Blue Jay Bulletin - April 2021
A Bird's Eye View of News From Our District
No School for Students April 1-2, 5-6
There will be no school for students in the School District of Washington from Thursday, April 1, through Tuesday, April 6. Thursday, April 1, is a staff professional development and work day. Students return to school on Wednesday, April 7. A reminder that Friday, April 30, has been changed to an E-Learning Day.
Missouri Governor Visits Four Rivers Career Center
Seeking to learn more about the educational opportunities offered to students, Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited the Four Rivers Career Center on Thursday, March 11.

Some of Gov. Parson’s major initiatives align with what is happening at the Four Rivers Career Center, as far as preparing students to be career ready and workforce ready with innovative course work and technical education.
Clearview Elementary Students Team Up to Help Patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Two fourth-grade friends from Clearview Elementary are working together to make a difference. Coltyn Straatmann and Colton King, both students in fourth grade at Clearview, are teaming up for a “Colton Helping Coltyn” event to help kids in need.
WHS Seniors McKenna Jacquin, Max Grimes Selected Missouri Scholars 100
Washington High School seniors McKenna Jacquin and Max Grimes have been selected for the 2021 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2021. Students will be recognized at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia on Sunday, April 25..
Washington Middle School Outdoor Club Learns About Native Plants
Students in the Washington Middle School Outdoor Club recently worked on a project that involved learning about native plants as well as planting their own native seeds to grow under grow lights.
Engineering Students Give Robot Presentations to Elementary Challenge Students
Students in Philip King’s Project Lead The Way’s Principals of Engineering Class at Washington High School showed off their robot projects to Elementary Challenge students on Monday and Tuesday, March 8 and 9.

Lady Jays Place Third at State Wrestling Championships
Competing at the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence on Tuesday, March 9, Washington High School crowned three all-state medalists and captured third-place team honors.
Washington High School Scholar Bowl Wins Gateway Athletic Conference Title
Over Spring Break, Washington High School Scholar Bowl competed in two different events. On Saturday, March 13, the varsity team competed online in the Gateway Athletic Conference Tournament. There were seven teams in attendance, and played a round robin.
WHSAA Dinner Auction, 'Blue Jay Tailgating Party,' Takes Place April 17
The Washington High School Athletic Association will host its 28th Annual Dinner Auction, “Blue Jay Tailgating Party,” on Saturday, April 17, starting at 3 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1121 Columbus Lane in Washington.
WHS Cheer Tryouts for 2021-22 School Year Take Place April 13 and 14
Tryouts for the Washington High
School cheerleading team for the 2021-22 school year will take place April 13 and 14 from 3:45-5:30 p.m. in the Little Blue Jay Gymnasium at WHS.
Teaching Careers Students Enter Classrooms; Attend Educators Rising State Conference
Beginning on Tuesday, March 23, a total of 31 high school seniors entered classrooms to begin their field experience in the field of education. Cadets in the Four Rivers Career Center’s Teaching Careers program have been learning about the foundations of education for the entire school year, and even have designed and presented virtual lessons.
E-Learning Day on Friday, April 30, For School District of Washington
The School District of Washington has made Friday, April 30, an E-Learning Day for students. The purpose of the change to an E-Learning Day is due to the District’s vaccination clinic for staff to receive their second dose on that day.