News and Announcements
School Messenger 9/4/2015
I know we are all looking forward to the upcoming long weekend, and I hope you have something special planned for your family.
We have had some sad news this week in that Janet Lage’s father passed away on Thursday after a fall he experience the previous day. Janet has gone to Minnesota to be with her family but expects to be back at school on Monday. Please keep the Lage’s in your thoughts and prayers. See More
Greenville County is looking for employees!
HELP WANTED! Join an Employer Where You Can Make a Difference!
GCS is seeking to fill hourly positions. These include Bus Drivers, Bus Aides, Custodians and Food Service jobs.
Full-time and Part-time positions available.
Health & Dental Benefits, Retirement Pension, Free Life Insurance, Sick and Vacation leave and Much Much More!
Click on Employment Opportunities for instructions on how to apply.
Employee of the Week
Congratulations to Mr. Warren Bolos for being our "Employee of the Week" for the week of August 31-September 4! See More
Welcome to Third Grade
Washington Center student Kayla Radi shows off her third grade spirit in Mrs. Jean Ashmore’s room. In Mrs. Ashmore’s class, students decorate their grade number and pose for first day of school photos. See More
School Messenger 8/28/15
I hope everyone has been enjoying the pre fall weather. It has made us here feel like the school year is really up and running. Challenge Day at Bob Jones University will be here before we know it, September 25, so if we have not yet received your child’s medical form, please get those in next week. GHS doctors will be here to conduct physicals in mid-September. See More
Meet the Teacher
Washington Center began the 2015-2016 school year with Meet Your Teacher Afternoon as staff welcomed students and families on both campuses. The Washington Center PTA, headed by Susie Robison, greeted parents with the opportunity for PTA involvement. See More
2015-16 Teacher of the Year
Adapted Music Teacher Mrs. Julie Dail represents Washington Center as the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year. She is beginning her ninth year at Washington Center. Mrs. Dail was recently recognized during the district-wide Greenville County Teacher of the Year Awards Breakfast. See More
Washington Center is a unique “one of a kind” facility. It is a separate school that serves students ages 3 to 21 with severe intellectual disabilities. Many of these students have concurrent challenges such as autism, blindness, deafness, or physical disabilities.
The school motto is “Those You Think Cannot …Can!”
Staff uses assistive technology and augmentative communication, multi-sensory rooms, and a mobility program that allows students in wheelchairs to move about school while learning about their environment.
When you visit the school you see students learning to walk as they move up and down the halls. Sometimes it appears that the halls have a “traffic jam” as students stop to use their non-oral communication techniques as they greet each other or a staff member by pointing to pictures or you may see them carrying along a communication device mounted on a walker. Actually it is quite exciting and fun as visitors tour our building. Each student has an Individual Education Plan and is taught using modifications to the State Curriculum Standards. Students are evaluated on the SC-Alt (Alternate Assessment) as directed by the "No Child Left Behind" mandate.
The focus of Washington Center is to provide opportunities for students to explore and develop independent functioning by addressing students’ individual needs. Through home, school and community involvement, we create an educational environment to maximize student success.