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Clothes Donation for Marthasville Elementary

Do you have pants or sweat pants, kids sizes 5-12, that you would like to get rid of?  Please consider donating them to the school. We are in need of extra clothes for accidents, spills and tears.  Any clothes we receive beyond what we can use will be donated to Goodwill. All donations are greatly appreciated!


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Marthasville News


(Warren County Record Story)

Students at Marthasville Elementary School are taking on a challenge to help send two veterans on an upcoming Honor Flight.

Honor Flight is a nonprofit program designed to send as many veterans as possible to Washington, D.C., free of charge, to visit national war memorials honoring their service during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Veterans are offered the trips and tours which are paid for through donations.

Marthasville Elementary Counselor Cindy Speer explained the opportunity students have to help veterans participate in Honor Flight during the recent Veterans Day assembly.

Speer said the original goal is to raise $500, but she would like to shoot for $1,000. As part of the students’ Positive Behavior Support program, they will be able to choose Honor Flight instead of a behavior reward.

When a student shows good behavior, Speer said they earn tickets that can be spent at the school store. She said the tickets are worth about 10 cents each. She is encouraging the 200 students at Marthasville Elementary to donate 25 tickets each in lieu of purchasing something for themselves.

The community also is encouraged to donate to the program.

Click the link below to read the full story by the Warren County Record.


Filing for the Washington Board of Education will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The filing period will close Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at 5 p.m.

There will be three open seats. Board members Scott Byrne, Susan Thatcher and Rebecca Voelkerding terms will all be up.

Byrne has been on the board since 2008. Thatcher and Voelkerding were both elected in 2014.

Board members are elected to three-year terms.

Candidates should register in Julie Bell’s office on the second floor of the Washington School District administration building at 220 Locust St. in Washington.

Regular filing hours following the opening day will be on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The district will be closed for winter break from the close of business Thursday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Dec. 30. Offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2.

Board member qualifications include:

All candidates must be at least 24 years of age, a U.S. citizen and a resident taxpayer of the district, and have resided in Missouri for one year preceding their election.

Candidates cannot be delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes or real property taxes on stated residence.

They also cannot be a registered sex offender, or found guilty or pled guilty to a felony under Missouri law.

Additionally, candidates cannot be convicted or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under federal law.

Candidates must file all required campaign disclosure reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission, when applicable, for all previous elections in which they were candidates.

About the Board

The seven-member board of education serves as the governing body for the school district.

The school board sets district policies, selects the superintendent of schools, adopts the annual budget and determines the tax rate.

No election for the school board was held this past April since only the two incumbents filed for the two open seats.

The school board always holds a reorganization meeting in April following the election. New school board members are sworn in at that time for their new three-year terms.


The Community Festival of Trees kicked off the first weekend in December.

Approximately 80 trees are decorated by various organizations and displayed at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington. Schools, churches, businesses and community groups in the area have trees represented.

A donation of one non-perishable food item under the tree is one vote for that organization’s tree. 

Food can be dropped off any time until Dec. 23 by placing it under the tree or trees you wish to support.

The times to drop off food items are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or during the weekend when the public is invited to view the trees. The weekend hours to see the Festival of Trees are Saturdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Groups may visit during the week by calling ahead and making an appointment at 636-239-6176.

The Festival of Trees will be open for the public to view every weekend in December through Christmas.

Each food item will help feed a community member and will count as a vote. All food collected will be distributed between three local food pantries.

Representing the School District of Washington in the Festival of Trees are WINGS Educational Foundation, Washington High School, Washington High School Cheerleaders, Washington Middle School Student Council, Marthasville Elementary, Washington West Elementary third graders, South Point Elementary first-and second-graders, and Four Rivers Career Center.

Washington High School has been the winner for five consecutive years.

Concert events are;

December 4 at 3 p.m. – Civic Chorus Concert

December 11 at 7 p.m. – Festival Concert Featuring Bells and Church Choirs

December 18 from 2-6 p.m. – Student Musical Recitals.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ is located at the corner of Fifth and Market Streets in Washington. The address is 20 East 5th Street, Washington, MO 63090.

Come see the Festival of Trees and support local food pantries.

See the photos below of the School District of Washington’s trees with the name of the school below the photo.

Click on the attached link below for more information on the Community Festival of Trees.

WINGS Educational Foundation

Marthasville Elementary

South Point Elementary First and Second Grades

Washington West Elementary Third Grade

Washington Middle School Student Council

Washington High School

Washington High School Cheerleaders

Four Rivers Career Center


On the Spot SDOW will highlight, at random, three employees a month from the School District of Washington from Certified Staff, Support Staff and Administration/Counseling. The purpose is to recognize and acknowledge the outstanding professionals we have in our District who are leading the way for our students.

The November 2016 On the Spot SDOW recipients are Kaycie Brueggemann, Katie Sandoval and Emmett Berry.

Brueggemann is a third-grade teacher at South Point Elementary School. Sandoval is a school counselor at Washington High School. Berry is a PC technician for the district, working out of the Technology and Learning Center.

See the profiles of each On the Spot SDOW recipient below.


Kaycie Brueggemann

Kaycie Brueggemann, a 2007 Washington High School graduate, is a third-grade teacher at South Point Elementary. This is her fifth year in education and third year at the St. School District of Washington. She was a sixth-grade teacher at South Point Elementary the previous two years. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri.


* Describe yourself as a person and a teacher?

"I’m a person who takes pride in what I do. As a teacher, I’d like to think I provide a good environment and a fun, safe place for our students to be. I like to be encouraging."

* Best part about your job?

"The really funny things that third-graders come up with. The songs they start singing when you just say a couple of words in a row. The really hilarious comments that you get back when you ask a question sometimes."


* What would you like other staff members and parents in the district to know about working at South Point Elementary?

"There’s a lot of really awesome people who work in this building. The thing that makes me want to come to work every day is my co-workers."


* Hobbies

"I love to read. I’m in a book club with some of my friends. I enjoy watching Mizzou football. Go Tigers!"


* Favorite movie

"Remember the Titans."


* If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

"Morgan Freeman. He’d be really cool to hang out with and he could narrate our dinner."


* If you found a $100 bill on a public street, what would you do with it?

"I’d try to turn it in to someone. Of course, if I didn’t find the owner, I’d treat myself to a nice dinner."


* At what store would you like to max out your credit card?

"Crate & Barrel or Office Max. I love school supplies."


* What’s the No. 1 thing to do on your bucket list?

"To travel to Europe for two weeks. Never been. Is that the prize I get for being picked for this?"

Kaycie Brueggemann with her third-grade class at South Point Elementary.


Emmett Berry

Emmett Berry, a 2010 graduate of Washington High School, is a PC Technician with the School District of Washington, working from the Technology and Learning Center. This is his fourth year with the District after attending Vatterott College.


* Explain your job duties

"My main duty is supporting staff and students in whatever technology needs they have."


* Describe yourself as a person

"Fun-loving, easy-going. I’m all about keeping things positive and happy."

* Best part about your job?

"That’s easy. Being with the people I work with. I like getting out and talking to the staff at all of the buildings. The more interaction I get, the better."


* Describe what it’s like to work at the Technology and Learning Center

"It’s not all serious here. We joke around and laugh a lot. I think people get the idea that we’re just all business. Anyone who spends time over here knows that we’re just a bunch of goofballs. If we didn’t have that, we wouldn’t make it through the day. We’re a pretty tight crew."


* Hobbies

"Kayaking, playing golf, hiking, playing ultimate Frisbee."


* Favorite movie

"I’ve never had a favorite movie. I don’t pick favorites. Not The Notebook, that’s for sure."


* If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

"Chris Farley. It would be hilarious."


* If you found a $100 bill on a public street, what would you do with it?

"I’d be the good guy, unfortunately, and reluctantly take it to the police."


* At what store would you like to max out your credit card?

"Target. They have everything."


* What’s the No. 1 thing to do on your bucket list?

"Kayaking through the Grand Canyon area."

Emmett Berry


Katie Sandoval

Katie Sandoval, a graduate of Union High School, is a school counselor at Washington High School. This is her 14th year in education and 13th year at the School District of Washington. She spent her first year in education teaching Spanish at John F. Kennedy High School before coming to WHS. She spent her first two years at WHS teaching Spanish before becoming a counselor.


* Explain your job duties

"I work with students for career and college planning. I work with students who possibly are having mental health concerns or need support for emotional reasons. I collaborate with my peers; teachers, administrators and other counselors."


* Describe yourself as a person

"I like to see life through rose-colored glasses. I believe the best in human beings. I’m definitely a passionate person. I’m fun-loving, passionate, enjoy working with other people and enjoy hearing and learning other people’s perspectives."

* Best part about your job?

"There’s a lot of things I like about my job. I really like working with kids. I really enjoy supporting them through developing leadership, planning for college and career, mental health, those types of things. And I enjoy my peers. We have such a fantastic office. It’s a lot of fun."


* What would you like other staff members and parents in the district to know about working at Washington High School?

"We genuinely care about kids. We want to do our best to support them. We want to support the whole student, not just build the academic component, but build leadership and service skills. We also want to look at what’s going on with our students in the community and how we can support them if there is a circumstance where a student needs support."


* Hobbies

"Anything outdoors; biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing. I also enjoy photography."


* Favorite movie

"There’s so many to choose from. It depends on my mood."


* If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

"My great-grandmother Chaya. She was a migrant worker who went back-and-forth from Mexico. She reportedly rode with Pancho Villa and wore the bandoleros. I would love to talk to her about her experience."


* If you found a $100 bill on a public street, what would you do with it?

"I would look around to see if anybody was looking for something and try to give it back. And then I would go into the closest building to see if anyone had lost it. If nobody claimed it, I would love to keep it."


* At what store would you like to max out your credit card?

"I hate shopping."


* What’s the No. 1 thing to do on your bucket list?

"To go to Mexico, deep into Mexico."

Katie Sandoval


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Staff Spotlight: On The Spot SDOW

On the Spot SDOW will highlight, at random, three employees a month from the School District of Washington from Certified Staff, Support Staff and Administration/Counseling. Click here for the November edition.

Nurses Newsletter, Screening Cycles, Medication Guidelines

The School District of Washington's Nurses Newsletter, along with screening cycles and medication guidelines are available. Click the links below.


Newsletter, Screening Cycles


Medication Guidelines

Elementary Student Handbook 2016-17

The elementary parent/student handbook for the 2016-17 school year is available. The front page must be signed and returned to the office before the start of the school year. Click here to view the handbook.