Education

Wed
21
Feb

Ceramic Easter Egg Painting class offered at NICC Waukon Center

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering a Ceramic Easter Egg Painting class for youth and adults Tuesday, March 12. The youth class will run from 3:45-4:45 p.m. and the adult class is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 3rd Avenue NW.

Everyone is an artist in this ceramic Easter egg painting class. Participants will learn how to paint eggs in different styles using a variety of acrylic paint colors or glaze. Class is designed for all skill levels; just bring some creativity and imagination. Glazed eggs will be fired again for students to take home.

The deadline for paid registration is February 26. To register online visit www.nicc.edu/waukon or call NICC Waukon center at 844-642-2338, ext. 6700.
 

Wed
14
Feb

Waukon Music Department to host its 15th Annual Pops Concert February 23

Reserve a table now, or general admission seating is also available

The Music Department in the Waukon High School and Middle School will be hosting its 15th annual Pop’s Concert 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.

Wed
14
Feb

Nominated for All-State selection, will perform this Saturday in Ames ...

The Improvisational Acting team pictured at right from the Kee High School Speech program was nominated as an All-State selection at the State Large Group Speech Contest held at Dubuque Senior High School Saturday, February 3. The team received a perfect score at State with “1” ratings from all three judges and was also selected by the judges as one of the top teams to be nominated for All-State honors. Pictured above, left to right, are team members Brendan Croft, Isaiah Wagner, Justin Wagner, Brendan Jones and Andrew Kolsrud.

Wed
14
Feb

All Kee Speech Large Group teams receive “1” ratings at State Contest ...


One Act “Stopping at Ellis Island” received a perfect score of three “1” ratings. Left to right: Brendan Jones, Gabe Mattson, Sawyer Gramlich, Payton Becker, Zoey Timmerman, Ashlyn Henkes, Izzy Hammell, Austin St. Mary and Holden Welsh.

Radio “ZZZZ 101.1” received two “1” ratings and one “2” rating. Left to right: Jack Schweitzer, Cadan Evanson, Regan Troendle, Riley Troendle and Brendan Croft.

Ensemble “Yes Means No” received two “1” ratings and one “2” rating. Left to right: Isaiah Wagner, Ashlyn Henkes, Andrew Kolsrud, Cadan Evanson and Riley Troendle.

Improvisational Acting received two “1” ratings and one “2” rating. Left to right: Addison Winters, Izzy Mettille, Lilly Kolsrud and Summer Walleser.

Ensemble “14 Mores Ways to Screw up a College Interview” received one “1” rating and two “2” ratings. Left to right - Front row: Ashlyn Mohn and Nyomi Jones; Back row: Sawyer Gramlich, Jack Schweitzer and Daniel Jones.

Five additional teams from the Kee High School Speech program were selected to perform at the State Large Group Speech Contest held at Dubuque Senior High School Saturday, February 3, and each of them received at least one “1” rating from the contest judges. Those team members are pictured in the surrounding submitted photos.

The Kee High School Speech program will host its annual Speech Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 16 at TJ Hunters Banquet Hall in Lansing. The event offers the community an opportunity to watch these teams and others perform. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
07
Feb

Waukon Music Department to host its 15th Annual Pops Concert February 23

Reserve a table now, or general admission seating is also available

The Music Department in the Waukon High School and Middle School will be hosting its 15th annual Pop’s Concert 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.

Wed
07
Feb

Iowa Farm Bureau adds $3,000 scholarship for northeast Iowa students pursuing ag

New scholarship honors farmer from Bremer County who dedicated his career to efforts in conservation

High school students in northeast Iowa who plan to pursue agriculture-related studies after graduation are encouraged to apply for Iowa Farm Bureau’s Robert H. Rewoldt Scholarship. This new scholarship awards two students $3,000, renewable for two years, up to $6,000.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a two or four-year agriculture-related program at an Iowa-based institution and reside in one of the following counties: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard or Winneshiek.

Wed
07
Feb

Monart - Beginning Drawing class offered at NICC Waukon Center

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering a Monart - Beginning Drawing class Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. This class will run each day from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 3rd Avenue NW.

The Monart guided drawing system shows students how to perceive the visual world in terms of five basic elements of shape. Just as a musician learns notes and scales in order to play an instrument, students learn the skills necessary to translate their perceptions onto paper.

The deadline for paid registration for the class is February 27. To register online visit www.nicc.edu/waukon or call NICC Waukon Center for more information at 844-642-2338, ext. 6700.
 

Wed
31
Jan

All 24 Kee Large Group Speech members earn advancement to State Saturday ...

The Kee High School Speech program took 24 students (making up seven teams) to the District Large Group Speech Contest held Saturday, January 20 at Decorah High School, and all 24 of those students earned advancement to the State competition being held this Saturday, February 3 at Dubuque Senior High School. Ratings earned by each of this year’s seven Kee Speech teams competing at the District Contest include the following:

One Act: “Stopping at Ellis Island” - 1; Ensemble: “Yes Means No” - 1; Ensemble - “14 More Ways to Screw Up a College Interview” - 1; St. Mary Improvisational Acting - 2; Kolsrud Improvisational Acting - 1; Walleser Improvisational Acting - 1; Radio News: “ZZZZ 101.1” - 1.

Wed
31
Jan

Applications open for renewable Iowa Farm Bureau scholarships

High school students who plan to pursue an agricultural major or minor after their 2024 graduation are encouraged to apply for Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s $2,500 scholarship. Awarded to 27 students, this scholarship is renewable for four years, up to $10,000.

“The future of agriculture hinges on the passion and ingenuity of the next generation,” says Iowa Farm Bureau President Brent Johnson.

Applicants must be associated with an Iowa Farm Bureau membership in good standing, have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) and be accepted into an accredited higher education institution, including community colleges and technical schools.

Students must apply online by January 31 at iowafarmbureau.com/scholarships. A key aspect of the application includes an essay detailing the student’s extracurricular activities, community service, their commitment to agriculture and two character reference letters.

Wed
24
Jan

ACSD Board of Directors hears updates as new year gets underway; Superintendent Mathis discusses impact of proposed legislation regarding AEAs

by Brianne Grimstad

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) School Board met for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, January 16. Board President Al Rissman began the meeting with a moment of silence out of respect for Perry (Iowa) High School Principal Dan Marburger, who died of his injuries sustained in a school shooting January 4. Board member Beth Shafer was absent from the meeting.

Under the consent agenda, the board approved the following personnel: Andrew Dornath, Sub/Activities Bus Driver; Erin Andregg, Middle School Paraprofessional; Peggy Sivesind, Sub/Activities Bus Driver. The board also accepted the resignation of Jennifer Davis from her paraprofessional position and Kim Rathbone, who is retiring from her Special Education teaching position.

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