8/23/21 The West Washington School Corporation held an emergency meeting on Monday 8/23/21. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss growing numbers of students missing school reported as ill, the number of students currently quarantined and the number of Covid positive students. Most alarming was the exponential increase in cases from the end of last week through today. Mr. Nance recommended to the board that the school move to virtual instruction until Tuesday 9/7/21. Additionally, it was recommended that extra curricular activities that are a part of the school or hosted by the school be suspended. The recommendations were passed by the school board. The school board will reconvene next week to determine a plan to return that may include additional Covid mitigation protocols. At that time a return to school and return to extracurricular activities will be discussed and decided. During virtual instruction students will be expected to join lessons during the school day. Students should check their Google Classrooms for schedules and instructions for turning in work. The school will provide Grab & Go meals each day for those that request them. Call the superintendent’s office to have your name added to the list for meals. It will be the responsibility of the family to come to school and pick up the meals. It is our sincere hope that we can return to school and have no further closures this school year.
Alumni and parents of alumni of all ages, WWSC is looking for alumni to highlight on our social media, website and publications. We want to hear about alumni recently graduated and there successes in the workplace or college. We also want to hear about alumni that graduated in the not so recent past and their community impact and personal successes. Please email Keith Nance (email@example.com) and Jeremy Lowery (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a few details and we will respond for more details if necessary. Photos are useful to go along with our alumni spotlights. #WWeGrow SUCCESS
Career Opportunity- West Washington has partnered with FiveStar Technology for technology support. If you have training or experience in IT and you are interested in working in our schools apply on the link below. https://bit.ly/3spac7U
The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved all schools to offer free breakfasts and lunch to all students regardless of income for this school year 2021-22. Some things to keep in mind: Students must take the required components to make a reimbursable meal in order for it to be free. The kitchen staff will help students take a full reimbursable meal. We encourage all families and students to eat a school meal daily. It is good for the student and the school! If students purchase extras (such as a bottled drink) available in the serving line , a la carte the student will be charged for these items. if your student intends to purchase items other than the meal please make sure there are adequate funds on their account. Nothing needs to be sent to the school in order to have a student receive meals for free. Free meals are automatically offered to all students regardless of income. Families that believe they qualify for free and reduced meals normally ,should STILL submit a free meal application as this can help with qualifying for assistance programs for the family and student.(TEXTBOOK ASSISTANCE) YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION TO RECEIVE TEXTBOOK FEE ASSISTANCE! https://bit.ly/3hItyRJ Benefits from completing applications stretch far beyond the cafeteria and impact students in the classroom and at home. All information submitted in these applications is private and confidential. #WWeGrow ASSISTANCE
Every child participating in school sponsored athletics will need a physical form on file at the school. Due to Covid we were unable to have FREE physicals at school. However, several clinics in Salem are offering special pricing. Physical Form https://bit.ly/3ztzV2u
"I have noticed some incredible growth in students' understanding in the Back on Track program. By adding some gamification and competition to the program I have students showing growth and a better understanding of proportional relationships, rational versus irrational understanding, and integer operations. This friendly competition, both in teams and individually, has shown that not only do my students understand these concepts on the surface, but are ready to argue and support their reasoning behind the deeper understanding of these big ticket items. It has been inspirational to watch their growth and excitement." -Jr High Math Teacher Ms. Greer
"My students have been working hard and engaging well to master solving equations, which is a cluster of key skills required for high school math and many sciences. I have seen great strides in this group with the availability of small group and individual work to maximize attention to misconceptions and understanding for each student. I am very proud of the progress made by the students who have put in the extra time and effort to keep on track!" -Jr High Math Teacher Ms. Hart "We've been working on our reading comprehension skills. We've been analyzing several short stories and identifying elements of them such as: tone, theme, point of view, plot, and setting. We've also been practicing writing and identifying literary elements and figurative language." -Jr High English Teacher Mr. Jenkins #WWeGrow COMMITMENT #WWSC_BackOnTrack
The WWSC Back on Track program has been beneficial to kids from K-12th grade. "The one-on-one time is really beneficial to each student allowing them to not only earn the semester credit but strengthen the basic skills they need to be successful." -English Teacher Ms. Dooley #WWeGrow COMMITMENT #WWSC_BackOnTrack
The past year has been difficult and I know the teachers and other staff members need a boost. I want to share the gratitude of our parents and public with our staff members. Please nominate a staff member for their commitment to going above and beyond during this difficult time and give a brief description. Nomination Form https://forms.gle/fNCqVRmHCRmziUgp6
WW/YMCA PreK Enrollment- Are you looking for a fun, safe, inviting, and engaging Preschool for next year? Well the YMCA is the place for your kiddo! We offer classes for children ages 3-5, with both part-day and full-day options. Depending on the age & class they are enrolled in, locations at the YMCA, Bradie Shrum Elementary, and West Washington Elementary are available. Our teachers engage our students through social interaction, play, and hands-on learning to get your child Kindergarten ready. There will an open registration on April 14 at the YMCA from 5-7pm. For more information on classes & enrollment, contact the Y at 812-883-9622 or Robin@wcfymca.org
For current 6th-8th graders There will be an informational meeting about next spring's Washington D.C. trip on Friday, April 2 at 6:30 via Zoom. Anyone who can not attend, but would like information can contact Nathan Lewis at email@example.com. https://zoom.us/j/96738224591?pwd=YnoraCs2Zmw5ZmM1ZzgxSEJGVkFwQT09
Super's Podcast- March 2021 Topic: Back on Track Program http://bit.ly/3rQHYCe #WWeGrow COMMUNICATION #WWSC_BackOnTrack
WWSC is looking for full and part time bus drivers. This is a great financial opportunity for someone with a flexible schedule. -$70 per day with yearly pay increases (pay is evaluated and adjusted frequently by the school board) -7 paid holidays -FREE Dental and Vision Insurance -Can elect to participate in Health Insurance Coverage Other employment opportunities at school that can pair with this position. PLEASE SHARE and RECOMMEND to anyone you think would be great for the position.
West Washington Elementary Kindergarten Round-up will be March 15 and 16 from 12:00-7:00 by appointment only. You can call 812-755-4934 to schedule an appointment. Only one adult and the student will be allowed to attend Round-up. Masks will be required while you are in the building. Please fill out the information on the following link before attending Round-up. https://forms.gle/tVVv8m1zKyoHc9AH8
WWSC Change in Delay Announcement- After 2 hours of driving roads, the decision to delay has been reconsidered. WWSC will be closed and will have virtual instruction Friday 2/19/21. Too many roads south of Posey Chapel and around the 150 Corridor are still 2/3 or more covered and snow pack has become ice. Fog and temperature are not helping our cause.
WWSC Closure & Virtual Instruction Announcement- http://bit.ly/37mb2Jh (Audio Announcement) WWSC will be closed Thursday 2/18/21 and will have virtual instruction. Students, you know the drill. Do your school work.
WWSC Closure Announcement- WWSC will be closed Wednesday 2/17/21. The WC Hwy Department and our WW Maintenance staff have done an outstanding job clearing most roads and our school property. However, with some areas in tree lined hills and valleys the roads are still slick. That coupled with extremely low temperatures we can't take even the slightest risk of a stalled or stuck bus or vehicle. WWSC will NOT have a Virtual Day tomorrow. We still have one built in day on March 19th and we will use it to make up tomorrow's closure. Everyone could use the break from virtual instruction and those that need it can use it to get caught up on their work.
WWSC Announcement- WWSC families, staff and students need to be prepared for the following scenarios for Wednesday 2/17/21: Scenario #1: 2 hour delay- ALL students PreK-12 attend. We have been out for 7 straight school days. Therefore, ALL students will attend. EVEN WITH IT BEING A WEDNESDAY, ALL STUDENTS WILL ATTEND. Scenario #2: Cancellation- Although many roads are in very good shape, some side roads are still in poor condition. The Hwy Dept has done an excellent job and the sun is helping tremendously. However, the roads still need to be evaluated this evening after the sun has gone down and potentially again in the morning. If a definitive decision can be made tonight it will be communicated as soon as it is made. *I know this can be frustrating for some needing childcare and trying to make arrangements in advance. We are trying to do our very best to be in school while balancing the safety of travel for staff and students. Road conditions can vary greatly from 6 PM one evening until 6 AM the next morning.
WWSC will make a decision about the status of school opening or being closed in the morning. The linked document explains the process that WWSC Administration uses for making these decisions. http://bit.ly/2N9Xv0y
February's Superintendent Podcast on WWSR- http://bit.ly/2Opos0B Topic: Switching to WWSR #WWeGrow COMMUNICATION
WWSC Closure & Virtual Day Announcement- http://bit.ly/2MWUUaa (AUDIO) WWSC will be closed Thursday 2/11/21 and will have a virtual day. Students check your Google Classrooms by 10 AM for virtual instruction and assignments. #WWeGrow SAFETY
http://bit.ly/2YX3E2H (Audio Announcement) WWSC School Cancellation & Virtual Day Announcement- WWSC will be closed due to inclement weather Tuesday February 9th. Road conditions are not expected to improve prior to 10 AM. We will have a Virtual Day in place of the cancellation. Students please check your Google Classrooms for instructions, assignments and announcements of virtual meetings at 10 AM.
WWSC School Cancellation & Virtual Day Announcement- WWSC will be closed due to inclement weather Monday February 1st. Road conditions are not expected to improve prior to 10 AM. We will have a Virtual Day in place of the cancellation. Students please check your Google Classrooms for instructions, assignments and announcements of virtual meetings. We will operate our virtual schedule on the 2 hour delay schedule to give teachers time to prepare. Students should check their Google Classroom at 10 am.
WWSC will operate on a regular schedule Friday January 29th. Dress warm, take your time and arrive safe.
Nothing Compares, nothing compares....to school! Cancelling school has got me feeling like... Musical All Call Link http://bit.ly/39sw9vf
WWSC will operate on a 2hr delay tomorrow 1/28/21. Roads will be evaluated in the morning. If a cancellation is required it will be announced by 8 AM. http://bit.ly/3j4yv6N
Tuesday January 19th- Welcome back to school. No snow overnight, only rain and wet. Luckily, temps stayed just above freezing. Regular schedule today.
We are monitoring the weather for Tuesday morning. A decision on a delay or cancelation will be made and communicated before 6:00 am.
Reminder- Monday is a virtual day for all WWSC Students. All WWSC Students return to school on Tuesday 1/19/21.
WWSC will be ALL VIRTUAL for ALL GRADES on Thursday and Friday January 14th and 15th. We have a high number of staff out on quarantine due to contact tracing. The number and the roles they play in our school do not allow us to adequately provide for the physical and academic needs of the students. The return to school will be evaluated during the closure. We anticipate this being a short term closure. WHEN we return, we will return to normal physical instruction for ALL GRADES. Grades PreK-6th will return to a five day a week physical instruction schedule. Grades 7th-12th will return to a four day a week physical instruction schedule with Wednesday being a virtual day. GRADES 9-12 WILL NO LONGER BE ON A HYBRID SCHEDULE.
WW Students and Parents: 2020-2021 Yearbooks are now on sale! Visit jostensyearbooks.com to order. Yearbooks are $50 each, and a payment plan is available on the website. If you have any questions about ordering, contact Ms. Stahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google is back online. Students and Teachers should now be able to access drive and classroom.
Google is experiencing an outage. Students and teachers will not be able to access their Google Classroom or Drive until it is resolved. When it is back online a message will be sent out.
Texas Roadhouse cards have been delivered and can be picked up starting Monday, December 14 from 9:00 to 3:00.
Texas Roadhouse Gift Card money can be dropped off at the school tomorrow and Thursday, December 2 and 3, from 8:00 -3:00 in the elementary office.
Two local news programs came to practice this week to film some segments about the football team. Both will air Thursday 11/19/2020. The WDRB Segment will highlight Senior Bobby Stevens' return from injury. It will air at 5 PM and again on either the 10 PM or 11 PM broadcast. The WHAS Segment will highlight our return to Semi-State. It will air at 6:15 PM. #WWeGrow CHAMPIONS
Seniors & Parents, Mark your Calendars! We are hosting a Financial Aid & FAFSA Completion Night at West Washington on Thursday Nov 12th at 6pm in the high school cafeteria. A representative from INvestED will lead a 30 minute presentation on college financial aid. The rest of the time is available for one-on-one FAFSA help. The FAFSA is required for anyone who thinks they may want to attend college next year. This is also a required step for all 21st Century Scholars to remain eligible. Things to do before you arrive: - RSVP to Mrs. Nance (email@example.com) -Create a student and parent FAFSA ID (recommended). See attached flier for instructions. -Read the attached checklist. The most important items to bring with you are your 2019 tax returns and/or W-2 forms. -Bring your charged chromebook This is a FREE service, offered specifically for West Washington students. I hope to see you there! Please reach out with any questions. **All attendees are required to wear a mask while in the building and socially distance from each other.** Mrs. Nance (812) 755-1107
Super's Podcast- November Topic- Drama Club http://static.theflypod.com/episodes/west-washington-schools-3/
5th/6th Grade basketball tryouts have been rescheduled for Monday and Tuesday, November 9 and 10. It will be after school until 5:00.
We need your help! We’re conducting a survey to learn about our community’s home internet speed. We need as many people in our community to take the survey as possible. It only takes 10 minutes to complete! http://bit.ly/DCapSurvey
Sectional Tickets for Friday's game at North Daviess are available in the HS Office. There are a small number left. You will receive a voucher and present the voucher and pay upon entering, cost $6. Visitors bleachers will only sit 150 with social distancing, there will be additional space on the track. Bring a chair to properly social distance.
We need your input! We want to know about your home internet speed, computing devices, and how you use your digital devices. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. http://bit.ly/DCapSurvey Your responses will be used to shape a digital inclusion plan to improve infrastructure, internet speed, connectivity, access to devices, and digital literacy. By improving our community's "digital capital," we can advance economic development and quality of life in and the #IndianaUplands region.
WWSC will remain on the modified schedule for next week that was communicated earlier. Monday- Physical In Person School Day (PreK-12) Tuesday- Parent Teacher Conference by phone (No Academic Instruction) Wednesday- Physical In Person School Day (PreK-12) Thursday- Virtual Day (ALL Students Corporation Wide) Friday- Physical In Person School Day (PreK-12)
WWSC had a custodian test positive for Covid today. We were notified this evening. Although contact tracing does NOT impact any teaching staff, support staff or office staff, it has impacted a handful of our custodial staff. With last week being Fall Break, we had limited staff in the building and no students. We still have the ability to sanitize daily and nightly, but it is going to stretch our staff thin. I cannot express how thankful and proud I am of our custodial staff and the job they have done and will continue to do during these unprecedented times. We will still open on a normal schedule tomorrow. This is a reminder that we MUST continue to follow precautions. Wearing face coverings and washing hands frequently is an ABSOLUTE necessity. Covid has NOT gone away and although we are all tired of it, we CANNOT let our guard down. IF this affects any additional staff members, then we will evaluate and make adjustments as needed. Our custodial staff is ESSENTIAL to our Covid plan. Please keep the health and safety of our school, staff and students in your prayers.
During Friday's home football game against Salem we will honor Coach Bowsman's decision to be an organ donor. Representatives from the Indiana Donor Network will be present to promote organ donation. We ask those in attendance wear a little piece of green (color that represents organ donation), green bracelets will be handed out at the game by the Indiana Donor Network. Coach Bowsman was a beloved figure in both of our communities. His commitment and leadership will never be forgotten. He will live on through the thousands of people that he impacted personally, his gift of organ donation and his story. Tickets for the game will be handed to players on Monday and ticket vouchers will be available at Salem and West Washington on Tuesday. WWSC will still limit the number of tickets for the game and a voucher must be presented at the gate to pay for your admission. NO walk up tickets will be sold. #WWeGrow SENATOR PRIDE
There are still tickets at the gate for tonight's football game. Kickoff at 7:30 against Perry Central!
The FB team is doing a sweatshirt sale. It is easy to order. It will be made right in Salem at Linck's and delivered directly to you the week of October 12th - October 16th, just in time for the game against Salem. https://wwfootballfundraiser.itemorder.com/
GRADES 7-12 Homecoming dress up days for the remainder of the week are: Thursday-Hawaiian Friday- Red, white and blue
Senior Night 9-4-20 Anyone is allowed to attend Senior night to take pictures and honor seniors. At the conclusion of senior night everyone will be asked to leave the stadium and only those with vouchers will be able to pay and re-enter for the game. 5:30 parents and senior athletes line up (Cheer, Cross Country, Volleyball and Football in that order) 5:40 Senior NIght 6:00 EVERYONE leaves the stadium and those with vouchers can re-enter. 6:05 Gates open 7:00 Kick Off WW vs Mitchell
Alma is our student information system. Guardians can have an account to track students grades, attendance, and more. If you don’t already have an account you should have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. This email contains your username (firstname.lastname) and a link to set your password. If you did not receive this email, and it isn't in your spam folder, we likely do not have your email address on file. Please email Kelly Williams email@example.com today to get set up.
The US Census ends on September 30th. ONLY 68% of Indiana residents have completed the 2020 Census. Our school depends on $ generated from information collected on the 2020 Census. Complete yours today! https://www.census.gov/en.html
To assist Senator families with Wi-Fi needs the following locations are available for West Washington students. Your chromebooks will automatically connect. West Washington School Parking Lot Hardinsburg Ball Park Campbellsburg Community Building Livonia Fire Department Blue River Fire Department A limited number of Mi-Fi devices are available. Please contact the high school or elementary office to request. We will run out quickly, but do expect more to be available this week.
The links below are to set up a season pass for Livestream for home games. You will need to set up an account to purchase the pass. Football $50 https://vcloud.blueframetech.com/purchase/playlist/1907 Volleyball $50 https://vcloud.blueframetech.com/purchase/playlist/1908
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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
Free athletic physicals for grades 7-12 are scheduled for April 11th during the school day. A second date will be scheduled for students in grades 4-6. Forms are available in the HS Office and Elementary Office.