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  • The Canvas Parent Portal is now open. You can now sign up as an observer to see your student’s activity in Canvas, the district's learning management system. PowerSchool remains the official grade of record, but if your child’s teacher is using Canvas, you can use Canvas to obtain a more in-depth view into your child’s day-to-day academic progress. Click here to get directions for creating a parent portal account.

  • Honors Classes 2018-2019 School Year

    Parents/Guardians and Students,

    Under DCSD current guidelines for Honors placement, we look at multiple data points. The data includes MAP test scores, ITP test scores at/above the 90% and grades. As a building and a district, we are looking at our current Honors practice and making changes to provide students with the most optimal learning environment.

    With this in mind, the new DCSD district strategic plan includes indicators of college and career ready skills, of which the Honors and High School AP course selection are indictors. The expectation by 2023 is 100% of graduates will be college and career ready.

    To support the DSCD plan, GWMS will now extend students who do not traditionally meet the guidelines the opportunity to enroll in an Honors class, through an application process. Students will complete one of the attached applications, as well as, meet with a given teacher and an Instructional Coach. The application will look at three aspects:

    · Interest in Honors class
    · Work Habits
    · Other information
    · Grades

    · Class participation
    · Class requirements/expectations

    Instructional Coach
    · Map Scores
    · ITP scores

    Use the hyperlinked text to access applications. The applications are for Honors Literature/Language Arts, Honors Social Studies and Honors Science only. Math is not offered through this process currently. Please complete the application to be considered for Honors Literature/Language Arts, Honors Social Studies or Honors Science by April 5, 2018 to be considered for next year.

    If you have any questions, please contact either:
    Linda Zillig, Instructional Coach at 563-552-4813 or
    Liz Reed, Instructional Coach at 563-552-4888 or

  • Looking for dinner plans on Thursday, February 22nd? Grab dinner and support the Washington VPA program by going to Texas Roadhouse between 4:00-10:00 p.m. A portion of all sales during this time go to support this year's production of Annie. Be sure to click here and show your server an image of the school flyer.

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