Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Birthday!!
Amir McLin

October 8-12, 2018

Saturday is the big day!  The day of the cabaret!  We hope to see you all at 7:30pm in the auditorium at Senior High School to witness acts of musical genius!  Tickets are $12 at the door!  See you there!

Are you looking to be involved in a winter sport? Because if you are, you should sign up in the attendance office for 7th and 8th grade girls basketball and 7th and 8th grade wrestling! PRACTICE STARTS October 23rd for basketball and October 29th for wrestling!  Speaking of basketball, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Charles Barkley are all bald.

If you haven't returned your track, cross country, and volleyball uniforms to the attendance/activities office yet, you are officially LATE in getting it returned.

Band musicians in grades 6-8 will combine to march in the Dubuque Halloween Parade on Monday, Oct 29th. The parade line is at Jackson Park at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at Washington Park. All musicians are to pick your permission slip and return it to the office or Mrs. Stevens. School appropriate costumes may be worn, but no masks please.  Musicians are responsible to bring your instrument home the day of the parade and get it back to school the following day.  The Band will be playing Thriller. 

Pick up the newest book as well as many other great titles at the book fair, open now and through parent teacher conferences!

Happy Birthday!!
10/8/12
Jaide Meyer

10/9/18
Erik Hefel
Cohen Pfohl

10/10/12
Elliot Loso
Josephine Norton

10/11/18
Adisyn Finnin
Damarionah Hampton
Jimling Sigrah

10/12/18
Liam Chesher
Anna O'Connor
Catharine Ruden

10/13/18
Ashlynn Thein

10/14/18
Shaylee Atchison


Thursday, October 11,2018

Happy Birthday!!
Adisyn Finnin
Damarionah Hampton
Jimling Sigrah

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Happy Birthday!!
Elliot Loso
Josephine Norton

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy Birthday!!
Erik Hefel
Cohen Pfohl

Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Birthday!!
Jaide Meyer

Friday, October 5, 2018

Happy Birthday!!
10/5/18
Payton Atchison
Peter Boenish
Laura Feller
10/6/18
Cecelia Murray
10/7/18
Alexander Burke
Benjamin Knupp
Logan Weber


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd
A day/MAP schedule 
Custodian Appreciation Day

Wendy's night for VPA is coming up next Monday, October 8th from 5-7pm.  Make plans now to get dinner at the Wendy's on JFK that night!  The VPA program will benefit from your support and you can enjoy a delicious meal! 

In sports today, you can head out to Manchester at 4pm to cheer on the boys and girls cross country team as they race to the finish of their season!    

And that's not all!  The 7th grade football team will compete against Drexler at Drexler at 4:15pm!  Good luck today to all our Wahawks! 

Happy Birthday!!
Saanvi Ram

Wednesday, October 3 & Thursday, October 4

Thursday, October 4th
 A day, MAP schedule


Sports: At 4:00pm 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams will be playing Western Dubuque. 8th grade will play at Drexler and 7th grade will play here.  

The 7th grade white team football players shouldn't let their guard down, as they are playing Mazzuchelli  at 4:15 at Mazzuchelli. Good luck to all our teams today! 

And on a musical note, if you missed the first company meeting for "Seussical", please get the notes from another cast member! There is NO VPA TODAY!  Your next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 9th! Don't forget a pencil and binder, or there'll be no tacos for you!  If you cannot make it to the meeting, make sure to let Mrs. Schumacher know! 

Remember, sign up for the crew for VPA will be after winter break. It's so much fun!  You get to run the lights, design the set pieces, paint a lot, wear cool headphones, and run the works of the play. 

You can also help out in VPA by eating at Wendy's on JFK on Monday, October 8th between the hours of 5 and 7pm!  Mark your calendars now! 

The book fair is coming up very soon in October, so start saving up to make some sweet purchases October 15th-19th at our enchanted forest of books!  Listen to upcoming announcements about your chance to win prizes from your fairy godmothers…or librarians! 

Speaking of the library, if you are interested in being a part of the LRC team and you are an eighth grader, consider applying to be a member of the Library League!  This elite league of extraordinary people fight book crime and promote reading during homebase and beyond.  Applications can be picked up next week during your LRC visits! 

Happy Birthday!Kaitlyn Miller 
Treyton Orange
Brice Shaw
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Wednesday, October 3rd
B day/MAP schedule 

LEAP is getting full!  And it's full of fun!  The next event is on Tuesday, October 9th.  Join us for Skull Diggery!  It's a field trip to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium for where you will look at skulls and artifacts to learn more about animals!  Sign up outside of the principal's office! 

Here are two VERY important Reminders!  Student council will meet in homebase this Thursday in the South cafeteria.  And VPA will NOT meet on Thursday of this week but will be back on Tuesday of next week! Questions?  See Mrs. Schumacher or Mrs. Schramm! 

In VPA news: we have a Wendy's night coming up next Monday, October 8 from 5-7pm.  Make plans now to get dinner at the Wendy's on JFK that night!  The VPA program will benefit from your support and you can enjoy a delicious meal!  It's just too bad they don't serve pizza! 

Happy Birthday!
Labardae Ferguson
Isaac Gooch
Laney Roth
Roseanna Stephen
Aubrey Warren

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, October 1st
B Day
MAP Reading Tests
Today is World Day of Bullying Prevention, our opportunity to take a stand against it and stomp it out.

Tomorrow is the Rock Climbing Field Trip for LEAP!  This is your last day to sign up for the fun!  Your next opportunity for LEAP fun is next Tuesday, October 9th! It's a field trip to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium for Skull Diggery where you will look at skulls and artifacts to learn more about animals!  

If you are in the cast of "Seussical", you're first company meeting is tomorrow from 2:30-4 in the auditorium.  If you cannot make the meeting due to sports or other activities, please let Mrs. Schumacher know!  Also, if you are still interested in being on the crew for Seussical, you can sign up after the Holiday break!

Today in Sports, the volleyball teams will be competing against Roosevelt at 4pm today!  8th graders here at Washington and 7th graders at Roosevelt!  Good luck, Wahawks!

Happy Birthday!!
Edie Joh
Garrett Schumacher

Friday, September 28, 2018

 Friday, September 28th A Day
MAP 
Extended Homebase Schedule 

Thank you to all students who auditioned for a part in this year's VPA production!  You put your whole heart into it and made casting extremely difficult for us!  The Company List will be posted at 2:30pm TODAY on the VPA board located across from the auditorium!  If you did not make it into the company, please consider signing up for a crew.  Crew sign-up information will be given out after the Winter Break!  The first Company Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd. Questions?  Contact Mrs. Schumacher or Mrs. Schramm. 

Head to Creative Adverture Lab to climb the rock wall for LEAP next week on Tuesday!  There is still time to sign up outside of the Principal's office for this and many other LEAP adventures! 

MAP testing continues next week in the area of READING so make sure to get extra sleep on Sunday night and eat a good breakfast on Monday! 

Happy Birthday!!
9/28/18
Tyler Staley
9/29/18
Madelyn Blum
9/30/18
Jayden Simon
Tristan Perry

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27th
B Day / MAP schedule 

Congratulations to the students listed here for their acceptance into the Loras College Honor Band held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Loras College.  Rehearsals  begin at 9:00 and Concert at 6:00 P.M. in the Loras College Field House.  Way to go, Wahawks!
7th Grade Band
Flute: Meredith Enabnit, Leah Klapatauskas, Cecelia Murray, Violet Widner
Clarinet: Clara Wagner, Courtney Hefel
Alto Saxophone: Rosalynd Hoefflin, Jade Meyer, Lauren Nemmers, Owen Nauman
Trumpet: Jarrett Herber, Fred Raymond, Bridget Trotman
Trombone: Kaitlyn Miller, Soren Obermueller
Percussion: Blake Sieverding, Ava Poppen, Nyle Jenkins, August Christensen

8th Grade Band
Clarinet: Alex Bode, Toni Jackson, Grace Wu, Ava Reed
Alto Saxophone: Gabe Intriligator
Trumpet: Owen Hull, Noah Baumgartner, Macade Lacy
French Horn: Henry Raber
Trombone: Anna O’Connor, Julia Kilgore
Percussion: Dustin Foht, Evelyn Maddux, Robin Koppes, Eli Duccini

Upcoming LEAP events are as follows:  Homework Help continuing every Monday through Thursday after school in room 130, Rock Climbing on October 2nd, Skull Diggery on October 9th, and Harry Potter on October 16th!  Sign up outside of the Principal's Office!

Good luck to our Wahawk athletes today!  The Cross Country Team will be running today at 4:15pm at Western Dubuque in Epworth and the 7th grade volleyball teams will also be at Western Dubuque competing at 4pm today while the 8th graders compete here at Wash at the same time!  Come out and show your school spirit by cheering on our teams!

Thought of the day:   Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.  The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens.  Don't give up!

Happy Birthday!!
Dillon Laufenberg
Aubrey Puccio
Jakob Ortiz


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26th
A Day/MAP schedule

WTV crew and anchor schedules went out via email. Be sure to check your email if you applied to be an anchor or crew member! See Ms. Schumacher or Ms. Mozena with any questions.

Check out the LEAP sign up sheets outside of the principal's office. Lots of options, including Rock Climbing at Creative Adventure Lab on Oct. 2nd.

Wahawk volleyball players compete against Jefferson today at 4pm! The 8th graders are at Jefferson but the 7th graders are playing here.

Students who auditioned for a part in "Seussical" can check the company list which will be posted on Friday at 2:30pm on the VPA board! 

Happy Birthday!!
Daniela Rojas
Isaac Utt

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25th 
B Day/MAP Schedule 
Banned books week in the LRC

VPA reminder!  Your last chance to audition to be in the cast for this year's production of "Seussical" is TODAY in the auditorium from 2:30-4:30pm!  All information necessary to audition is located on the VPA board across from the auditorium!  The cast list will be posted at 2:30pm on Friday, September 28th on the VPA board!  Questions?  Contact Mrs. Schumacher or Mrs. Schramm.

WTV update! If you turned in an application for WTV, please check your school email for the WTV schedules!  If you turned in an application on time but did not receive a schedule, please see Mrs. Schumacher or Mrs. Mozena as soon as possible!  Please report to Room 5 at 7:10am on the days you are scheduled to be on crew or anchor!  If you cannot make it during your scheduled time or if you have questions, please contact Mrs. Schumacher or Mrs. Mozena.

Check out the board outside of the principal's office for some exciting LEAP programs!  You won't want to miss rock climbing coming up October 2nd! The folks from Creative Adventure Lab will help you test your skills with several climbs over the course of the trip!  So sign up today!

The 7th grade football team will be taking the field at Drexler in Farley at 4:15pm today as the Washington Volleyball teams compete against Western Dubuque this afternoon at 4pm.  7th grade here at Washington and 8th grade away.  Good luck to all of our athletes today!

Thought of the Day:  Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24th 
A Day/MAP Schedule 

The LRC is celebrating our freedom to read books just loaded with punctuation during Banned Books Week this week!  So come check it out and see what books have been challenged!

If you turned in an application for WTV, please check your school email for the WTV schedules!  If you turned in an application on time but did not receive a schedule, please see Mrs. Schumacher or Mrs. Mozena as soon as possible! Please report to Room 5 at 7:10am on the days you are scheduled to be on crew or anchor! Questions?  Contact Mrs. Schumacher or Mrs. Mozena.

Today is your last chances to audition to be in the cast of "Seussical".  Join us in the auditorium after school with your audition sheet filled out!  Make sure to have your blue commitment form filled out and turned in by Thursday afternoon to be considered for the cast!

Every year Wash students and staff collect box tops to help raise money for our school.  This year we will be using the money collected to purchase new books for the library!  So please help us out by bringing those items in and dropping them off in the LRC!  Now I just know we have at least one birthday today...who is it?

Happy Birthday!
Lainie Konzen

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20th
B day, Extended homebase schedule 

Math MAP testing is next week!

In VPA news, 6th graders will be auditioning today after school in the auditorium!  If you are still wanting to audition to be in the cast of "Seussical", you can still audition next week on Tuesday after school!  If none of these times work for you, please see Mrs. Schramm or Mrs. Schumacher!  

Now for the LEAP update!  Upcoming programs include Rock Climbing, Skull Diggery, and Harry Potter!  On Tuesday, October 2nd, the folks from the Creative Adventure Lab are taking you on a rock climbing field trip! Put on a climbing harness and attempt routes of varying difficulty on our two-story climbing wall. Whether you’re new to climbing or have some experience, you will be able to test your skills with several climbs over the course of the trip.  Sign up today!  

8th grade football players will be taking on Drexler tonight here at Washington!  The game starts at 4:15pm if you want to cheer on your fellow Wahawks!  =

A reminder to any students who turned in their WTV applications to check their email for the schedule!

Reminder: no school tomorrow!  Bonus day for you! 

Birthdays:On Friday, Andrew Mayne and Christopher Uzell 

On Saturday, Robin Koppes


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19th 
A Day 

VPA auditions will be meeting in the auditorium today and Thursday of this week from 2:30-4:30.

WTV crew and anchor schedules will be emailed to students tomorrow!!!

Washington blue volleyball game today. 7th grade girls will play the Drexler team at Washington at 4pm. The 8th grade team will play at Drexler at 4pm as well. 

LEAP programs are filling up fast so sign up outside of the principal's office!  The most recent event added  is rock climbing at Creative Adventure Lab on October 2nd. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18th 
B Day/Regular Schedule

VPA: Auditions continue TODAY from 2:30-4:30pm in the auditorium

Students they are not allowed to trade IDs for any reason.  Students who are seen wearing or in possession of someone else's ID will have consequences.   

Picture retakes are tomorrow.

If you are going to be absent, please have your parent call the attendance office at 563-552-4811 BEFORE 8:00 a.m.  If you are going to be late or need to leave early, please have your parent send a note and bring the note to the attendance office upon arrival to school in the morning.  The attendance office will give you a pass to give to your teacher to leave at the designated time.  We encourage appointments to be made before or after school if possible.   

We expect students to demonstrate Wash Values on their travels to and from school. Please be sure that you are using the sidewalk, avoiding neighbors’ lawns, utilizing crosswalks, and talking in conversational voice.

Sign up for LEAP events outside the principal's office. New LEAP activity posted - Rock Climbing!

Let's all cheer on the volleyball players today as they take on the Jefferson teams!  7th grade is here at Wash at 4pm and 8th grade is at Jefferson at 4pm.  It should be a fierce match up so come support your team! 

You can also watch our Cross Country team. They compete today as well at the Soccer Complex at 4:30pm! 

Our very own 7th grade football team as they dominate the field here at Washington at 4:15pm against Jefferson!  Get out there fans and cheer on your fellow teammates! 

Thought for the Day: Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game.  So is life. 

Happy Birthday!
Zahra Alatabi