Education

Wed
24
Apr

Donations, volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom


Waukon High School Prom/Post Prom set for April 27-28 ... Pictured above is a previous Waukon High School Post Prom. Donations and volunteers are being sought to help make the annual event a success again for Waukon High School students and their Prom guests. Submitted photo.

Waukon High School Prom 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers a safe alternative for celebrating the annual event. That support has provided these young adults with games, food, entertainment and prizes at the Post Prom event each year.

Assistance is needed for the event in two main areas:

Wed
24
Apr

WHS graduate chosen to present research at national conference


Presents at National Conference on Undergraduate Research ... Waukon High School 2017 graduate Erika Johnson stands with a display of her research she presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research held April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. A junior Animal Science major, Johnson was one of 62 Iowa State University students selected to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, sharing her research on “The Effects of Dietary Protein Oxidation on Growing Pigs”. Submitted photo.

Undergraduate students from Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames headed south the second week of April to share their research and scholarship with their peers from across the nation at the 33rd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. About 4,000 undergraduate students from across the U.S. present their research at this annual conference, the largest such conference in the country.

This is the third year ISU students have attended NCUR. Iowa State’s 62 students representing 30 different majors marks the university’s highest level of participation yet. In addition to presenting their research and scholarship, these students were also provided with networking and professional development opportunities.

Wed
24
Apr

Waukon Middle School eighth graders take annual trip to Des Moines …

The eighth grade students of Waukon Middle School once again were up bright and early Thursday, April 4 for their annual trip to Des Moines. Students and chaperons boarded two charter buses for the annual trip. The trip included one new venue this year, a visit to the John Deere factory in Ankeny. That visit started with a video introduction followed by a 60-minute motorized tour of production of cotton harvesters. Students also visited the State Capitol (some of those students are pictured outside above and some inside below) in Des Moines, getting a chance to visit with area Representatives Anne Osmundson and Michael Bergan. Students also got to visit either Terrace Hill or the Iowa Hall of Pride. Students were commended at each stop for being courteous and attentive. They represented their school and community in a very positive way. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
17
Apr

St. Patrick School to host 5K Walk/Run Saturday; Benefit breakfast event to also be held this year

St. Patrick School in Waukon will be hosting its annual 5K walk/run this Saturday, April 20. The event is open to all ages and the 5K walk/run event will begin at 8 a.m.

Registration for the event can now be accomplished by calling 563-568-2415 or emailing kfahey@st-pats.pvt.k12.ia.us. Registration will also be held from 7-7:45 a.m. the day of the race at the St. Patrick School Upper Building gymnasium, but registration after April 15 will not guarantee receipt of a long-sleeved t-shirt and will be charged the late registration fee, $25 for adults and $20 for youth.

For more information about the event, call 563-568-2415 or email kfahey@st-pats.pvt.k12.ia.us. Rain date has been set for Saturday, May 4.

Wed
17
Apr

EACSD Board of Directors addresses some personnel matters, sets May 20 as budget amendment public hearing date

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) Board of Directors held its regular meeting Monday, April 15 at Kee High School in Lansing. Board President Heather Schulte called the meeting to order. Additional board members in attendance were Bobbie Goetzinger, Melanie Mauss, Kelli Mudderman and Bruce Palmborg. In addition, school personnel included Superintendent Dale Crozier and Board Secretary Janet Heiderscheit.

After the agenda adoption, the board authorized the usual and customary reports of the April consent items, minutes of the March meetings, bills for April, Secretary’s Financial Statement, and the Activity and Food Service Reports.

Wed
17
Apr

Waukon Walking School Bus to start from the courthouse in May ...

The Waukon Walking School Bus (WSB), now in its sixth year, is a safe, fun and active way for students to get to school during the fall and spring months. The WSB is scheduled to walk each Thursday morning in May, including May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Due to the street improvement project currently underway in Waukon, this spring’s meeting location and route has had to be adjusted slightly from its original location in years past. Interested families should drop students off by 7:35 a.m. at the Allamakee County Courthouse lower parking lot located on First Avenue NW in Waukon. Routes lead to East Elementary and West Elementary Schools. Students will be walking 10-20 minutes and arrive to school by 8:10 a.m. or earlier. Spring mornings can be pretty chilly so students should come dressed for the weather. The WSB will not walk if it is heavily raining/storming/snowing at 7:30 a.m.

Wed
10
Apr

Donations, volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom


Waukon High School Prom/Post Prom set for April 27-28 ... Pictured above is a previous Waukon High School Post Prom. Donations and volunteers are being sought to help make the annual event a success again for Waukon High School students and their Prom guests. Submitted photo.

Waukon High School Prom 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers a safe alternative for celebrating the annual event. That support has provided these young adults with games, food, entertainment and prizes at the Post Prom event each year.

Assistance is needed for the event in two main areas:

Wed
10
Apr

Local P.E.O. Chapter hosts annual reception for Waukon High School senior girls ...

The annual P.E.O. reception for girls from the graduating class at Waukon High School was held Monday, April 1 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, marking the 56th anniversary of the event. Guest speaker Parker Hesse, a 2014 graduate of Waukon High School, presented the program on “Lifelong Learning.” Refreshments were served, Chapter President Sue Torkelson welcomed the group and introductions by members and guests were made. The graduating young ladies from Waukon High School’s Class of 2019 (most of whom are pictured above) then shared memories from their high school years. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
10
Apr

ACSD Board of Directors approves some personnel changes and staff contracts; May 31 is last day of school for students

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met a week early for its regular April monthly meeting in order to address budget items that needed to be approved prior to April 15. Two public hearings were held at the opening of the meeting, one regarding the proposed budget for the 2019-2020 school year and the other regarding amending the 2018-2019 budget. There were no written or verbal comments on either item and the public hearings were closed.

Under personnel matters, the board approved staff for after school programming. Ciara Snitker was approved as TLC Instructional Coach/Technology Integrationist. A teaching contract was approved for DJ Scholtes and a Title I/Special Education Teaching Contract was approved for Kendra Vix. Food Service Director Stipends for the 2019-2020 Summer Feeding and Wellness/Food & Fitness Initiative were approved with a 2.95% increase for the 2019-2020 school year.

Wed
03
Apr

WHS Speech trio perform at All-State Festival ...

The three students pictured above from Waukon High School participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) All-State Individual Speech Festival held Monday, March 25 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Left to right: Senior Michaela Dehli performed in the Prose category, freshman Vivian Khan performed in the Original Oratory category and freshman Abby Wiemerslage performed in the Improvisational Acting category. Submitted photo.
 

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