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5 Essentials Survey

A student survey will be administered at Washington School called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This is the third year the Illinois State Board of Education will implement this survey across the state. This survey is based on 20 years of research at the University of Chicago. It asks students in grades 6 -12 about their experiences in school, giving school leaders critical student input to help develop school improvement plans. . . . read more



January 22, 2015

Parents of eighth grade students are asked to turn in payment for the cap and gown for Commencement 2015. Payment for the cap and gown is to be returned to the Washington School Office by February 2nd, 2015.

The options available are:

  • The full package which includes the gown, cap and tassel.  The cost of the full package is $28.50.
  • Cap and tassel can be purchased together for $19.00.  This option is for students who have had a sibling that has previously graduated and want to wear that gown.
  • Tassel only can be purchased for $8.00.  This option is for students who have had a sibling that has previously graduated and want to wear that cap and gown.

If paying by check please write the check to Oglesby Public Schools.  Your cooperation in returning the order promptly is appreciated.

You will receive more information about graduation pictures in early spring.

Should you have any questions, please contact the school office at 815/883-3517.


ILMEA All-State Music Convention

On Saturday, January 31st, our chorus students will be performing at the ILMEA All-State Music Convention in Peoria. The address for the concert is Riverside Community Church, 207 Northeast Monroe Street, in Peoria. The bus will depart from Washington School at 7 a.m. At 8:30, the students will warm-up and the performance is at 9:45. The students will need to wear any combination of blank, white and grey dress clothes. Tennis shoes are not acceptable footwear. After the performance, the students will be traveling to the Golden Corral for lunch before returning to Washington School around 2 p.m. Any questions about the event should be directed to Mrs. Adelmann.

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