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We Art Whitmer tshirt"WE ARE WHITMER" T-SHIRT SALE

Whitmer's after-prom committee is holding a t-shirt sale with two designs available: "We are Whitmer" and "I Love Whitmer." Shirts are $10 and half of that cost goes to supporting after-prom activities. [ online order ]



The Washington Local Schools Board of Education seeks applicants to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education. Letters of interest should be directed to the Treasurer's Office, 3505 West Lincolnshire Boulevard, Toledo, OH 43606. Due to time constraints required by the Ohio Revised Code, candidate information must be received by 12:00 p.m. on April 23, 2014. Interviews may begin as early as April 21, 2014. Letters of interest can be hand delivered, emailed or faxed to Jeff Fouke, Treasurer, at jfouke@wls4kids.org or 419-473-8247.


Juveniles posing as Whitmer High School football players and selling candy bars at area retail locations is a scam. The juveniles are believed to be both white and African American wearing Whitmer football shirts. They are selling $1 candy bars for $4 each and then often ask that the change from a $5 bill be donated. They have been seen at various locations including Kroger on Alexis, Kroger at Miracle Mile, the DeVeaux Shopping Village, Costco and other retail outlets in the Westgate area. If you see anyone meeting this description, please call 419-473-8240.

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.
[ pdf ]


New 2013-2014 Calendar Approved

At the March 19th meeting, the Board approved a calendar change that reflects a new contingency plan. The change was made based on legislation passed recently to address the high number of calamity days schools used this year due to the record-breaking winter weather. Under the new plan, students will need to make up one day provided there are no more calamity days this year. The make-up day will be June 5. [ revised calendar ] [ media coverage ]

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 ]


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 ]

Delayed Start Days for 2014

Last scheduled delayed start: May 6. Students report to school two hours late.


Wizard of Oz postcard04.24.14
Whitmer Spring Musical -
The Wizard of Oz

Whitmer Theatre proudly presents their spring musical, The Wizard of Oz, April 24-27 in the Nightingale Center for Performing Arts. Show times are:
  • Thursday, April 24, at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, April 25, at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 26, at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 26, at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 PM

All seats are RESERVED. Ticket sales begin on Monday, April 7, and can be purchased by phone (419-473-8439) or in person at Whitmer's Nightingale Center on Edgar Drive Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Ticket sales will end on Wednesday, April 23. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students. [ seating chart ]


Governor's Youth Art Exhibition04.13.14
Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition

The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition opens for viewing at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus from April 13 to May 15. Over 12,000 pieces of artwork from various Ohio high schools were entered into fifteen regions from around the state, with approximately 2,500 pieces of artwork juried into the final regional levels. From the items juried at the regional level, only 300 were chosen to be displayed at the state level. Artwork by Whitmer student, Noah Baker, was selected as one of the top 25 pieces in the exhibition. Eleven pieces of artwork from Whitmer students were juried into the Governor's Art Exhibition as State Finalists and and 30 pieces were juried into the Regional Level. [ view Whitmer artwork ]


New Dates for OAA Testing

With the large number of calamity days that school districts have used this year, the Ohio Department of Education's Superintendent has moved the mandated OAA testing window back one week. Therefore, Washington Local Schools will be adjusting our testing schedule to reflect this change. Below are the NEW testing dates. Parents/Guardians are asked to please make every effort to have your child to school on test days.

Grades Subject Test Date
3-8 Reading Tuesday, April 29
3-8 Math Thursday, May 1
5 and 8
Science Friday, May 2


Kindergarten Registration May 5 to 15Kindergarten Postcard 2014 JPEG
Children who will be five years old by September 30, 2014, are eligible to attend kindergarten. Registration is by appointment only and will be held in May at the administrative offices, 3505 W. Lincolnshire Boulevard. Appointments can be made by calling your child's home school beginning April 7. The registration schedule is below. [ find home school ] [ more info ]

Greenwood Thursday, May 8
Hiawatha Monday, May 12 419-473-8268
Jackman Thursday, May 15 419-473-8274
McGregor Wednesday, May 14 419-473-8279
Meadowvale Tuesday, May 6 419-473-8284
Monac Wednesday, May 7 419-473-8289
Shoreland Monday, May 5 419-473-8294
Wernert Tuesday, May 13 419-473-8218


sr citizens prom05.09.14
Senior Citizens Prom

Whitmer's CTC is hosting an evening of dancing, music and refreshments for our Washington Local community members and guests who are 55 years old and older. This FREE event will be held on Friday, May 9, from 6:00-8:00 PM in Whitmer's south gym. Dancing and light refreshments will be provided. Casual or 50s attire is recommended. Reservations are appreciated and can be made with Karen Ferguson at 419-473-8339.

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Last Updated On 04/23/2014
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