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Eighth Grade Immunization Required for 2016-17

There are new immunization requirements that have been put in place for incoming 8th graders for the 2016-17 school year. Click here for more details.

Important Dates

August 17, 24 & 31


Early Release Days

dismiss @ 2:20 pm


September 5
No School

WMS News


The School District of Washington held an opening ceremony for all staff members Friday, Aug. 12, at the C.J. Burger Theater at Washington High School.

Students returned to the classroom for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The theme of the opening ceremony was, “Together We Rise,” emphasizing the ability of taking risks.
Following the theme, some staff members showed off their talents with various singing, dancing and musical performances during the ceremony. See the photos below.

Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer gave her annual back to school message to the staff. The district employs over 700 teachers and staff members.

A WINGS staff appreciation picnic was held following the program at the city park.

Additionally, Chris Arnold, instruction support paraprofessional at Washington Middle School, was named the WINGS 2016 Support Staff Person of the Year. See the photo below.

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Chris Arnold, middle, was named the WINGS 2016 Support Staff Person of the Year. Front row, from left, are Janie Chalem (WINGS), Arnold and Carol Zanin (WINGS). Back row, from left, are  Laura Bruckerhoff (Washington Middle School Associate Principal) and Lori Strubberg (WINGS).

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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School District of Washington Faculty/Staff Choir

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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Swing dancing by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Judy Straatmann and Four Rivers Career Center Automotive Technology instructor Dan Brinkmann.

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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Orchestra instructor Meghan Brueggemann plays the violin

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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School District of Washington Synchronized Swimming Team

(Washington Missourian Photo).

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School District of Washington Synchronized Swimming Team

(Washington Missourian Photo).


The Washington VFW Ladies Auxiliary donated a 5x8 American flag to Washington Middle School, which will be displayed in the gymnasium.

The old flag in the WMS gymnasium was taken by members of the Washington VFW.

See the photo below of the new American flag, which will be displayed in the WMS gymnasium.

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Showcasing Washington Middle School's new flag, from left, are eighth-grade students Elaina Pritchett, Brayden Mayer and Zane Johnson.


Kicking off the 2016-17 school year, students swarmed to their respective buildings for the opening day on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Staff and faculty greeted the students and parents and helped them to their classrooms to get the day started.

Click on the attached link below for the 2016-17 academic calendar.

Photos below are from the first day at Washington Middle School, Washington West Elementary School, South Point Elementary School, Marthasville Elementary School and Augusta Elementary School.

Photos of students from the other buildings will be posted in the coming days.

Washington Middle School

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Washington West Elementary

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Marthasville Elementary

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Augusta Elementary

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South Point Elementary

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Early Release Days (dismiss at 2:20 pm): August 17, 24 & 31.


Students who completed the summer book challenge need to turn in their logs by Friday, September 2nd.


Attention 8th graders: if you were in student council last year and are interested in joining again, please attend a meeting for returning members on Thursday, August 25th, before school in Room 106. 


Students, want to be involved in planning fun activities for our school and making our community a better place? Pick up a StuCo application outside the main office! 


If you are interested in cross country, please talk to Mrs. Eggert in Room 234.


*Girls basketball tryouts are as follows in the WMS Gym:

8th Grade:

August 18-19:  4:00 pm-6:00 pm

August 20:  10:00 am-noon


7th Grade:

August 22-23:  4:00 pm-6:00 pm

August 24:  3:30 pm-5:30 pm

August 25:  6:30 am-8:00 am


Sports Physicals Required only for those participating in sports: Students will not be allowed to try out unless they have a complete, current sports physical on the MSHSAA form on file with the high school athletic office (636-231-2180) OR bring a copy to tryouts to turn in to the coach. It is recommended that you always keep a copy of the physical at home. A valid sports physical is dated after February 1, 2016 and is good for the entire school year.


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Today @ WMS

Today: 8/23/16
4:00 PM 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts

WMS 2016-17 Student Handbook

The Washington Middle School student handbook for the 2016-17 school year is available. The front page must be signed and returned to the office. Click here to view the handbook.

Service Fee Waived On Web Store

The School District of Washington has waived the $2 service fee on all transactions on the RevTrak Webstore. Click here to view the Web Store.


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