Last updated: Wed 11-26-2014 6:57 am Event Date: Wed 11-26-2014
TODAY is an “A” Day.
Beginning TODAY and extending through March 6 (2nd trimester), the courtyard doors will be locked. Students attempting to pass through the courtyard during lunch may find themselves locked out. We are implementing this is an attempt to keep the cafeteria and hallway as warm as possible. Currently there is no heat in the hallway adjacent to the cafeteria. We highly encourage students to please plan different routes.
Reminder: Conflict resolution forms as well as bullying/harassment forms are available in the Main Office, Counseling and the Health Clinic.
FCA meets TODAY during both lunches in Room 105C.
Robotics meets TODAY after school in Room 103.
Math Team meets TODAY after school in Room 148.
TODAY is picture day for the bowling teams. All bowlers should show up to Lancer Lanes at 3:45pm wearing black pants and their jersey or a Warrior shirt. Varsity practice will follow.
A Holiday Open House will be held at the Warrior Spirit Store on Tuesday from 6-8pm.
Happy Birthday to:
Girls Freshman Basketball at Linn-Mar, 5pm
Boys Freshman Basketball, here w/Linn-Mar, 5:30pm/7pm
Girls Cross Country Banquet, Cafeteria, 6pm
Girls JV Basketball, here w/IC High, 7pm
Today’s Lunch Menu:
Chicken Nuggets w/Rice Pilaf (First on Forest)
Turkey Sub (First on Forest)
Yogurt w/Bagel & Cream Cheese (First on Forest)
Burger Basket (GWs)
Specialty Pizza (Est 57)
Pasta Bar (Red & Blue)
Pick 2 Chef Salad w/Hot Roll
Fruit Parfait w/Granola
Last updated: Thu 11-13-2014 6:43 am Event Date: Thu 11-13-2014
This is a message to all families in the Cedar Rapids Community School District with a reminder about winter weather announcements.
The District uses the School Messenger Notification System to provide timely communication regarding school delays and cancellations. Parents and guardians are reminded to confirm or update their contact preference information using School Messenger’s Contact Manager web site to ensure you receive these notifications.
You can access the site by clicking on the Alerts and Cancellations link found on the homepage of the District web site at www.cr.k12.ia.us
Last updated: Tue 09-23-2014 6:54 am Event Date: Tue 09-23-2014
Washington’s yearbook, The Monument, would like to remind you that if you purchase a yearbook between now and November 7, you may for the lowest price of the year: $65.
After November 7 the price will go up to $70 so get them now! Last year we sold out of yearbooks within one day of delivery. We do not order many extras, and the cost is $85 if purchased after delivery, so the only way to insure that your student receives a yearbook for the low price of $65 is to pre-order before November 7.
To purchase one go to bit.ly/CWRYB. If you need any help or have any questions please contact yearbook adviser, Kyle Phillips at email@example.com
Thanks for your support of Washington High School and our yearbook program,
Last updated: Tue 09-23-2014 6:53 am Event Date: Tue 09-23-2014
Washington’s yearbook, The Monument, is reminding all parents and anticipated graduates to get their senior picture in for the yearbook, we would like all of them by November 21.
Your student may bring a physical copy to Mr. Phillips or leave it in his mailbox in the main office. Digital copies are also accepted (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you did not have portraits taken by a professional photographer you can have your student contact Mr. Phillips and he will take a picture of your student to go in the senior section of the yearbook.
Also, if you would like to purchase a congratulations/baby ad for your student they are available for $45. We would need payment, and an emailed baby photo, along with their senior portrait. Checks may be made out to Washington High School with Yearbook Baby Ad in the memo line. The deadline for those ads is also November 21.
If you have any other questions please contact Mr. Phillips, Yearbook Adviser, at email@example.com
Last updated: Fri 08-29-2014 6:44 am Event Date: Fri 08-29-2014
This week Washington High School was named to the 2014 list of Top American High Schools compiled by The Daily Beast, an award-winning online news publication. Washington ranked 451 on the list of 735 top-performing schools. That ranking places Washington among the top 2% of the 26,000 public high schools in the United States. Congratulations to the students, staff, and families in the Washington Community!
Eight Iowa high schools made the list including Ames, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Washington, Decorah, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Pella and Whiting.
The ranking was based on four-year cohort graduation rate, college acceptance rate, average ACT and SAT scores, participation in AP courses and examinations, and percentage of students passing AP exams. Graduation rate and college acceptance rate were given greater weighting than the other criteria used in the calculations. According to The Daily Beast “…the over 700 schools that made up our final list deserve high praise for providing an academically rigorous program for the most students, while best preparing them for college.”
Earlier this year Washington was rated on the Washington Post List of Most Challenging American High Schools and University of Iowa Belin Blank list of Top Advanced Placement High Schools in Iowa. On the Washington Post List, Washington High School ranked 355 in the United States, and on the University of Iowa list Washington ranked first. The rank of 451 on the Daily Beast/Newsweek list was up from 894 in 2013.
Last updated: Thu 06-26-2014 6:49 am Event Date: Thu 06-26-2014
CR Washington Top AP High School in Iowa;
Kennedy 2nd and Jefferson 11th
The Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa has released the 2014 list of the top 50 Advanced Placement (AP) high schools in Iowa. Cedar Rapids Washington is the top-ranked high school. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is second; Cedar Rapids Jefferson ranks 11th.
CR Washington has been #1 on the list for six consecutive years. Each year since 2005, the Belin-Blank Center has released the Iowa AP Index to recognize the Top 50 Iowa accredited public and nonpublic high schools for providing Advanced Placement opportunities to Iowa’s high school students. The 2014 Iowa AP Index is based on May 2013 AP exams and graduation data.
The Iowa AP Index for a given high school is the ratio of AP exams taken by its students (all grades) divided by the number of its graduating seniors. Advanced Placement courses are college courses taught in high schools.
The three Cedar Rapids high schools offer 25 AP courses including six in social studies, five in science, four in world languages, three in mathematics/computer science, two in language arts, as well as courses in art and music. Upon completion of the courses, students take national exams which are scored by panels of college professors and high school AP teachers.
The AP Program began in the mid-1950s and was labeled by former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley as “the gold standard” of high school curriculum in the United States. The Belin-Blank Center, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, has made a concerted effort to bring AP opportunities to all high schools in Iowa.
Last updated: Tue 04-15-2014 6:41 am Event Date: Tue 04-15-2014
The list of AMERICAS MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS is developed by taking the total number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests given at a school each year and dividing by the number of seniors who graduated. Public high schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.000 were put on the national list. About 9% of U.S. public high schools made the list. Data from the 2012-2013 school year was used to compile the 2014 list which was released on April 7.
Washingtons ratio was 3.512 which ranked the school 340 among the 22,000 U.S public high schools, up from a national ranking of 427 in 2013. Kennedy moved up from a ranking of 633 in 2013 to 397 on the 2014 list. Kennedys 2014 index was 3.278. Kennedy is 2nd on the Iowa list. Four other Iowa high schools made the list including 5th ranked Decorah and 6th ranked Iowa City High.
The list of AMERICAS MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS is intended to identify schools that have done the best job of persuading students to take college-level courses and tests. The entire list can be found at washingtonpost.com/high school challenge.