Education

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13
Mar

St. Patrick School to host 5K Family Fun Run & Walk March 30; Registrations, sponsorships being accepted

St. Patrick School in Waukon will be hosting its annual 5K Family Fun Run & Walk Saturday, March 30 in Waukon. The event is open to all ages and the 5K walk/run will begin at 8 a.m.

Registration for the event can be accomplished by filling out a registration form and returning it, along with the appropriate payment, to: St. Patrick School, c/o Katie Fahey, 200 2nd Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172. The registration fee, which guarantees a long-sleeved t-shirt, is $20 ($15 for youth participants) if paid by March 18. Registration will also be held the day of the event from 7-7:45 a.m. at the St. Patrick School Upper Building gymnasium, but registration after the March 18 date will not guarantee receipt of a long-sleeved t-shirt and will be charged an additional $5 fee.

Wed
06
Mar

Kee High School Speech to host Dinner Theatre event March 16

The Kee High School Speech Program will host its annual Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 16 at TJ Hunters Banquet Hall in Lansing. Students who were part of the Kee High School Large Group and Individual Speech performances this season will present their creative talents on stage for all to enjoy.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meal will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., including brisket, barbeque chicken, party potatoes, green bean casserole, and Oreo fluff, along with the famous dessert bar. Tickets are being sold through this Thursday, March 7 and can be purchased from any Kee High School Speech student or from the Kee High School office by calling 563-538-4201.
 

Wed
06
Mar

Class of 1983 donates 40-year reunion proceeds to alma mater’s welding program...

The Waukon High School Class of 1983 held its 40-year reunion during the 2023 Homecoming celebration of its alma mater this past fall, and members of that class raised $500 for the Welding Program at Waukon High School. Pictured in the photo above, Class of 1983 members (left to right in center of photo) Rita (Ronan) Pfiffner and Gregg Jones presented the $500 donation check to Waukon High School Industrial Technology instructor Caleb Ferring, with Waukon High School Principal Jen Garin (far left) and welding students from Waukon High School also pictured in the photo. Ferring said the funding will likely be designated to pay entry fees and meet other financial obligations for his students entering the welding competitions available to them through the recently expanded welding program coordinated by Waukon High School with Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

Wed
06
Mar

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. All supplies will be included.

The deadline for paid registration for the class is April 2. To register online visit www.nicc.edu/waukon or call NICC Waukon Center at 844-642-2338, ext. 6700.
 

Wed
06
Mar

Allamakee County Conservation Foundation to offer scholarships to area high school seniors

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
28
Feb

Pen Pals program in Allamakee County unites third graders with senior citizens ...

Third graders in several schools in Allamakee County have discovered what it’s like to get a letter from someone else. The students at St. Patrick School (such as pictured in the photo below) and East Elementary School (such as pictured in the photo at center) in Waukon and at New Albin Elementary School (such as pictured above) - 120 students in all - participated in pen pal programs this fall. The letters were answered by volunteers from the Northeast Iowa RSVP program, which serves Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek Counties.

Wed
28
Feb

IowaWORKS and Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services to host “Waukon Career Fair” this Friday

The Decorah IowaWORKS Center and Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services will offer job seekers an opportunity to connect with area employers in Waukon this Friday, March 1. The Waukon Career Fair will feature over 30 employers/organizations seeking individuals who are motivated to come in and talk with them and seek employment. The event is open to the public.

The Career Fair will take place this Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Waukon High School gymnasium, located at 1061 3rd Avenue NW in Waukon. It is being hosted by the Allamakee Community School District, Northeast Iowa Community College, Allamakee County Economic Development and Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services/IowaWORKS.
 

Wed
28
Feb

Spring registration period for $1,000 scholarship open through ISLLC

Iowa high school and college students, as well as their parents or guardians, have a chance at one of 45 scholarship awards deposited into a College Savings Iowa account. Registration for the Iowa Student Loan (ISL) Education Lending Scholarship is open now through March 29. Registration is available online at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Savings and scholarship recipients will be determined by a random drawing in April.

“After a very successful fall registration period, we are happy to offer a second chance for Iowa families to receive funds for their education,” said Steve McCullough, president and CEO, Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation (ISLLC), which sponsors the scholarship and provides educational funding under the name ISL Education Lending. “And the valuable information all registrants receive as part of the program can help make their existing college funding go further.”

Wed
21
Feb

Waukon Music Department to host its 15th Annual Pops Concert this Friday

The Music Department in the Waukon High School and Middle School will be hosting its 15th annual Pop’s Concert this Friday, February 23 at the Waukon Middle School gymnasium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with concert time at 7 p.m.

The Pop’s Concert is an annual fundraising event sponsored by the Allamakee Music Boosters, and it features high energy musical numbers from the 1950s through today. Groups performing will include the Waukon High School and Middle School choirs, high school and middle school jazz bands, drumline, middle school rock band, featured soloists, song and dance skits, and emcees. The Pop’s Concert continues to feature new musical talents each year and has become a must-see event for the Waukon community.

The Pop’s Concert is open to the public for general admission seating in the bleachers and chairs located in the gym. No school activity passes or booster club passes will be accepted.

Wed
21
Feb

NEICAC to host Head Start open house and registration events

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) has announced its Head Start Preschool Open Houses and Registration nights to apply for the 2024-2025 school year. Head Start is a free all-day, five-days-a-week, three- and four-year-old preschool program. Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily at no cost to families.

The most local open house and registration events include one scheduled for Thursday, February 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Waukon Head Start Classroom, located at 955 3rd Ave NW in Waukon. The Postville Childcare/Head Start Classroom will also be  hosting an open house and registration event Friday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m. at its location at 210 South Ogden Street in Postville.

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