Students this week have been busy studying about a variety of topics such as: “rights and responsibilities”, weather --- specifically hurricanes --- seasons, shapes and magnets. Also this week we hope that, in addition to your student’s interim progress report, you found the two fundraiser items sent home. PTA is encouraging folks to make purchases from Cherrydale Farms and to buy gift certificates from HoneyBaked Hams. The Cherrydale information is in the catalog in your student’s bookbag, and the HomeyBaked Hams link can be found on the Washington Center website under “Quicklinks”. 

This week we have especially good news from two of our teachers. Misty Sweeny received a gift of $500 from the Five Star Foundation to be used to buy classroom items. Sharon Russo has been informed that she is a finalist for the “Live Fearless Award” being presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Congratulations to both ladies!

On Wednesday we had a visit from members of Eastside High School’s student council and our kids really enjoyed the visit. The Eastside students are remarkable in terms of their interest in Washington Center and the effort they are putting forth to raise money during their spirit week for our nature trail Please consider participating in Eastside’s 5K Run on October 1 or their golf tournament on October 4. Registration forms and information about all the ways you can support the work these students are doing can be found at

This week several of us attended the superintendent’s breakfast at Carolina High School. We were able to give a brief overview of the work here at Washington Center and to ask for support from other schools for Eastside High School’s spirit week. Here on campus we had a fire drill on Friday and Kim Poole’s Hollis class went for their swim program at Furman. Also, Dr. Jill Golden brought residents to conduct physicals that needed to be done prior to students participating in Challenge Day at Bob Jones University on September 30.

Next week we have picture day here on the main campus on Tuesday morning and at Hollis on Wednesday. We hope that many of you parents of homebound students will bring your child in mid-day at either location to have pictures taken. Also next week SIC will meet on Wednesday at 1 and will discuss plans for this year’s elections. Meetings are open to anyone interested in attending and we hope some of you will join us.

That’s what we have this week. Have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.