Education

Wed
19
Jun

Waukon Middle School Citizenship Award winners ...

Each year the Waukon Middle School staff awards a Citizenship Award to a male and female student from each class at the school. The staff considers attitude, academics, character, school spirit and community involvement in making their selection. The recipients of the Middle School Citizenship Award for the 2018-2019 school year are (pictured above from left to right): Sixth grade students Ava Hooten and Caleb Helgerson, seventh grade students Ashlin O’Neill and Jack O’Neill, and eighth grade students Grace Stegen and Ethan Hooten. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
19
Jun

Allamakee Community Players sponsoring Children’s Theater Workshop in July ...

The Allamakee Community Players (ACPI) will again be teaching a Children’s Theater Workshop this summer. The workshop will be held for one week only, July 8-12, from 4-6 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, located at 8 Fifth Street SW in Waukon. Students entering third grade through eighth grade this fall are encouraged to sign up. The workshop is open to all students in the area.

Students will be taught acting, ensemble-building and performance. A final performance will be held Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. for friends and family in the fellowship hall at St. John’s. Cost per student for the workshop includes all materials and a t-shirt. Registration forms have been made available at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon or may be downloaded from the ACPI website, acpi.club. Alternatively, if a form cannot be obtained, parents can mail in registration information, along with payment, to ACPI, P.O. Box 164, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
19
Jun

ACSD Board of Directors hires new Middle School Principal/Activities Director at special meeting, hears updates on projects and facilities at regular session

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met Thursday, June 6 for a special session. The board approved the asbestos abatement proposal from Advanced Environmental for $26,948.00. The board then went into closed session to conduct interviews for the Middle School Principal/Activities Director vacancy created by the transition of Jennifer Garin to the Waukon High School Principal position. Following the interviews, the board voted to offer a contract for the position to Luke Steege at an annual salary of $90,000.00.

Wed
12
Jun

Allamakee Community School District honors milestones at annual Employee Recognition


25 and 30 years of service ... Left to right: Marcia Hesse - 25 years, Sharon Roe - 30 years. Submitted photo.

20 years of service ... Left to right: Lisa Snitker, Wayne Fish, Colinda Roderick, Lana Troendle. Not pictured: Gloria Lough and Earl Schulte. Submitted photo.

15 years of service ... Left to right: Karen Burke, Paul Farley, Sara Retallick. Submitted photo.

Retiring personnel ... Barbara Winters-Kelly. Submitted photo.

The Allamakee Community School District hosted its annual Employee Recognition event Monday, June 3 at the Waukon Middle School gymnasium for all employees of the school district as the end of the school year approached. The event featured the honoring of school district employees who have achieved milestone tenures of 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service to the school district, as well as one staff member who retired from the school district. Some of those employees are pictured in the surrounding photos, and all are listed within their respective captions, pictured or not.
 

Wed
12
Jun

Luke Steege hired as Waukon Middle School Principal/Activities Director

In a statement released by Allamakee Community School District Superintendent Jay Mathis late last week, the Allamakee Community School District has announced the hiring of Luke Steege as the new Waukon Middle School Principal and Activities Director. He will replace Jen Garin, who was hired as the Waukon High School Principal earlier this year following the retirement resignation of Dr. Michael Hardy.

According to the released statement, Steege brings 26 years of teaching and coaching experience with him to the position. He currently serves as At-Risk Coordinator and Activities Director at Postville High School and has taught middle school and high school social studies in Arizona and Postville. He obtained his Master’s degree in Administration from Drake University in 2018. His duties as Waukon Middle School Principal and Activities Director will officially begin August 1.
 

Wed
12
Jun

Allamakee County 4-H seniors Nathan Helgerson and Grace Howe each awarded $2,000 Marion E. Jerome Scholarship from Iowa 4-H Foundation


Allamakee County 4-H pair awarded 4-H scholarships ... Allamakee County 4-H’ers Nathan Helgerson and Grace Howe were each presented a Marion E. Jerome Foundation 4-H Scholarship during the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship reception held June 2 in Ames. Pictured above, left to right, at the scholarship presentation are Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director Emily Saveraid, Nathan Helgerson, Grace Howe and Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees member Dr. John Lawrence. Submitted photo.

Nathan Helgerson and Grace Howe from Allamakee County were each awarded the Marion E. Jerome Foundation 4-H Scholarship of $2,000 through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at a recognition ceremony Sunday, June 2 in Ames. The Iowa 4-H Foundation honored the recipients of over 100 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $115,000 at this year’s banquet.

Recipients accepted their awards Sunday, June 2 at the Foundation’s scholarship recognition ceremony held in the Scheman Building on the campus of Iowa State University. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 50 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.

Wed
05
Jun

EACSD Board of Directors approves contracts and wage increases for staff among discussion of other matters

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 20. The meeting was called to order by Board President Heather Schulte. Board members present included Bobbie Goetzinger, Melanie Mauss and Heather Schulte, with board members Bruce Palmborg and Kelli Mudderman absent. Also present at the meeting were EACSD Superintendent Dr. Dale Crozier, New Albin Elementary Principal Chad Steckel and Board Secretary Marian Verdon.

After the agenda was unanimously adopted, the Board held a public hearing on the 2018-2019 budget amendment which increased the budget in the non-instruction program area. With no public comment on the proposed budget amendment for 2018-2019, the amendment passed unanimously during the regular session of the board meeting.

Wed
05
Jun

Entered into Iowa State Fair calendar contest ...

Waukon Middle School seventh grader Olivia Marti entered a drawing for the Iowa State Fair calendar contest hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The entry was to be an 8.5”x11”, horizontal, black and white drawing that represents agriculture in Iowa. There will be 12 winners selected this summer to be included on this year’s calendar. Submitted image.
 

Wed
05
Jun

Adult/Teen Class to be featured at Robey Memorial Library

Pinterest Projects Class is being held Thursday, June 13 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the lower level of Robey Memorial Library in Waukon, featuring Paper Quilling for this session. This unique art form uses strips of paper that are rolled, curled, shaped and glued to create simple to intricate designs. This bi-monthly class features a project found on Pinterest and materials will be provided by the library.

Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps discover and save creative ideas. Registration is recommended for this class; contact the library at www.waukon.lib.ia.us or 563-568-4424 to register.
 

Wed
29
May

Waukon Middle School 10th Hour Program Drama Club performs “All the Bases” ...

Monday, May 15 the Waukon Middle School 10th Hour Program’s Drama Club presented the play “All the Bases” by Alan Haehnel (Brooklyn Publishers) to their families and community members. The play was based on a survey that was conducted in an effort to create the perfect production. The cast begins by reading the “survey results” they got from the audience in response to the question, “What do you want from a play?” Based on these responses, the cast creates a checklist and presents a play meeting all 15 audience requirements. The hilarious result is that its a “short-cheap-educational-safe, non-schedule-interfering, colorfully-costumed-interesting-set, photogenic, Shakespearean, self-esteem-building, combative-musical-repartee-filled, stars-your-precious-child, contains-no-scratching-or-picking-of-the-embarrassing-variety...show!” Drama Club leaders say the students did a wonderful job and had a fun time creating their own costumes. Submitted photo.
 

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