WGES Spirit Week: April 7-11


sb2012quilt Susan Barranger                                    


Washington Grove is an elementary school in Gaithersburg that is the weekday home to 400+ students and close to 80 staff members. It is a place that is committed to positive relationships through our SHELL expectations: 


S – Show respect 

H – Have a positive attitude 

E – Encourage others 

L – Listen to directions 


L – Love learning 


Our new school year has just gotten underway and, with it, some exciting upgrades: 


  • A continuing professional development program with Towson University has brought us two senior interns 


  • Curriculum 2.0 implementation is now complete in Kindergarten through Grade 5, as is a new standards-based report card 


Our School Improvement Plan this year has our teachers focusing on students’ skills at communicating (active listening and effective writing and speaking) and a deep understanding in mathematics. In addition, we are all working this year on increasing students’ persistence when the going gets tough! 

Check out our biweekly newsletter (below) to keep current on important information about our Washington Grove school community. 


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Thursday, April 17
Spring break

Friday, April 18
Holiday - Easter

Monday, April 21
Make up day


  • Redskins/FedEx Day @WGES!

          Redskins Wide Receiver, Joshua Morgan, stopped by  and posed for pictures in every classroom yesterday,  to promote his love for reading and talk football. Click on the picture above to read the  Redskins' official blog for more on

  • WGES Has Character!

    The City of Gaithersburg held its 14th Annual Adult Heroes in OUR Community Essay Contest for elementary and middle school students, co sponsored by the Gaithersburg Rotary Club. Students wrote about a local “hero” and the values and ethics that

  • New Before and After Care Program!

    WGES welcomes Soar Child Care They will be providing before and after care for Washington Grove Elementary School beginning this Fall. For more information, and to register, visit them at Soar Child Care.

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