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    Jeff Tageant, Franklinton High School Baseball Coach, recognized for achieving his 500th victory in 2019.

    Varnado High School student, LaDerrick Smith, was awarded the highest honor given to youth by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) at the national conference in Washington D.C.  CADCA is a national program purposing to reduce drug use one community at a time. Smith received the National Outstanding Youth Leader of the Year award.  This award recognizes leaders that have gone above the call of duty to work diligently in their coalitions, demonstrate a passion from making an impact on their community and have a lasting effect on the NYLI (National Youth Leadership Initiative.)


    Three Washington Parish School System students attended the conference: LaDerrick Smith, Khaled Waliagha and Emma Williams. Congratulations LaDerrick!

    2019 Junior High Students of the Year

    Darci Lourigan, MHS and District Student of the Year

    Mari Anna Stogner, PHS

    Bret Dunn, VHS

    Khaled Waliagha, Jr., FJHS

    2019 High School Student of the Year

    Kaniya Dillion, FHS

    Austin Maples, MHS

    Not pictured:  Madison Ledet, PHS and District Student of the Year

    Destiny Keys, VHS

     

     

    Louisiana School Board Association Art Winners and Deaf Focus Art Winner

    Aleria Dillon, FHS - Deaf Focus Art 

    Meggan Fountain, MHS - LSBA Elementary Winner

    Ava Holloway, FHS - LSBA High School Winner

    Brandon Jenkins, PHS - LSBA Middle School Winner

    Recently released district and school performance scores show growth for the Washington Parish School System.  The district is proud to announce it has reclaimed the "B" letter grade status issued by the Louisiana Department of Education and all school letter grades are "B" or "C".  All WPSS schools earned "A" or "B" letter grades for student growth performance.  See the presentation below for 2019 Performance Scores.   Detailed reports released from the Louisiana Department of Education may be accessed by  clicking here.

    Hodges, WPSS Early Childhood Coordinator, Speaks at The Early Childhood Care and Education Commission in Baton Rouge

    Leslie Hodges, Washington Parish School System Early Childhood Coordinator, recently spoke at The Early Childhood Care and Education Commission in Baton Rouge.  The commission is charged with establishing the vision of the future of early childhood care and education in Louisiana, building on the work of Act 3 (2012).  The Commission report named key areas for study in year two, to strengthen early childhood care and education in Louisiana, which will drive meeting activities.  Hodges represented the Washington Parish School System to speak specifically about Locally-driven Decision Making which is one of the 4 key study areas.  Targeting locally-driven decision making, the Commission will study the Ready Start pilots where (a) the community establishes a formal local governance structure for shared decision making, (b) continually measures the need for affordable access and available resources and services for children ages birth through four, (c) identifies and maximizes resources and (d) determines how future access and quality dollars should be spent.

    Washington Parish College & Career Fair - 

    This joint effort among WPSS high schools brings WPSS juniors and seniors from all high schools  in contact with colleges, industry, and business.  Students had the opportunity to gather information about many  post-secondary opportunities available in and around our area.  This year's event was held at Pine High School on September 11th.  

    Kewanda August, Wesley Ray Elementary School Principal, was recently recognized for completing the Louisiana Principal Fellowship Program. 

    The Louisiana Principal Fellowship Program partners with the National Institute for School Leaders (NISL) to offer a year-long leadership development program for school and school system leaders. The Principal Fellowship builds participants’ skills to: 

    Lead and sustain transformational change

    Implement high-quality curriculum aligned to state standards

    Strategically build a cadre of talented educators by maximizing the efforts of Content Leaders, Mentor Teachers, and other staff members

    Create equitable opportunities and facilitate high expectations for all students

    Continuously improve using multiple sources of data to make decisions about instruction and workforce talent

    Thank you Ms. August for your hard work and dedication to the students of Washington Parish.

    WPSS Welcomes new employees

    Student of the year 2019

    Our Vision

    ALL students receive quality instruction in a rigorous and relevant curriculum to prepare them to graduate college or career ready.

    Our Mission

    We Prepare Students for Success

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    To view positions that the Washington Parish School System is accepting applications for, click here.

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    Franklinton High School is truly honored to display the Louisiana State Flag donated by Representative Melinda White.

    A very special thank you to Mrs. Melinda White for her donation of the state flag.

    2019 Teacher of the Year 

    2019 Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education President's Award of Excellence for Outstanding Civics Teacher

    Amanda Hall, Franklinton High School