Education

Wed
31
Jan

Northeast Iowa Community College and Upper Iowa University sign Bridge to Success partnership agreement


Bridge to Success Program partnership ... Following a brief program Tuesday, January 23 at Upper Iowa University's Fayette Campus, Upper Iowa University President Dr. William R. Duffy (pictured at left) and Northeast Iowa Community College President Dr. Liang Chee Wee (pictured at right) display the signed letter of understanding to create a new Bridge to Success partnership that will benefit first-year college students beginning with the fall of this year. Submitted photo.

Upper Iowa University (UIU) and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) signed a Letter of Understanding Tuesday, January 23 that will create a new Bridge to Success Program for first-year college students. The four-year private university and community college agreement, which begins this fall, is unique in the state of Iowa.

Through the Bridge to Success Program, first-year students who have not met entrance requirements for Upper Iowa University will enroll as Northeast Iowa Community College students. While attending classes at Upper Iowa University, the students will complete general education requirements, enhance their college-ready skills and complete college credits that fully transfer to Upper Iowa University. Students in the cohort will live on the University's Fayette Campus, receive academic and advising services from both institutions, and attend classes taught by visiting NICC faculty.

Wed
31
Jan

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. offering Alumni Scholarship; April 1 is deadline for application

This is the 13th year for the Alumni Scholarship instituted by the Allamakee Scholarship Fund (ASF), Inc. Board of Directors. The award is made to a Waukon High School graduate who participated in Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. (or Allamakee Dollars for Scholars) while in high school and received an award as a graduating senior. The scholarship is available for college sophomores or higher level students who have been out of high school two years.

The ASF, Inc. Board feels it is important to continue the encouragement to Allamakee Community School District graduates as they continue their education, not just as they start their post-high school program. The group wishes to encourage participation in community service and college activities that are part of their educational growth and preparation for career and community life.

Wed
31
Jan

Waukon Head Start to host open house February 8

Waukon Head Start classrooms, located at West Elementary School at 953 Third Avenue NW, will be holding Registration and an Open House Thursday, February 8 from 3:30-6 p.m. Head Start, operated by Northeast Iowa Community Action, is a full day program that offers a safe and nurturing environment while providing fun and active learning.

Teachers partner with families to provide the preschool experience for children who are three and four years old.  Head Start services are funded by federal and state grants and are free for families who qualify. Head Start is an inclusive environment for children with disabilities.  Transportation is available in some areas.

Nutritious meals and snacks are provided by the CACFP program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Parents are encouraged to bring proof of income and proof of their child’s birthdate.

Wed
24
Jan

St. Patrick School Mardi Gras Saturday ...

St. Patrick School in Waukon will be holding its annual Mardi Gras fundraising event Saturday, January 27 at the Waukon Banquet Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Among the events taking place will be live and silent auctions for items such as those pictured at right. There will also be a raffle for a 10-foot Tahoma kayak. Local businesses and individuals have donated items and funds to help make the event a success for St. Patrick School. For tickets and additional information, contact Jennifer Kovarik at 563-568-5318, Amy McCormick at 563-419-9336, Tami Stilwell at 319-361-6077 or St. Patrick School at 563-568-2170. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
24
Jan

NICC Waukon Center will be offering Certified Nurse Aide Course January 30

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering the Certified Nurse Aide Course beginning Tuesday, January 30 from 4-7 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW in Waukon.

This State of Iowa-approved class is the first step toward a career helping others in healthcare settings. It prepares students for employment as a nurse aide (CNA) and may be a prerequisite for admission into the College’s nursing programs. The fast-paced combination of classroom, hands-on laboratory and off-site clinical experience addresses basic nursing and personal care skills, patient rights and communication. Special attention to mental, physical and social health of geriatric and special populations is included.

Wed
24
Jan

Seed Treatment Course to be offered February 28

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office Allamakee County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators, Wednesday, February 28. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is discounted before February 21. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Allamakee County by phoning 563-568-6345.

The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 4 and 10. Topics to be covered include equipment calibration and safe application techniques; pests, pest management and pesticides; and issues concerning treated seed, including disposal of unused treated seed.

Wed
24
Jan

ISU Extension and Outreach to offer Certified Handlers Program

Allamakee County will offer the Certified Handlers Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) Wednesday, March 21. The program will be shown across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

The local attendance site is the Allamakee County Extension Office. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is discounted before March 14. To register or obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Allamakee County by phoning 563-568-6345.

Wed
17
Jan

ACSD Board of Directors addresses variety of matters during recent series of special and regular sessions

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors has held a series of special and regular sessions within the past week or so, addressing a variety of matters. Coverage of all sessions appears below.

DECEMBER 28 WORK
The ACSD Board met for a work session Thursday morning, December 28 for a conference call with Grundmeyer Leadership Search to discuss the district's superintendent search. The board also met briefly with Waterville Mayor Dave Monserud regarding preservation of Waterville School memorabilia.

Wed
17
Jan

EACSD Board of Directors hears presentation on TAG program, approves purchase of rooftop heating unit

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) was held at Kee High School in Lansing Monday, January 15. The meeting was called to order by Heather Schulte, Board President. Board members Melanie Mauss, Bruce Palmborg and Heather Schulte were present and members Kelli  Mudderman and Bobbi Goetzinger were absent. Superintendent Dr. Dale Crozier, Kee High School and Middle School Principal Mary Hogan, New Albin Elementary School Principal Chad Steckel and Board Secretary Marian Verdon were also present.

Wed
17
Jan

NICC Waukon Center to offer Certified Nurse Aide Course January 30

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering the Certified Nurse Aide Course beginning Tuesday, January 30 from 4-7 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW in Waukon.

This State of Iowa-approved class is the first step toward a career helping others in healthcare settings. It prepares students for employment as a nurse aide (CNA) and may be a prerequisite for admission into the College’s nursing programs. The fast-paced combination of classroom, hands-on laboratory and off-site clinical experience addresses basic nursing and personal care skills, patient rights and communication. Special attention to mental, physical and social health of geriatric and special populations is included in the course.

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