Last updated: Sun 12-08-2013 1:23 pm Event Date: Sun 12-08-2013
TODAY is a “B” Day.
FCA meets TODAY during each lunch in Room 105D.
Mr. Duer is holding test prep sessions for students planning to take the ACT. The sessions are free and will be held this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Room 232 from 3:00-4:15.
Study Table resumes TODAY from 3-4:15pm in Room 118B.
Anything Technology meets TODAY from 3-3:30pm in the Library.
Robotics meets TODAY after school in Room 103.
Math Team meets TODAY after school in Room 148.
Academic Decathlon meets TODAY after school in Room 148.
Zombie Club meets TODAY after school in Room 146.
FCA will provide a free breakfast TOMORROW in the main gym foyer beginning at 6:30am.
Committee WHS meets TOMORROW and Wednesday during each lunch in Student Center Room 128.
SENIORS: Your senior pictures are due to the yearbook staff by the end of next week. We are again offering an opportunity for those who may not normally be able to afford senior pictures. Mrs. Schmelzer or a student photographer will take a picture to place in the yearbook for free. Contact Mrs. Schmelzer in Room 237 for more info.
Happy Birthday today (Dec 9):
Happy Half-Birthdays (June 9):
Madrigals, Downtown Rotary, 12:25pm
Girls Freshman Basketball, here w/Xavier, 5:30pm
Boys Freshman Basketball, here w/Prairie, 5:30pm/7pm
Freshman Wrestling at Linn-Mar, 6:30pm
Boys JV Basketball at Xavier, 7pm
Today’s Lunch Menu:
Beef & Noodles w/Hot Roll
Cold Cut Italian Sub
Pick 2 Chef Salad w/Hot Roll
Bagel w/Cream Cheese & Yogurt
Last updated: Tue 12-03-2013 4:05 pm Event Date: Tue 12-03-2013
Attention Senior Parents of 2014:
Senior picture deadline is quickly approaching. When setting up your appointments please make sure to leave enough time to allow the pictures to be returned to you by December 20, 2013. This is the due date for the 2013-2014 Senior pictures, quotes, and baby ads.
Pictures should be of the graduate only, in color, a head and shoulders shot, wallet size, and in a portrait layout (up and down). We prefer you use an indoor pose, and it cannot include props (animals, sports equipment, band instruments, etc). If you are sending a digital photo it must be 300 dpi and in jpeg or tiff file format. Parents can mail pictures and quotes to, Elizabeth Schmelzer, 2205 Forest Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403; email, email@example.com; or upload, to www.replayit.com (directions are on school website).
Please in include a quote with your picture. It must be school appropriate, and if it is not original please include the source of the quote. The maximum length is 90 characters long (including spaces). Quotes that do not meet these requirements may be subject to modification or will not be included.
Not having your picture professionally taken?
We are again offering an opportunity for those who may not normally be able to afford senior pictures. Mrs. Schmelzer or a student photographer will take a picture to place in the yearbook for free.
A CD of at least 2 of these head shots can be purchased for the extremely low price of $5. This CD will give you the opportunity to print your own senior pictures to distribute to family and friends. Several companies will develop these digital pictures for a reasonable price.
Baby ads that are traditionally placed in the back of the book will be due to the staff at the same time a senior picture, December 20th. The price per ad is $45 and the check can be made out to Washington High School. Parents can mail, Elizabeth Schmelzer, 2205 Forest Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403; email, firstname.lastname@example.org; or upload, www.replayit.com (directions are on school website); baby pictures they would like to include in the baby ad section. Along with the pictures please include a short message telling your child how proud you are of their accomplishments. If the picture is mailed to the staff and you would like it returned, please include a self addressed stamped envelope.
Last updated: Tue 10-08-2013 2:37 pm Event Date: Tue 10-08-2013
Bring in all of your receipts to support Washingtons School Cents Fundraiser! All Lindale Mall stores qualify including these stores on Collins Road:
Hy-Vee, Arbys, JoAnn Fabrics, Firestone, Burger King, Planet X, Chick-Fil-A, Red Lobster, Pizza Hut and Village Inn. Lindale Mall Food Court Merchants are worth Super Points!
Last updated: Wed 09-11-2013 7:51 am Event Date: Wed 09-11-2013
PTA has kicked off its BLUE CHIP INVESTMENT annual fund drive for the 2013-2014 school year!
Blue Chip is PTA’s one and ONLY fundraiser. It helps to support academic program activities across the board, programs which enhance the quality of education for your students, no matter their academic abilities or goals. All you need to do to participate in Blue Chip is write a check and drop it off at the main office or at the next PTA meeting. Forms and a meeting schedule can be found on the PTA page of this website or in the PTA mail slot in the main office. Please give today at whatever level you are able, and Thanks for your support!
Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you have great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we would like to see them. Our photographers cannot be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.
Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: www.replayit.com • You will need to register for our school.
• The password is: monument2014
• Follow the directions on site to upload and view pictures.
We also have a short video explaining how to add ReplayIt to your phone. Just be sure to change the password to monument2014. Click here to watch video
Submit your photos today! The more you submit the more likely we will use the pictures.
The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.
Last updated: Mon 08-19-2013 10:12 am Event Date: Mon 08-19-2013
Effective Monday, April 8, 2013, we will once again be issuing Child Labor Work Permits from the District Office, Main Reception Desk. In addition, Work Permits will continue to be available from the Iowa Workforce Development Office.
If you have or know of a student who is in need of a Child Labor Work Permit, please refer them to the ELSC, District Office and the following websites for more information:
Last updated: Mon 06-03-2013 1:00 pm Event Date: Mon 06-03-2013
Results from the 2013 Iowa Assessments (formerly known as the ITEDs) are in, and Washington students scores are outstanding! The average score for our juniors placed the Class of 2014 at the 90th percentile in the nation, highest in many years. That means the average score for Wash juniors was in the top 10% of eleventh grade classes in the United States.
The average score for the Washington sophomores was at the 89th national percentile, top 11% in the country. When our sophomores took the Iowa Assessments as freshmen in 2012, the class score was at the 80th national percentile. Excellent growth by the Class of 2015!
In their first experience with the Iowa Assessments as high school students, the Wash freshmen posted an average score at the 83rd national percentile. That was the best performance by a Washington ninth grade class in more than a decade.
We are so proud of Washington students! They obviously tried their hardest when the Iowa Assessments were given in April. Hundreds of t-shirts will be given for personal bests when the Iowa Assessment Assembly is held next October. Congratulations to all!
One final note: Big urban high schools with large percentages of students from families that qualify for free/reduced price lunch typically do not do well on standardized tests. That fact, while regrettable, is often true and is widely known as the "achievement gap" in American schools. Wash is one of those large urban schools with a 41% free/reduced lunch rate. Thats why the excellent 2013 scores of Washington students are so impressive! Also, average scores for the three classes contain scores from EVERY member of each class, including ELL students with very limited English skills and students served in all of our Special Education programs… another reason to celebrate our 2013 Iowa Assessment results.
Individual Iowa Assessment score reports will be mailed to students homes in June along with final spring term grades.
AVERAGE SCORES ARE BASED ON "COMPLETE COMPOSITES" WHICH INCLUDE ALL CONTENT AREA SUBTESTS.