Education

Wed
17
Jun

Waukon FFA competes at State Convention


Waukon FFA members at the State FFA Convention in Ames.

submitted by Carmen Wille, Chapter Reporter

Wed
10
Jun

Waukon High School and NICC partnership increases credit hours for student carpenters

A new agreement established between Waukon High School and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will award high school students more college credits for their home construction projects.
The students, under the direction of Waukon High School industrial technology teacher Jed Hemann, have constructed a house in the community each year since 2009. The previous agreement between the high school and the college awarded 1.5 NICC Carpentry program credits to the students. Through the efforts of NICC Carpentry instructor Brian Ondrashek, high school instructors and the NICC High School Partnerships office, the students will now earn 8.5 credits.
“We want to reward the high school students for the work that they are doing and to encourage the students to enroll in our Carpentry diploma program at the Calmar campus,” said Erica Nosbisch, NICC Waukon Center director.

Wed
03
Jun

New academic award introduced at East Elementary in light of change

This year a new award was given at East Elementary School in Waukon at the end of the school year. The new award will be replacing the East Academic Award (pictured in additional photo above), as sixth grade students next year will be part of Waukon Middle School instead of East Elementary. The new award is called the "All A's All The Time" award and will be presented to fifth grade students who have been on the "A" honor roll at East Elementary for all six semesters of their attendance. The winners of this year's inaugural award are pictured above with retiring East Elementary School Principal Ann Hart. Left to right - Front row: Vivian Khan, Madelyn Helgerson, Kiara Ahlstrom, Abby Wiemerslage, Jacob Skarlis, Justine Sullivan, Hannah Teslow. Back row: Caleb Block, Lincoln Snitker, Braden Hemann, Vicente Quiroz, Principal Ann Hart, Kaitlyn Snyder, Ashlyn Johnson. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
03
Jun

East Elementary Academic Award winners

The East Elementary Academic Award is given each year to those sixth grade students who have been on the "A" Honor Roll for all eight semesters they have attended East Elementary School in Waukon. This year those sixth graders, pictured left to right in the above photo with retiring East Elementary School Principal Ann Hart, include: Front row: Connor Stegen, Ella Hermeier, Hailey Bresnahan, Bailey Shafer. Back row: Bridget Duncklee, Madalyn Palmer, Delaney Nagel, Principal Ann Hart, Walker Hermeier, Jocealynn Brock, Betsy Anderson. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
27
May

Allamakee Community School District participating in Free Summer Food Service Program again this year

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) is participating in the Free Summer Food Service Program again this year. Menus, such as those accompanying this article, will also be posted online and at the meal sites. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children ages one through graduating seniors for free and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
• Waukon Junior High School Cafeteria: Mondays-Fridays, June 1-26 and August 3-14. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
• Harpers Ferry Community Center: Mondays-Fridays, June 1-26. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m-noon.

Wed
20
May

St. Patrick School incorporating Augmented Reality Sandbox into science and other curriculum


St. Patrick School in Waukon recently purchased a new Augmented Reality Sandbox with a three-dimensional camera and projector that is being incorporated into the school's science and other curriculum. Pictured above, St. Patrick students manipulate the sand to make different landforms that are then contoured by the camera and projector in real time on the overlay display. Submitted photo.

by Brianne Eilers

Wed
20
May

ACSD Board hires new high school principal

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Education met in a brief special session Monday morning, May 18 for the purpose of approving the hiring of a new principal for Waukon High School following the recent resignation of current principal Dan Diercks, who is assuming the role of Superintendent for the Oelwein Community School District. The Board had interviewed three candidates for the high school principal position Friday, May 15, including current Waukon High School Assistant Principal/Activities Director Jennifer Garin (who is scheduled to be Principal/Activities Director at Waukon Junior High for the next school year), Waukon native Colin Wikan and Dr. Mike Hardy of Maryville, MO.
The Board approved the hiring of Dr. Hardy at Monday's meeting at a salary of $105,000 per year. ACSD Board of Education President Al Rissman said, “We had a lot of good applicants. Dr. Hardy will be a great asset to the school and community.”

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