Volunteers Needed: Tree Planting PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, April 08 2010 12:26

Thanks to the Washington Tree Beautification Committee, we are pleased to welcome several new trees into our school district!

Saturday April 24th

9:00 Stewart School Tree Planting (about 30 trees)

10:00 Lincoln School Tree Planting (about 30 trees)

11:00 High School Tree Planting (about 11 trees)

This will involve: digging (holes should already be started), mulching, placing metal support posts/ strapping and watering.   We will begin with a demonstration of proper tree planting/ mulching, answer questions and then PLANT TREES!

If you are interested in helping we would sure appreciate your help.  Please contact one of the schools listed and sign up by April 15.  Thank you!

(And a SPECIAL Thank-you to the Washington Tree Beautification Committee! )

Last Updated on Thursday, April 08 2010 12:33
Guest Readers at Stewart PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, April 08 2010 08:38

Below are photos of two community partners that were guest readers at Stewart during our March "Love to Read" month. Chuck Underhill, Hy-Vee Store Director, read to Mrs. Pim's first grade class. Keith Lazaar, president of Washington State Bank, read to Mrs. Long's first grade class. Both businesses made significant contributions to our reading month activities.

Kindergarten Round Up PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 06 2010 06:34

WHO: Any child turning 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2010

WHERE: Stewart Elementary School Kindergarten Classrooms

WHEN: April 22 & 23, 2010

Parents must sign their child up for one of the following sections:

Session 1: April 22nd (8:30-11:00)

Session 2: April 22nd (12:30-3:00)

Session 3: April 23rd (8:30-11:00)

Session 4: April 23rd (12:30-3:00)


WJHS Odyssey Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 05 2010 12:35

The Odyssey newsletter is a monthly publication written by the Junior High Odyssey Staff.  It has been in existence since 1997.  Currently there are 19 student members on the staff: Jacob, Kaitlin, Grace, Maddie, Sammy, Natalee, Joni, Olivia, Justin, Mitchell, Lauren, Zuleyma, Lexi, Logan, Kyle, Brianna, Jacque, Johannah and Clay.  Mrs. Cindy Seberg is the Advisor and Mr. Curt Mayer is the Administrator.  Soon, you will be able to view this newsletter online.  We are very excitied to share it with you!  One article from the recent newsletter is featured below.  Students do a super job at reporting the news and uncovering interesting things to write about.


Last Updated on Monday, April 05 2010 12:37
Contraption Challenge PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 05 2010 11:45


Lincoln 6th grade engineers held their 2nd Contraption Convention on March 11, 2010 in the Lincoln gym.  The 24 sixth graders met twice a week after school for eight weeks to learn more about engineering and other science, technology, and math careers.  During the Contraption Challenge the students studied industrial engineering using an EIE kit from Grant Wood AEA and built Rube Goldberg type contraptions to demonstrate their problem solving skills.  For the convention, each group of students had to present their contraption, design a presentation board, and create a commercial for their invention.  The students also toured Indian Hills Community College and the University of Iowa to increase awareness of STEM related careers.  Funding for this after-school program was provided by the Corridor STEM Initiative, an effort by the state of Iowa in conjunction with large businesses to increase the number of students in Iowa pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The day was a lot of FUN for everyone!

Last Updated on Thursday, April 15 2010 09:56

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