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Tuesday, October 10 2017 12:47

The MS football games scheduled for tonight with Fairfield have been rescheduled to Thursday 10/12 at 4:30.

Last Updated on Wednesday, October 11 2017 13:21
School Messenger Notifications PDF Print E-mail
Monday, October 09 2017 08:14

Washington Schools uses a notification system called School Messenger for weather and other school alerts. Parents who have correctly entered their information into PowerSchool (usually as part of student registration) will be notified using email addresses and SMS text messages.


SMS messages do require each cell phone number to "opt-in" in order to receive text messages. If you have not yet replied with a Y or YES to 67587, we encourage you to do so in order to receive SMS text messages. SMS Text Opt-In Flyer


If you would like to customize which messages you receive, users can manage their notification preferences by clicking on the Infocenter link on the left side when logged into their Powerschool Parent Account. Please see the attached sign up letter for instructions on how to log in to School Messenger and update your notification preferences. You will need to sign up with the email address you have entered in your Powerschool Parent Account to ensure all of your students are linked to your School Messenger login.    School Messenger Sign Up Letter


Other individuals who would not have their information on file with the school can sign up using the following link. Again, this is not necessary for anyone already in our PowerSchool system. https://asp.schoolmessenger.com/washingtonk12ia/subscriber

Notifications will continue to be posted on our website and on local media stations as we have done in the past.

Last Updated on Monday, October 09 2017 12:53
Official Release Update 10/6/17 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, October 06 2017 16:07

For​ ​Immediate​ ​Release​ ​-​ ​October​ ​6,​ ​2017
Washington​ ​Community​ ​School​ ​District​ ​and​ ​Washington​ ​Police​ ​Department

Contacts:​ ​ ​Jeff​ ​Dicks,​ ​Superintendent​ ​or​ ​Greg​ ​Goodman,​ ​Washington​ ​Police​ ​Chief

Upon further investigation conducted by local law enforcement and Washington Community School District (WCSD) officials, it has been determined that the student accused of making alleged threats involving the high school, never made the threats. Two students posted falsified information against a student of which the accused had no prior knowledge. Those who initiated the false and misleading social media posts may face further discipline and/or legal consequences.

Due to confidentiality laws, local law enforcement and WCSD staff will not share specific information about individuals involved, discipline, or legal ramifications. WCSD staff are taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Moving forward, the district will continue working with students and staff on appropriate usage of social media.

Last Updated on Friday, October 06 2017 16:09
Official Release PDF Print E-mail
Friday, October 06 2017 10:32

Washington Community School District and Washington Police Department

October 6, 2017


The incident that caused school to be canceled has been investigated by local law enforcement and district officials. The investigation is ongoing, the allegations of a threat have been deemed, by law enforcement, to be non-credible. Those that initiated false and misleading social media posts may face further discipline and/or legal consequences.There has been no connection found between this incident and what is happening in other places throughout the state and nation. As a result, classes will resume Monday, October 9th at the normal times. All activities will be held as scheduled Friday and Saturday.

A reminder, should threats or other information come your way, via text, email or other social media, it is best not to respond or engage with those who send a threat. Please take a screenshot of the content and contact local law enforcement by phone at 319-653-2107, or if an emergency 9-1-1, or School District building officials.

It remains the top priority of the Washington Community School District to keep our students and staff in a safe learning environment.


Young Engineers Fill Lincoln Library for 4-H STEM Club PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 04 2017 13:30

4-H STEM Club filled every chair in the Lincoln Library afterschool October 3 for the first meeting to learn about Aerospace Engineering before designing their own parachutes. The 29 participants defined technology in a new way and started tested variables for their own parachute designs. They completed tests on canopy size, material and shape. This 4-H STEM Club will meet again October 10 and 17 to complete their parachutes, test them and improve them as engineers would.


Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 Supplies to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.


A community showcase is planned for October 17 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built in the “A Long Way Down” sessions. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their parachutes in action.


The STEM Club for October and the Novembers sessions are already full, however, a February and March session will advertise after the first of the year. Watch for more information or contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with any questions about this STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities as a participant or volunteer.


Ben K, Ellianna B, and Braydon C completed several drop tests recording which canopy size feel the slowest.


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