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Foreign Language Teacher of the Year! PDF Print E-mail

Congratulations to Regina Schantz for being named Iowa High School Foreign Language Teacher of the Year! Pictured here is Regina Schantz with Chad Wieland; both are Spanish teachers here at Washington High School. We are fortunate to have BOTH OF YOU here at Washington High School!

Music Boosters Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail

The Washington High School PTO has received a $250 grant! PDF Print E-mail

GenerationOn Make Your Mark Week (formerly Kids Care week) is celebrated Oct. 16-22 this year; the week inspires youth to use their energy, ingenuity, and compassion to "make their mark on the world". During the week, youth do small acts of kindness or service projects in the community. Make your Mark week ends on Make a Difference Day-the largest national day of service. Thanks to the founding partner, Hasbro, generationOn awarded 200 ($250) mini grants to support selected service projects to enable the youth to make their mark.


Our project, which will be initiated Oct 16-22, entails HS youth to video and make DVDs for our local nursing home residents of harvest, tractors, combines, farm life, farm animals, fall trees and environment this time of the year. This will offer an opportunity for our community nursing home residents (those who are unable to leave the facility, past farmers, and those who grew up on farms) to see today's farming environment, harvest, equipment, farm life, etc. This will also serve as an intervention for nursing staff and activities for some dementia residents and engage residents to reminisce about their past farming experiences. Anyone wishing to help or would like for us to film your farm, animals, or harvest; please contact Alicia Vittetoe @ 319-653-1310. Thanks for your help!



Mark your calendar: Nov 19, 2011 is a great fundraiser for the Washington Athletic Booster Club at Melody Lanes here in Washington. Details are: 4 People/ team; Cost= $100/ team; Times to Bowl are 1pm, 4pm and 7pm; Cosmic Bowling; Bumpers available; and PRIZES!!!! For more details: call Linda Marie (863- 3230) or Vicky Salow (461- 6115) to sign up for a time.

Education Reform Town Hall Meeting PDF Print E-mail

The first Town Hall meeting on Education Reform for Iowa was held this morning in the Washington High School Auditorium. Sandy Greiner introduced Governor Terry Branstad, Lt Governor Kim Reynolds and Education Assistant Linda Fandel. The goal is to give all Iowa students a world class education. The general message was: "Good" is not "good enough" anymore; we now need to be "outstanding" to ensure our students are world class competitive. The goals are: Great Teachers/ Principals, High Expectations/ Fair Measures and a Spirit of Innovation. This fall, Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds are seeking feedback to improve the education blueprint. They will issue a final proposal before the 2012 Legislature convenes for lawmakers to consider. Giving our children a world-class education is a responsibility we all share, and one we can meet together. If you would like to share your suggestions about how to improve the blueprint for world-class schools; please visit http://educateiowa.gov


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