Parents are reminded about a pair of worthy events taking place during the summer of 2016.
Click on the attached fliers below for more information on the Summer Food Program and the Back to School Fair.
Summer Food Program
The Fighting Hunger, Fueling Minds summer food program offers a free lunch every Tuesday, to any child, during the summer.
The Tuesday free lunch program begins June 7 and will continue through August 9.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Washington Public Library. Games and activities will be provided. Please join us for food and fun.
Back to School Fair
The Franklin County "Back to School Fair" takes place July 29-30. Families must pre-register their children by July 5.
The "Back to School Fair" is held at the First Christian Church, 150 Joel Ave., Union, MO.
The event offers free backpacks and school supplies for students grades K-12.
For questions, more details, or to register, see the attached flier and registration form or contact 636-583-5839.
The closing ceremony for the School District of Washington staff was held Monday morning, May 23, in the CJB Theater at Washington High School.
The ceremony marked the end of the 2015-16 school year and celebrated accomplishments, presented service awards, recognized and thanked retirees, announced staff scholarships, and announced WINGS/The Washington Missourian Educational Excellence Award.
Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer addressed the staff for both the opening and closing remarks.
Prior to the ceremony, the Board of Education and administration honored the retirees over breakfast.
WINGS Educational Excellence Award, sponsored by the Missourian and two anonymous Washington High School alumni, went to Washington West Elementary Instructional Coach Amy Gruber.
Receiving the Dr. Jane and Doug Reed Scholarship were Mary Kleekamp (Washington High School) and Melissa Kinney (South Point Elementary).
The top selling school of the WINGS discount cards was Campbellton Elementary.
Retiring staff members are Dr. Frank Wood, John Ragan, Connie Lutz, Troy Bunkley, Carol Wilka, Maria Brady-Smith, Tammy Watson, Chris Viviano, Amy Menard, Karla Bennett, Linda Wideman, Julia Brown, Sheila Bell, Becky Juergens, Jennifer Baker, Lori Peirick, Karen Parham, Gail Strubberg, Randy Kosark, Vicky Murphy, Jeanette Huth, Kevin Boyer and Janis Napier.
Honored for 30 years of service was Sheila Bell.
Honored for 25 years of service were Misty Thomas, Carol Rolwes, Jill Monzyk, Linda Hackmann and Durae Zweifel.
Honored for 20 years of service were Cheryl Spratt, Aurie Meyer, Sara Barnett, Kirk Grass and Derek Bailey.
Honored for 15 years of service were Theresa Jones, Bettina Hoeft, Rhonda Hoemann, Jose Gamez, Lisa Fortner, Mike Brusca, Amy Bruckerhoff, Amy Crow, Karla Bennett, Michelle Quaethem, Mary Ann Kassebaum, Paula Kopmann, Becky Herbst, Dan Heck, Karen Graham, Kelly Richard, Chris Redd, Brendan Mahon, Chester Livell, Mike Scheer, Zoe Callaway, Amy Dewert, Pattie Kreamalmeyer, Lisa Kreamalmeyer and Jeanette Marquart.
Honored for 10 years of service were Leslie Edwards, Liz Leach, Mary Dahl, Cathy Day, Jeanne Abbett, Cindy DeLargy, Whitney Kimminau, Kelly Stone, Rita Manzotti, Jennifer Kroeter, Angel Kuchem, Heidi Lenger, Diane Kottmann, Deborah Brueggen, Erin Simon, Amanda Hoerstkamp, Terri Peters, Diana Klepper, Julie Strubberg, Jennifer Volkerding, David Dennis, Wendy Wisdom, Mike Olszowka, Tim Branson, Kurt Althage, Gail Bonastia, Barbara Eckenfels, Nancy Huber, Christine Kelley, Paula Mueller, Zach Schneider and Krista Williams.
Completing the Teaching With Technology Program were Kerri Flynn, Elizabeth Hobbs, Keshan Moore, Emily Hardee, Penny Heisel, Kelly Worstell, Jessica Monroig, Nicole Kottmann, Colin Flynn, Ryan Brennan, Jill Griffin, Melissa Golder and Valarie Jankowski.
Photos from the closing ceremony for the School District of Washington staff are below.
Amy Gruber, Washington West Elementary, received the WINGS Educational Excellence Award, sponsored by the Washington Missourian and two anonymous Washington High School alumni. From left are Brad Mitchell (WINGS), Kim Hunt (Washington West Principal), Amy Gruber, Glenda Leslie (Washington West Assistant Principal) and Susan Miller Warden (Washington Missourian).
Receiving the Dr. Jane and Doug Reed Scholarship were Mary Kleekamp (Washington High School) and Melissa Kinney (South Point Elementary). From left are Kleekamp, Dr. Jane and Doug Reed and Kinney.
Front row, from left: Carol Wilka, Tammy Watson, Amy Menard, Karen Parham, Sheila Bell and Jennifer Baker.
Second row, from left: Linda Wideman, Julia Brown, Karla Bennett, Lori Peirick, Maria Brady-Smith and Becky Juergens.
Back row, from left: Kevin Boyer, John Ragan, Connie Lutz, Frank Wood, Gail Strubberg, Vicky Murphy, Chris Viviano and Troy Bunkley.
Not shown: Janis Napier, Jeanette Huth and Randy Kosark.
Dr. Frank Wood and Connie Lutz
Front row, from left: Linda Hackmann (25 years), Sheila Bell (30 years) and Jill Monzyk (25 years).
Back row, from left: Misty Thomas, Carol Rolwes and Durae Zweifel, all 25 years.
Front row, from left: Cheryl Spratt, Aurie Meyer and Sara Barnett.
Back row, from left: Kirk Grass and Derek Bailey.
Front row, left to right: Theresa Jones, Bettina Hoeft, Rhonda Hoemann, Jose Gamez, Lisa Fortner, Mike Brusca, Amy Bruckerhoff and Amy Crow.
Second row, from left: Karla Bennett, Michelle Quaethem, Mary Ann Kassebaum, Paula Kopmann, Becky Herbst, Dan Heck and Karen Graham.
Back row, from left: Kelly Richard, Chris Redd, Brendan Mahon, Chester Livell and Mike Scheer.
Not shown: Zoe Callaway, Amy Dewert, Pattie Kreamalmeyer, Lisa Kreamalmeyer and Jeanette Marquart.
Front row, left to right: Leslie Edwards, Liz Leach, Mary Dahl, Cathy Day, Jeanne Abbett, Cindy DeLargy and Whitney Kimminau.
Second row, from left: Kelly Stone, Rita Manzotti, Jennifer Kroeter, Angel Kuchem, Heidi Lenger, Diane Kottmann and Deborah Brueggen.
Third row, from left: Erin Simon, Amanda Hoerstkamp, Terri Peters, Diana Klepper, Julie Strubberg, Jennifer Volkerding and David Dennis.
Back row, from left: Wendy Wisdom, Mike Olszowka, Tim Branson and Kurt Althage.
Not shown: Gail Bonastia, Barbara Eckenfels, Nancy Huber, Christine Kelley, Paula Mueller, Zach Schneider and Krista Williams.
Front row, from left: Kerri Flynn, Elizabeth Hobbs, Keshan Moore and Emily Hardee.
Second row, from left: Penny Heisel, Kelly Worstell, Jessica Monroig and Nicole Kottmann.
Back row, from left: Colin Flynn, Ryan Brennan, Jill Griffin, Melissa Golder and Valarie Jankowski.
The Four Rivers Career Center’s Awards Ceremony took place on Monday, May 9, in the Blue Jay Gymnasium at Washington High School.
FRCC seniors in each program were recognized.
Welcome – Andy Robinson, Director
Pledge of Allegiance – Anna Krafft and Leah Krafft
Student Recognition, Scholarship Presentations and Closing Remarks - Andy Robinson, Director
Presentation of Certificates – Program Instructors
Each program had a student representative speak before receiving their certificates. Student speakers were:
Thomas Meyer – Automotive Technology
Ethan Stiers – Building Construction
Tyler Miller – Automotive Collision Repair
Nicole Mense – Graphic Communications
Drew Brown – Information Technology
Elijah Schertler – Welding
Brandi Huyser – Teaching Careers
Samantha Boehm– Early Childhood Careers
Kathrina Payne – Health Occupations Satellite
Danielle Feth – Health Occupations Washington
Dean Buchanan – Machine Tool
Scholarship winners were:
Ray and Mary Shipley Automotive Technology Scholarship:
Andrew Biggs, William Wagener, Thomas Meyer and Cole Friedmann
John and Joyce Carver Career and Technical Educational Scholarship:
Abby Meyers, Anna Sutherland and Kaity Murphy
Nick and Laura Rector Automotive Collision Repair Scholarship:
Photos from the FRCC Awards Ceremony are below.
Front row, left to right: Ray and Mary Shipley
Back row, left to right: Andrew Biggs, William Wagener, Thomas Meyer and Cole Friedmann
Left to right: Abby Meyers, Anna Sutherland, Kaity Murphy and John Carver
Left to right: Laura Rector, Kaleb Scheible and Nick Rector
The Elementary Challenge Project Lead the Way - Launch students, grades K – 6, along with their instructors, Michelle Bobo and Jana Monzyk, were invited to visit the Intro to Engineering - Project Lead the Way high school class taught by Shawn Wallace.
The Challenge students were introduced to the availability and extension of the design component of the software, Autodesk Inventor, being used in the engineering class.
The elementary students have been using the same 3D programming software in a scaled down version, to develop and create 3D models to build robots and gliders and solve real-world problems, in the PLTW Launch curriculum in the Elementary Challenge classroom.
The Challenge students also were able to examine and witness the inner-workings and use of 3D printers and laser engravers.
Photos from the elementary students visit to the high school are below.
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