Education

Wed
13
Dec

4-H'ers participate in Youth Leadership Training ...

Ten 4-H’ers from Allamakee County recently participated in a Youth Leadership Training where they explored what it takes to be a leader through various group activities. In addition, youth learned skills that can be applied to their leadership role within their 4-H club. More specifically, they learned about officer positions and practiced parliamentary procedure. This training is hosted and facilitated by the University of Iowa Collegiate 4-H Club. To find out more about the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H program in Allamakee County, contact Morgan Bjerke, Allamakee County Youth Coordinator at mlheim@iastate.edu or 563-568-6345.

Wed
06
Dec

Three Waukon High School vocalists selected for 2017 All-State Chorus ...


Leslie Halverson and Madalyn Ellingson

Jasmyn Enyart

The three young ladies pictured above from the Waukon High School Vocal Music Department were selected to participate in the Iowa All-State Music Festival, the highest individual honor attainable to Iowa high school musicians. Thousands of students from across the state of Iowa auditioned for All-State Chorus Saturday, October 21 for selection to the 600-member All-State Chorus. The 2017 All-State Music Festival was held Saturday, November 18 at Iowa State University's Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Pictured above are the three All-State selections from Waukon High School under the vocal direction of Sarah J. Bieber Palmer. Left to right: Leslie Halverson is the daughter of Brent and Jill Halverson of Waukon. Madalyn Ellingson is the daughter of John and Bethany Ellingson of Waukon. Jasmyn Enyart is the daughter of Dustin and Amanda Enyart of Waukon, and she was unable to attend the November 18 All-State Music Festival. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
06
Dec

Jasmyn Enyart selected to sing at State Cheerleading Championship event


Jasymn Enyart ...

Jasmyn Enyart, a senior from the Waukon High School Vocal Department and a member of the Waukon cheerleading squad, was selected to sing the National Anthem at Iowa's State Cheerleading Championships held November 4 in Des Moines. This is the highest individual honor attainable to students who prepare versions of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Enyart is under the vocal instruction of Mrs. Sarah J. Bieber Palmer and coached in cheerleading by Mrs. Amy Bieber. Following her singing performance to open the event, Enyart then helped the Waukon cheerleading squad to a State Championship finish in the Class 2A Stunt Group competition and a State Runner-Up finish in the Class 2A Time Out competition at the Cheerleading Championships.

Wed
06
Dec

Waukon Middle School and High School students take part in "Real Men Sing" ...

Mrs. Sarah J. Bieber Palmer and Waukon Middle School parent Gregg Jones took a group of students from Waukon Middle School and Waukon High School to the "Real Men Sing" festival hosted in October by Wartburg College in Waverly and directed by Dr. Lee Nelson. Real Men Sing is an event designed to jump start male students in a school's choral program early in the year. More than 500 male singers from around the Midwest joined in a day of singing and voice master classes. Two choirs make up the festival: one for changing voices focusing on students in grades seventh through freshmen/sophomores conducted by Luke Johnson, and one for changed voices focusing on grades freshmen/sophomores on up through adults conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson.

Wed
29
Nov

Kee High School Post Prom Committee to host Bingo December 3

The Kee High School Post Prom Committee will host Bingo Sunday, December 3 in the Kee High School cafeteria in Lansing. Games will start at 4 p.m., with doors opening at 3:30 p.m.

Participants can bring a food item to be donated to the Allamakee County Food Shelf and play an extra Bingo card free. All players will be eligible for door prizes.  Proceeds will be used to fund Post Prom prizes and entertainment in the spring.
 

Wed
29
Nov

Pest Control Operators Course offered December 6

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, December 6. The program is offered at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

The local attendance site for the December 6 CIC is the Allamakee County Extension Office located at 218 Seventh Avenue SE, Suite #102. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is discounted before November 29. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office at 563-568-6345.

Wed
29
Nov

East and West Elementary Schools in Waukon host Veterans Day Program


East and West Elementary Schools host Veterans Day Program ... Students and staff of East and West Elementary Schools in Waukon hosted a Veterans Day Program Friday, November 10 in observance of the November 11 Veterans Day. Featured speaker for the event was Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Beth Shafer of Waukon, who is pictured above demonstrating to students and all in attendance how to properly salute the American flag and Veterans. Pictured below, East Elementary students stand to sing "God Bless America" while students from West Elementary wave flags in rhythm with the song. Submitted photo.

East and West Elementary Schools in Waukon held a Veterans Day Program Friday, November 10 in the Waukon Middle School auditorium in observance of the November 11 Veterans Day. Staff and students paid tribute to the courage and skills of Veterans of the U.S. Military, as well as the sacrifices they were willing to make to protect America and its people.

Fifth grade students involved in the local Boys Scouts or Girl Scouts programs performed a presentation of the American flag while a reading, “I Am the Flag,” was recited. The Pledge of Allegiance was also recited and the National Anthem was sung, and members of the Sixth Grade Band played “Procession of Heroes”.

Wed
22
Nov

FBLA food drive gathers 1,334 pounds of food for Allamakee County Food Shelf ...

The Waukon High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) conducted a canned food drive for the Allamakee County Food Shelf Tuesday, November 7. The chapter members canvassed the Waukon community and collected 1,334 pounds of food and $166 in monetary donations.

Pictured above with the donated food items are the Waukon High School FBLA officers, including, left to right: Joe Schwartz, Aubree Cota, Abe Schwartz, Laurel Keenan, Alyx Ede, Mary VanderVelden, Gabrielle Marti and Katelyn Benzing. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
22
Nov

ACSD Board of Directors accepts resignation from Superintendent Dave Herold due to year-end retirement

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting Monday night, November 20. About midway through the meeting, under Personnel items, the board accepted the resignation of ACSD Superintendent Dave Herold, due to retirement, effective June 30, 2018.

"You've done a wonderful job for the district and will be missed dearly," noted board president Al Rissman. Board member Patty Nordheim commented that as a board member, Herold is the third superintendent she's worked with and that he has done "a fantastic job."

Wed
22
Nov

NICC to offer "Decorating Cookies for Christmas" class

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering the class “Decorating Cookies for Christmas” Thursday, December 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW.

The pre-baked cookies, frosting, sprinkles and other embellishments are supplied for a fee due the night of the class. Those attending will supply the enthusiasm for decorating and creating, and go home with a dozen cookies. Children ages six to 11 are welcome to participate with a parent.

To register online for “Decorating Cookies for Christmas”  (#58017) or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800-728-2256, ext. 399 (Calmar campus) or 563-568-3060 (NICC Waukon Center).
 

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