HS: Future Farmers of America PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 04 2015 07:44

Recently, Future Farmers of America (FFA) met in Fort Madison for the FFA Sub-District Leadership Meeting. We are proud of the wonderful job our students did in the competition. Awards are as follows: GOLD (Advance to Districts): Conduct of Meeting: President - Morgan B, Vice President- Micheala H, Secretary- Jacob H, Treasurer- Cole D, Reporter- Jameson S, Sentinel- Tucker R, Adviser- Tanner M. Public Speaking- Macy M. Extemporaneous Speaking- Gabe G.


Ag Sales (BRONZE) Advance to Districts- Makenzi M. Job Interview (GOLD) Alternate to State: Emma S. Ag Broadcasting (SILVER) Alternate to District: Aaron V. Creed Speaking (SILVER)- Brooke S. FFA Knowledge: Willow S (GOLD), Sam R (SILVER), Cody M (BRONZE) & Blake H (SILVER). Welding: Karlton S (SILVER) & Travis F (SILVER). Congratulations on the great awards! Good Luck to the students that will be advancing to Districts on March 7!

Will The School Levy on Property Tax Go Down? Yes, No, Maybe, ask your legislatorsSchool Finance Update PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 02 2015 00:00

The Iowa Code states that the State Supplemental Aid for Schools should be set within 30 days from the time the Governor sets the budget for the following school year. So the State Supplemental Aid for the 2015-2016 school year was supposed to be done during February of 2014. That didn’t happen. The Iowa House refused to set a rate last year even though the Senate made numerous attempts to pass rates for schools. The House simply ignored the law and refused to discuss this issue.

Why is the law on the books? Schools have to set their budgets by April 15th. By setting the rate a year prior, it gives schools plenty of time to prepare their budget and to determine their ability to negotiate with and hire staff. Since a rate was not set last year, we are in March of 2015, a little over a month until our law says we have to pass a budget and we don’t know what we have to determine a budget. We are required to follow the law even though the Iowa House did not. Does that seem fair to anyone?

Last Updated on Monday, March 02 2015 11:23
Lincoln: Camp Invention PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, February 26 2015 12:54

Camp Invention is coming, for the 5th year, to Lincoln Elementary during the week of June 1-5, 2015 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Children entering grades 1-6 will spend their days participating in hands-on activities, pushing the limits during high-energy games and disassembling electronics to create something one-of-a-kind! If you register by March 20th, your student will receive a $25 discount by visiting www.campinvention.org and the discount is automatically taken off. Children of Washington CSD staff may register their children for a $30 discount by using the code HOST. This is an awesome camp! Talk to Janet Conrad or Julie Timmins with questions!

Stewart: Voted Favorite Teacher PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, February 26 2015 12:38

Voted as the Readers Choice Favorite teacher for the 2014 year in Washington, Iowa; we are proud to congratulate Tara Luers! Tara is a teacher at Stewart Elementary with the Washington School District. Categories for the Washington Evening Journal Readers Choice awards are voted on by residents in the Washington area. The Washington Evening Journal publishes an annual edition congratulating the recipients of the awards each February for votes based on the prior year. Congratulations Tara! (Courtesy of The Washington Evening Journal)

HS: Students attend Engineer Conference PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, February 26 2015 11:34

On Feb 25, a group of Washington High School students attended the Engineer Conference held at the Kirkwood Conference Center. This event hosted hundreds of high school students to explore an engineer career. The event included displays, breakout sessions, hands-on demonstrations, lunch and one-on-one discussions with engineers. The event is part of the annual Engineers Week, or E-Week, which showcases all aspects of engineering. It highlights contributions that engineers make to our society and inspires students to consider a career in engineering.




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