us on!
West Washington is investigating ways to offer PreSchool onsite at WW. Please fill out the attached survey and share with anyone you know that may have a preschool aged kid. http://goo.gl/forms/jGIU8C0qfI
All Campbellsburg Youth League players will be recognized at the varsity baseball and softball home games this Saturday, May 14th. Both games start at 3:00 please be there in your league shirt by 2:45. Baseball players meet behind the home dugout at the baseball field at 2:45, Softball and T-Ball players meet behind the home softball dugout at 2:45. This is also the day of the school's spring carnival, so come out and enjoy the games and the carnival!
We are currently collecting information about a possible YMCA Satellite PreSchool housed at the WW Campus. Please share with those that may have preschool aged children. The YMCA will be on hand at the Spring Carnival to answer questions. http://goo.gl/forms/jGIU8C0qfI