LEAP programming at Washington Middle School is funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the Iowa Department of Education. Learn more at: www.dbqschools.org/leap
Washington LEAP activities are offered:
Monday through Friday afternoons
from 2:30-4 p.m.
Here are a few upcoming activities…
|Mondays through Fridays
Take advantage of the quiet space to complete homework, plus assistance is available for those challenging assignments.
Provided by: Washington Middle School
|Mondays through Thursdays, beginning Monday, Sept 12 through Thursday, May 25
Coloring and Relaxation
Want to unwind after a long day of school? Look no further by signing up for coloring and relaxation! Whether you like to sketch, free-hand, or use pre-made drawings, this class has a little something for everyone in a relaxing environment that will have you feeling stress-free as you leave!
Provided by: Allyson Lukens, GWMS Teacher
|Mondays, through May 25 (excludes non-school and conference dates)
GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
Washington’s Gay Straight Alliance group is a judgement free group for all students to feel comfortable being themselves. In this group we will have open discussions, participate in a variety of activities, and get involved in the school community. All are welcome!
Provided by Danielle Daughetee, GWMS Counselor
|Mondays, beginning September 12 through May 22 (excludes non-school and conference dates)
Are you creative? Do you love making personalized items? If so, join this club! Within this group, we will be able to create personalized items using a Cricut machine.
Provided by: Amanda Johnson, GWMS Teacher
|Mondays through Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, October 4 through Thursday, May 25 (excludes non-school and conference dates)
If you want the chance to read great books and have fun discussion about them, you should join “All Booked.” In this LEAP you will have time to read, relax and discuss important topics through books. This book club will meet Monday-Thursday each week. Monday- Wednesday will be DEAR (drop everything and read) and Thursday will be the days that we discuss what we have been reading.
Provided by: Erin Schroeder, GWMS Teacher
|Mondays through Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Nov 8 through Thursday, May 25 (excluding Monday, Nov 21) (excludes non-school and conference dates)
Want a challenge? Come solve puzzles that will require you to think in unconventional ways. You will complete a variety of puzzles including hands-on puzzles, Sudokus, and much more.
Provided by: Kelsie Zepeski, GWMS Teacher
|Thursdays, beginning October 6 through May 25 (excludes non-school and conference dates)
Student Ambassadors is a school activity for leaders who are willing to stand up and encourage others to do what’s right as well as model positive behaviors for their school community. You will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, during the school day as well as through LEAP, that promote a positive school environment. See Mrs. Dowell if you are interested.
Provided by: Sara Dowell, GWMS Counselor
|Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, March 20 through Thursday, May 25
Star Wars Club
Ever wish it was a long time ago, and you were in a galaxy far far away? Star Wars club is for you. We plan on watching all movies and tv shows in order as canon.
Provided by: Chris Sindt, GWMS Teacher
|Thursday March 30. April 6, April 20, April 27, May 4 and May 18
Learn some basic photography skills! You will go out and take some photos using that skill. You will need your own device either a phone or camera.
Provided by: Bridget Daly- Willhelm, GWMS Teacher
Students will meet in the cafeteria right after school. They’ll grab a free snack and head to the location of the LEAP activity.
Students will exit from the main entrance on Grandview Avenue when the program concludes at 4 p.m.
Complete the LEAP Parent Permission Form (PDF) and have your student return it to the attendance office. Students can’t participate without this form on file for 2022-2023.
Students will have the opportunity to sign-up for LEAP activities in their school’s attendance office as they are announced. Remember, it’s expected that students attend all sessions offered for each activity. Students will sign-in each day so we can keep participate records, but we won’t monitor daily attendance – so there is no need to let us know if for some reason your student can’t make it.
Students will be held to the same conduct standards as they are during the school day. Failure to follow established rules may result in loss of participation.
Contact the attendance office or guidance counselor.