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Young Engineers Fill Lincoln Library for 4-H STEM Club PDF Print E-mail
Friday, November 10 2017 10:18

4-H STEM Club filled every chair in the Lincoln Library afterschool November 7 for the first meeting to learn about Ocean Engineering before designing their own submersibles later this month.

 

The 27 participants defined submersibles, what would be valuable components of one, and learned the importance of researching the ocean bottom. Students were excited to think about the value of video cameras, motors, collection tools and sensors on submersibles. They defined topography and used a model sounding stick and ocean bottom to make their own topography maps.

 

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 Supplies to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

A community showcase is planned for November 21 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built in the “Taking the Plunge” sessions. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their submersibles in action.

 

 

“Taking the Plunge” is being taught by Janet Conrad with assistants Julie M and Nayeli H with support from Washington County Extension & Outreach.

 

The STEM Club for November is full, however, a February and March session will advertise after the first of the year. Watch for more information or contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with any questions about this STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities as a participant or volunteer.

 
Demon Mania PDF Print E-mail
Monday, October 30 2017 09:48

CBI Bank & Trust recently presented the Demon Mania varsity softball/baseball check to WHS. CBI Bank & Trust has donated $11,030 to the WHS activities department, through the Demon Mania program. Pictured from L/R are Melissa Myers, CBI Wash. Bank Manager; Ben Obermann, WHS Softball Coach; Brent Van Weelden, WHS Activities Director; Brandon Long, CBI Wash. Market President; and Nathan Miller, WHS Baseball Coach.

 
From The Desk of Mr. Dicks PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 25 2017 00:00

Enrollment

 

I am optimistic about our enrollment numbers for this year. One, it appears we are the only Washington County School that is showing an increase in our certified enrollment. We are showing an increase of 32.95 students to 1778.05. Second, the increase is a good sign before our largest classes begin to leave us. But we are certainly positioned much better to withstand the expected enrollment drop in the next 3 years. The Board has proactively planned and we should be able to handle this without making cuts to programming.

 

There are many funding streams that the Washington Community School District utilizes to fund education. The total budget for the District is nearly $20 million, but that includes all funds available to us. I think it is important to communicate to our staff and patrons the different funds and their allowable uses as we monitor our enrollment(revenue) and expenses.

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Metromix of Iowa City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 24 2017 08:57

WAPAEC is pleased to announce that one of our WCSD teachers is a member of METROMIX of Iowa City. METROMIX will be performing at the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center Sunday, November 12th at 4:30 p.m.

 

Come see Christine Cromwell (Stewart School) perform, as well as Dianne Gray, retired WHS science teacher. Other area singers include Lu Miller, Dixie Singbeil, Donna Johnson, Beth Broman and Dianna Sheets.

 

You may also enjoy a free dessert reception beginning at 3:30 that day to honor all Performing Arts Center Donors.

 

Metromix Poster

 
4-H STEM Club Conducts Final Parachute Drops at Project Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Monday, October 23 2017 07:39

29 STEM Club students with their family and friends gathered on the Lincoln Elementary lawn for the STEM Club Project Showcase on October 17. This club met three times afterschool in October to learn more about aerospace engineering while going through Engineer Design Process testing canopy size, material, shape.

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 Supplies to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

 

The November STEM Club session is already full, however, a February and March session will advertise after the first of the year. Watch for more information or contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with any questions about this STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities as a participant or volunteer. More pictures are available on “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” on Facebook.

 
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