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Wa sh ington
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W a s h i n g t o n
PO Box 275
C o u n t y
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Fax 785.325.2771
Washington County Jr / Sr High School
Washington Elementary
Phil Wilson, Principal
Michael Stegman, Principal
PO Box 275
115 North D Street
Washington, KS 66968
(785) 325-2261 x 1 or
(888) 325-2503 x1
FAX (785) 325-2138
PO Box 275
114 North E Street
Washington, KS 66968
(785) 325-2261 x 2 or
(888) 325-2503 x2
FAX (785) 325-2801
Washington County Developmental
Center (Preschool)
Parents As Teachers (PAT)
PO Box 275
117 West College Street
Washington, KS 66968
(785) 325-2261 x 247
PO Box 275
101 West College Street
Washington, KS 66968
(785) 541-0182
Jenny Joonas, Parent Educator
Kansas School Safety Hotline: 1-877-626-8203
Kansas Bullying Prevention Hotline:
1-800-332-6378 or 1-800-children
Washington County School’s students
and staff made Red Ribbon Week 2014
a success!
Theme Days:
Monday-“Shade Out Drugs and Bullying”-wear sunglasses.
The theme was “Washington County Schools
teaming up to be…Drug and Bully Free! “.
The high school students watched a short informational video over bullying and/or drugs
each day and then had a discussion. The vidWednesday-“I am too bright for Drugs and Bullying”- eos featured were through “Kid President”
wear bright clothing.
and “Natural High”. There was also a door
Thursday-“I mustache you doughnot use drugs or bul- decorating contest. The students that particily”-wear a mustache and have a doughnut prepared pated did an amazing job. The champions
by the Nutrition and Wellness class.
were Mrs. Bruna’s 8th grade class.
Tuesday-“Sock it to Drugs and Bullying”-wear crazy
Friday-“Teaming up to be…Drug and Bully Free!”-wear
red and black.
Story continued on page 3 with pictures!
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Please continue to save box tops and send them to school with your student. Each
Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school. Box Tops reimbursements are used to purchase supplies, recess toys and other items for the elementary school.
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Friday was also “sticker shock day” – students shared a drug and bullying prevention sticker with an adult in the community. The Leadership Class also developed lessons to prevent bullying at each of the
grade levels and developed door banners to set the tone for the week.
The WCS PTO provided red ribbons and pencils for students and the
Nebraska Elks provided coloring books, rulers and stickers. The Elks
also provided Casey’s gift cards for a student drawing. Friday all students and staff joined on the football field to take a “team picture”
representing “Washington County Schools: Teaming up to be…Drug
and Bully Free!”
Thank you to Mrs. Zabokrtsky, the Team Leadership Class, the Nutrition and Wellness Class, NHS, PTO and the Nebraska Elks for making
this important week possible. Thank you to Mrs. Toole for taking the
group picture.
Winning Door Design—Mrs.
Bruna’s 8th Grade Class
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FCCLA Hosts Powder Puff Game to Benefit WS Co Food Pantry
The second annual Powder Puff game was held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Washington County
Football Complex. Seniors and freshman squared up against the sophomores and juniors in the
competitive, yet lighthearted game. The senior-freshman team scored early in the first quarter
and at half the score was 12-6 in favor of the senior-freshman squad coached by Andrew Tiemeyer. The junior-sophomore team, coached by Taybor Miller and Ryley Meyer, came back to score
a touchdown early in the second half. Then the battle was on with each team scoring again.
Both teams were content to end the game in a tie with each team scoring 18 points.
Players, coaches and referees included Jordanna Beikman, Erin Holtmeier, Courtney Graff, Mandi
Allerheiligen, Courtney Bekemeyer, Brenna Linenberger, Rachael Wood, Katy Rundle, Jessica Bryant, Makinna Bentz, Chey Helms, Brooke Tuma, Madison Stone, Jenna Habegger, Taybor Miller,
Andrew Tiemeyer, Ryan Stewart, Ryley Meyer, Jae Eaton, Jerrod Hoover, and Kyle Edgar.
Admission to the game was a donation to the Washington County
Food Pantry. The event raised
$30.00 and approximately 25
pounds of canned goods.
The Washington County Drama Dept. will be presenting 13 Reasons Not To Be in a Play and I Hate Shakespeare at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 14th and at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 16th in the
High School Auditorium. Adults $5.00 and Students $4.00.
Washington After Prom has another successful fundraiser!
The Washington After Prom Fundraising Committee netted $460 on their most recent fundraiser
October 10th. Auctioneer Mark Uhlik and his two assistants, Ed Durst and Larry Lovgren, auctioned a team autographed volleyball that sold for $100 to the high bidder of Dr. Phil Bentz, Animal Health Center; an autographed football which brought $300 from the high bidder of Mark
and Kim Cudney and an autographed cross country t-shirt that brought $60 from the high bidder
of Tony and Kelly McGatlin.
Thanks to those who donated their time and participated in the auction.
The next After Prom Meeting will be at 5:30 p.m.
February 18th at the Washington High School Library.
For more information, contact Co-Chairs Denise Powell (785-325-2284) or Caroline Scoville (785-8224591).
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Parents as Teacher Principles:
All parents want to be good parents!
Children are born to learn!
Children learn the most from people they
 Parents are the experts on their own children!
 Everyone deserve support in the parenting
This program is open to all families to who live in
USD 108 and USD 223. It is an early learning
program for parents with children birth to age 3
Helping your child with speech
and language:
Your toddler understands much
more than he/she can say. Talking to them in simple, easy to
understand sentences to help
them learn the names of things
and how to form sentences.
Location: 117 West College Washington
(Pre-School Room)
Wed, Nov 5th 9:30-10:30am “FALL CRAFT”
Fri, Nov 21 9:30-10:30am Presentation by
Washington Health Office “Immunization,
Vaccinate on time”
Fri, Dec 19th 9:30-10:30am ”School Readiness
Checklist of Skills for 3 year olds”
BINGO DAY Dec 29th
Morning Time: 10:00-11:00am
Afternoon Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Join your friends at Parents As Teachers BINGO
DAY. Our Bingo cards are family-friendly and
especially designed for young children to play
alongside their family. Fun will be had by
everyone! NO Prizes awarded for each bingo, but a
book will be given to each child at the end.
Important Dates in November:
November 7 – must be registered for the December 13th. ACT
November 11 – Veteran’s Day Program at 9:00am in the high school gym
for grades 7-12.
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FCCLA to Host a “Glowing” 5K
Washington County FCCLA is hosting a glowing 5K on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:00
p.m. Registration will be at Washington County High School at 7:00 p.m. The fee will be $30 for
each participant. (This includes glowing t-shirt, refreshments, and net proceeds will go to the
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.
Everyone is welcome
to join in!
Second Grade News—Mrs. Koss
THANKSGIVING will be here before we know it, and I’d like to offer up thanks for education.
Educationally in our classroom, we are involved in the following:
I’d like to offer thanks for kindness; it’s our current theme in Reading.
I’m thankful for natural resources like air, water, soil, and forests that provide us with what we
need to help keep us alive; it’s our current topic in Social Studies.
I’m so thankful to live in a rural area where we produce crops; that’s our next area of study in
I’d like to offer thanks for numbers; we use them in so many ways and are working to do more
and more with them each and every day.
I’m so thankful for students who are working hard in Reading, improving their Reading skills with
the Lexia program and the Accelerated Reading program.
In addition, I’m thankful for parents who care enough to spend the time needed to help their
child’s education experience to be a happy and successful one. Thank you so very much!!!
May your Thanksgiving be filled with much to be thankful for!
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Washington County's Cross Country and Volleyball Teams are going to STATE!
Saturday, October 25th our Cross Country Boys won first at Regionals and our Girls Team Won
Also on Saturday our Volleyball Team Won at Sub-State!!
Kansas State High School Athletics Association 2A Volleyball Info and Cross Country Info.
A link to Cross Country info from Coach Brax.
State Volleyball is in Emporia October 31 and November 1.
State Cross Country is in Wamego November 1.
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KSDS Visit
One day KSDS came to visit our classroom. There
were three dogs. One was named Angel, another named
Cabrane. We could not pet them when they had on a harness.
The gave us a cool packet with games in it. We al got to pet
the dogs before they left. It was really fun. One of the KSDS
people that came was Malorie’s Grandma!
By: Konner G, Connor C., Emma, Malorie and Joel
Ag Day
We rode the bus to the fair
grounds. A guy showed us a
forge and an anvil he used for
making horse shoes. We learned
about soil. Did you know that soil
with no roots in it will fall apart
more easily than soil with roots?
We learned about milking cows
and Aidan got to help. We had a
snack. There were lts of students
there. It was also cold and rainy!
By: Alyssa, Joy, Trenton & Aidan
Mustache Day
The Food Lady
Our food lady is Sonia Cooper with the Family Nutrition Program & River Valley Extension District.
She visited us once a wee for 4 weeks and taught us about food,
nutrition and how to read food labels so we can make healthy
choices. In this picture, Joel is pouring what he things is a serving of cereal.
By: Aiden, Joy, Trenton & Alyssa
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For Red Ribbon Day, we had to wear a mustache. We took a picture of the class with them on.
Who’s mustache do you think is the best?
Mrs. Goeckel came to our room to deliver some
things & had her picture with us. She is also Aidan’s
By: Konner G, Connor C, Emma, Malorie and Joel
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Guacamole Party!
We made guacamole in our classroom. We ate some
and it tasted good to some people and not so good to
others. This was an activity we get do through the
PEP Grant.
By: Leslie, Sarah, Payton and Abi
Shelby the Social Dog
Sometimes Shelby comes to Mrs. Rundle’s 4th grade classroom and listens
to us read. We pet her and Mrs. Rundle gives her a small treat. She is fluffy
and soft. She belongs to Mrs. Gano.
Konner, Connor, Emma, Malorie & Joel
Rainy Homecoming
It’s raining and we were marching downtown while the band
played. We sang our team song and shouted our cheers. We
had fun watching the cheerleaders and dance team. We did a
yelling contest with our school initials WCHS. The K-3
grades and the football players won!
By: Payton, Abi, Leslie and Sarah
The PTO group gave the entire elementary school T-shirts!
There were a lot of people with Tiger, Tiger, Tiger shirts on for
the Homecoming Parade!
By: Abi, Payton, Leslie and Sarah
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