Job Posting for JAG Specialist at WWHS https://docs.google.com/document/d/16M2D0TZ9FD-cSeyXyicxasChrO2-ttkGWC0GhX3GihI/edit?usp=sharing
One thing that is not clearly communicated in the Return to School Plan is staff and students that are in "close contact" with someone awaiting Covid test results. Those individuals MUST remain quarantined and cannot come to school until test results are negative. It has been updated in the plan. https://bit.ly/2Pe9pnu This has come up and we are following those guidelines. Any positive results will be communicated and the appropriate steps will be taken.
Due to COVID-19, microwaves will not be available for student use in the elementary. Please do not send items in their lunches that will need to be heated to eat.
Before the first day of school I encourage all parents to be familiar with the WWSC Return to School Plan. There are several helpful links within the document. https://bit.ly/2Pe9pnu
Support the Crusade, they support WW! Giving to the Crusade has never been easier! You can continue the traditional method of giving by mailing a check to the WHAS Crusade for Children, located at 520 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202. Or, you can give virtually in a variety of easy ways: Donate online at www.whascrusade.org. Be sure to list our fire dept. to receive credit! Text CRUSADE to 50155 to give securely via your cell phone. You will have the option to credit our fire dept. Venmo a donation @CrusadeForChildren and list our fire dept. in the comment section. CashApp a donation $CrusadeChildren and list our fire dept. in the note section.
Elementary Open House Details- Kindergarten students will be scheduled by appointment on August 3rd. New students may be able to schedule a tour and/or meeting with the teacher by request. Contact the Elementary Office or email the teacher for details. All other families will be contacted by phone or asked to join a virtual meeting with the teacher on August 3rd. *Masks must be worn when entering the building. This is for students and parents.
There will be an open house for incoming 7th grade students. All other students grades 8 to 12 will have a virtual open house option. Details will be out soon.
Registration for West Washington's Virtual Option is now open. If you are choosing this option for your children please fill out the following form. https://forms.gle/BtUqcJD4hDRexvbKA
The 2019-2020 varsity volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Team Academic Honor Roll award. The Honor Roll award was given to the top 70 GPAs out of the 461 teams that earned the AVCA Team Academic Award. https://www.avca.org/2019-2020-team-academic.html #WWeGrow SCHOLAR ATHLETES
As we prepare for the beginning of school we need to make adjustments to transportation. We recognize that the social distance on a school bus will be difficult to achieve. As a part of our reopening plan we are limiting the number of students allowed on a bus. Students will be required to wear a mask on the bus. In addition, we are asking parents that are able to transport their children to and from school to do so. If you are going to transport your child to school please call us at 812-755-4872 to let us know so we can plan our transportation accordingly. We only need those that ARE going to transport their children to call.
Super's Podcast July- http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/ This podcast was recorded last week and many things have changed. Disregard the information shared at the end of the broadcast about graduation.
Graduation Updates 7/3/20 WWSC administration consulted with the department of health and asked for clarification of the Governor's restriction on gathers. We have been instructed that we can gather in groups exceeding 250 outdoors if maximum social distancing is achievable. Therefore we have made changes in our graduation that we believe are in best interest of the Class of 2020.
Kindergarten Roundup will be held July 20 and 21 from 3:00-8:00 PM. Please bring the child's shot records and birth certificate, along with the child. We will follow the following safeguards due to COVID-19. *Kindergarten Readiness Screening will be by appointment only. No walk-ins will be screened. Kindergarten screening will last approximately 30 minutes. Please call 812-755-4934 or 812-755 4996 to schedule your appointment. (Kindergarten screening is a series of screenings/tasks conducted by WW Kindergarten Teachers with incoming Kindergarten students.) * Only the child and 1 parent/guardian will be allowed in the building. * Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment. You will not be allowed in the building more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment. We will have a waiting area while your child is being screened.
Kindergarten Roundup will be held July 20 and 21 from 3:00-8:00 PM. Please bring the child's shot records and birth certificate, along with the child. We will follow the following safeguards due to COVID-19. * Testing will be by appointment only. No walk-ins will be tested. Testing will last approximately 30 minutes. Please call 812-755-4934 or 812-755 4996 to schedule your appointment. * Only the child and 1 parent/guardian will be allowed in the building. * Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment. You will not be allowed in the building more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment. We will have a waiting area while your child is being tested.
Prom Update- After our board meeting we were presented with a new opportunity for our Prom. The new site for Prom will be Cornerstone Hall in Salem. July 11th 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Cost is $40 per single and $70 per couple. Seniors are FREE. RSVP by THIS FRIDAY JUNE 19TH! HS Office: 812-755-4996 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Washington Return to Athletics Plan- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xosfd3opVSIL3hPKgbpderRtOWKr4iO6/view?usp=sharing Passed at the June Board Meeting
WWSC Staff Survey (THIS SURVEY IS FOR MEMBERS OF WWSC STAFF ONLY. IT WAS EMAILED TO ALL STAFF THAT HAVE EMAIL ACCOUNTS. IT IS BEING SHARED THIS WAY FOR THOSE WITHOUT ACCOUNTS OR WITHOUT ACCESS TO THEIR ACCOUNT.) https://forms.gle/Eg8obKm3122NtSKu6
Community Member Survey (NO CHILDREN AT WWSC) (THIS SURVEY IS FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN AT WWSC) https://forms.gle/o8pyNv1RgYgKMcieA
Parent/Guardian Return to School Survey (PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THIS SURVEY IF YOU ARE A PARENT/GUARDIAN OF A WWSC STUDENT) https://forms.gle/J6BD83v16ofBUWaF7
Super's Podcast June Topic: Class of 2020 Guest: Principal Mary Anne Knapp http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
DRIVERS EDUCATION ENROLLMENT: The high school office will be open this week to enroll in the driving portion of driver's education. WEDNESDAY 9-11, THURSDAY 9-2, AND FRIDAY 9-2. Please bring $200 to pay for the driving portion. Questions?Call 812 755 4996 during above hours.
Find Summer Meals in Your CommunityUSDA Summer Meal Site Finder: Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click this link to find a site near you. http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks Also, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).
DRIVERS ED- If you need to sign up for the driving portion of drivers education, the HS office will be open Tuesday, May 26th from 9am to noon.
Super's Podcast Topic- Technology and School Closure http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
Tonight we will have our Facebook "Live @ Five" for the week. Linked is a bulleted list of what we will be discussing. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MozAhUGLe5Kxnaxgj0Cb8dUNb3PHn1pmNf42cY9QABw/edit?usp=sharing
Elementary Spring Pictures are still in editing with Interstate Studios due to the Coronavirus. We will mail or deliver pictures as soon as we receive them.
Tonight's board meeting may be viewed by the public at the website link below. This is the channel that live streams our ball games so many of you may have it bookmarked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLlVgmOV2do
Parent/Guardian Survey- https://forms.gle/xHnbvgVYV7GrPc5B6 This survey is to be completed by WW parents/guardians ONLY. PLEASE SHARE
Student Survey- https://forms.gle/5EG3oiZE1xGFL8bv6 This survey is to be completed by WW students ONLY. You must have a WWSC email account to complete the survey. PLEASE SHARE
Today in Governor’s Holcomb’s address we learned of the impending executive order to close schools through the remainder of the year. I am sure that many of you are like me, devastated by the news that we will not return to school this school year. Although I understood this was a real possibility I was still harboring hope that we would be back together. That we would be celebrating milestones together, saying our goodbyes, hosting trophies and taking bows. I am also sure that many of you are consoling some crushed kids. This has been a trying year, a difficult time for many of us in so many ways. We will get through this like we have our previous hardships, together. This distancing makes it more difficult to lean on each other, but do not fall into the trap of isolation and despair. We have to be physically distant, but we do not have to be socially distant. Luckily, we live in a world where we can communicate in a variety of ways. Although, it is not the same as in person support and learning we do have the tools to do this. If there is any comfort it is that we are in this together. I am upset as many of our dedicated educators are because we love this school, we believe that our work is critical for our children and our community and we love the people we work with. Our commitment at WW to our kids and community have never been stronger.
Today is Census Day in America. Fill out your 2020 Census today if you have not already completed it. It matters to our children and our school. Do your part. Be counted. https://my2020census.gov/ #EveryHoosierChildCounts
https://forms.gle/msyeUDJXk4sZa6nK7 Kindergarten Enrollment Document- WWSC is utilizing this digital form to collect information on potential WW Kindergarten students for next year. This is not an official registration or screening. We will contact individuals from this list when we are able to screen students and have them come to WW Elementary for registration. This will help us plan for the upcoming school year, staffing needs and classroom materials. PLEASE SHARE
From Mrs. Ledgerwood- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the restrictions set by our state government regarding public assemblies at this time, our 3rd Music Program that was scheduled for April 8th has been cancelled. Unfortunately, it will not be rescheduled. I am very disappointed that we will not be able to have this program. However, I know this is in the best interest for our students and the community. Students, thank you for how hard you have worked on this performance. I will make sure the 3rd class will have the opportunity to perform for their families in the next school year.
I just completed my 2020 Census & it only took 5 minutes. The Census is important to our state & community. Federal funding, representation & more are decided by the Census Data. Be counted. Go to www.my2020census.gov You will need the 12 digit ID that was mailed to you.
Time for a smile and a laugh. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lPBE4X1bJg1S63qw92osq70tmCZd8dHt/view?usp=sharing
Meal Delivery Update- Thursday 3/19/20 (tomorrow) we will deliver 2 days worth of meals. This will be the last delivery unless we close following spring break. It is also the last opportunity for us to deliver materials or assignments. Anyone that wants added to the Meal Delivery List or needs assignments delivered needs to call the Sup's Office by NOON TODAY or you will not get a delivery. 812-755-4872 There will be NO deliveries over spring break (3/23-2/27). Stay tuned for future closure announcements and meal delivery information. There will be another "Live @ Five" with Mr. Nance on the WW Facebook Page.
Detailed information on WWSC School Closure- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oJ0aY4zWx2itSQIuQhQu4y254oa8bws945lTP5qvPSg/edit?usp=sharing
WWSC will be CLOSED TO STUDENTS the week of 3/16-3/20. Spring Break will be the week of 3/23-3/27. A decision about future closures will be communicated immediately following the decision being made. Information about remote learning will be shared on Monday morning. Students can check their Google Classrooms for updates, assignments and activities. Anyone requesting alternate/non-digital assignments can contact the school office that your child attends. Elementary 812-755-4934. Jr/Sr High School 812-755-4996. WWSC will provide food service to those that call and request it. We are not sure exactly what this will look like yet. You may call the Superintendent's Office on Monday to be added on a list. More details will follow about food service. Superintendent's Office 812-755-4872. *There was NO communication or guidance from the federal, state or local levels to cancel school. No information from the Governor's memo or CDC had changed since 3/12/20. The leadership team and school board made the decision after collecting all relevant data and waiting for the officials that are charged with public health and safety to make a determination. That determination never came. Therefore, we made a decision to err on the side of caution.
WWSC board and leadership will meet again following the press conference scheduled for 3 PM by the President and follow up releases by the state. This is a fluid situation and no decision is set in stone.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f_sD0yeK-LPEUwNQWpnc7a5eetiolx2m/view?usp=sharing Statement on potential for school closing.
Elementary Spring Pictures will be Thursday, March 12. Order forms were sent home last week. Only students that bring in money or have paid on-line will get their picture taken. We will also be taking boys and girls basketball, cheer, choir and archery pictures on March 12.
WW's Caleb Murphy starts Spring Practice today at IU. The statements about Caleb are a testament to him and all of those that have had a positive impact on his strong character. https://youtu.be/NSxzoeaRScA?t=1668 #WWeGrow CHAMPIONS
WW Basketball game will air on WSLM AM and will be on FM as well at the conclusion of the EW game.
Super's Podcast Topic: WW FFA http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/ #WWeGrow COMMUNITY
Chloe Woodring will be representing West Washington in the annual Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition at Indianapolis this Saturday. Chloe, who is a junior, will be reciting three poems as she competes against students from around the state. The winner of the competition will go on to represent Indiana at the national competition in April. Good luck, Chloe! #WWeGrow TALENT
All four of our Jr. High basketball teams are in the championship game of the county tournament tonight! 7th and 8th girls play East Washington at Salem starting at 6:00. 7th and 8th grade boys play East Washington at East Washington starting at 6:00. Let’s make it a clean sweep and bring home all of the hardware! #WWeGrow CHAMPIONS
2 Hr Delay Recorded Message: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16k-f-lqUphzShvd1Z-xRld_f4jFPHPd9/view?usp=sharing
WW's Caleb Murphy mentioned by Head Coach Tom Allen in his press conference. https://youtu.be/fRPy1HrxvAA?t=1001 https://www.hoosiersportsreport.com/2020/02/allen-on-ius-2020-class-midyear-enrollees-penix-and-more/ #WWeGrow SENATOR PRIDE
Super's Podcast February 2020 Topic: Drama Club Upcoming Events http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
Fund Description: Video Presentation of Slides w/ Helpful Explanation https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDYB303TVD4spXhP3USUqbwYT5KP4Xm5/view?usp=sharing Slide Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ToMCskdIHnYcEMexMr-22Ct5YxW2A2kgyeDFQE2qs9I/edit?usp=sharing
Our regular board meeting will be held on February 24th. We have advertised for sealed bids for a wheelchair lift school bus with a minimum bid of $4,000 and an activity bus with a minimum bid of $2,500. The bids must be received before 5:00 pm on February 17th at the Superintendent's Office. They will be opened at that time. The winning bid will be officially awarded at the February 24th meeting.
Make Up Day Reminder We have missed 3 days so far. WW Administration made a request to the Indiana Department of Education that the days missed in November be waived due to the circumstances, but we were denied. Make Up Days- Weekend of January 31-February 2 (Digital Day to replace the day missed on November 25th) February 3rd (Physical Day of School to make up for the snow day in December) Weekend of February 21-23 to replace the day missed on November 26th) SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT
The West Washington JAG program competed in the Region 10 Career Development Competition (vs. local schools like Jeffersonville, New Albany, Scottsburg, Austin, etc.) for the 1st time today. Out of the 11 kids that participated, all 11 placed in the top 3 of their respective field. Taking home a competition best 5 1st place finishes, those students will have to opportunity to compete at the State JAG conference in March. Congrats to the following students on representing West Washington properly and with pride! Karli Denny & Meyah Ball - 1st Place: Entrepreneurship Hunter Irwin - 1st Place: Outstanding Senior Kacie Huff - 1st Place: Critical Thinking Thomas Comer - 1st Place: Creative Solutions Holly Worley - 1st Place: Chapter Marketing Campaign Breanna Ray - 2nd Place: Employability Skills Alexis Arnold - 2nd Place: Writing Skills
Super's Podcast- January 2020 Topic- Ms. Nicholson's 3rd Grade Buddy Bench http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
WWSC will be in session on Monday February 3rd. It will be a physical day of school to make up for the school cancellation on December 3rd (Snow Day). A waiver request for November 25th and 26th has been submitted to the IN DOE and we are waiting for a response before determining Digital Day make up dates.
West Washington Football Banquet (Jr High & HS) January 8th 6:00 PM Awards Ceremony on the stage (Multipurpose Gym) Dinner Following in the Cafeteria (Food will be provided) The banquet is for all players, managers and their families. Please plan to attend. Donations for the FB Account will be accepted at the dinner.
Tomorrow's home Girl's Basketball game against Springs Valley is a 1:00 PM start.
WW Girl's Varsity Basketball game against Orleans will be played tonight as scheduled.
The Jr. High Boys Basketball game scheduled for Tuesday, December 17 vs. Lutheran Central has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, January 13.
Texas Roadhouse gift cards are in and available for pick-up. If we do not hear from the seller's parents, we will be calling and asking how you want them delivered.
Elementary Nutcracker Practice for grades 4-6 will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 10-12 after school til 4:30.
The PTO is in need of a few volunteers to help in the elementary Penguin Patch Store Wednesday and Friday. If you can help, please text 818-896-2561.
WW High School will be taking shirt orders to support the Phillip Bowsman Family. Shirts will be on sale starting Monday and run through the week. THIS IS A NEW DESIGN FOR THE TOURNEY. Proceeds from the shirts will go to the Bowsman family. All fans from all Eastern, Borden, Salem and West Washington will be encouraged to wear these shirts the first night of the boys basketball 1st Harrison Bank holiday tourney on Dec. 20 at Borden. Tourney Format: Dec. 20– Game 1: Salem vs Eastern– 6pm Game 2: West Washington vs Borden– 7:30pm Dec. 21– Consolation Game– 6pm Championship Game– 7:30
The Varsity Girls game on Thursday, December 5th against Mitchell will be a 6:30 start time. This will be a varsity game only.
JV/Varsity boys game against Loogootee has been cancelled from December 7th and rescheduled to February 1st. It will be played at WW.
JV/Varsity boys game against East Washington has been cancelled for December 6 and rescheduled to January 7th. It will be played at East Washington.
The Varsity and JV Girls Basketball Game vs Salem scheduled for Tuesday, November 26 has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
The Boys and Girls Jr. High Basketball Games vs. Perry Central Monday, November 25 have been cancelled. A make-up date will be scheduled on a later date.
This weekend WW students Maci Muchler, Abbigail Ferguson and Isaac Ferguson graduated from the Scott County Young Marine Program. The Young Marine Program is a 13 week program where students enter as recruits and upon successful completion graduate as Privates. During the 13 week program they learned various survival skills, completed various physical fitness testing as well as taking written test. They even had a weekend long encampment where they completed various “military like” skills. Both of the Ferguson children received special awards and recognition. Isaac received the "IF Award", for continued persistence throughout the program. Abbigail was awarded Honor Grad and got meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. All 3 plan to continue as Privates in the Young Marine Program. They can complete tasks to move up in rank. WW is very proud of these three students. #WWeGrow COMMITMENT
We want to extend our gratitude to LCDR Dan Satterfield US Coast Guard for his Veteran's Day address to our student body. As a former WW student, Dan Satterfield had a significant message of conviction and commitment that really resonated with our students. Thank you Dan Satterfield for your 30+ years of service and the message you delivered to our students on Veteran's Day.
The WWES PTO annual Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Fundraiser is now going on until December 2. Information will be coming home today, November 13 with all students. If you would like to support the PTO please see any elementary student or call the school. Gift cards make great Christmas gifts. WWES receives 20% of all sales.
Attention Elementary Parents Today after 3:00 you will get an email from Alma asking you to activate your account. This allows you to see your student’s grades online. Your child has been sent home with directions and we have attached information here. Please, reach out to us with any questions. #WWeGrow COMMUNICATION
Picture retakes are Thursday, November 14th. Please be prepared if you would like retakes.
Super's Podcast November Topic- WW Football & Upcoming Events http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/ #WWeGrow COMMUNICATION
WW Drama Ticketing is LIVE!!! To purchase presale tickets online and choose your seats for our upcoming performances of Arsenic and Old Lace, use the link below. https://westwashingtontheatre.bpt.me/
If you cannot attend tonight's sectional FB game, watch the WW livestream on Youtube and Subscribe to their channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0ptrVk1c78
Attention Seniors- Herff Jones will be at school to meet with seniors on Nov. 1st. They will hand out order forms and information about graduation announcements, caps/gowns, etc. They will return on Nov. 12th to collect orders.
WW will be practicing a variety of safety drills today, including the response to an intruder. It is unfortunate that this is something we must do, but it is an absolute necessity that we are prepared. We always begin with an assembly to discuss the seriousness of these drills. Then have individual teachers discuss with their classrooms and answer questions. After the scenario drills we debrief with the students and the safety team spends the next few days evaluating our response. Please take the time to discuss these drills with your children. Our goal is to be prepared without traumatizing our children. Our school is a safe place and we want it to remain that way.
NOTICE OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT MEETING SEA 390 TA Meeting of the West Washington School Corporation October 21, 2019 6:45 p.m. Jr/Sr HS PD Room 175, 8028 W. Batt Rd., Campbellsburg, IN 47108 The School Board will meet pursuant to Indiana Code 20-29-6-19(a) to discuss the terms of the tentative agreement of the teacher collective bargaining agreement, which is posted at http://www.westwashingtonschools.org/o/senators/browse/85528 .
Come cheer on our lady Senators Thursday, Oct. 17th against Oldenburg Academy in our sectional tournament. Volleyball sectional dress up days for Jr-Sr High School are: Mon- crazy sock and favorite t-shirt Tues- dress to impress Wednesday- favorite band/singer t-shirt Thursday- red, white, and blue
Super's Podcast October 2019 Topic- Safety and SRO's http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
Draft Minutes September Board Meeting- *Board minutes are not official until accepted and voted on at the next month's meeting. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9VPY_DWsuwjbVU4aWhiTER1SnVoMHI0V1lqaEtYUlc0YW1z/view?usp=sharing
Emergency Response Update- The staff member that was injured and required medical attention is doing well and has been released to return home. The medical attention required happened behind the serving line in our cafeteria. Blood borne pathogen protocols were followed. Following the incident, every surface was cleaned thoroughly, multiple times. Approved bio hazardous cleaning agents were used and surfaces were cleaned, including the surrounding area and the path to exit of the building. The WC Health Department was contacted and approval has been given for use to utilize the area to continue food service.
The emergency response at WW is for an adult that experienced a medical issue. All student are fine and in their classrooms.
Help WW Football by nominating them for a chance to win new helmets for the entire program. Vote daily and share with friends. https://www.colts.com/fans/contests/uhc
Super's Podcast September Topic: 2019-2020 Jr/Sr HS Yearbook & Statement on ILearn http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
https://www.in.gov/isdh/tpc/2764.htm Parents- Understand the effects of Vaping, especially the damaging effects on kids. They are highly addictive with high levels of nicotine. They are difficult to detect and too accessible. Be educated and talk to your children today!
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 email@example.com
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 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