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Washington Middle School

2300 East Jackson Street
Springfield, IL 62703

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FACE Meeting 11/2/18

Please join us on November 2, 2018 and let your voice be heard! Our FACE Team is a place for parents and community members to make changes about our school. See you there!

FACE Meeting 10/5/18

Please come out and join us in supportung students at WMS! It will be held on October 5, 2018 from 11:30 to 12:30 pm. See you soon!


Our Fall Festival will be on October 20, 2018 from 1 - 3 pm this year! Please mark your calendars. There will be a lot of exciting activities for our families. Flyer coming soon! See you there!

Our First F.A.C.E. Meeting 9/14/18

Hello WMS Parents! I would like to invite you to join us at our first F.A.C.E. Meeting of the 2018/19 school year. It will be September 14, 2018 from 11:30 am -12:30 pm in the library at WMS. We will provide a light lunch and refreshments. Our F.A.C.E. meetings will be the First friday of every month from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm unless a different time is agreed upon by the team. This is a great way to voice what you love about Washington as well as help us with any school improvements necessary and to bring great family events while building strong relationships between home and school. We hope to see you there!

Free Music Classes for Parents with Young children!!!

Matheny-Withrow Elementary which is one of our sister schools offers a Mini Mustang Music Class. This class is for children age 1-5 and their grown ups. It's Wednesday mornings from 9:45 am to 10:15 am. This class engages children and parents through music and movement and it's ABSOLUTELY FREE! Please call 217 525-3245 for information.

Hello WMS Parents!! Any parents needing help with any resources you can call 211 to gain access to many local resources. Some examples of referrals are food, clothing, shelters, rent, health insurance, job training, and child care. Please don't hesitate to call this number if you need assistance.

F.A.C.E. Team Sign up

What is F.A.C.E.? "Springfield Public School District defines Family and Community Engagement as school, family, & community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students." 

The 4 Principles of F.A.C.E. are:

1. Deepen FACE teams

2. Enhance Communication

3. Build a Welcoming Environment

4. Empower Parents in Decision Making

Parents are their child's biggest support system along with their school! We need your voice to give us information on what we are doing right and also areas we need to improve in order to get our students the parent support they need to meet their goals and be successful at school. This is the place for your voice to be heard in order to make positive changes at WMS. The FACE team meets once a month with parents, staff, and community partners. Our first meeting will be in September (details coming soon). We also need a recorder to keep notes during these monthly meetings. If you're interested in joining our FACE team,  please contact Ms. Tiller the Parent Educator at 217 525-3182 or you can email me at ctiller1@sps186.org. 




WMS has partnered with the Central Illinois Food Bank to provide our families with fresh fruits and vegetables each week. Our distribution day will be every THURSDAY. All students will be encouraged to take the items home with them every Thursday after school. Please remind your child to grab these items for your familiy. This will also be OPEN to the community at 3:30 pm every Thursday. Please be respectful and pick up any items dropped to help keep the rodents away. This is a great way to bring more healthy foods to our students each week. I look forward to seeing our families every week!

Introduction Letter

Please give me a call if you need some support with your child at school or at home and if you would like to volunteer with any parent events. My name is Ms. Tiller and I'm the Parent Educator at Washington Middle School. I can be reached at 217 525-3182. See you soon!

WMS Open House 2018

August 28, 2018   2 photos
WMS Students met new friends and shared laughs at the Open House! WMS Parents completed a survey at Open House and turned them in to receive a ticket for our Parent Basket Raffle!! Congratulations!