Be YOUnique! PDF Print E-mail

 

On Saturday April 10th, 62 students from WJHS attended the 3rd annual Operation Snowflake. Snowflake is a prevention program aimed at promoting good decision making, increasing self-esteem, and educating  students about many topics relevant to their lives.  Students were joined by approximately 30 youth and adult volunteers.  Large group speakers were Tim Dwight, Dale Torpey, and Matt Bellace.  Matt is a national youth motivator and comedian.  It was a great day full of fun, fuzzies, and friends.

 
Upcoming Presentation on the Dangers of Bullying PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday, April 29 (9:35 am), all Junior High students will be attending a special presentation on bullying in the gymnasium at Washington Junior High.  Parents are invited to attend as well.  WJH and QSP, Inc. will host Mark Brown (nationally acclaimed youth speaker) to present “Words Count.  The program talks about schoolyard bullying, cyber-bullying and the importance of tolerance and respect.   Brown encourages students to take a look at roles (bully/victim/bystander) and promotes them to build respect in their school and community.

Brown’s Emmy-nominated presentation “Words Count,” is part of a national outreach program against bullying, sponsored by QSP, Inc., the educational fundraising arm of Time, Inc.  QSP has raised close to $3 billion for school and youth groups in the United States and Canada since it was founded in 1964.  The company supports numerous educational activities that go beyond fundraising- like this speaker program featuring Mark Brown.


 

"This gentleman should be cloned and sent to every school in the United States. Who knows what he may have actually changed for the future of Fulton. In the words of several kids, that was the 'BEST assembly' they've ever had."
A parent Newport Beach, CA

"You have changed my life forever. Thank you for planting the seed at our school. I hope it grows. Mr. Brown, I will never forget you."
A student Glenbrook Middle School, Longmeadow, MA

 
Washington JH Band - Solo/Ensemble Day PDF Print E-mail

Washington JH Students performed 13 ensembles and 3 solos for a room full of students, parents and judge Bernie Allgood on April 6th during 5th Block. Mr. Allgood is a retired band director who spent a majority of his teaching career in the Albia School district. The students performing earned five I+ ratings, four I ratings, one I- rating, one II+ rating and four II ratings. The groups are listed below with the ratings listed beside them. The scale for ratings is I+, I, I-, II+, II, II-, III+, III, III-  with I+ being the top rating.

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WJHS Builder's Club Cleanup Project PDF Print E-mail

The WJHS Builder’s Club recently completed their cleanup project at Washington Junior High. Members, sponsorship by the Kiwanis Amer’s, raked leaves, picked up sticks,  pulled weeds, and picked up trash on school grounds. Twelve loads were taken away from the site. A special thank you to BC members and Kiwanis Amer’s who helped with this event.

 
Volunteers Needed: Orange & Black Day PDF Print E-mail

Volunteers are needed for Washington Junior High's Annual Orange and Black Day on  Monday May 3 from 9:00am-1:00pm. If you can volunteer you time, please contact Mr. Mayer or Mrs. Hoffman- Svenby at 653-5414.  We are also still looking for job sites for this day.  If your business would like to participate or you would like more details, contact Mr. Mayer or Mrs. Hoffman- Svenby.

 
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