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    Louisiana School Board Association Art Contest District Winners

    Elementary - Laurel Westmoreland, FPS

    Middle School - Madisyn Watkins, EES

    High - Heidi Gormanous, VHS

    Varnado High School student, LaDerrick Smith, was awarded the highest honor given to youth by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) at the national conference in Washington D.C.  CADCA is a national program purposing to reduce drug use one community at a time. Smith received the National Outstanding Youth Leader of the Year award.  This award recognizes leaders that have gone above the call of duty to work diligently in their coalitions, demonstrate a passion from making an impact on their community and have a lasting effect on the NYLI (National Youth Leadership Initiative.)

    Three Washington Parish School System students attended the conference: LaDerrick Smith, Khaled Waliagha and Emma Williams. Congratulations LaDerrick!

    Recently released district and school performance scores show growth for the Washington Parish School System.  The district is proud to announce it has reclaimed the "B" letter grade status issued by the Louisiana Department of Education and all school letter grades are "B" or "C".  All WPSS schools earned "A" or "B" letter grades for student growth performance.  See the presentation below for 2019 Performance Scores.   Detailed reports released from the Louisiana Department of Education may be accessed by  clicking here.

    Washington Parish College & Career Fair 2019

    This joint effort among WPSS high schools brings WPSS juniors and seniors from all high schools  in contact with colleges, industry, and business.  Students had the opportunity to gather information about many  post-secondary opportunities available in and around our area.  This year's event was held at Pine High School on September 11th.  

    Washington Parish students featured in national publication.  Click here to read more.


    Not sure if you should send your child to school? This flow chart will help you determine when & if you should quarantine and for how many days.

    If you have questions, please contact your student’s school.

    * This is a guide that does not replace the advise of your healthcare provider.



    Washington Parish School Board is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge. For more information, click here.


    Beginning Monday, November 2, students in grades PK-12 will return to a 5-days per week schedule.


    On September 14, PK-6th grade students returned to a 4-day school week.  Since then, the district continued closely monitoring bus capacity and student counts.  Through this assessment, the district determined 7th & 8th grade students can also return to a 4-day school week (Mon-Thurs).

    Beginning Monday, October 12, PK-8th grade students will be in school 4 days per week.  9th-12th grade students will continue on the hybrid model of instruction for now.

    Bus capacity will continue to be monitored to determine when high school students may return to school in a traditional manner.


    The Washington Parish School System is constantly monitoring the Louisiana Department of Health guidelines in order to provide the safest possible learning environment for all students.  As a result, beginning October 15, 2020, the Distance Learning program will change for K-12 students.  (PK Distance Learning remains the same.)  Only students with extenuating circumstances will continue with the program.

    Parent letters were sent to all current K-12 distance learning students explaining the changes and the process for applying to continue distance learning due to extenuating circumstances. 

    Applications are linked below:


    Washington Parish SPED Advisory Panel

    Being part of the WP SPED Advisory Panel gives you an opportunity to provide advice and feedback regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources. If you wish to be considered for this committee, please return a completed application to the WPSB no later than Friday, October 16, 2020.



    Governor Edwards has announced that Louisiana is moving into PHASE 3 tomorrow, September 11. Therefore, the Washington Parish School System will move to phase 3 of the school reopening plan. 

    Beginning Monday, September 14, students in grades pk-6 will attend school 4 days each week (Mon-Thurs). Students in grades 7-12 will continue on the hybrid schedule. Distance learners may continue with distance learning.

    The district will closely monitor numbers of students on buses next week. If bus capacity allows, additional grade levels will be added to the  4-day week.

    Please follow school & district websites, Facebook & Instagram pages for updates.

    Washington Parish School System

    Safe Schools Reopening Plan and Procedures

    Click here to watch the video.

    Have questions about the reopening of school in Washington Parish for the 2020-2021 year? Email them to WPCOVID@WPSB.INFO. An FAQ will be updated on the WPSB website based on questions received.

    Every Child Counts – 2020 Census

    By now, every home has received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.

    The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:

    • Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
    • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
    • Maternal and child health programs.
    • Planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts for national emergencies, including COVID-19.

    Self-responses, which can be completed online, by phone, or by mail until October 31, ensures federal funding to support Louisiana students.

    2020 Washington Parish Teachers of the Year

    Click here to meet our teachers of the year.

    Elementary:  Deanna Kellar, Barbara Smith, Morgan Varnado, Katelynn Hughes, Bianca Jenkins, Katilyn McNeese

    Jr. High:  Cherylon Lewis, April Magee, Lahoma Vernon, Ida Hunt

    High School:  Kelli Sanburn, Trey Jenkins, Ashley Guy                  Not shown:  Laquisha Mark

    District Teachers of the Year:  Morgan Varnado, Trey Jenkins, Ida Hunt


    Our Vision

    ALL students receive quality instruction in a rigorous and relevant curriculum to prepare them to graduate college or career ready.

    Our Mission

    We Prepare Students for Success

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    To view positions that the Washington Parish School System is accepting applications for, click here.

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    Washington Parish School Board Receives 2020 Best of Franklinton Award

    Franklinton Award Program Honors the Achievement

    FRANKLINTON January 30, 2020 -- Washington Parish School Board has been selected for the 2020 Best of Franklinton Award in the Elementary And Secondary Schools category by the Franklinton Award Program.

    SOURCE: Franklinton Award Program

    Franklinton High School is truly honored to display the Louisiana State Flag donated by Representative Melinda White.

    A very special thank you to Mrs. Melinda White for her donation of the state flag.

    FPS Paw Pride Club collected blankets and socks for the residents at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Sponsors delivered them 12/19/19. All residents will receive a blanket and socks 12/20/19 at their Christmas Party.

    Hodges, WPSS Early Childhood Coordinator, Speaks at The Early Childhood Care and Education Commission in Baton Rouge

    Leslie Hodges, Washington Parish School System Early Childhood Coordinator, recently spoke at The Early Childhood Care and Education Commission in Baton Rouge.  Winter 2019