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2014-2015 School Calendar Revised

Mission Statement
At Washington Local Schools, we exist to provide excellent education and individual attention, as we unconditionally love all kids and families, fuel passion, define purpose, and lead all to infinite opportunities.
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Military Order of the Purple HeartPurple Heart Awareness Week

The Washington Local School District is the first district in the nation to be recognized as a Purple Heart School District by the Military Order of the Purple Heart organization. On behalf of the students, staff and community members, Superintendent Hickey has proclaimed May 25-29, 2015 as Purple Heart Awareness Week. [ proclamation ]

WLS Treasurer Earns Auditor of State Award

For the fourth year in a row, Jeff Fouke, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Washington Local School District, has received the Ohio Auditor of State Award. A recent financial audit of the district by the Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost's office has returned a clean audit report. The award was presented to Mr. Fouke by Derek Merrin, Regional Liaison for the Northwest Region Office of the Auditor of State , at the May 21, 2014 Board of Education meeting. [ press release ]

2014-2015 School Calendar Revised

The Board of Education approved a revised school calendar for 2014-2015. Due to changes in the testing and assessment schedule set by the Ohio Department of Education, the delayed start days used for district staff training and professional development are revised:

  • Addition of one Delayed Start on September 18, 2014
  • Elimination of two Delayed Start days on February 26 and May 5, 2015

[ view calendar ]


State of the DistrictState of the District

Each spring, Superintendent Hickey provides an update on the state of the district. In this year's message, Mr. Hickey gives facts about Ohio's public school funding and how that funding is affecting our district. [ State of the District 2014 ]

New Student Registration

Registration for all new students is by appointment only at the Administration Building, 3505 W. Lincolnshire Blvd. Please call 419-473-8296 to schedule an appointment.
[ more info ] [ forms ]


Best of 2013"Best of Toledo" Awards

In Toledo City Paper's Best of Toledo 2013, readers chose Washington Local as the BEST in several areas:
    Whitmer High School
    Whitmer Panthers
    Whitmer High School
    Jerry Bell (Whitmer Football)
  • BEST MUSIC TEACHER (Tie for Runner-up)
    Ray Novak & Justin Rhoades (Whitmer Band Directors)

[ Superintendent Hickey's message to staff ]

Top Workplaces 2013

The Washington Local School District has been ranked the region's #1 Top Workplace and Superintendent Hickey was named the #1 Leader. The results are based solely on feedback from an employee survey that was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States and locally with The Blade. [ winner list ] [ winning organizations ] [ district profile ] [ The Blade Tabloid ]


Superintendent Hickey's Videos

Opening Day
[ 2013 ] [
2012 ] [ 2011 ] [ 2010 ] [ 2009 ]

State of the District
[ 2014 ] [ 2013 ] [
2012 ] [ 2011 ]

RCA Testimonial [ 2014 ]

Message to Kindergarten Parents [ 2014 ]


Golf without year07.25.14
Tee-Off "Fore" Kids Golf Outing
The 29th Annual Tee-Off "Fore" Kids Golf Outing will be held on Friday, July 25, at Bedford Hills Golf Course. The outing, sponsored by Brondes Ford Toledo, is for amateurs only. Proceeds benefit the district's Infinite Opportunity Olympics, student substance abuse prevention, and other WLS student activity programs. Afternoon tee times are still available. For additional information, contact Keith Maly at 419-473-8369. [ flyer ]

June 2014
Whitmer Summer Sports Camps
The Whitmer Athletic Department will be hosting several sports camps this summer for students. Registration forms are available below.

sports balls

Whitmer Cheer Clinic July 25
Age 3 - Gr. 12
Hockey Mini Camp July 25
Grades K - 12
Boys & Girls Running Camp August 5 -8
Grades 1 - 6
     Board Meeting 01:00 PM
     Teacher Work Day - No School 
     Professional Meeting Day - No School 
     First Day of School (Full Day) 
     Evaluation - Treasurer 06:00 PM
     Board Meeting 06:00 PM
     Labor Day - No School 
     Board Work Session 08:00 AM
     Board Meeting 06:00 PM
     2 Hour Delayed Start 
     2 Hour Delayed Start 
     Parent/Teacher Conf - No School for 9-12 
     Board Meeting 06:00 PM
     End of 1st Quarter 
     Teacher Work Day - No School 

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Last Updated On 07/15/2014
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