Most teachers at WHS use multiple methods to get and keep all students engaged in the learning. They are held individually responsible but as they work with other students they develop team characteristics that include fairness, honesty, and integrity. It is a beautiful thing to watch as students from incredibly diverse backgrounds reach out to one another for support and are not let down.
Washington H.S. teachers have high expectations for their students, but I am most grateful for their generosity. This is a team that truly cares about their students. The relationships that are built between staff and students provide the motivation for our students to reach for those high expectations. I watch it every day that I go to work, because I am the luckiest teacher of them all.
In a world fraught with uncertainty and challenges that can easily misguide our children we are extremely grateful to all the Staff at Washington High School for taking great care of Andreya. Her first year she was so timid and fragile; but the Staff stepped up and took it upon themselves to ensure she didn’t fall through the cracks. We were taken back with how they went above and beyond to ensure our child felt welcome. They encouraged a group of second year students to befriend her that first year and made sure she felt comfortable. Through the years Staff continued their support with guidance and encouragement enabling our child to express herself through volunteer work and peer mentoring. She has blossomed into a wonderful individual and is well on her way to becoming a valuable member of the community. Her commitment to the environment and service to others will continue to guide her to change the world for the better. The Staff at Washington were pivotal in shaping not only her mind but her ethical and humanitarian values to always give back to those in need.
Jeffery and Melissa Wise
Great caring staff. Students all get along very well. Freshman and Seniors sit together at lunch. Special needs students are fully accepted by the other students. We are like a little United Nations with students from around the world. We are ranked as one of the top schools in the State and Nation. Coming to work here every day is a joy. I have been hear nearly 20 years and I love this school more each year. Thank you to all the staff and students.
I am so grateful to Malee Johnson, who is an amazing teacher, mentor, and most importantly, friend. She is not only an amazing role model for our students, but also for her fellow colleagues. I am so thankful to be able to teach with her and call her "friend".
Mr. Jeff Parsons, I don't know or if you know how thankful I am that you gave me a chance to come aboard and help the students of WHS with their goals and careers. I hope with the help of the staff here at WHS we will have a outstanding year for our graduates of 2016. Also, Ms. Strege and all the rest of the faculty and staff here at WHS, thank you for all your help. It is greatly appreciated. GO RAMS
Everyone on the staff and administration goes above and beyond for our kids. They do so much, with so little, and are rarely complimented. The teachers are so dedicated to educating our kids. They truly care!