News and Announcements
Valentine's Day Celebration
If you were unable to make it to our Valentine's Day Celebration. You can watch the pageant here
We had a great party yesterday --- Thanks to Erin Sosebee, her committee, students from Eastside, JL Mann and Shannon Forest, and of course, our beautiful students. Everyone had a great time and we hope all of you had a happy Valentine’s Day as well. To learn more click here
Washington Center décor has been brightened by displays of shared art work from friends attending neighboring schools. First graders from Heritage Elementary sent their portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr. in observance of Black History month, and students from Brook Glenn Elementary shared colorful samples of their recent art projects. To learn more click here
Washington Center teacher Rebecca Williams recently received a grant from Donor’s Choose for her home-bound students. With the help of several generous donors, students were able to receive several new books and supplies to create more adaptive picture/tactile symbols. To learn more click here
Mrs. Virginia Cook’s Washington Center class recently visited the Home Depot for a Community Based Instructional trip. While touring the facility, the class talked with the employees about their jobs. To learn more click here
Christ Church Reading Buddies
Each Wednesday, students from Christ Church Episcopal School serve as Reading Buddies for Washington Center students. The eighth graders are completing requirements for Service Learning while building relationships with peers having special needs. To learn more click here
Ms. Elizabeth Piper’s Washington Center class took a trip to Pizza Inn to learn how to make pizza. Each student was able to choose their toppings and assist in putting it in the oven. To learn more 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).