Guidance services are available to every student at McKinley.  The counselors want to help you and your child decide what to do about learning problems, difficulties with others, or any other concerns you may have.    


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Mrs. Mallie

(319) 558-2351 (PHONE)

(319) 398-2347 (FAX)



Mrs. Cerqueira

(319) 558-1807

* Grades 6B and 7th 


Mrs. Sorgenfrey

(319) 558-3791

* Grades 6A and 8th 



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Warrior Expo 2018, January 8, 5:30 to 7:00 pm (8th grade families)

Come anytime from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Wash Cafeteria). Students will be selecting their Fall 2018 classes in late January. This inaugural Expo is designed to better acquaint families (both current and prospective!) with the choices WHS has to offer for vocations, life skills, and fun! Project-Based Learning in Art, Science & Language Arts, College Credit Classes at WHS, Kirkwood Academies, Home-Building, and a whole lot more. Principal Cline will be available for questions and conversation from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the IMC immediately following the event. Come Explore, Listen, Inquire, Learn & Connect!

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Warrior Expo Jan 8

5. Get the Facts I can do Project-Based Learning at Wash, or at BIG? I can get college credit for my language arts class? I can take Human Geography as a junior? Come explore all the options on display with teachers and staff all in one room.

4. Learn What’s New and Exciting. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of a forensics lab? Do you watch the food network and wish you knew how to chop and dice like the pros? Is Shawn the Sheep one of your favorite children shows and you wish you could know how they were made? Would you like to walk away from high school knowing you were a major part of building a home in the community? Many students and parents are unaware or have limited awareness of many of our elective offerings. Teachers are eager to introduce new and continuing opportunities in many different academic, life skill, and vocational areas.

3. Understand Class Expectations What am I going to get out of this course? How is it going to benefit me in my future? What am I actually going to do during this class? Handouts and expert teachers will be available with expectations on homework, workload, responsibilities, and the college and career pathways a course may create.

2. Meet the AWESOME Faculty. Why does Washington claim it is Iowa’s #1 School? How can Washington keep winning so many awards? Who really will be interacting with my child every day? Teachers and staff will be present to put a face to a name and have one on one conversations with students and their families.

1. There Will Be Fun! Isn’t high school boring? Is there really something for everyone at Wash?I dare you to entertain me! In addition to the meet and greet time with faculty, we will have displays and presentations from Project-Based Learning classrooms in Art, Science and Language Arts, with students presenting their course work to visitors. Performing art groups like show choir, dance team, and orchestra will be around. You can even catch the wrestlers and basketball players in the gyms.


5th Grade Parent Night - April 26, 2018, 6:00 pm.  Band/Orchestra Registration at 5:30 and 6:45 pm.