friDAY, december 14

Today is a B day 


Sophomores and juniors who took the PSAT test in October may pick up a copy of their scores and their test booklet in the Counseling Office. 


Are you interested in a career in Engineering but are not sure if a 4-year college is for you?  Morrison Institute of Technology is a 2-year college that specializes in two fields of study:  Engineering Technology and Network Administration.  A representative will be here on Tuesday, December 18th during iLearning to talk to students about Morrison Tech and the opportunities they provide through their program.  If you are interested please see Ms. Mangrich in room 151. 


The deadline for WLP’s second issue, on the theme of Economic, Social, and Racial Justice, has been extended to next Monday. Turn in poetry, prose, and art to Room 232 or 

A few PAM Slam sweatshirts are still available for sale -- $16 in Room 232. 


Seniors, the Counseling Office is receiving a number of new scholarship opportunities, you should to check the scholarship page on the Counseling Office website or stop in and pick up a copy of the most current scholarships. 


Seniors- portraits to the yearbook are due, electronically, to the yearbook staff by Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. You may send a picture file to If you would like portraits but the cost is a concern please see Mr. Phillips or Mr. McWherter. If a portrait is not submitted by the deadline the yearbook staff will use your ID photo or you will be listed as not pictured. Senior quotes are also due by the end of school on Dec. 21. Absolutely no late photos or quotes will be accepted. 


Visit Forest Drive Café to help keep you warm this winter season. If you purchase our reusable cup at $1.50 you can get a discount off any future drink purchase PLUS you help reduce waste. We now have apple cider until the end of the year at just $1.00 a cup! Don’t forget our most popular item on the menu: HOT CHOCOLATE. You can add foamed milk and any flavor for only $1 more!! Come see us during 1st and passing times in the morning. 

Coming soon: Strawberry-Banana-Warrior Smoothie!   


Attention students! On the last day of finals, January 11, there will be a dance marathon in the new gym. Admission will be $10 and all proceeds will go to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital to help kids and their families fighting cancer. Donations can also be made. It will be a great event for a great cause! 


Seniors,  if you have misplaced some clothing items that say Class of 2019 that would have been purchased when you turned in your cap and gown order, see Mrs. Carter in the Activities office.  


All students should review their second semester schedules on PowerSchool as soon as possible.  If there are changes you would like to make to your schedule, you should see your counselor before the end of this semester.  There will be very limited schedule changes at the beginning of second semester. 


Are you interested in individual event speech?  Please see Mr. Smith (room 145) in order to sign up for an audition. Auditions are this week after school for 15-minute time slots.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  Individual speech is a great way to become involved with the speech team, and there is a category for everyone!  No experience is necessary! 


Seniors, if you have a college application with a January 1st deadline, you must submit your transcript request form, and a counselor form if the college requires it, by Friday, December 14, to ensure that it gets mailed before winter break.  Any transcript request forms turned in after that may not be sent before January 1. 


iJAG is having a donation drive for the Cedar Valley Humane Society to get cleaning supplies like Clorox wipes and paper towels.  For more information on items to donate find the donation boxes in the front office or library.  The donation drive runs until December 14th. 


Study Table is every day Mon- Thurs from 3-4pm in Lab 112. 


Today’s Events 

5:30 AM-6:30 AM: MWM Swim Practice in WHS Pool 

6:00 AM-7:30 AM: Practice in WHS Gym-North 

10:30 AM-12:30 PM: Interact WHS Room 128 

1:30 PM-5:00 PM: Amnesty International in WHS Cafeteria 

1:30 PM-5:15 PM: Practice in WHS Auditorium, WHS Choir Room, WHS Little Theatre, WHS Room 218 

2:50 PM-7:00 PM: Practice in WHS Pool 

3:15 PM-5:15 PM: Practice in WHS Wrestling Room 

3:20 PM-7:30 PM: Practice in WHS Gym-Main, WHS Gym-North 

3:45 PM: Bowling-Girls JV Match vs. Xavier @ May City Bowl 

3:45 PM: Bowling- Girls Varsity Match vs. Xavier @ May City Bowl 

3:45 PM: Bowling-Boys JV Match vs. Xavier @ May City Bowl 

3:45 PM: Bowling-Boys Varsity Match vs. Xavier @ May City Bowl 

6:00 PM: Basketball- Girls Varsity M/W Doubleheader vs. Kennedy @ CR Washington High School Main Gym 

6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Improv in WHS Little Theatre 

7:30 PM: Basketball-Boys Varsity M/W Doubleheader vs. Kennedy @ CR Washington High School Main Gym 


Happy Birthday Today! 

Ian Kleman 


Happy “Summer” August 12 Birthday! 

Dalaina Albang 

Na’taj Dagans 

Andrew Freeman 

Desiree McQueen 

Jenna Pelechek 


Staff Happy Birthdays! 

Matthew Hatcher 

























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!