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, beginning September 20 through May 23 (excluding non-school and conference dates)
Family Game Afternoon
Board games, cards, and more! In this LEAP you can let your competitive side out with a fun family game night feel!
Provided by Amanda Holm, GWMS Teacher
|Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning September 21 (excluding 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
|Thursdays, beginning September 23 (excluding non-school and conference dates)
Book club is a fun way to read and socialize. Each week book club members will be reading a chapter of our chosen book, then a different member each week will create questions each for us to discuss about the reading.
Provided by Erin Schroeder, GWMS Teacher
|Thursday, October 14; Tuesday, October 19; Tuesday, November 9; and Tuesday, December 7
Iowa Students for Tobacco Education & Prevention (ISTEP)
ISTEP is a statewide movement made up of young people who want to step up and take action against tobacco. Club members will organize fun activities and events for the school, students, and community and make sure everyone is aware and educated on the harmful, lifelong, negative effects of tobacco and other substances.
Provided by Sara Dowell, GWMS Counselor
|First and Third Tuesdays of the month, starting October 5
A Novel Idea
Get ready to read some very cool books this fall and winter! Read the same book as others in the club in your free time. Then come talk about what you thought about the book with other Wahawks. Learn about kids like you (or not like you) in the novels we read. Let your voice be heard! The books will be provided for you.
Provided by Maggie May, GWMS Teacher
|Wednesday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 19
MATHCOUNTS offers fun and engaging programs that get middle school students excited about math. These programs include the MATHCOUNTS Competition in February.
Provided by Karla Digmann, GWMS Teacher
|Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning October 19 through December 16 (excluding non-school and conference dates)
Battle it out with your friends and classmates at game night! We will have your favorite card games and board games – Uno, Battleship, Skipbo, Jenga – PLUS outdoor games when the weather is nice – bocce ball, badminton, and bags!
Provided by Emily Ruhser, GWMS Teacher
|Mondays through Fridays, beginning Monday, December 20 through Friday, March 11 (excluding non-school dates)
Off Season Fitness it a an after-school activity for athletes that are not currently in season. Students will be guided to do fun activities, and drills that are designed to improve your overall fitness. Join Off Season Fitness to get your run and lift in during the winter months.
Provided by Ryan Murphy, 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 2021-2022.
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.