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Announcements

Collards

Mr. Riley's class planted collard greens this past Fall and won 3rd place in the science fair for their experiment proving that plants need sunlight to grow. This week his class picked the harvest the final product, which will be cooked by and shared with other classes at Washington Center.

                   


Munchie Corner

Students have been working hard to keep the "Munchie Corner" fully stocked with snacks and drinks for our staff. Students work on counting, matching items to their picture symbols, money skills, and recycling. We would like to thank all that have participated in our new project this year!

 


2023-2024 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Shelly Jeffers for being chosen to become Washington Center 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year!


Flu & COVID Testing

Starting Monday, November 28, there will be free, drive-through testing for both Flu and Covid-19 provided at three locations. GCS students, employees, and their household contacts can get tested. Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour. An important change from last year: parents and employees are responsible for reporting any positive results directly to the school or their supervisor. DHEC has again contracted Mako Medical to administer the testing, and the three sites are the same as last year: Fountain Inn High School, MT Anderson Support Center, and Northside Park. To find out more information click here

 

There are some notable changes from the process last year:


WC's Spirit Rock

We now have a Spirit Rock! You can rent the rock for the low price of $10 (3:00 pm-3:00 pm) a day. It's a great way to show your school spirit or wish your student a "Happy Birthday!" 


Reservations are required. Dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve multiple days in a row. No business advertising, please. You can pay for the rock using PayPal or by sending in cash or a check. If using cash or check please attach a note including the student's name and the date you reserved the rock. Please make checks payable to WC PTA. The PTA's PayPal information is wcptagreenville@gmail.com


We do have the names of two people you can hire to paint the rock for you. They are Creative Milestones by Kendall and Bushel Creations. You can reach out to both companies via Facebook for pricing and booking information.


Click here to go to the WC Spirit Rock Sign-Up Genius

 


Business Partnerships

The Washington Center PTA invites you to partner with us as we support the most unique learning environment in Greenville County. Washington Center is a Greenville County public school serving students from ages 3-21. As a self-contained special education school, our students enjoy small class sizes, as well as a wide array of resources and supports. From our adapted Art, Library, Physical Education, Music, Daily Living, and Environmental Exploration classes; to our in-house Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Vision services; there really is no place else quite like it. In addition to the administrative team, the staff consists of teachers, paraeducators, therapists, and a full-time nursing staff of six to best meet the needs of all our students. The playground is always popular and the ADA-compliant Nature Trail is the first of its kind in the state. 
 
The Washington Center PTA supports our students throughout the year with events including Boo in the School, Family Night, a Valentine's Dance, and Graduation. The PTA's Lunch and Learn events offer families valuable information from individuals and organizations in the community, and teachers are treated to staff lunches, community outings for their classrooms, and professional development trainings. 
 
Our S. Pleasantburg facing fencing offers an invaluable advertising location for your company's signage. There are several options for support. Click here to see our partnership levels
 
The Washington Center PTA thanks you for your generous support of our incredible school. 

 


Children's Online Privacy Protection Act – COPPA, Protecting Student Privacy - Know Your Rights

Each school year. Greenville County Schools are required to notify parents and eligible students (18 years and older) of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Pupils Protection of Rights Act (PPRA), and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Please view the following links to learn your rights.

Click here to view the FERPA and PPRA information page

Click here to view the COPPA information page


About Us

Washington Center is a separate school facility for students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities.  Students are served on a specifically designed campus where there are 18 classrooms.  Additional space includes cafeteria, student kitchen, greenhouse, gym, media center, therapy rooms, multisensory suite, adapted playground, nature trail, nurse’s station, and administrative offices.  All students are served by classroom teachers as well as by instructors in the areas of Art, Music, Physical Education, Daily Living, Library, and Environmental Science.  The staff also includes para-professionals, nurses, and therapists (occupational, physical, and speech).