Spring Sports Schedule [ pdf ]
Jackman Hosts Program to Educate All Cyclists
Jackman Elementary hosted the Program to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC). The program teaches children with special needs to ride on bikes that are adapted for their needs. Some ride on a tandem bike with an adult. [ view pictures ]
Whitmer Athletes Sign to Play Collegiate Sports
On May 10, nine Whitmer High School student-athletes signed with colleges. [ view bios ]
- Jon Buehler,Judson University, soccer
- Luke Hickey, Bluffton University, baseball
- Kylie Kretz, Hillsdale College, softball
- Blake Merrill, Bluffton University, baseball
- Kendra Pratt, Heidelberg University, softball
- Rex Rutherford, Trine University, baseball
- Devin Thomas, Defiance College, football
- Tori Weidinger, Owens Community College, softball
- Ryan Wicher, Owens Community College, soccer
Infinite Opportunity Olympics
The second annual Infinite Opportunity Olympics (I.O.O.) was held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Whitmer Memorial Stadium. I.O.O. is an athletic event for our children with special needs. Athletes competed in track and field activities, assisted by Whitmer High School students. Whitmer's band and cheerleaders were part of the opening ceremony which concluded with the Lighting of the Torch. Over 70 athletes competed in this year's event and over 100 student and staff volunteers assisted.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio continues to fulfill dreams for World War II Veterans by sending them to Washington, D.C. to see memorials built in their honor. Superintendent Hickey, Assistant Superintendent Mourlam, and board member Steve Zuber served as Guardians for the April 30th trip. The Panther football team assisted in the send-off and welcome home for our Veterans at Toledo Express Airport, Grand Aire Hangar. Pictured is Superintendent Hickey who was the Honor Flight Guardian for World War II Veteran Hank Goscinski.
Whitmer Artists Excel at
Congressional Art Show
Fourteen Whitmer students had art featured in the 2013 Congressional Art Show at the University of Findlay April 18-20. The show only had four winners and Whitmer students received TWO of those FOUR awards: First Place (Dana Richards) and Honorable Mention Runner-up (Ashley Armstrong). Congratulations to our winners and all the students who had art displayed.
[ view artwork ] [ Congressman Latta's Announcement ]
Alexis Road School Zone
The Toledo Police Department has installed and maintains traffic cameras in the school zone on Alexis Road in front of the Whitmer complex. The restricted times for drivers to abide by the 20 mph limit are from 7:00-8:45 AM and 1:45-3:30 PM. Reduced speed and safer driving is appreciated, but Whitmer/Washington Local has nothing to do with signage, placement, or fines. Questions pertaining to the cameras should be directed to the Toledo Police Department at 419-245-3143.
WLS Rated EXCELLENT by the State of Ohio
Washington Local Schools was rated EXCELLENT for the 2011-2012 school year by the State of Ohio. We had our highest Performance Index Score in the history of the district and exceeded the Value Added expectations--our students are achieving more than one year of progress during the school year. We are in the top 10% in the state in Value Added scoring which is truly indicative of our academic success. [ WLS report card ]
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 ]
Senior Citizen Athletic Passes
Washington Local School District residents who are 60 years old or older may obtain a free athletic pass that provides free entry to any home football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball or soccer game. Passes can be obtained at ticket booths at the game or in room 108 at Whitmer. Contact Carma Donati at 419-473-8433 for more information.
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Whitmer Prom will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Toledo Zoo. Seniors attended a Prom Assembly where Superintendent Hickey shared his personal story of his 15-year-old sister Jeanne being killed by a drunk driver in 1975. Students are reminded that "the choices you make today impact tomorrow."
Sixth Annual Whitmer Football Golf Scramble
The Sixth Annual Whitmer Football Golf Scramble will be Saturday, July 20, 2013. The golf outing will be at the Tamaron Country Club with an 8:00 AM shotgun start! The price is $75.00 per person, including: 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner & beverages. For more information, please e-mail us at email@example.com or call Mike Williams at 734-363-5592. If you would like to be a sponsor, please visit www.WhitmerFootball.com.
Whitmer Summer Sports Camps
The Whitmer Athletic Department will be hosting several sports camps this summer for students. Registration forms are available below or in the Athletics area.