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2.6.23 The Washington Weekly


Principal’s Message


Greetings Washington Families,


Washington GT Magnet has been recognized as a Top School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America! This should come as no surprise. Washington is an excellent school with truly outstanding staff members. When you add the students into the mix - you get awesomeness!! 


Amy Wilkinson, the Magnet Coordinator, was also recognized by WCPSS Human Resources with an Employee Excellence Award. 


All I can say is Washington ES rocks and I’m glad I had an opportunity to see the hard work done every day by all. 


Be on the lookout for information about Arts and Letters Night at the end of February.


Let’s make it a great week at 1000 Fayetteville Street! 




Doug Hooper, Interim Principal

Joyce Ratley, Assistant Principal


School Updates


Washington has been named one of the top 2023 Magnet Schools of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. The school will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award during an awards ceremony held during Magnet Schools of America’s 40th National Conference in April 2023.


To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.


We are so proud of this recognition! 🎉

Wizard PTA Updates


Do your kids love the Performing Arts? Love to read or recite poetry? Perform stand-up comedy, sing, dance, or play an instrument? Or are they more into Visual Arts? Have them showcase a painting, sculpture, or drawing based on the "Kindness" theme!!  All kids are welcome to participate in WES Arts and Letters Night!


Arts and Letters Night will be held on February 23, from 6:00- 7:30.  We are so excited to be able to host this special event showcasing WES students and their gifts and talents! In honor of the Holi festival in early March, we are incorporating the themes of colors and kindness.  The Holi festival celebrates kindness to all people and that is what we do at Washington!


What to Expect that Day: Talent Showcase by Students *Arts and Crafts Stations *Pizza available for sale(cash only)


We encourage all kids to sign up for the G&T Show Case: Sign up HERE



Important School & District Information


Covid-19 Guidance

Click the link above for information about when to stay home and when to return!


Upcoming School Events & Volunteer Opportunities


February 6: Report Cards sent home

February 6-10: School Counselor Week

Feb 13-17: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Feb 14: PTA Snack Bar for Teachers

Feb 20: Holiday- No School

Feb 22: Elective Interims go home

Feb 23: Arts & Letters Night



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