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    Jeff Tageant, Franklinton High School Baseball Coach, recognized for achieving his 500th victory in 2019.

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


    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.  

    Tuesday, June 30th is last day to apply for WPSS Virtual Academy

    For the WPSS Virtual Academy Frequently Asked Questions document, click here.

    To register a student for the 2020-21 Virtual Academy and be contacted for a counseling interview, click here.

    WPSS Fall Reopening Survey

    Families are encouraged to complete the following survey concerning the 2020-2021 reopening of schools.  Your input is important to us as we move forward.  Click here.


    The Washington Parish School Lunch Program will begin serving Grab and Go meals at limited sites in the parish. The sites are listed below with the type meal served and the times the meals can be picked up. 

    Pine Jr/Sr High-BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES-JUNE 15, 16, 18, 22,23, 25, 29, & 30 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only) SERVICE TIMES: 10-11:15 AM 

                                             RESTRICTED OPEN SITES

    These meals are for students 18 and under. At least one (1) child must be present in the vehicle for a meal to be distributed. If additional meals are requested, the adult must complete a short form listing the names of the children that they meals will be given to. 


    Apply for Pandemic EBT Program

    Eligible families who have not yet submitted an application are urged to do so by the deadline - June 8. The short, electronic application is now available on the Louisiana Department of Education's website, and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has extended the hours of its LAHelpU Customer Service Center to include Saturday to assist additional families.

    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.


    The U.S. Department of Education today approved Louisiana's waiver request of assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. This means Louisiana will not require standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to learn more.


    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.

    Each year, the Franklinton Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Franklinton area a great place to live, work and play.

    Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Franklinton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Franklinton Award Program and data provided by third parties.

    About Franklinton Award Program

    The Franklinton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Franklinton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

    The Franklinton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

    SOURCE: Franklinton Award Program

    Franklinton Award Program

    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


    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.

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

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    We Prepare Students for Success

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    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.

    Kewanda August, Wesley Ray Elementary School Principal, was recently recognized for completing the Louisiana Principal Fellowship Program. 


    Washington Parish College & Career Fair - 

    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.