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Demon Classic Postponed PDF Print E-mail
Friday, January 18 2019 08:37

The Demon Classic (youth boys basketball tournament) originally scheduled for January 19th has been postponed until February 16th.

Last Updated on Friday, January 18 2019 09:25
 
SEIBA Honor Band PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 07 2019 09:55

Washington Middle School had 6 students audition for the SEIBA honor band on Saturday, January 5th, in Fairfield.

 

 

Congratulations to the following 5 WMS Advanced Band students who earned all South East Iowa Bandmasters Association Honors on Saturday. Selected to the SEIBA honor band were: Kevin F.-Tuba, Bailey R.-Clarinet, Teague M.- Tuba, Levi A-Euphonium, and Julianna W.-Clarinet.

 

These five students will perform at Iowa City West High School on Jan 19th at the SEIBA Festival. Also auditioning for the SEIBA MS honor band was Flutist, Mikaila M.

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 08 2019 07:34
 
In the Spotlight PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, January 02 2019 08:18

We are currently accepting registrations for In the Spotlight!

This will be a talent show featuring local acts to be held as a fundraising event for the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center!

Saturday, January 19th, 2019 7:00PM

Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center

Talent Show Registration Information

 
Camp Invention 2019: Supercharged! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, January 02 2019 07:50

A high-energy, hands on STEM camp June 10-14 from 9AM-3PM at Lincoln in Washington, IA. Camp is for kids that will enter K-6 next school year. This is our 9th year of Camp Invention!

This year campers will:

*Design/rebuild underwater equipment

*explore circuits, motors, and gears to design remote controlled robot to take on an obstacle course

*take on roles of engineers to conquer villains

*code bots to turn a polluted wasteland into money making machines & create devices to save animals

 

One lucky camper will get a *FREE* week of Camp Invention! Requirements.....

1. Your camper must be entering K-6 next year.

2. Your camper must be available June 10-14 for camp.

3. You must also be registering another camper.

Interested?? Email Janet Conrad ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) both your interested campers' names! Their names will go into the drawing.

Drawing will be Friday at 4:00!

 
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) PDF Print E-mail
Friday, December 21 2018 10:21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The state has released new information on school performance as required by a federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

• A new online reporting tool called the Iowa School Performance Profiles reflects how public schools performed on a set of core accountability measures, such as results on the statewide assessment. The tool displays a school’s score based on overall performance, as well as scores based on the performance of subgroups of students. These subgroups include students who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, students receiving special education services, English learners, and students from racial/ethnic minority groups.

• Based on the scores from this one assessment, some schools have been identified for additional support and improvement. These determinations are not punitive; instead, they come with funding and support.

Based on this new system of school accountability and support under ESSA, Lincoln Elementary and Washington Middle School have received a designation of Targeted Support and Improvement. This is because those schools have one subgroup that performed as low as the lowest 5 percent of schools in Iowa. Our subgroup is the Students with Disabilities (IEP).

Over the next three years, Lincoln will receive federal funding for support (Title I Building). Washington Middle School and Lincoln Elementary will receive resources from the state and our area education agency. With this support, we will create a local team to develop and implement a plan for improvement that fits the individual needs of our school. As you know, no two schools are the same, and each has its own unique context.

While we have many things to celebrate in our schools, such as our Washington Middle School, Lincoln Elementary, and Stewart Elementary are showing consistent growth with FAST assessment, all of our buildings are working on the social-emotional health of our students (PBIS & Ci3T), we also have work to do. We look forward to addressing our school’s needs through this process, which we view as an opportunity to build on the great things we have going on.

You can help by providing input as we develop our improvement plan and by continuing to support our school, our staff, and our students. We welcome your thoughts.

To locate our school’s results, as well as more information about the Iowa School Performance Profiles and ESSA, visit the following website: www.iaschoolperformance.gov

Respectfully,

William Stone- Superintendent

 

Estimados Padres y Tutores:

El estado ha comunicado nueva información referente al desempeño escolar como requerido por la ley federal de educación: Cada Estudiante Tiene Éxito / Every Student Succeeds Act (o, por sus siglas en inglés, ESSA):

• Existe información disponible en línea llamado Perfiles de Desempeño Escolar en Iowa; Se refleja el nivel de logro en una serie de medidas claves de responsabilidad, por ejemplo, los resultados de los exámenes estatales. Esta información muestra el nivel total escolar de desempeño, tanto como el nivel de logro de subgrupos de estudiantes. Estos subgrupos incluyen estudiantes que califican para las comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido, los estudiantes que reciben servicios del programa de educación especial, estudiantes de inglés y alumnos de grupos minoritarios raciales/étnicos.

• Basándose en las puntuaciones de esta evaluación, se han identificado algunas escuelas para obtener apoyo y mejoramiento adicional. Estas determinaciones no son punitivas; en cambio, vienen con financiamiento y apoyo.

Basado en este nuevo sistema de rendición de cuentas y apoyo escolar bajo la ESSA, la Escuela Primaria Lincoln y la Secundaria (Middle School) de Washington han recibido la designación de apoyo y mejoramiento específico. Esto se debe a que las escuelas tienen un subgrupo con desempeño en el rango del 5 por ciento más bajo de las escuelas de Iowa. Nuestro subgrupo es Estudiantes Con Discapacidades (IEP).

Por medio de los siguientes tres años, la escuela Lincoln recibirá fondos federales de apoyo (como escuela del Programa Título I). La Secundaria de Washington (Middle School) y La Primaria Lincoln recibirán recursos estales y recursos adicionales de nuestra agencia de educación. Con este apoyo, crearemos un equipo local para desarrollar e implementar un plan de mejoramiento que cubre las necesidades individuales de nuestra escuela. Como ya se sabe, no existen dos escuelas iguales, y cada una tiene su propio contexto único.

Mientras tenemos varias cosas para celebrar en nuestras escuelas, como el crecimiento constante de logros en el examen FAST en las escuelas Washington Middle School, Lincoln, y Stewart, todas nuestras escuelas están trabajando en la salud social y la salud emocional de nuestros estudiantes (PBIS y Ci3T); También tenemos trabajo que hacer. Miramos con anticipación encargarnos de las necesidades escolares por medio de este proceso, el cual consideramos una oportunidad para construir sobre las cosas positivas que ya están en proceso en nuestras escuelas.

Usted puede ayudar en compartir o aportar sus percepciones mientras desarrollamos nuestro plan de mejoramiento; más aparte puede seguir apoyando nuestras escuelas, a nuestros empleados y a nuestros estudiantes. Le damos la bienvenida a los pensamientos de usted.

Para localizar los resultados de nuestra escuela tanto como información adicional de Perfiles de Desempeño Escolar de Iowa (Iowa School Performance Profiles) y ESSA, usted puede visitar el sitio: www.iaschoolperformance.gov

Respectfully,

William Stone- Superintendent

 
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