Last updated: Thu 05-23-2013 6:38 pm Event Date: Thu 05-23-2013
TODAY is an “A” Day.
Boys Cross Country: There will be a short meeting TODAY after school in Coach Harte’s Room 252 for all boys interested in running cross country next fall.
Letters of application for Washington Literary press leadership positions for next year should be turned in to Mr. Duer by the end of TODAY. For more information, contact Mr. Duer in Room 232.
All PE lockers need to be cleaned out TODAY. Everything left in lockers will be thrown away.
Yearbooks are available in Room 250 before and after school and during both lunches. A few extra are available for $80.
If you are interested in being an FCA leader next year, please stop by Room 129 to pick up an application. Applications are required for all new and returning leaders next year. They are due to
Mr. Ray or Mrs. Metzger by Friday, May 31.
AP LATE (ALTERNATE) EXAM SCHEDULE:
Friday, May 24 – 7:45am (report by 7:30am)
English Literature & Composition
Friday, May 24 – 11:45am (report by 11:30am)
Physics C: Mechanics
Happy Birthday today to:
Happy Birthday this weekend:
Commencement Rehearsal for Seniors, CR Ice Arena, 9:45am
Sophomore Baseball, here w/Pleasant Valley, 5pm
Boys Varsity Soccer w/Cedar Falls at Kingston, 10am
Boys Varsity Baseball, here w/WDM Valley, 12pm
Commencement, CR Ice Arena, 7:30pm
Today’s Lunch Menu:
Fruit Plate w/Cheese Stick, Yogurt & Cinnamon Roll
Walking Tacos & Corn Muffin
Egg & Cheese Muffin
Fiesta in a Cup w/Corn Tortilla Chips
Pick 2 Chef Salad & Roll
Yogurt, Granola & Muffin
The Wedge Pizza – Variety
Specialty: Asian Rice Bowl
Last updated: Wed 05-15-2013 6:49 pm Event Date: Wed 05-15-2013
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. That''''s 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.
Last updated: Tue 05-14-2013 6:08 pm Event Date: Tue 05-14-2013
Dear Washington Athletic Club Supporter,
Our annual Washington Athletic Club Golf Tournament is Tuesday, June 25,2013. We are looking forward to another great event and are SO excited to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the WAC Golf outing this year! Thanks to generous supporters like you, we raised almost $15,000 for WAC last year. The WAC Golf outing is not only fun, it is a Wash tradition!
The Washington Athletic Club has raised $78,000.00 or more, a year for the past several years for the student athletes at C.R. Washington HS. The money that the Washington Athletic Club raises and contributes to the WHS Athletic Department, supports many needed projects and improvements such as new scoreboards, concession stand appliance updates and remodel, transportation for athletes to out of town events and new uniforms and equipment. We also host events like Fall Sports night, Homecoming parade and bonfire and the WAC Hall of Fame night.
We are anticipating another great turnout for the 2013 WAC Golf Tournament. We are back at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course and will tee-off at noon. Come join us for lunch, golf, raffle, dinner and program. Raffle tickets are available to purchase before the tournament. We will also sell tickets during registration and during the tournament. You do not need to be present to win. If you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets, please contact Kim Vogel at email@example.com or call 319-360-3819. Your financial support will help to continue the success of this event and will directly benefit ALL Washington Warrior Athletics!
See attachment for registration forms, sponsorship forms, raffle information and additional golf outing details. We hope we can count on your support for the 2013 Washington Athletic Club Golf Tournament.
Warrior Athletic Club 2013 Golf Committee Co-chairs,
Don Claassen 319-360-5404 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Lillibrige 319-491-2964 email@example.com
Last updated: Mon 05-13-2013 1:00 pm Event Date: Mon 05-13-2013
-- Host families are needed
-- 2013-2014 Academic Year
-- Chinese students are 15-17 years old
-- Students arrive in Cedar Rapids in August 2013
-- Host families will receive $800 per month for up to 10 months (one school year) for expenses.
Last updated: Sun 04-21-2013 8:08 am Event Date: Sun 04-21-2013
Cedar Rapids Washington is again the top Iowa high school on the Washington Post’s 2013 list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” CR Washington led all Iowa high schools, and CR Kennedy ranks second. Five other Iowa high schools made the recently released list including three from Eastern Iowa. Iowa City West is fifth and Mid-Prairie came in at sixth among Iowa schools. Decorah is seventh highest in Iowa.
Dr. Ralph Plagman, CR Washington principal, said: “The top ranking for our school is the result of the work of hundreds of incredibly ambitious students at Wash who take their education very seriously.”
The Washington Post list of top U.S. high schools has been published annually since 1998. Only 9% of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools (1,924 schools) made the 2013 list. The list is derived by taking the total number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests given at a school last year and dividing by the number of seniors who graduated last spring. To make the list, a school’s ratio had to be at least 1.0, the number of tests given at least equal to the number of graduates. The entire list can be seen at washingtonpost.com/highschoolchallenge.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests are national exams that students take after completing yearlong college-level courses offered at their high schools. Washington offers 25 Advanced Placement courses.
CR Washington is ranked at 407 on the national list and 29th on the Midwest section of the list. CR Kennedy is ranked 612 in the U.S. and 54th in the Midwest. Iowa City West is 1018 in the nation, 103rd in the Midwest. Mid-Prairie is 1106 in America and 119 in the Midwest. Decorah is ranked 1772 in the nation and 212 in the Midwest.
The Midwest region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Congratulations to everyone in the Washington community on this outstanding achievement by our students!
Last updated: Wed 04-17-2013 12:46 pm Event Date: Wed 04-17-2013
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: