Blue Jay Bulletin - May 2021
A Bird's Eye View of News From Our District
Last Day of School Friday, May 28
The last day of the 2020-21 school year is Friday, May 28. Both Thursday, May 27, and Friday, May 28, are modified days for students. Click here for dismissal times on modified days. Washington High School Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, at Scanlan Stadium at 7 p.m. There will be a staff work day (half day) on Tuesday, June 1.
Washington High School Activities Director Bill Deckelman Receives NIAAA State Award of Merit
Washington High School Activities Director Bill Deckelman was awarded the State Award of Merit during the MIAAA (Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) Spring Conference April 9-13 at Tan-Tar-A at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The State Award of Merit is selected and presented annually in each state. It is an award presented by the state (MIAAA) to an NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and meritorious service and achievement in the vocation of interscholastic administration.
WINGS BBQ Lunch Delivery, Picnic in the Park Scheduled for Friday, May 7
WINGS Educational Foundation will put on its annual BBQ lunch delivery and Picnic in the Park on Friday, May 7. Proceeds support innovative teachers with WINGS classroom grants.
South Point Elementary Staff Takes
Tour of New Building
Staff members from South Point Elementary got a first-hand look at their soon-to-be new workplace as they received a tour of the new building on Tuesday, April 13.

Construction work on the new South Point Elementary in the School District of Washington is progressing. The new elementary school, located at Highway 100 and St. John’s Road, will replace South Point Elementary.
Washington Middle School Outdoor Club Holds Invasives Removal Event
Washington Middle School’s Outdoor Club had its annual invasives removal event at Miller-Post Nature Reserve in Washington on Thursday afternoon, April 22.
WHS Principal Dr. Kelle McCallum Named Consummate Professional
Dr. Kelle McCallum, Washington High School Principal, has been named the winner of the Consummate Professional Award from the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) for the South Central Region.

Board of Education: Freitag, Blackburn Sworn Into Office;
Freitag Remains President
The School District of Washington’s Board of Education held a reorganization meeting Friday morning, April 16, at the Technology and Learning Center. Incumbents John Freitag and Kevin Blackburn were sworn into office after claiming the two open seats in the April 6 election.
Washington High School Scholar Bowl Team Wins District Championship
The Washington High School Scholar Bowl team hosted the MSHSAA Class 6 District 2 Tournament on Saturday, April 17. Joining Washington were Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, Marquette and Parkway South.

Washington captured the district championship by defeating Francis Howell Central in the finals, 460-21.
Washington High School Robotics Club Competes at State Competition
The Washington High School Robotics Club competed in the VEX State Robotics Competition on Saturday, March 27, at North County High School in Bonne Terre.
WHS Students Participate in Missouri Interscholastic Press Association Journalism Day Contest
Washington High School television, newspaper and yearbook students recently competed in the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association Journalism Day Conference and Contest, better known as MIPA J-Day. The virtual event took place on March 31.
Construction Forum Recognizes School District of Washington for BUILD Academy
Construction Forum St. Louis has recognized the School District of Washington and the Four Rivers Career Center for the development of BUILD Academy.
WHS Girls Basketball Coach Doug Light Named National High School Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year
Washington High School girls basketball coach Doug Light has been named the 2021 Ryan Shaw National High School Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in Missouri.
Teaching Careers Student Alyssa Warnecke Receives State Educators Rising Scholarship

Alyssa Warnecke, a senior at Washington High School and a student in the CAPS Teaching Careers program, is the first student at Four Rivers Career Center to win the State Educators Rising Scholarship. She was chosen as a model future teacher and outstanding student.
Jordan Scheer Children's Relay for Life Raises $11,000

Washington High School’s Jordan Scheer Memorial Children’s Relay for Life took place on Friday, April 23. This year’s 16th annual event was held virtually and put together once again by WHS student council and leadership students under the guidance of advisers Allison Graves and Samantha Loepker.