West Washington National Honor Society will begin inviting qualifying students to apply for membership on August 19th. These students will be receiving a letter that explains how to apply. Deadline for application is October 1st. This year, we will be doing the NHS induction on October 22nd in the auditorium with finger foods. This is a change from last year, where induction was part of the spring honor banquet. We will continue to host the honor banquet, just without the induction ceremony. If you ever want to know more, email John Harkness or check out his website. https://harkness9.weebly.com/ .
Super's Podcast August Topic: Counseling Staff and Programming #WWeGrow SUPPORT http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
Super's Podcast July 2019 Topic- Out of District Enrollment http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/ #WWeGrow OPPORTUNITY
Super's Podcast- Topic: Class of 2019 Upgrades and Project for 2019 http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/ #WWeGrow COMMUNICATION
WW does not host a summer lunch program, but there are others in the area. You can find them at this link https://www.doe.in.gov/nutrition/summer-food-service-program WW is considering expanding our food service to include a summer program in 2020.
CORRECTION-CORRECTION-CORRECTION: This SUNDAY is the Class of 2019 Baccalaureate Service at Mt. Tabor Church. The service begins at 2 PM, but seniors need to be there at 1:30 PM in their cap and gown. #WWeGrow GRADUATES
May's Podcast Topic- Carnival and Relay http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
https://www.salemleader.com/…/%E2%80%9Cseussical-musical%E2… Tonight is opening night for WW's Drama's production of "Seussical the Musicial". It has great music and even better talent. Fun for the WHOLE family. Come and see the talent of WW students on display. Show Times (All Tickets Purchased at the Door)- Friday 7:30 pm Saturday 7:30 pm Sunday 3:30 pm #WWeGrow TALENT Thank you Kate Wehlann at the salemleader.com for the photos.
WW Students in Ms. Stahl's AP Language Class are reading the book "The Things They Carried". The book is about soldiers in the Vietnam War. Yesterday Claude Combs spoke to the class about his experience in the Vietnam War. Thank you Claude, for your service and for sharing with our students. #WWeGrow RESPECT
The West Washington Alumni Banquet is quickly approaching. This years banquet will be on Saturday June 8th. Tickets are $15 each and include a meal. Tickets can be purchased at Campbellsburg Floral, Mid Southern Savings Bank, and LaGene's Jewelers. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. If you are unable to get to any of the three locations, tickets can be reserved by call Darlena Knapp (812)620-8866 or Lindsay Jones (812)896-6911.
Next year WW will be taking a Spring Trip to Washington DC. The students currently in grades 6 & 7 will be the group attending in the Spring of 2020. An informational meeting for parents of those students will be held in the HS Cafeteria on April 18th at 6:00 pm. Important information will be shared and promotional code that saves individuals $50 will be shared. Information about scholarship programs will also be discussed.
Free physicals for students in grades 4-11 will be available for students planning to play sports at WW on April 11th. The physical form needs to be filled out prior to getting the physical. The form is in the link below OR a hard copy can be picked up in the HS Office. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9VPY_DWsuwjZUJqQzFjeEpuN0s3NjQ0eDYtNVl2bzR3enVN/view?usp=sharing
Super's Podcast April Topic- Spring Musical http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
Student's Science Fair Packets can be found at the links below. K-3 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1enenCkwEs6Jww4SH_yUP_uGaxyPuTIsG8_6ZmVUAMZ4/edit?usp=sharing 4-6 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NLLuEkxmroebN9u4g2_yUHKHG8oCRH-wRatwB_1QdX0/edit?usp=sharing
Science Fair is just around the corner. Below all you need to know about Science Fair is in the links. Grades K-3: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1enenCkwEs6Jww4SH_yUP_uGaxyPuTIsG8_6ZmVUAMZ4/edit?usp=sharing Grades 4-6: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NLLuEkxmroebN9u4g2_yUHKHG8oCRH-wRatwB_1QdX0/edit?usp=sharing
Rain will continue through Friday morning and areas will begin to flood or have standing water. Our bus drivers know how to bypass these areas and navigate their routes. Students, parents and staff driving our roads need to use caution. Do NOT rush, allow plenty of time and do NOT drive through standing water. If you are running late, contact school. It is more important to arrive safe than on time. #WWeGrow SAFETY
This Month's Super Podcast- Dangers of Vaping http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
Good luck to the Girl's Basketball team as they travel north to play in the Semi-Final Round of Sectional. A win tonight and they will be competing for the Sectional Championship tomorrow night! #WWeGrow CHAMPIONS
West Washington Schools are cancelled Wednesday January 30th due to extreme cold weather. Raw temperatures will be below zero throughout the day and windchill will be below -20. Anyone in a desperate situation, without heat or water please call the school or email Mr. Nance. We will open the school to those in need of warmth, water or food. 812-755-4872 firstname.lastname@example.org
WWSC- REGULAR Schedule Tuesday 1/29/19
WWSC will be on a 2 HR Delay Schedule Friday 1/25. Low temps and steady wind will result in wind chills at or below -10 degrees. When the sun comes up temperatures will increase but it will still be cold. Please dress your children in warm clothes. https://goo.gl/c8xRMK
Roads are in great shape. Random areas of pavement that appear wet are frozen (use caution where present). See you at school bright and early!
WW's Caleb Murphy has been in Texas since Monday participating in the USA Football U18 National Team. They play Canada on Friday at 5:30 pm EST. Tune in to watch Caleb compete, he will play defensive end and wear jersey number 93. https://goo.gl/AAhnie
Tonight's varsity boys basketball game will start early due to approaching weather. Tip-off will be approximately 6:45 PM.
Tonight WW's Chase Farmer will play in the USA Football's Select Game. He will be wearing jersey number 7. Congratulations Chase, we are proud of you! 5:30pm est- U18 Select vs. Panama TONIGHT Watch live at the link below- https://goo.gl/TVMwcf #WWeGrow CHAMPIONS
January 2019 Super's Podcast Topic: Amazing Shake Finalist Guests: Mary Anne Knapp & Students https://goo.gl/XAeTqP #WWeGrow COMMUNICATION
WW Administrators surprised returning staff with the addition of two massage chairs. The school board established a morale budget two years ago so administrators could do something special for staff. The administrators pooled their resources this year to purchase some well deserved relaxation. #WWeGrow APPRECIATION
WWSC had their TeleHealth Clinic ribbon cutting this week. Look for the story in the Salem Leader and tonight on WLKY News. Parents that would like to take advantage of the clinic for their children need a release on file. https://goo.gl/JADFV6 #WWeGrow SERVICE
https://goo.gl/LmcHuz December Super's Podcast Topic: INDOE School Letter Grade Guests: Principals Mary Anne Knapp and Tom Rosenbaum
WW will remain on a 2 hour delay. Buses will NOT travel where it is not safe. If we cannot get to your pick up we will call you individually and your child will able to make up any missed work.
WWSC will operate on a 2 hour delay today November 15th. Due to some down trees, road conditions will be checked to make sure they are passable again at 8 am. Stay tuned for more information to come. PLEASE SHARE
The document linked below explains the process used to determine if we delay or cancel school due to inclement weather. It is very rare to announce that decision before the day in question. The announcement will be made prior to 6 AM the day of school. https://goo.gl/zLypL9
WWSC is proud to announce that we are developing a JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) program to begin in January of 2019. We are looking for a qualified and motivated individual to lead the program. Learn more about JAG at http://www.jag.org #WWeGrow OPPORTUNITY
https://goo.gl/DDTxBR Super's Podcast Topic: Drama Production of CLUE Guest: Kayla Seybold #WWeGrow TALENT
https://www.colts.com/fans/contests/uhc Click the link above and vote for WW to win the Colt's Helmet Contest. The winner will receive $25,000 worth of brand new state of the art helmets for their teams.
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 email@example.com 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
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