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Student drawing on a Chromebook about the Rings of Responsibility.

Learning about the Rings of Responsibility through the Digital Citizenship unit. 

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Remember to wash your hands to stay healthy as the seasons change. 

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Happy Halloween from the Washington School Faculty. Professional multitaskers, we do it all! 

10 year old students with chromebooks learning in a classroom. Students are using an application called Nearpod to present information on all devices in real time.

Nearpod enhancing instruction and providing every-student response opportunities throughout the lesson. 

MMS 6th Grader Alex Grossman is a Winner in Poetry Contest

Alex’s poem was submitted by his fifth-grade teacher, Sharon Jones of The Washington School.

 Creative Communication sponsors the contest to offer a creative outlet that honors the country’s youth. Washington School principal, Peter Mercurio was thrilled to receive the news. “Too often the efforts of young writers are unrecognized. We want to encourage and motivate our students to continue writing,” said Mercurio.

 The top ten students in each grade division receive a $25 award and a free book. Teachers earn free classroom supplies. Alex Grossman is pictured holding the check he received from Creative Communication.

 Alex’s poem is attached below, and may also be found on the Creative Communication website with other notable student poems:


Maine’s Bright Lightning


The long drive up

The lap of soft waves

And rocks being pulled

into the welcoming current

The embracing sun of Maine

That tangles us in warmth

The bright fire punctuating the darkness

Of the summer home empty

Speaks to me


The foxes walking

across the long grassy landscapes

The stories the clouds tell

And fade into the night

The ponds that fill the land

The wet kayaks

The shell of crabs

Speak to me


The dense woods

The green sprouting leaves

And yellow flowers

My family’s love,

The Maine summer’s dinners

That make mouth sing

The porches

The view

The thousand stars spread over the night

Like butter spreading over warm toast

Speak to me

And my heart soars


         -Alex Grossman