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    Louisiana School Board Association Art Contest District Winners

    Elementary - Laurel Westmoreland, FPS

    Middle School - Madisyn Watkins, EES

    High - Heidi Gormanous, VHS

    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!

    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.

    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.  

    Washington Parish students featured in national publication.  Click here to read more.

     

    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.  

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    Safe Schools Reopening Plan and Procedures

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    WPSS REOPENING PLAN FOR DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION IN 2020-2021

     

    Washington Parish School System is planning to begin school on Aug. 17 in a traditional manner. However, the school system has developed a plan for each possible phase in which schools may be required to open due to COVID-19. These plans are based on guidance from the LA Department of Education, the LA Department of Public Health, & the LA Governor’s Office.  It is subject to change as guidance from these lead agencies change.  Click here for the complete plan.  

    Have questions about the reopening of school in Washington Parish for the 2020-2021 year? Email them to WPCOVID@WPSB.INFO. An FAQ will be updated on the WPSB website based on questions received.

    Tuesday, June 30th is last day to apply for WPSS Virtual Academy

    For the WPSS Virtual Academy Frequently Asked Questions document, click here.

    To register a student for the 2020-21 Virtual Academy and be contacted for a counseling interview, click here.

    WPSS Fall Reopening Survey

    Families are encouraged to complete the following survey concerning the 2020-2021 reopening of schools.  Your input is important to us as we move forward.  Click here.

     

    Every Child Counts – 2020 Census

    By now, every home has received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.

    The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:

    • Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
    • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
    • Maternal and child health programs.
    • Planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts for national emergencies, including COVID-19.

    Self-responses, which can be completed online, by phone, or by mail until October 31, ensures federal funding to support Louisiana students.

    LOUISIANA SECURES FEDERAL WAIVER FOR REQUIRED STANDARDIZED TESTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
     

    The U.S. Department of Education today approved Louisiana's waiver request of assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. This means Louisiana will not require standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to learn more.

     

    2020 Washington Parish Teachers of the Year

    Click here to meet our teachers of the year.

    Elementary:  Deanna Kellar, Barbara Smith, Morgan Varnado, Katelynn Hughes, Bianca Jenkins, Katilyn McNeese

    Jr. High:  Cherylon Lewis, April Magee, Lahoma Vernon, Ida Hunt

    High School:  Kelli Sanburn, Trey Jenkins, Ashley Guy                  Not shown:  Laquisha Mark

    District Teachers of the Year:  Morgan Varnado, Trey Jenkins, Ida Hunt

     

    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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    Job Openings

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

     

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ON SVPP GRANT: INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM, INTEGRATED BUILDING WIDE ALERTING SYSTEM AND INTEGRATED SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM – CCTV

    The Washington Parish School Board will receive sealed proposals for the purchase of an Integrated Building Wide Alerting System and Integrated Security Camera System until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020, at the School Board Office, 800 Main Street, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438. Please mark envelope as "REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ON SVPP GRANT – AUGUST 6, 2020".” RFP packets are available for pickup at the school board office and online at https://www.centralauctionhouse.com/rfp.php?cid=10074. Additional information may also be obtained by emailing questions@wpsb.info.

    This solicitation is being funded through the SVPP Grant, and will be subject to certain federal laws and requirements as more fully set forth in the RFP specifications.

    The School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids as a whole and waive informalities.

    BID PRICE SHALL INCLUDE SHIPPING COSTS FOR FRANKLINTON, LOUISIANA CURRENTLY THIS SCHOOL BOARD IS EXEMPT FROM ALL SALES TAXES.

     

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    Washington Parish School Board Receives 2020 Best of Franklinton Award

    Franklinton Award Program Honors the Achievement

    FRANKLINTON January 30, 2020 -- Washington Parish School Board has been selected for the 2020 Best of Franklinton Award in the Elementary And Secondary Schools category by the Franklinton Award Program.

    SOURCE: Franklinton Award Program

    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.

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

     

    FPS Paw Pride Club collected blankets and socks for the residents at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Sponsors delivered them 12/19/19. All residents will receive a blanket and socks 12/20/19 at their Christmas Party.