Introduction to Agriculture
Students have been preparing for National FFA week, which is February 18-25. While we do not have a chartered FFA Chapter this school year, the students wanted to acknowledge National FFA Week in preparation for starting an FFA Chapter next year. We will be hearing from 10 professionals in the agriculture industry about their career and how it relates to agriculture. Some of the speakers lined up include: Mike Pearson, Ag. Broadcaster for Market to Market; Danielle Hamilton, Precision Ag. Specialist for Landus Coop.; Annaliese Magnussen, Landscape Designer; and many more. The Cherokee FFA Chapter will be holding it’s first meeting and electing officers later this spring!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Intro to Business
Students have been working on career development planning. Students have done research on careers that interest them and examined the forecast for job growth in that particular area. The students have also been filling out job applications, creating résumés and writing cover letters. They use this information to practice job interview skills and learning how to answer interview questions.
Monday, November 28, 2016
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
These students spentmorning (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
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.