Lincoln Elementary School
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Our winner for the FREE week of Camp Invention went to Layla K! Congrats!

This week of hands on learning will be at Lincoln Elementary June 4-8 from 9AM-3PM for kids that will enter grades K-6 next school year. Kids will: design futuristic smart homes, take apart and train robotic dogs, explore future modes of transportation, investigate magnetic slime, and MUCH more. Sign your child up at and use code IDEAS25 to get $25 off.

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Camp Invention will be coming to Lincoln Elementary in Washington, IA for the 8th year the week of June 4-8 from 9AM - 3PM. Kids that will enter K-6 next school year can register for a week of hands-on learning and fun. This year kids will explore self-driving cars, design future smart homes, and build and personalize robotic dogs to bring home! Some scholarships are available but for now, who wants to send their child *FREE* to Camp Invention? Email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know if you want entered for a free week! I will draw a name on Friday, Jan.26! To register your child go to and use PROMO code IDEAS25 to get $25 off. Contact me with questions!

Last Updated on Monday, January 22 2018 08:32

Thursday, November 30 4 to 7 p.m.

Join us for the Washington County STEM Festival hosted by Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center.

Organized like a county fair, visitors stroll from activity to activity at their leisure. This awe-inspiring event, geared toward K–8 students and their families, features compelling educational and entertaining activities, performances and exhibits to boost student interest in STEM:

Science – Technology – Engineering – Math.

New this year - “Absolute Science” - a traveling science experiment for students of all ages. Watch and take part in awesome experiments while learning the science behind the “wow”! Show times at 5 and 6 p.m.

Register today for this free event!

Last Updated on Wednesday, November 15 2017 14:58
Girls on the Run Program PDF Print E-mail

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!


Young Engineers Fill Lincoln Library for 4-H STEM Club PDF Print E-mail

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.


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