Washington School takes pride in the partnerships created with community organizations. All of the community partners collaborate with school staff to provide programs and services to benefit students. Here are just a few community connections:

Tri-County Community Dental Clinic

The Tri-County Community Dental Clinic located in Appleton provides a free dental screening to students right at Washington School as part of Phase One of the Focus for Kids program. In Phase 2, participating students travel to the clinic for a free dental hygiene check-up. Phase 3 provides free follow-up treatment to students who need additional dental treatment. This is done on site in a mobile dental clinic.

Oshkosh YMCA Splash Program

The YMCA provides six free swimming lessons for all 2nd graders in the Oshkosh School District. Washington 2nd graders walk to the downtown YMCA every Friday for 6 weeks to learn basic swimming and water safety skills. Students are grouped according to swimming ability for the lessons. The lessons meet curricular goals in the areas of health, physical education, and social studies.

Oshkosh Jaycees

The Oshkosh Jaycees serve as Washington's business PAL (Partner At Learning). The Jaycees provide volunteers for services projects and school events. They also donate school supplies and winter clothing for students in need. In addition, the Jaycees generously provide funds to purchase student assignment planners and 5th grade DARE t-shirts.

Lighted School House Partners

The following organizations partner with Lighted School House to provide volunteers and enrichment programming to participating students:
  • 4-H (Through UW-Extension offices in Oshkosh)
  • Oshkosh Area Humane Society
  • Oshkosh Recreational Department
  • Fox Valley Street smart Workshops (RAD Kids)
  • Oshkosh Public Library- Community Outreach specialist Librarian
  • Oshkosh Rhythm Institute
  • Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh
  • Oshkosh Gymnastic Center
  • UW-Extension Winnebago County- Healthy Lifestyles
  • Oshkosh Community YMCA
  • Fox Valley Technical College- work study students
  • University Wisconsin Oshkosh- work study students
  • University Wisconsin Oshkosh Programs:
  • School of Counseling
  • School of Nursing
  • Science Outreach
  • School of Education (Art programming and Science programming)
  • University Wisconsin Oshkosh Student Organizations (Spanish Club, Multicultural Education Coalition)


As a school we value the community's generous donation of time, materials and funding to enhance educational opportunities for all children. The assistance of individual or group donations has enabled our school to accomplish far more than it otherwise could have. The old African proverb states that “it takes a village to educate a child.” On behalf of the Oshkosh Area School District, we thank our many donors for becoming a part of our village.
If you would like to make donation, you may contact the school principal at (920) 424-0190 or via e-mail at susan.martin.washington@oshkosh.k12.wi.us. Donations in any amount will be accepted and the funds will be held in a donations account with the district business office until the total amount is received for an item. Here is a list of some ideas:

$1,200/per Classroom Audio-amplification systems
$1,200/per Smart Board
$40 Sponsor a child for Lighted School House
Any books for classroom libraries and "Drag-on" home a good book program (new or gently used)