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New WMS library to be finished early 2022
New WMS library to be finished early 2022
Rachel Derner, Reporter • September 27, 2021

Currently, a new Library Media center is under construction at Washington Middle School. The project, predicted to be finished in early 2022, will enhance...

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2020 NHS inductees pose for a picture after the ceremony May 17. Get involved, NHS advisor Colin Flynn said. Take the opportunity to take on service projects, not as a requirement, but as an opportunity. This is a club that will give members a chance to interact with people. Photo submitted by Craig Vonder Haar
2020, 2021 National Honor Society members inducted
Elena Roewe, Features Editor • May 24, 2021

Out of the many clubs that are offered at WHS, one that stands out is the National Honor Society. Students can apply to become members of NHS in their...

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The Pride of Washington's New Head
Brendan Smith, Reporter • October 20, 2021

This year the Washington School District’s middle school and high school band administration has come under new leadership in the form of two new band directors, Stewart Alloway and Madeline Watts, both of whom, along with...

Melissa Ziegler named Teacher of the Year Finalist
Melissa Ziegler named Teacher of the Year Finalist
Kyle Meyer, Reporter • October 1, 2021

On September 2, Melissa Ziegler, Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovations instructor at Four Rivers Career Center received a visit during class from the FRCC staff and students to announce to her that she had been...

A recently built Planet Fitness, located in Washington, Mo., has been a hot spot for people of all ages to start or continue their fitness journey. “I really enjoy this gym because it is way cheaper than other gyms in town and they have lots of different machines and workout options, junior Lydia Maune said. “The gym is also fairly targeted for beginners so it was very easy to get started.” Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest growing fitness centers in the United States, with at least one location in each state.
Happy, Healthy Life
March 19, 2021
Seniors Emma Hillermann and Kaylie Rowe pose for a picture after their solos at their live concert March 10. “The Sky Above the Roof was my favorite song because it contained lots of range, but it was also more relatable and was more me, Hillermann said. This will be Hillermann and Rowes last year in choir.
Singing their solos
March 12, 2021
Is the new school districts mask mandate appropriate?
Is the new school district's mask mandate appropriate?
Ben Tobben, Sports Editor • September 24, 2021

On Monday, Sept. 20, the mask color-coded chart came into effect for the School District of Washington as voted on by the school board. With the four stages...

Should Critical Race Theory be allowed in school curriculum?
Should Critical Race Theory be allowed in school curriculum?
Kyle Meyer, Reporter • May 22, 2021

Recently, House Bill 1141 has been moving through the General Assembly of Missouri regarding the teaching of “Critical Race Theory” and the usage of...

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