Washington High School
Washington Education Summit Town Hall PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday, October 6 at 9:30am; Governor Branstad & Lt. Governor Reynolds will be visiting Washington, Iowa. The Washington, IA Education Summit Town Hall will be held at the Washington High School. The event is free and open to the public. This event is for parents and adults in the Washington area. Please feel free to bring your friends and neighbors!

HOMECOMING EVENTS: Friday, Oct 7 PDF Print E-mail

Friday is full of fun! We start off with a PEP ASSEMBLY at the High School Gym at 1:15pm. At 2:15 we'll hold the CORONATION at the HS Auditorium. Our PARADE starts at 2:45 and at 3:00 we'll hold a PEP RALLY at Town Square. Our FOOTBALL GAMES are: 5:00 - 9th Grade Football; and at 7:30pm is Varsity Football. You'll want to mark your calendar and join in the excitement!

Homecoming Week: Oct 3- 8 PDF Print E-mail

It's an exciting week here at Washington Community Schools! It's HOMECOMING WEEK! At the high school the daily themes are:

Mon- "Roll Out of Bed Day";

Tues- "Character Day: Any TV/ Movie";

Wed- "Age Day: From Baby to Senior Citizen";

Thurs- "Fashion Disaster: Be Unique";



Homecoming Rose Corsages PDF Print E-mail

The Washington High School Business Professionals of America (WHS BPA) is selling homecoming flowers! They are orange-colored rose corsages made of silk. They sell for $6 each. If you purchase 2 or more the price is $5 a piece. They will be delivered to you the day of homecoming, October 7th. All proceeds go to the students in BPA for conference expenses. To order contact a BPA member or Mrs. Duwa ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Professional Development Visits PDF Print E-mail

Earlier this month, many of our staff members visited local industry and businesses as part of Professional Development Training. Visits were made to four locations here in Washington: Modine, Washington County Hospital, Whitesell and Engineered Building Design. The first half of the training consisted of a tour of the facility. The second half of the session was a discussion: Questions/ Answers, Discussion of skills needed, Labor market needs and What employers are seeing in new workers (what is necessary and what needs improvement).


A few things that were learned include: hot jobs right now are physical/ occupational therapy, one of the most important skills necessary in the workforce is "communication" (both verbal and written), the metric system is an important concept to learn, a good employee understands that he/she is "accountable" for doing their job; and most importantly, having a good work ethic makes a good employee.


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