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WDES students on the road and on air

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

The talented and gifted students from Washington District Elementary School followed up on their studies of writing and history by traveling to Fredericksburg for a trolley tour of historic downtown Fredericksburg. Later in the day, they toured the Free Lance Star and radio station WFLS. While on tour, the students learned many interesting facts about the many battles that were fought in and around Fredericksburg. One of the highlights of

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  • Literacy serenaded at Luau

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Above, Butch Ramsey, David Smith, Ricky Wilkins, and Daniel Wallace were the musicians for the literacy luau at Washington District Elementary School. Below, Mr. Berkley signaled the way to literacy fun.

    Visitors to Washington District Elementary School were not just in store for a PTO meeting and a performance by the cute little first graders. Instead, when they walked into the building they were greeted with Hawaiian leis and were serenaded by master musicians. In addition, Mr. Pineapple was on board to welcome them to a very fun night of literacy. A literacy luau was what was in store for those

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  • Take One, Colonial Beach Elementary School live on video

    Posted on March 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Colonial Beach Elementary students in a classroom at Oak Grove Baptist Church

    As teachers got their new classrooms in Oak Grove Baptist Church ready, Colonial Beach Elementary School teachers, Amanda Hawranko and Libby Hudgins got the idea to video this fresh start in the making. They went from classroom to classroom asking teachers how they were feeling and capturing on video just how positive everyone was under the circumstances. After putting together the video, they sent it out to celebrity philanthropists who

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  • Mice and Motorcycles roar through WDES

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Some of the students display their projects they created with their families.  Caleb Cave, Lily Sanborn, Juliana Stambler, and Chrissie Edmonds show off their projects.

    Imagine an entire school reading the same book at the same time. While this feat might sound impossible, Westmoreland County schools are making the impossible possible. For about seven years, Cople Elementary has implanted the All School Read program with great success. After hearing how successful the program has been at Cople, Washington District Elementary decided to give it a try. Washington District Reading Specialist Beth Scherm said, “We felt

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  • Math Night at WDES, Wild for Problem Solving

    Posted on February 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Math Night at Washington District Elementary School was enjoyed by parents, students, and teachers. Math stations were set up around the cafeteria for attendees to experience hands on Math activities. At left, students and fourth grade teachers Dougherty and Matz create 3D shapes while Math Coach Jason Scherm looks on.

    Wild for Problem Solving was the theme for Math Night at Washington District Elementary School. Spearheaded by Math Coach Jason Scherm, students and adults were treated to math games, activities, and problem solving situations. They were able to speak with individuals who have exciting jobs in math related careers. Participants also viewed cool math websites and apps that they can access on their phones or on home computers. Scherm noted

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  • Y.E.S. – They did: answering a need at Washington & Lee

    Posted on October 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    A local group of young people has recently stepped up to address the gap between middle school and post-secondary education. Formed and created by former Washington & Lee High School graduates and some like-minded friends, the Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Services) of Westmoreland County, is trying to close the bridge between students and educational opportunities. Founded in 2013 by Edward Reed, the non-profit organization was designed to cater to those students

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  • Two schools warned about poor scores

    Posted on September 18, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Only half the schools that make up the Westmoreland County School Division are fully accredited with the state, according to school officials. Two schools missed full accreditation because of poor scores in mathematics. Washington District Elementary and Montross Middle Schools met state accreditation qualifications, while Washington & Lee High and Cople Elementary were accredited with a warning in math. A school receives a warning when their achievement levels do not

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