Washington Community Schools Families,


    It is with regret that we share the news regarding several of our Washington HS students who were involved in a tragic single-car accident yesterday evening.

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our beloved high school students who passed away early this morning after a fierce battle with his injuries.

    We have two high school students who are each in their own battles but appear to be making progress.

    Two additional high school students were treated and released last night.

    Please keep these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Additional counseling and support will be available for students and staff on Monday.


    With a heavy heart,

    Steve Peterson

    Principal, Washington High School

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Last Updated: 2/22/2021 6:13 PM


Lena Dunn Preschool is a FREE Pre-Kindergarten program for children living in the Lena Dunn Elementary District. Children must be 4 years of age by August 1, 2021. Parents must provide transportation. 

For more information, please contact teacher Mary Padgett at mpadgett@wcs.k12.in.us or call 812 254-8366.


Our Philosophy:  Through interacting with peers, adults, and available materials, children will develop to the fullest potential socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and academically.

Taught by a licensed elementary teacher, our Pre-Kindergarten program follows a play-based philosophy where teachers act as guides to nurture imagination, encourage independence and self-esteem, and develop kindness, courtesy and self discipline.