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! 

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Announcements for March 20-24

For the week of March 20-24


The system-wide Fine Arts Extravaganza is March 21 at 5 p.m. Performances and visual arts will be on display from every school throughout the evening at Washington County High School. Come enjoy an evening of family entertainment free of charge.


Ridge Road Primary School hosts their Spring Concert at 6 p.m. March 20. The cookie dough fundraiser ends March 22.


Ridge Road Elementary School hosts a Show Choir and Dance Concert March 20 at 6 p.m.  The Art Club meets March 23 after school. The District Honor Band Performance is March 25.


T.J. Elder Middle School’s choral large group performance evaluation is March 20. 8th grade cap and gown pictures will be taken March 23 during school hours. The PBIS Celebration Day is March 24. The track team competes @WCHS March 25 at 9 a.m. The baseball playoffs begin March 21. The soccer playoffs begin March 20.


Washington County High School soccer teams are in action March 21 at home vs. Dodge with girls at 5:30 and boys at 7:30. The JV soccer team hosts GMC March 24 with boys at 5:30 and girls at 7. The varsity soccer team hosts East Laurens March 24 with girls at 5:30 and boys at 7:30. The JV baseball team plays @Jones Co March 21 at 5 p.m. They host Thomson March 22 at 5:30. The varsity baseball team travels to Westside March 20 for a game at 5:30. They host Northeast March 21 at 5:30 and they travel to East Laurens March 24 for a game at 5:30. The tennis team travels to Dodge March 20 for a match at 4 p.m. The track team hosts Johnson Co and Hancock Co. March 21 at 4:30. They travel to Dublin High March 23 at 4 p.m. and they host the Carson & Lee Relays March 25 at 9 a.m. The golf team plays @Dublin  March 23 at 4 p.m. The gymnastics team travels to Colquitt Co. March 25 for a meet. The SkillsUSA state competition is March 23-25 in Atlanta.

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.

Upcoming Events
  • 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 Assessment

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


  • 2017 Spring Assessment Schedule
  • 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.
  • FY2016 Financial Statement
Teacher of the Year


  Congratulations to the
2017 Teacher of the Year, 
Glisa Turner, Ridge Road Elementary School

Position Vacancy Announcements
Gratitude is the Hawk Attitude

2016-2017 Bus Routes
School Nutrition
  • USDA School Nutrition Non-Discrimination Statement
    To view the USDA Non-Discrimination statement, click here or visit the School Nutrition Department page.