Education

Wed
24
Feb

Clover Kids "Have Big Hearts"

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosted 4-H Saturday Clover Kids February 13 at the Waukon Wellness Center. The 23 Kindergarten through third grade students pictured at right participated in activities around a ‘Have a Heart’ theme. They learned how to be a caring and active citizen of their community and participated in a toothpaste experiment where they were asked to squeeze out all the toothpaste and then put it back in the tube. Youth learned that, just like our words, once the toothpaste was out it is very hard to put back in, therefore, they must choose words carefully. They ended the meeting by making Valentine’s Day cards for residents at Northgate Care Center in Waukon.

Wed
24
Feb

Waukon Middle School students enjoy snowshoeing with Allamakee County Conservation

Students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Waukon Middle School recently enjoyed a day of snowshoeing with the Allamakee County Conservation Board. The snowshoeing was part of “Live Healthy Iowa,” a program promoting healthy lifestyles and choices. The ACCB has snowshoes available to rent throughout the county and provides snowshoes free of charge to schools and Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
17
Feb

WHS volunteers share videography skills with East Kids Club

For the past three months, Waukon High School students Megan O'Neill and Michaela Dehli (far left and far right, respectively, on each end of back row above) have been volunteering with a group of students attending the East Elementary after school program, Kids Club. These girls have taken a group and shown them how to use cameras that were purchased by the 21st Century program grant previously. The students had creative experiences through writing scripts regarding such issues as bullying and other issues on the minds of kids today. They learned how to be directors, producers, actors and then were shown how to put these creations into a program where they were able to edit. These students hosted several family nights as well as gave a presentation at a Partnership Meeting to show parents and other community partners their productions.

Wed
17
Feb

ACSD Music Department to host sixth annual Pop's Concert February 27

The Music Department of the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) will be hosting the sixth annual Pop’s Concert Saturday, February 27 at the Waukon Junior High School gymnasium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with concert time at 7:30 p.m. The Pop’s Concert features high energy musical numbers from the 1950s through today. Most every musical group at the Waukon Junior High and High School participate in this concert, including the jazz bands, bucket bands and all vocal groups in grades 7-12, and even an elementary vocal group. Costumes are included in most every number performed at the concert and many numbers are even choreographed.

Wed
10
Feb

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Phone-A-Thon set for February 16, 18, 23

The 2015-2016 Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. (formerly Allamakee Dollars for Scholars) phone-a-thon to be held in February is the major fundraiser for the organization and is conducted by the student applicants in conjunction with the Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Board of Directors. Students use phone banks at Waukon High School and Waterville Elementary School and at Waukon State Bank and Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon. Phone-a-thon dates this year are Tuesday, February 16, Thursday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 23.

Wed
10
Feb

NICC promoting "Broke, Busted and Disgusted" documentary focused on the cost of higher education

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is promoting a new documentary, "Broke, Busted and Disgusted," that informs and educates students and their parents on the student loan debt crisis in the U.S. and the costs of attending college.
In the new documentary, a group of Iowa filmmakers examine higher education and the true costs of college. The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) and a number of Iowa credit unions have partnered with the co-creator of the film, Adam Carroll, also a financial literacy expert, to help combat student loan debt in Iowa.

Wed
10
Feb

Selected for NEIBA Honor Band ...

Waukon Middle School eighth grade students Owen and Sophie Halverson (left to right in above photo) participated in the NEIBA (Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association) Honor Band in Oelwein Saturday, December 5 along with over 200 other students from northeast Iowa. "This is a very select group," said Frank Knoll, director of instrumental music at the middle school and elementary levels in the Allamakee Community School District. "They practiced all day and then performed a concert in the evening for a very packed gymnasium. Both students worked very hard to prepare for this event and represented our school very well." Submitted photo.
 

Wed
03
Feb

Kee High School Speech to host Dinner Theatre February 13

The Kee High School Speech Department will be hosting its annual Dinner Theatre Saturday, February 13, giving the general public an opportunity to see the Kee Speech Team's large group performances, as well as a sneak peek at Kee High School's Spring Musical. The event is being held at T.J. Hunter's Ballroom in Lansing, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and serving of the meal beginning at 6 p.m. with the performances to follow.
  The buffet meal consists of beef brisket and BBQ chicken, cheesy potatoes, corn, Oreo fluff and dinner roll, with drink and a dessert bar. Tickets must be purchased in advance from a Kee speech student or from the Kee High School office. The event is co-sponsored by Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank and New Albin Savings Bank.

 

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