Education

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Apr

EACSD Board of Directors appoints retired Superintendent Dr. Dale Crozier to assume that role once again as current Superintendent and Principal Dr. Sarah Murray recovers from serious injuries suffered in fall


Strong in her recovery ... Eastern Allamakee Community School District Superintendent and Kee High School and Middle School Principal Dr. Sarah Updegraff Murray is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a fall from a four-foot retaining wall at her home the evening of March 15. The fall left her with no feeling or movement from her chest down, and the hope is for her to continue her rehabilitation from those injuries at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, IL as she continues to show improvement in her current recovery. Submitted photo.

Steve and Dr. Sarah Murray ... Submitted photo.

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

Friday, March 15, Eastern Allamakee Community School District Superintendent and Kee High School and Middle School Principal Dr. Sarah Updegraff Murray posted on Facebook a picture of her husband, Steve, and her on their date night in an area restaurant. A few hours later, she was being airlifted to Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI fighting for her life after falling at home.

Steve was inside their home and Sarah went to the edge of their side yard which overlooks the Mississippi River to see a barge. She slipped and fell about four feet off a retaining wall. Steve rushed out and immediately called 911. The Lansing EMTs were there within a few minutes, assessing the situation.

Wed
10
Apr

Mini-STEAM Camp - K-5th Grade class at NICC Waukon Center

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering a Mini-STEAM Camp - K-5th Grade class Wednesday, April 24. This class will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, 1220 3rd Avenue NW.

Keep kids engaged on their day with no school April 24 by signing them up for a mini-STEAM camp. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will be doing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities. Snacks and supplies are provided. Those attending are advised to bring a sack lunch.

The deadline for paid registration is April 17. To register online visit www.nicc.edu/waukon or call NICC Waukon center at 844-642-2338, ext. 6700.
 

Wed
10
Apr

South Bear School to teach pottery on the kick wheel during summer program

For two weeks in July, South Bear School in rural Decorah will be re-opening its doors for students to join an intensive pottery workshop. South Bear School adheres to a ceramics tradition passed down from the European Guild System to the Bauhaus, to Pond Farm Pottery in California, to South Bear School.

Work and learning are based primarily on demonstrations, observation, and practice on the kickwheel. Quality one-on-one and group instruction will be provided by various alumni from the first iteration of South Bear School (1970-1987). Camp on the property at no extra cost for the full retreat experience, or commute from the nearby area.

Wed
03
Apr

Kee High School Drama Department to perform “Robin Hood” this weekend ...

Submitted image.
Submitted image.

Kee High School’s Drama Department will be presenting “Robin Hood” by Tim Kelly this Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. and this Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Kee High School gymnasium. Admission will be payable at the door. Pictured at right is a scene from a recent dress rehearsal for the production.
Members of the cast and crew for this production include the following:

Wed
03
Apr

EACSD Board of Directors holds public hearings on proposed levy and budget, discusses moving forward in the absence of Superintendent

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) Board of Directors conducted business as usual at its business meeting in March, but after the district’s business meetings were concluded, the board informally discussed the plans moving forward as EACSD Superintendent Dr. Sarah Murray continues to recover from her recent accident. Superintendent Murray sustained severe injuries in a fall at home Friday, March 15. She remains hospitalized in La Crosse, WI but eventually will be moved to Chicago, IL for further rehabilitation, according to recent updates.

Wed
03
Apr

NICC Waukon Center to host Ceramic Self-Watering Flower Pot class April 9

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering a Ceramic Self-Watering Flower Pot class Tuesday, April 9. The adult class will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, 1220 3rd Avenue NW.

Historians and archaeologists believe the earliest examples of glazed ceramics appear in the world as far back as the 8th century. Class participants can learn this ancient tradition and art, how to apply glaze colors, styles and their own unique imprint on pottery through the glazing process.

Participants can be creative and enjoy uncomplicated artmaking with pottery pieces and numerous glaze colors provided. No experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome to participate. All supplies will be included.

To register online visit www.nicc.edu/waukon or call NICC Waukon Center at 844-642-2338, ext. 6700.
 

Wed
27
Mar

Allamakee Music Boosters celebrating Music in Our Schools Month with special stage performances scheduled for April 1

In celebration of March being Music in Our Schools Appreciation Month, the Allamakee Music Boosters, with the help of Parents Supporting Students and Teachers (PSST), are bringing OPERA Iowa to the Waukon area. The Allamakee Music Boosters appreciate all of the hard work and dedication of the music department staff in the Allamakee Community School District.

Monday, April 1, the day will begin with elementary students having the opportunity to watch a performance of “Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing,” composed by Malcolm Fox. This is a hilarious story of a serpent in the circus who desires to be more than a snake; he wants to sing!

Wed
27
Mar

Mini-STEAM Camp - K-5th Grade class at NICC Waukon Center

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering a Mini-STEAM Camp - K-5th Grade class Wednesday, April 24. This class will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, 1220 3rd Avenue NW.

Keep kids engaged on their day with no school April 24 by signing them up for a mini-STEAM camp. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will be doing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities. Snacks and supplies are provided. Those attending are advised to bring a sack lunch.

The deadline for paid registration is April 17. To register online visit www.nicc.edu/waukon or call NICC Waukon center at 844-642-2338, ext. 6700.
 

Wed
27
Mar

Final week for seniors to apply for Allamakee County Conservation Foundation scholarship

The Allamakee County Conservation Foundation (ACCF) is offering scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors who will be attending a college or university pursuing a degree in natural resources or a related field. One $500 scholarship will be offered to a senior from each of the area high schools in Allamakee County, including Postville, Waukon and Kee High Schools.

Students who would like to apply for the scholarship are encouraged to visit www.allamakeecountyconservation.org, the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center in Lansing, or their school’s guidance counselor for an application. Applications will be accepted until April 1 of this year and recipients will be notified by May 8.

Wed
20
Mar

Kee Individual Speech advances eight performances to State; Senior Cadan Evanson nominated for All-State ...

The Kee High School Speech Program had seven individual speech members (pictured in group photo below) take nine events to the District Contest February 24 at West Delaware High School in Manchester, where eight of the events advanced on to the State competition held at Hampton-Dumont High School Saturday, March 9. Kee Speech students attending the District Contest, pictured left to right, included: Front row - Payton Becker, Riley Troendle and Ashlyn Henkes; Back row - Isabelle Mettille, Cadan Evanson, Izzy Hammell and Brendan Jones.

At the State Contest, the Kee participants received the following ratings: Cadan Evanson - Radio News (1) and Prose (1); Riley Troendle - Prose (2) and Expository Address (1); Brendan Jones - Spontaneous (1); Izzy Hammell - Poetry (1); Payton Becker - After Dinner (2); Isabelle Mettille - Music Theatre (1).

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