wednesDAY, january 23



nd Annual Be the Match and Blood Drive Benefit to honor Phoebe Toczyloswski, a Prairie High School student who lost her battle with cancer a year ago. The St. Jude Knights of Columbus started "Be The Match" Benefit last year to raise money for Phoebe’s charities but more importantly register people for DNA matches. This year Phoebe’s father would like to add a blood drive on the day of the benefit. The blood drive is Saturday, February 9 from 10:30 AM-3:30 PM at the Parish Center – 50 Edgewood Road. To sign up, contact Mike Toczylowski at 319-389-5454, or online at Soup/Chili Supper, Silent Auction and Bone Marrow DNA Testing until 7 PM. All proceeds go to charity. Please eat and drink before donating and bring photo ID. 


Three of our ProStart students passed Level 1 of ProStart and will receive a Certificate of Achievement (COA). If they go on to complete their ServSafe certification, Level 2 ProStart COA, and do the internship, it will be worth 11 ½ credits at Kirkwood. 


A reminder to all students that there is no outside food delivery to school allowed. 




WLC’s portal is open and now accepting Summer 2019 internship applications from current Sophomores and Juniors. The deadline is Friday, February 1st at 3PM for the student’s part, the parent’s approval, the teacher recommendation, and the school approval. Visit to apply. See Ms. Wosoba in Counseling if you have questions.    


Please return any library books that are not needed for this semester. We have many students with overdue books and would  like to see them 

returned as soon as possible. 


Students enrolled in Online Economics this semester please stop by room 143 and see Mr. Decker by the end of the school day on Thursday January 17th. 


On Wednesday, January 30th for iLearning time, Ann Brendes from Kirkwood’s Workplace Learning Connection will be in the Little Theater to talk about and answer questions concerning WLC’s high school internship program. Current 10th and 11th graders are welcome to attend to learn about local opportunities you can apply for through your school’s guidance office. 


Teens Against Human Trafficking is starting a new chapter at Washington. We will meet Thursdays in Mrs. Fishwild’s room from 3-4:00 PM beginning 1/17. Everyone is welcome, please come if you are interested in learning more about how to prevent human trafficking in our community. Talk to Mrs. Fishwild or Abigail Owens If you want more information. 


Community College will be here on February 4th at 9:15 am in the counseling office. 






























Cedar Rapids Community School District takes your safety seriously and welcomes your input. Please contact your building principal/administrator and report any safety concerns that you may have. This includes bullying, harassment, discrimination or anything that you feel threatening Thank you for helping us keep staff and students safe.




To:          Washington High School Parents

There Are 390 Iowa High Schools
But One Stands Out From The Others!

  1. Winner of the "Breaking Barriers" Award from the IDOE for highest % of African American students proficient in reading and math on the Iowa Assessments of any school in Iowa!
  2. Iowa's "Number One Ranked School" on the Iowa AP Index for the 10th consecutive year!
  3. CWR is on U.S. News and World Report’s List of “America’s Best High Schools”(multiple measures, including Iowa Assessment scores, not just AP).
  4. CWR is the only Cedar Rapids High School on Newsweek List of Top 500 “Beating the Odds” High Schools in America; 13 Named Statewide(multiple measures, including Iowa Assessment scores, not just AP).
  5. The CWR composite average score on ACT is well above the state average of 22.2 and the national average of 21.0.
  6. Dozens of CWR musicians made All-State, and nearly all ensembles received Division 1 ratings at large group festivals/competitions.

Let’s make 2018-2019 even better!