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Girls on the Run Program PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 14 2017 13:22

Twenty girls in 3rd – 5th grades participated in a new program in Washington this Fall called Girls on the Run. Janet Conrad headed up the program, along with 3 other coaches and a few volunteers.

 

 

At Girls on the Run, we inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Over a 10-week period girls explored and discussed their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age and developed strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. Through it, they also made new friends, built their confidence and celebrated all that makes them unique. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  The girls participated in a Girls on the Run 5k event on November 11 in Iowa City.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

 

Practices are led by volunteer, trained coaches, who have all successfully completed a background check.

Be watching next Fall for your your 3rd- 5th grade girl to be part of this amazing program!

 

 
Winter Cancer Nights PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:27

The Washington Pink Outs will be on Thursday, December 7 for wrestling and Friday, December 8 for basketball. Both nights activities are against Fairfield.

Winter Cancer Nights

 
Notice to all 9th grade Parents or Guardians PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:38

On December 6th , 2017 I-Smile will be providing free dental screenings to all students who haven’t turned in a required dental screening certificate. If you do not want your child to participate in the dental screening please notify the school nurse.

 
Young Engineers Fill Lincoln Library for 4-H STEM Club PDF Print E-mail
Friday, November 10 2017 10:18

4-H STEM Club filled every chair in the Lincoln Library afterschool November 7 for the first meeting to learn about Ocean Engineering before designing their own submersibles later this month.

 

The 27 participants defined submersibles, what would be valuable components of one, and learned the importance of researching the ocean bottom. Students were excited to think about the value of video cameras, motors, collection tools and sensors on submersibles. They defined topography and used a model sounding stick and ocean bottom to make their own topography maps.

 

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 November 21 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built in the “Taking the Plunge” sessions. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their submersibles in action.

 

 

“Taking the Plunge” is being taught by Janet Conrad with assistants Julie M and Nayeli H with support from Washington County Extension & Outreach.

 

The STEM Club for November is 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.

 
Demon Mania PDF Print E-mail
Monday, October 30 2017 09:48

CBI Bank & Trust recently presented the Demon Mania varsity softball/baseball check to WHS. CBI Bank & Trust has donated $11,030 to the WHS activities department, through the Demon Mania program. Pictured from L/R are Melissa Myers, CBI Wash. Bank Manager; Ben Obermann, WHS Softball Coach; Brent Van Weelden, WHS Activities Director; Brandon Long, CBI Wash. Market President; and Nathan Miller, WHS Baseball Coach.

 
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