Dear Students and Families:  

I hope that all of you had a pleasant summer and had some time for rest and relaxation. I am looking forward to a great school year ahead.  Welcome back to our returning students, and we all welcome our newcomers to the Warrior family. We are proud of our staff and students and invite you to get to know our school. I encourage you to become involved by volunteering or visiting school when you can.  It is with great pleasure that I welcome you, as part of our educational family, to the 2014-2015 school year.

A new school year is always an exciting time for all. It presents opportunities for various beginnings – new classes, new faces, and new expectation that will bring growth, challenges. and adventures. Your child’s time at Washington Intermediate School will be exciting and filled with many new opportunities.

Parents, please take time to:

  • Talk with your child about their school day.  Ask them specific questions about their time at school.  For example, "What was the most interesting thing you did in math class today?" or "Tell me about the book you are currently reading?"
  • Review your child's grades on the SkyWard Parent Portal.  The Portal will give you relevant information regarding your child's performance on their homework, a test or quiz, attendance, as well as the balance of their lunch account.  Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best.
  • Maintain contact with your child's teachers and staff members to establish a successful home / school connection.

Our goal is to challenge your child academically, grow them socially and emotionally, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving.  Students will be encouraged to display good character and to make good choices that will result in successful outcomes.  We are looking forward to a great school year filled with enriching activities and learning experiences that will help your child display "Warrior Pride!"

We are looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year at Washington.  I encourage all students to stand up to mistreatment, vandalism, and to anything you know is not right.  Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd.  Be yourself and even when no one is watching, do the right thing.  Parents, please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home.  With your help, Washington Intermediate will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels. 

I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success.  Once again, welcome to Washington Intermediate School.

Remember:  Today is a great day to be a Warrior!

Marc Fogal, Principal

Washington Intermediate School
Pekin Public School District 108