Education

Wed
31
May

Recognized by Iowa Secretary of State for Youth Straw Poll efforts ...

Dave Schoeberlein, Social Studies teacher at Waukon High School was recently recognized by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate for organizing Waukon High School's and Waukon Middle School's participation in the statewide Iowa Youth Straw Poll for the 2016 general election. Seventh through 12th grade students voted on their choice of the 2016 general election candidates and the results were then totaled with results from other Iowa schools and reported on Secretary of State Pate's website at https://sos.iowa.gov/youth/poll/results.aspx.

Wed
31
May

Christa Heffern honored with DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award

Christa Heffern ...
Christa Heffern ...

Christa Heffern, a 2017 graduate of Waukon High School, was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company. The daughter of Jack and Cindy Heffern of Harpers Ferry, she received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience.

Heffern's significant experiences and accomplishments have included earning her Iowa FFA Degree, being a member of the Waukon High School Little Switzerland FFA Chapter Meats Evaluation Reserve Champion Team, and serving as Chapter Reporter and President. Jessica O'Connor is Heffern's agricultural education instructor at Waukon High School.

This year, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 70th anniversary. Over these 70 years more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the award, which has become a symbol for excellence and the school's highest agricultural honor.

Wed
24
May

EACSD Board of Directors learns Kee High School honored among the best high schools in the U.S.

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) was held at Kee High School in Lansing Monday, May 15 despite the threat of severe thunderstorms. The meeting was called to order by Heather Schulte, Board President. Board members present included Bobbie Goetzinger, Melanie Mauss, Bruce Palmborg, Kelli Mudderman and Heather Schulte. Also present at the meeting were Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent; Mary Hogan, Kee High and Middle School Principal; Chad Steckel, New Albin Elementary Principal and Marian Verdon, Board Secretary.

Wed
24
May

St. Patrick third graders learn about the dairy industry ...

Third grade students from St. Patrick School in Waukon took a recent field trip to the Northeast Iowa Dairy Center at Calmar. The students are pictured above learning about dairy history and they also learned about dairy nutrition, the milking process, dairy breeds and the parts of a cow's stomach. The highlight of the field trip was making ice cream, pictured below. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
24
May

Awarded Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Scholarship ...

Drew Adam, a 2016 graduate of Waukon High School, was recently awarded a $2,000 George White Memorial Scholarship by the Iowa Automobile Dealers (IAD) Foundation for Education. R.W. Pladsen, Inc. in Waukon recommended Adam for the scholarship, as he is currently an automotive technology student at Northeast Iowa Community College. Overall, the Foundation awarded 15 $2,000 scholarships to college-bound students seeking education to begin a career in the automotive industry. Scholarship applications are available each December. In the spring, the Foundation Board of Directors reviews scholarship applications and selects the winners. Pictured above, left to right, are Mark Pladsen of R.W. Pladsen, Inc., scholarship recipient Drew Adam, and Steve Pladsen and Mike Wright of R.W. Pladsen, Inc.

Wed
17
May

Selected as KWWL’s 2017 “Best of the Class” WHS representative ...

Valedictorians or top graduating seniors were honored by KWWL Television and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in a ceremony held Saturday, April 29. The students took part in KWWL’s 33rd annual “Best of the Class” celebration on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls. Regan Wasson from Waukon High School, daughter of Bob and Amy Wasson of Waukon, was honored as a member of the 2017 Best of the Class. Best of the Class students were videotaped on the UNI campus for a series of public service announcements, which are scheduled to air on KWWL's Channel 7 and can be found at www.kwwl.com.

Wed
17
May

ACSD Board of Directors approves several personnel moves at recent pair of sessions; Board members honored during School Board Recognition Month

by Brianne Eilers

Board members of the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) met for a special board meeting Thursday, May 4. The board approved a pay increase of $1.50 per hour for cooks for the summer feeding program. The board also approved the following hirings: Brice Wood as the seventh and eighth grade wrestling coach; Jani Lippert as fifth grade teacher and assistant varsity volleyball coach; and Jeremy Strub as the ninth grade volleyball coach. The recommendation to hire a fourth grade teacher was deleted from the agenda. Also under personnel matters, the board approved an equal distribution of TSS carry-over money to all staff that are eligible, depending on full-time equivalence.

Wed
17
May

NICC Waukon Center to offer STEAM-themed Summer Camp for fifth-seventh grades June 5-7

The Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Waukon Center’s third annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed summer camp, “Makerspace Camp,” will be held June 5-7 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Students entering fifth through seventh grades this fall are welcome to attend this free and fun-filled camp where they will be learning to collaborate, create, invent, tinker, explore and discover. Participants in this STEAM camp will experiment with 3D printing, video creation, interactive virtual reality, Oculus Rift, coding, robots and engineering. Together, they will innovate and share ideas, equipment and knowledge while applying discoveries to make their community better. The experience ends with the presentation of a video portfolio that summarizes the students’ makerspace journey.

Wed
10
May

Perform with NEICDA Honor Choir ...

The Northeast Iowa Choral Directors Association Fifth and Sixth Grade Honor Choir was held Tuesday, April 25 at the Williams Performing Arts Center in Oelwein. The concert took place at 7 p.m. and was open to the public. Mr. Aaron Hansen and Mrs. Luanne Rogers were the guest directors for the two choirs. Thirty-six area schools and churches participated, involving a total of 251 students. Mrs. Sarah Schacherer, PreK-6 general music teacher for the Allamakee Community School District, was honored to take the following singers, pictured above, to the event: Left to right - Fifth graders Keira Miller, Olivia Bossom and Natalie Byrnes, sixth graders Paige Hansmeier and Grace Solberg, and fifth graders Justin Murphy, Caleb Perkins and Rowen Althof. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
10
May

Bike Rodeo held at East Elementary Kid's Club …

Community came together once again at East Elementary Kids Club in Waukon, this time to put on a Bike Rodeo for students. Ashley Christensen of Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, Andrew Blair of Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative, Karen Cooper, Traci Byrnes and Barb Shull from the local RAGBRAI® Ride Right Committee, and Tami Gebel, Stef Perkins and Nicki Smedsrud from the Parent Group PSST (Parents Supporting Students and Teachers) all participated in making it an enjoyable and educational event. Hardees in Waukon donated cookie coupons to participants, and students from Waukon Middle School also joined the Kids Club group for the day. Students learned the proper way to approach another bicyclist, pass and ride an obstacle course. They were also able to make smoothies with the Bicycle Blender.

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