Monday, November 28, 2016

Art Club

ART CLUB christmas tree at the Sanford Museums Festival of Trees! Art club students spent the last few weeks decorating and hand painted character ornaments for their tree. Stop down and take a look. AWESOME JOB !!Inline image 1

Special Olympics

On Saturday November, 19th two WHS students, Johnathon Stevens (Sophomore) and Amanda Van Rokel (Senior), participated in Special Olympics in Sioux City. This was the areas state competition for bowling, where there were other student from all ages around this side of the state. Each student participated in the area competition in October where there scores advanced them on to state. During the state competition Jonathon and Amanda were placed in divisions based upon their age, which had numerous athletes in each. Amanda and Johnathon both bowl the best scores they have yet this year and secured a first place medal. They both placed first in their division, Johnathon with a collective score of 277 and Amanda with a score collective score of 311 over two games. Each did an excellent job representing Washington High School.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Quiz Bowl

These students spent Saturday morning (11/12/16) competing in the Dutch Quiz Bowl competition showing their academic prowess!  There are 28 students on the Quiz Bowl team that is coached by Trish Engelke and Amy Fowler.  Students will also be competing in competitions in December and January.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Biology Field Trip

These are pictures from our Biology field trip to the Foundation Analytical Lab in Cherokee to see the value beyond school in our unit on biogeochemical cycles.  We saw how they tested for nitrates, ammonia, and total nitrogen in water samples, manure samples used for fertilizer, and corn samples from the ethanol plant to be used for livestock feed.  We also saw how they tested for bacteria and toxins.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

2017 Yearbook

The 2017 Yearbook is underway!  Seven WHS students are working hard to begin creating a yearbook that is meaningful for all students!  This year the students are creating a yearbook that covers each week of the school year.  They are hoping they will have more coverage of various events.  It will look different, but they are hoping it will be a better picture of what happens throughout the year at WHS!  
Yearbook students had their annual ad sales day and sold $5000 in ads to help cut down the costs of yearbooks for students. In addition, students attended a yearbook seminar held at Buena Vista University, where they learned the basics of the yearbook program.  They also had the opportunity to talk to other schools and view their yearbooks.


WHS Students who attended the BVU seminar include: Paola Montes, Jacque Lopez, Dylan Nelson, Josie Kindwall, Dax Johannsen, and Skylar Gerdes.  Not pictured: Emily Westphal.

Friday, September 30, 2016

What’s Left in My Check

What’s Left in My Check

Consumer math students have been busy over the last couple weeks weeks calculating all the deductions that are taken out of a person’s paycheck. They started by using the current federal tax withholding tables to calculate how much federal income tax is deducted weekly. Students also learned a couple different ways that state taxes are calculated along with what percent of a person’s paycheck is taken out for social security and medicare. Students finally had to calculate all the deductions from a paycheck and see how much a person actually got paid. We are now taking a look at the federal income tax form and figuring out if a person will get a refund have to pay. Students are really appreciating knowing a few of these things before they graduate high school and a few are confident enough to do their own tax returns next year.

Friday, September 2, 2016

WHS Football

Cherokee, Washington
08/26 @ Storm Lake
09/02 @ Okoboji, Milford
09/09 Home, Pocahontas Area/L-M
09/16 Home, Sioux Center
09/23 @ MOC-Floyd Valley
09/30 @ Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
10/07 Home, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/14 @ Estherville Lincoln Central
10/21 Home, Sheldon

We are excited to start a new year of Braves football.  The kids have been working very hard and they are a great group of kids to be around.  We really appreciate all the support we receive from the student body, administration, and the community. Go Braves! ​