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Pella Tulip Time Festival PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 10 2010 06:44

The Washington JH Band and Color Guard marched in the Pella Tulip Time parade on Thursday, May 6th. The 45 member band and color guard played the theme from "Bounty Hunter" and had great weather for their afternoon parade. 2010 marks the 75th Anniversary for the Pella Tulip Time Festival which features 6 parades, 3 afternoon and 3 evening lighted parades over 3 days.

Last Updated on Monday, May 10 2010 06:53
 
New High School Plans as of 5-5-2010 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, March 12 2010 09:08

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Last Updated on Monday, May 10 2010 07:13
 
WJHS Washington DC Trip Travel Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 05 2010 07:33

There will be a meeting for all parents of students traveling to D.C. on May 26th at 5:30 in the Jr. High Media Center.  We will go over the itinerary, what to pack, and any questions you may have.  This meeting is VERY IMPORTANT so please make sure you attend.  Students are also encouraged to attend.  If you have any questions or can not attend please contact Mrs. Meyer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 05 2010 07:34
 
One Million Dollar Grant to upgrade Stewart Elementary PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 03 2010 13:46

The Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) has selected the City of Washington to receive an Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.  The funding will be used for the following projects at Stewart Elementary School: adding insulation, upgrading HVAC system, windows and lighting.

The Iowa OEI has awarded 78 statewide grants totaling $5.8 million under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) program for projects across the state that will reduce energy use, have a positive impact on budgets and enhance the economic development through job creation.  Washington was awarded the largest grant in the State of Iowa.  This was truly a team effort of many people within our school district (Dave Sextro, Superintendent; Jeff Dieleman, Business Manager & Veta Thode, Curriculum Director) and special thanks to members of the city of Washington (Dave Plyman, City Administrator & Ed Raber, Director of Washington Economic Development Group).  Thank you!

 
WCSD receives $283,000 in funding! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 03 2010 13:44

Over the next four years, the WCSD will be receiving $283,000 from Microsoft.  The funds are from a class action lawsuit by Iowa consumers and businesses where according to the settlement a portion of the unclaimed sum would go to Iowa Schools based on free and reduced lunch rates.  All 5 of our schools qualified.  The funds will be used to support the implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum.  Our district is eligible for approximately $283,000 over a four-year period.  Funds will be dispersed: 50% on eligible software, 35% on eligible hardware and 15% on professional development.  Only Microsoft approved items qualify for purchase.  Our project includes: classroom computers, assistance with implementation of a high-speed wireless network, innovative software for writing/ publishing and professional development.  The process for applying for this funding began April 2009 and the district plan was approved April 2010.  Thanks to Jeff Brock (Technology Coordinator), John TeBockhorst (Assistant Technology Coordinator) and Veta Thode (Curriculum Director) for all your hard work in making this happen!

 
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