Washington County Schools to Hold Ceremonies Honoring Veterans

(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – The Washington County School District will honor veterans for Veterans’ Day with celebrations this week at each school. Washington County Elementary School will host a celebration on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. North Washington Elementary School will host one on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Washington County Middle School will host a ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Finally, Washington…

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WCHS to Hold “College Application Week” November 14-18

(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – Washington County High School will be hosting representatives from several Kentucky colleges for its “College Application Week” November 14-18. The annual event, which is only in its second year, is for juniors and seniors and will be held in the WCHS library. During the sessions each day, students will have the opportunity to listen to a presentation from a college representative, participate in a Q&A session, and…

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WCMS Teacher and NWES Teacher Chosen for Prestigious Leadership Opportunity

(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – Washington County Middle School teacher Lisa Bartley and North Washington Elementary School teacher Bradley Abell were recently chosen to participate in prestigious leadership roles in an expansion of the Common Assignment System at the Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative. The Common Assignment System is an initiative that brings teachers and instructional leaders together to advance and implement exemplary units of study that personify the Kentucky Core Academic Standards…

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Advisory Council Created at WCHS to Encourage Student Participation

  From left to right: Jim Cecconi, John Mann, Rebecca Reynolds, Teresa Fenwick, Emily Cox, Kati Webb, Mackenzie Dean, Alex Cochran, Ashley Yates, Madison White, and Nick Riley. Members not pictured are Trevor Shumate and Lauren Carrico. (Photo by Hillary C. Wright-Kaufman)   (SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – Washington County High School recently formed an advisory council called the Commander Committee, organized and patterned after the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s Student…

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Cutoff Birth Date for Kindergarten Enrollment Moved to August 1st

(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – The birthday cutoff for entrance into kindergarten is being changed to August 1st, two months earlier than what the previous cutoff, October 1st as a result of House Bill 235. The state-wide adjustment will be effective beginning for the 2017-2018 school year and will require incoming kindergarten students to turn 5 on or before August 1st. However, parents who have children who don’t meet the birthday cutoff…

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Nickel Tax Funds Will be Used for Continued Renovation of the Old WCHS Building, NWES Updates, New Bus Garage, and Sports Facilities at the New WCHS

(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – If Washington County citizens vote for the nickel tax on Nov. 8 , the Washington County School District will proceed with using those funds for facilities, according to the district’s facilities plan. The tax, if imposed, which is the equivalent of $.05 per $100 of assessed value for real and personal property, may be matched by the state, thus reinforcing the district’s efforts to provide suitable educational…

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