Washington's Affiliations

    Meet our Adopt-A-School Partners!
    CGN Global  Dewberry ILAmH2O David Vaughn
    • CGN & Associates -- students learn about the supply chain
    • Illinois American Water -- students learn about the economy and conservation
    • PSA Dewberry  -- an architecture firm in Peoria. Students get to talk with Dewberry architects about  local buildings and how they are built
    • David Vaughan Investments sponsors our Newspapers in Education Peoria Journal Star subscription
    Partnership with Habitat for Humanity 2012-2013

    Washington Gifted Helps Habitat for Humanity


    Written by WGMS Student Cami M.


    bench To start off the school year, Washington Gifted Middle School adopted a new project that would change the lives of local residents in Peoria. The school decided to take part in the building of a house for Habitat for Humanity. For the past few months, Washington has helped in the organization, building, and support for this new house. And, not only have the teachers joined the project, but parent volunteers and students have decided to help as well. For example, at the Spaghetti Dinner that promoted the new project, there was a large turn-out. A delicious meal, along with entertainment, made this Tuesday night a fun experience for all who attended. There was a raffle to take part in, spaghetti and bread to eat, and talented students that performed for all the guests. Sophie J., Beckett K., Elizabeth L., Emma W., Marissa B., Sidney B., and Ana F. all contributed their performances to the dinner. Olivia R. and Cami M. announced the students and alumni that were on stage. There were also several students, Christopher C., Julianna R., Natasha A., and Vincent W., that helped out with serving food and the raffle. Even the art students at Washington are decorating benches for the house. As you can see, everyone involved at Washington devoted their time at the special dinner and decorating. However, it is not just about the Spaghetti Dinner or the work-benches—it is about helping the community. The house is currently under construction in an area not too far from Washington. With all the help that the project is attracting, the future owners of the new house will be thrilled. Habitat for Humanity is an amazing project that Washington Gifted Middle School is glad to have adopted.
    Student Event Raises More Than $400.00

    On Friday, September 21, the Builders Club at Washington Gifted Middle School sponsored an Out-of-Uniform Buy-Out and Field Day fundraiser in support of Habitat for Humanity. Washington students paid $1.00 to dress out of uniform and another $1.00 to participate in field games, including spider ball, four square, kick ball and three-legged races. The event raised over $400.00.

    Builders Club members, under the guidance of faculty sponsor Noreen O., planned the event which was enjoyed by all students. Builders Club hopes to sponsor more Field Days in future school years.

    This Builders Club fundraiser is part of Washington Gifted School’s outreach community program to support a family that will be the recipient of a home built by Habitat for Humanity.