Welcome back to a New Year, 2017!  January always marks the opportunity to refocus on important personal goals.  I would like to extend the idea of “refocusing” to our school environment as we begin the second half of our school year. Tuesday,  January 10th, report cards will be sent home across the district.  This will be a great opportunity to take a fresh look at your child’s school progress and make any needed adjustments.  Our staff will be glad to assist both students and parents in reaching the goal of a successful school year. Also, we would like to invite you out to our wonderful winter activities.  Our schools will have athletic activities such as basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, and soccer that offer exciting competition.  Our fine arts programs also offer various band, chorus, and winter theater activities.  Continue to check both the district and school websites for all those listings. As always, we are here to assist and serve our community.  Please let us know how we can do so! 
Holiday Notice
  • Spring Break

    The Washington County Board of Education and all schools will close for Spring Break April 3-7. Classes resume April 10.


Staff Password Reset


Stay Up-to-Date

Update on Pre-K Longitudinal Study

Announcements for March 27-31

For the week of March 27-31


The Washington County Board of Education and all schools will close for spring break April 3-7. Classes resume April 10.


Ridge Road Primary School celebrates Music In Our Schools Month this week. Monday students dress in black and white like a piano keyboard, Music is Key! Tuesday, “I’ve Got the Rhythm and Blues” with students  wearing blue uniform shirt and shades. Wednesday is “Music Ties Us Together” with students wearing bright neck ties. Thursday is “Wild About Music Day” with students wearing animal print shirt with uniform pants. Friday, “HAWKS Love Music” with students wearing their favorite HAWKS shirt. The PRIDE Program is at 10 a.m.


Ridge Road Elementary School’s HAWK Program is March 31 at 8:45 a.m. The Spring Fundraiser ends March 31.


T.J. Elder Middle School’s Discovery Trip is March 28-31. The mini relay is March 31. The state Science Fair is March 31 in Athens. The deadline for 8th grade field trip second

payment is March 31.


Washington County High School soccer teams travel to Dublin March 28 with girls at 5:30 and boys at 7:30. The JV baseball team plays @Thomson March 29 at 5:30 p.m. and @Burke Co March 30 at 5 p.m. The varsity baseball team hosts Harlem March 27 , Southwest March 29 and Dodge Co. March 31, all at 5:30 p.m.  The track team hosts Jefferson and GMC March 28 at 4:30. They travel to Burke Co. March 30 for a meet at 4 p.m. The golf team plays @GMC March 27 at 4:30. They travel to Jefferson Co. March 28 for a match at 4 and @Jones Co. March 29 at 4 p.m. The gymnastics team competes @Tift Co. March 31.


**Dance is music made visible – join us for an evening of spectacle and fun as the WCHS Dancers grace the stage for our 2017 Spring Production:  SEE the Music! Selections include a magical musical theater routine from Pippin, fast footwork to the music of Bruno Mars, Manhattan Transfer, and Ella Fitzgerald, sassy jazz routines to the music of Prince and Stefflon Don, emotional lyrical dance to the music of Coldplay and Francesca Battistelli, a fierce grand finale, and MORE! Tickets are $5 at the door; WCBOE employees are admitted free with ID. Show will begin promptly at 7:00PM. Groups please email in advance so that we can accommodate you (lgiddens@washington.k12.ga.us).

Important Note to Parents About Bus Changes

Dear Parents,

            The District reviews procedures during the summer to improve safety measures and service to students.  After our summer review, we determined that “bus changes” should be improved in order to ensure the safety of students.  In order to ensure that your child arrives to the location that you have requested, we will require a note from the child’s guardian or guardian designee.  No phone calls will be taken for bus changes.

            If you need to make a bus change during the day, the guardian or a designee of the guardian (person must be listed on the student’s sign-out list), must come to the school to complete a bus pass. This change will help us provide a safe environment for our children.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Upcoming Events
  • Every Student Succeeds Act Survey
    The Georgia Department of Education announced an online survey to get the public’s feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition to the survey, eight feedback sessions were held throughout the state to allow all citizens to give input on Georgia’s ESSA plan.
  • Experience Online Assessment

    Experience On-Line Testing for the Georgia Milestones Assessment. Click on this link to experience testing online. 


  • 2017 Spring Assessment Schedule
  • Student Dress Code Policy
    To view the dress code policy, click here.
  • Request for Transcript
    Guidelines and form
  • To Enroll Your Child in School
    Please come to the Board of Education office at 501 Industrial Drive in Sandersville to enroll your child in school. Karen Wright, System Registrar, will assist you. You may contact her at (478)552-3981 X1241, fax (478)552-7344 or kwright@washington.k12.ga.us  Office hours are M-Th 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • Notice of Tax Digest and Millage Rate
    To view the Tax Digest and Millage Rate, click here.
  • FY2016 Financial Statement
Teacher of the Year


  Congratulations to the
2017 Teacher of the Year, 
Glisa Turner, Ridge Road Elementary School

Position Vacancy Announcements
Gratitude is the Hawk Attitude

2016-2017 Bus Routes
School Nutrition
  • USDA School Nutrition Non-Discrimination Statement
    To view the USDA Non-Discrimination statement, click here or visit the School Nutrition Department page.