News and Announcements
Hello, this is Penny Rogers at Washington Center with your week’s review. We have had another great week, ending today with a memorable performance by Erika Powell Faerber, former Miss South Carolina and daughter of our own Keith Powell. She was great with our kids and had a very responsive audience --- lots of clapping and vocalizing. Thanks, Erika, we really do want to plan on your coming back next year. For more click here
Erika Powell Concert
Singer, actor, host and model Erika Grace Powell entertained the students and staff of Washington Center with a special concert. Familiar songs, clap-alongs and joyful dances made this presentation a thrilling and memorable event. Erika is the daughter of Washington Center teacher Keith Powell.
Bebo Core Words
As the end of the year approaches, it’s exciting to look back on our Washington Center Core Vocabulary program. Our mascot, Bebo, has had many adventures with students exploring important words such as “go”, “play” and “help”. For more click here
Our Spring Seagull Express is now out. To read it click here
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).