News and Announcements
Employee of the Week
Congratulations to Ms. Abby Durbin, our Employee of the Week for September 26-October 2! Ms. Abby is a paraprofessional in Ms. Ryana Smith's calss here at Washington Center. Way to go Ms. Abby! See More
Students in Mary Grace Orr's class at Washington Center have been busy learning about the letters of the alphabet. A letter of the alphabet is targeted each week with a related word and book of the day. Recently, students studied the letter E. See More
Students in Samantha Stansell’s class at Washington Center have been busy learning about Science. On Tuesday afternoons, students participate in Science Experiments and document their investigation in their science journals. During the first month of school, students learned about solids, liquids and gases with fun experiments like “Balloon Poke”. During “Balloon Poke”, students hypothesized about which balloon was a solid, liquid or gas. See More
The Great Barrier Reef
In honor of Washington Center’s theme for the year—It’s A Colorful World—Ms. Emily Benton’s class at Washington Center participated in a group lesson with Ms. Rebecca Williams’ class about the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The students listened to a story from the Unique curriculum about the Reef and the colorful wildlife that inhabit its waters. See More
Washington Center is a separate school facility for students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities. Students are served on two specifically designed campuses. The younger children occupy a wing of Hollis Academy, renovated in 2011, with a capacity for 6 fully equipped classrooms. Older students attend the Betty Spencer Drive location, built in 2005, where there are 18 classrooms, as well as kitchens, greenhouse, gym, and media center. Additionally, at both locations there are therapy rooms, nurses' stations, administrative offices, multisensory suites and adapted playgrounds.
All students are served by classroom teachers as well as by instructors in the areas of Art, Music, PE, Daily Living, and Environmental Science. The staff also includes para-professionals, nurses, and therapists (occupational, physical, and speech).