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IDEA Part B – Parent Survey PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 01 2017 06:36

Dear Parent,

Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs.

The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey.

Survey Link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1617AEA10

Survey Information

Please use the link above to answer the following questions for each of your children. The survey will allow you to answer these questions for up to five children.

- How old was your child on January 1, 2017? (choose 3-21)

- Does your child have an Individualized Education Program – IEP? (y/n)

- Did the school your child is currently attending facilitate (request, encourage or initiate) your involvement as a means of improving services and results for your child? (y/n)

Timeline

The survey will be open April 15st through June 30th.

 

Thank you very much for your time and attention to this matter.

 

 
Kirkwood Orientation PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 01 2017 06:31

Any student attending Kirkwood next year that didn't attend the last Kirkwood orientation will need to attend the make up orientation held May 10th at Washington Kirkwood Regional Center starting at 6:00pm.

 
Washington Middle School's Got Talent PDF Print E-mail
Friday, April 28 2017 06:39

Washington Middle School is having their 1st Annual "Washington Middle School's Got Talent" Show at the new, beautiful High School auditorium (Washington Performing Arts & Events Center) on Monday, May 15th at 7:00 PM.

 

Middle School student's art work and videos will be presented when the doors open at 6:30 PM. Middle School students will perform individual, small group, and large group acts of singing, dancing, comedy, magic, and so much more! The MS Staff will also perform in the show!

 

We would like to invite all community and family members to attend! Please help us spread the word.

 
4-H STEM Puts Robots on Parade PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, April 26 2017 09:57

April 25 the 4-H STEM Club hosted their final Project Showcase for community members and family members to see what the 26 members had learned and experienced with this month’s lessons about computer science. Youth were excited to spend more time with the bee bots and dash robots as well as create a fun presentation for their guests.

 

Washington County Extension & 4-H partnered together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade students who want to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math. The March and April sessions are being led by volunteers Liz Goodwin, Julie Timmins and Extension 4-H Staff Amy Green.

 

Since January, through the 4-H Afterschool STEM CLUB, there has been over 450 hours of hands-on science completed in the Lincoln Elementary School Library with students 3rd-5th grade. They have learned about wind energy, mechanical engineering, wheel and axel systems, coding, brain safety, helmet design, team work and problem solving.

 

STEM Club has concluded for hti syear, but the Washington County Extension’s summer day camp program, Clover University, is taking registrations. The complete listing of 25 camp offerings in five different communities is available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/washington/news/clover-university-summer-camps-registration-open. Camps are filled on a first come, first serve basis with payment to the Washington County Extension Office.

 

 

In the 4-H afterschool STEM Club small groups were challenged on the final day to program their robots to perform a synchronized routine. These Dash robots were programmed through the Wonder app. This group made of Kyann M, Joe M and Nicholas C who programed their robots to not only move but to spin and talk together.

 
WMS HONOR BAND STUDENTS BUSY IN APRIL PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 25 2017 07:13

Saturday afternoon, April 22nd, at 4:30pm, the Washington PAC center was packed with families from all over Southeast Iowa as Washington hosted the 3rd annual SEIBA Elementary Honor Band. Directors Kevin Makinster and Steve King, both from Cedar Rapids and both teachers from the Linn-Mar School District.

Participating in the 2nd year band from WMS were Kevin F, Henry R, Sarah H, Levi A, Teegan S, Sofia J, Natalie M, Gracey S, Bailey R and Allison R.

 

 

On April 8th, at Mt. Pleasant HS, the Mt. Pleasant Honor Band was held and 21 Washington MS Band students were selected to this honor band. Their directors were Andy Owen of Tipton High School directing the 7-8 honor band and Ashley Wilson from North Scott will direct the 6th honor band.

6th Grade Students participating were: Bailey R, Sarah H, Allison R, Gracey S, Teegan S, Henry R, Avery S, Kevin F and Levi A.

 

 

7th and 8th Grade WMS students participating were: Sarah N, Chloe M, Jenna M, Emma H, Sami S, Anna V, Kyleigh D, Mateo S, Nikki S, Quentin H, Allison L, and Cameron W.

 

 
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