News and Announcements
Employee of the Week
Congratulations to Mr. McKenzie Riley, our Employee of the Week for January 23-29! Mr. Riley is a teacher at Washington Center at Hollis. Way to go Mr. Riley! See More
Classroom discussions this week centered on Martin Luther King, Jr’s contributions to society; and then later in the week, there were discussions about the inauguration. Some classes even watched the historical ceremony. Also, a few classes had science lessons on snow making. See More
Shopping at Target
Mrs. Nardia Lloyd’s Washington Center class enjoys going out into the community on Community Based Instruction trips. These trips allow students to practice skills learned in the classroom and apply them in the real world setting. See more
Congratulations to Mrs. Linda Thigpen for winning the Golden Apple Award! Click here to see the WYFF story
A House Divided
Washington Center is a school divided – cheering for our Texas A&M and Vanderbilt SEC Women’s Basketball “Time out in the Community” pen-pal teams during their January 2 match. See More
In Art class, Washington Center students entered the winter season playing with sand instead of snow! Students explored different ways cultures use sand to create art. They watched various clips showing sand mandalas, sand stories and even raking in a Japanese Zen Garden. See More
Don't forget you can still order from Cherrydale Farms online until May 30, 2017. All you have to do is go to the Cherrydale Farms website!
Washington Center is a separate school facility for students with severe/profound intellectual disabilities. Students are served on two specifically designed campuses. The younger children occupy a wing of Hollis Academy, renovated in 2011, with a capacity for 6 fully equipped classrooms. Older students attend the Betty Spencer Drive location, built in 2005, where there are 18 classrooms, as well as kitchens, greenhouse, gym, and media center. Additionally, at both locations there are therapy rooms, nurses' stations, administrative offices, multisensory suites and adapted playgrounds.
All students are served by classroom teachers as well as by instructors in the areas of Art, Music, PE, Daily Living, and Environmental Science. The staff also includes para-professionals, nurses, and therapists (occupational, physical, and speech).