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Financial Literacy PDF Print E-mail

Each year the Washington State Bank sponsors an online financial literacy program for WHS seniors through the Everfi Educational Platform. All students who complete the program on time and with an average score of 85% of higher are then entered into a drawing for an IPAD provided by the Washington State Bank. This year’s winner is Sarah Miles. Congratulations Sarah and thank you to the Washington State Bank for providing this opportunity.

 
WHS Weekly Podcast PDF Print E-mail

WHS has weekly podcasts hosted by Derick Ball. On this week's podcast you can hear information on the BLC Program, staff spotlights on Mr Harris and Mr Kleese, athletes Hannah A. and Dalton Myers, play cast member Gwen F. and set designer Maclain L.

https://soundcloud.com/user-642542965/whspodcast3

 

Subscribe to WHS Weekly Podcast on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whs-weekly-podcast/id1224727466?mt=2

Last Updated on Thursday, April 20 2017 12:04
 
PreACT Testing for Sophomores PDF Print E-mail

Sophomores, now is the time to prep for the ACT. Testing will be Wednesday, April 12 in room 125 from 1:20-4:20. Sign up in the Counseling Office. Cost is $12.

 
Builders Club Scholarships PDF Print E-mail

Builder's Club has 2 $500 scholarships for seniors. To apply you must have been a member of Builder's Club in middle school. The deadline is April 7, 2017 and applications must be turned in to Curt Mayer at the middle school.

 

Use the following link to fill out the application.

https://docs.google.com/a/washington.k12.ia.us/document/d/1rHURPuYBlo4R_0e3bssUUSoXNcBN1XAWj0rinozuUnw/edit?usp=sharing

Last Updated on Thursday, March 30 2017 10:02
 
4-H STEM Club Catches the Wind PDF Print E-mail

March 28 the 4-H STEM Club hosted their Project Showcase for community members and family members to see what the 26 members had learned and built during their March session “Catch the Wind”. Youth were excited to feature their sail boat and windmill projects.

 

This month they worked as mechanical engineers to ask, plan, design, build, test, and improve both sails and windmill blade systems. After testing several materials on their ability to catch the wind and then how fast their objects could move, they learned the different in design between a sail and a blade. Both doing important work to catch the wind but through different designs.

 

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade students who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math. The next session starts April 11 with a month devoted to coding and robots. March and April sessions are being led by volunteers Liz Goodwin, Julie Timmins and Extension 4-H Staff Amy Green.

 

The April STEM Club is full but similar STEM day camp opportunities will be available in April through Washington County Extension’s summer day camp program Clover University. 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 new STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities.

 

 

Groups were challenged to design and build windmill blades that would catch the wind, move the blades and then lift weight. This group made of Ben K, Taylor M, Aiden R, and Quintyn G made the strongest windmill which lifted 38 washers by the night’s end.

 
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