McGregor Named a School of Promise
McGregor Elementary School earned the state honored "School of Promise" award. There are 4,000 public and charter schools in Ohio, and only 141 schools will receive this honor. McGregor is one of only two districts in Lucas County to qualify for this honor. The School of Promise award program recognizes schools attaining solid student achievement in reading and math while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. This validates the hard work of our students and staff and our continued commitment to ensure that students receive the best education possible.
Dallas King's Skydiving Adventure
Dallas King, a Whitmer senior with cerebral palsy, documented his recent skydiving adventure in a PowerPoint presentation. Dallas made the jump, arranged through the Ability Center of Greater Toledo, with Skydive Tecumseh at the end of September. Dallas has a true zest for life and would like to make another jump. [ pictures ] [ video ] [ Meeting Mayor Bell ]
On October 16, 2013, the Board of Education adopted a new mission statement for Washington Local Schools:
At Washington Local Schools, we exist to provide excellent education and individual attention, as we unconditionally love all kids and families, fuel passion, define purpose, and lead all to infinite opportunities. [ pdf ]
The annual Candlelight Walk is a Washington Local tradition where students and parents pledge to live drug- and alcohol-free lives. Community members and businesses donated approximately $1,350 worth of merchandise to give as prizes to our students. Winning essays were written by: Alena Cantrill, Sage E. Churchill, Justice Dupuis, Kylie Gawrych, Rebekah Haase, Lindsey Johnson, Abbi Kline, Gabriel King, Daisy Lester, Ian Macknight, Jessi Oberski, Tyler Sakowski, Lia Sanford, Raegan Speiker, and Brandon Williamson. [ essays ] [ media coverage ]
Wissler Named Homecoming Queen
Whitmer senior, Bethany Wissler, was named the 2013 Homecoming Queen. She is a cheerleader for Whitmer's home games. Bethany is the first student with Down syndrome named as the homecoming queen. She was crowned by Sarah McRitchie, the 2012 Homecoming Queen. [ Toledo Blade article ] [ pictures ]
Teaming Up For School Safety
Local law enforcement agencies are working with Washington Local Schools in "Teaming Up For School Safety." A big thank you to Chiefs Diggs (Toledo Police Department), Kaiser (Washington Township Police Department), Sehl (Washington Local Schools), and Sheriff Tharp (Lucas County Sheriff's Department) for partnering with our schools in a team effort to keep kids safe. We are extremely blessed to have such strong relationships with these men and their departments.
Delayed Start Days for 2014
Upcoming scheduled delayed start days are: January 28; February 27; May 6. Students report to school two hours late on these dates.
Senior Citizen Athletic Passes
Washington Local School District residents who are 60 years old or older may obtain a free athletic pass that provides free entry to any home football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball or soccer game. Passes can be obtained at ticket booths at the game or in room 108 at Whitmer. Contact Carma Donati at 419-473-8433 for more information.
Links to the Latest Information:
Whitmer Softball's 2nd Annual
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 9 AM to Noon in the Whitmer Cafeteria
- Breakfast for $5 (Children under 8--$3)
- Pancakes, Sausage, and Milk
- Breakfast Begins @ 9 AM Santa Arrives @ 9:30
- Pictures with Santa will be available for $5
- Face Painting and Fun Activities Too!
New Student Registration
Registration for all new students is by appointment only at the Administration Building, 3505 W. Lincolnshire Blvd. Please call 419-473-8296 to schedule an appointment. [ more info ] [ forms ]