WMS Test Taking Strategies PDF Print E-mail

WMS Behavior/Learning Strategy students came up with some test taking strategies and made some posters to put on bulletin board.

Financial Literacy Fair Volunteers Needed PDF Print E-mail

Come help our 8th graders learn about Financial Literacy. In class, students learn about life decisions that affect financial well-being. Based on their interests, they select a career, and determine gross & net salaries. Then they attend The Fair to face the reality of monthly bills for necessities (housing, transportation, food, etc.) and extra expenses. When they have made their financial decisions, they’ll meet one-on-one with a financial counselor to do the math & discuss their choices! A quick 30 minute volunteer training is provided before students arrive.

FLF Parent Volunteer Flyer

WMS Large Group Contest PDF Print E-mail

The Washington Middle School Advanced Band earned a I rating at the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association (SEIBA) JH/MS Large Group Festival held at Solon Middle School Friday, April 1st, 2016. The band performed 3 pieces: Welcome arr. Larry Clark Dorian Dreamscape by Robert Sheldon, and Arabian Dances by Roland Barrett. At the conclusion of their performance, Chris Copeland (West Branch MS Band director) worked with the band in a 15 minute mini-clinic. The band also received written and verbal comments from three judges during their performance .

The Band received scores of 33 (I+), 32 (I) and 31 (I). The MS Advanced Band has 70 members (30-8th graders, 35-7th graders, and 5-6th graders) is directed by Craig McClenahan.

The SEIBA Large Group Festival is open to all middle school and jr. high bands in the Southeast District. Bands receive ratings based on their performance from three judges who score 0-5 points for each of the following 7 categories: TONE (Beauty, Blend, Control), INTONATION (Melodic Line, Chords, Tutti), TECHNIQUE (Articulation, Facility, Precision, Rhythm), BALANCE (Ensemble, Sectional), INTERPRETATION (Expression, Phrasing, Style, Tempo), MUSICAL EFFECT (Artistry, Fluency), OTHER FACTORS (Appearance, Discipline, Instrumentation, Selections).

I+ = 33-35, I = 30-32, I- = 27-29, II+= 24-26, II = 20-23, II- = 17-19, III = 16 points and below.

WMS Orange & Black Day- May 11th PDF Print E-mail

The Middle School is preparing for their community "Give Back Day" and we need places to go. If you are a business and/or organization that needs help or would like a project completed, we want to help. The Middle School students will be out in the community working May 11th from 8:30-11:30am. If you are interested in having students come to your business or would like more information contact Connie Svenby at the MS (653-5414 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


We are also looking for adult volunteers to help supervise that day at the different locations. If you are interested in volunteering that day contact Angie Shrader at the MS (653-5414 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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Middle School Play Friday March 18th PDF Print E-mail


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