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Welcome back to a New Year, 2017!  January always marks the opportunity to refocus on important personal goals.  I would like to extend the idea of “refocusing” to our school environment as we begin the second half of our school year. Tuesday,  January 10th, report cards will be sent home across the district.  This will be a great opportunity to take a fresh look at your child’s school progress and make any needed adjustments.  Our staff will be glad to assist both students and parents in reaching the goal of a successful school year. Also, we would like to invite you out to our wonderful winter activities.  Our schools will have athletic activities such as basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, and soccer that offer exciting competition.  Our fine arts programs also offer various band, chorus, and winter theater activities.  Continue to check both the district and school websites for all those listings. As always, we are here to assist and serve our community.  Please let us know how we can do so!


Holiday Notice
  • Holiday Closing
    Friday, February 17 is a student holiday and teacher/staff workday. The Washington County Board of Education and all schools will close for President's Day Monday, February 20, 2017. Classes resume Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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Update on Pre-K Longitudinal Study

Announcements for Jan. 17-20

For the week of January 17-20


Ridge Road Primary School hosts Ore-K Super Dads Jan. 17 from 9-10 a.m. The Hawk character word for January is Kind, which is being friendly, generous or considerate.


Ridge Road Elementary School’s Winter Master Band Class is Jan. 21. Looking ahead, Family Math Night is Feb. 7, 5-6 p.m. The Art Club meets Jan. 19. Their exhibit is displayed at the Rosa M. Tarbutton Memorial Library until Feb. 2.


T.J. Elder Middle School’s 6th grade History Day Competition is Jan. 17. 7th grade Jan. 18 and 8th grade Jan. 19th. History Day Awards Ceremony is Jan 20 at 2:30 p.m. Principal’s Celebration Day is Jan. 20. Looking ahead, money is due Jan 27 for the Sweetheart Ball which is Feb. 17.


Washington County High School’s 9th grade basketball team hosts Baldwin Co. Jan. 21 at 1 p.m.  The Golden Hawks and Lady Hawks play @East Laurens Jan. 17 with girls JV at 4:15 and varsity at 6. They host Baldwin Jan. 21 with JV at 3 and varsity at 6 p.m. The wrestling Hawks host Westside Jan. 17 at 5:30 and they travel to Harlem Jan 20 for a match at 5:30.

Important Note to Parents About Bus Changes

Dear Parents,

            The District reviews procedures during the summer to improve safety measures and service to students.  After our summer review, we determined that “bus changes” should be improved in order to ensure the safety of students.  In order to ensure that your child arrives to the location that you have requested, we will require a note from the child’s guardian or guardian designee.  No phone calls will be taken for bus changes.

            If you need to make a bus change during the day, the guardian or a designee of the guardian (person must be listed on the student’s sign-out list), must come to the school to complete a bus pass. This change will help us provide a safe environment for our children.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Every Student Succeeds Act Survey
    The Georgia Department of Education announced an online survey to get the public’s feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition to the survey, eight feedback sessions were held throughout the state to allow all citizens to give input on Georgia’s ESSA plan.
  • Experience Online Testing

    Experience On-Line Testing for the Georgia Milestones Assessment. Click on this link to experience testing online. 


  • Student Dress Code Policy
    To view the dress code policy, click here.
  • Request for Transcript
    Guidelines and form
  • To Enroll Your Child in School
    Please come to the Board of Education office at 501 Industrial Drive in Sandersville to enroll your child in school. Karen Wright, System Registrar, will assist you. You may contact her at (478)552-3981 X1241, fax (478)552-7344 or kwright@washington.k12.ga.us  Office hours are M-Th 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • Notice of Tax Digest and Millage Rate
    To view the Tax Digest and Millage Rate, click here.
Upcoming Events
School Nutrition
  • USDA School Nutrition Non-Discrimination Statement
    To view the USDA Non-Discrimination statement, click here or visit the School Nutrition Department page.
Position Vacancy Announcement
  • Vacancy Notice
    High School Social Studies Teacher, WCHS
  • Vacancy Notice
    School Counselor, Washington County High School, 12-month position
  • Vacancy Notice
    Teacher - CTAE Early Childhood Education, WCHS
  • Vacancy Notice
    Bus Driver positions available. Must have clean MVR and pass background check.
Gratitude is the Hawk Attitude

2016-2017 Bus Routes