Somerset County School District

The Board of Education has voted to make changes in the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.  Scroll down to News and Announcements to read the results.

News and Announcements

Sports Physical and Forms

Why is a sports physical required?

The exam can help screen athletes for potential illness or conditions that may limit or restrict their sports activity. It helps make sure that kids who play sports are physically capable of meeting the demands of a sport and don't have any conditions that may be aggravated by intense exercise. Click on the title to read more and click on the link to access the MPSSAA physical forms.
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Dr. Pamela Patterson is the New Principal at WAHS

Dr. Pamela Paterson has been named as principal of Washington Academy and High School. She has taught high school chemistry and biology, served as a science curriculum specialist and as a principal of Scotland High School of health Sciences, Rockingham Middle School and Richmond County 9th Grade Academy. In addition, she taught college as an adjunct professor at St. Andrews College and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Click on the title for more information.



She has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Science Education 9-12 and Biology, A Master's of Arts Degree in Science Education with a concentration in chemistry and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership.



As principal of Washington Academy and High School she said, "I hope to create a shared vision with the students, staff, and community. I will have high expectations for our students and staff while empowering others to take control of their own learning by establishing an environment based on accountability and responsibility. I will ensure a safe and orderly environment. Most importantly, all decisions will be made based on what is best for our students."



Dr. Patterson said, "I believe in developing processes and procedures that provide the most efficient learning environment for students. I am fortunate to have experiences that have helped me to grow as instructional leader and I enjoy sharing those experiences with others to help them continue to grow as educators and leaders. I believe in empowering students and teachers and I fully understand the value that comes from meeting and exceeding goals." She said she enjoys working with high school students stating she had a passion for teaching them and this passion has continued in her administrative roles.
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Power School Training-July 19-WAHS

Student Data Associate Dawn White wrote, "Allison (Romano) and I will be holding a PowerSchool training session on July 19, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Washington High School in the media center for Vice Principals and any interested Principals/Supervisors." Click on the title for more information.
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Cheryl O'Neal is Named Supervisor of Special Education

For twenty-eight years Cheryl O’Neal has served as principal at Princess Anne Primary School (12 years), Westover Elementary School (4 years) and Greenwood Elementary School (12 years). Prior to her work as a principal in the three locations she worked as a special education resource teacher for eight years at Washington High School. Click on the title for more information.
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