Education

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13
Nov

Pair of Waukon High School graduates honored by NICC with induction into school’s Hall of Fame


Kathy Moritz ...

Trish Shelton ...

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) celebrated its outstanding alumni and retirees for their leadership and service in two Hall of Fame ceremonies held Tuesday, November 12 at the Calmar campus and Monday, November 18 at the Peosta campus. The three Calmar campus alumni inductees included a pair of Waukon High School graduates, Kathy (Berns) Moritz of Lansing and Trish (Regan) Shelton of Waukon.

Printed below are their biographical stories shared by NICC as part of their Hall of Fame recognition:

KATHY MORITZ
Hard work, dedication and devotion to family defined Kathy Moritz while growing up as one of 11 siblings on a 600-acre farm in rural Harpers Ferry. A 1988 Waukon High School graduate, Moritz became fascinated with science and the human body, and knew early on that caring for patients was her true calling.

Wed
13
Nov

Local veterinary clinics provide financial support to FFA ...

Waukon Veterinary Service and Brodahl Veterinary Service teamed with Zoetis Inc., a nationwide livestock and pet vaccination company, and the National FFA Organization to provide funds to the Little Switzerland FFA Chapter at Waukon High School. The Zoetis support program allows local veterinarians that sell select Zoetis cattle products to choose local FFA chapters to receive proceeds from a one-percent rebate on the sale of those products up to $2,500. Zoetis and veterinary services nationwide have raised $919,917 in total for FFA chapters across the nation.

The Little Switzerland FFA Chapter was fortunate to receive $528 from Waukon Veterinary Service and $130 from Brodahl Veterinary Service for a total of $658 in total. The local chapter plans to use these funds for general chapter operations such as meetings, contest preparations and more, and appreciates the local veterinary offices and their patrons for their support through the industry support program.

Wed
13
Nov

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center to host undergraduate J-Term class about Driftless Area

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, MN will host its first-ever January Interim course for college students this coming January 3-13, 2020. The class is open to undergraduate students from any institution and offers four credits through Hamline University.

In the new class, Driftless: The Anatomy of a Region, students will explore the area’s unique geology, geography and biology through first-hand experience. Visits to local parks, businesses and farms will bring Eagle Bluff’s experiential learning style to the college level, engaging students directly with their environment. Students will stay in Eagle Bluff’s dorms and eat meals in their dining hall, except when staying offsite.

Wed
06
Nov

Design selected in ISEA Design-A-Decal contest ...

In the spring of this year, current Waukon High School freshman Grace Stegen (pictured at right) entered her drawing (pictured in top photo at left) into the ISEA (Iowa State Education Association) Design-A-Decal contest. The winning designs are printed on stickers and used by educators to give positive feedback to their students. Stegen’s “You’re Bright” design was chosen as a winner for the 2019-2020 sticker book (a page of which is pictured in the bottom photo at left). Submitted photos.
 

Wed
06
Nov

Pair of Waukon High School graduates among Hall of Fame inductees to be recognized by NICC November 12


Kathy Moritz ...

Trish Shelton ...

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will celebrate its outstanding alumni and retirees for their leadership and service in two Hall of Fame ceremonies planned for Tuesday, November 12 at the Calmar campus and Monday, November 18 at the Peosta campus. The three Calmar campus alumni inductees include a pair of Waukon High School graduates, Kathy (Berns) Moritz of Lansing and Trish (Regan) Shelton of Waukon. Short biographies of this year’s three outstanding alumni inductees from NICC’s Calmar campus appear below:

Wed
06
Nov

Waukon High School Drama Department to present “GOOD NEWS!” as this year’s musical on stage November 7, 9 & 10

The Waukon High School Drama Department will present “GOOD NEWS!” as this year’s musical production this Thursday and Saturday, November 7 and 9 at 7 p.m. on the auditorium stage at Waukon High School, and again at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 10, so as not to conflict with the November 8 second-round play-off game for the Waukon football team.

It is only fitting that the production’s schedule be adjusted for the football team as “GOOD NEWS!” is about a college football team in the 1920s. The roaring ‘20s are in full swing on the campus of Tait College. Anticipation builds on the campus as game day nears but the football hero, Tom Marlow (played by Ethan Hooten), must first pass a big Astronomy exam in order to play. When he unexpectedly falls for his tutor, Connie Lane (played by Oonagh Ahouse), romance blooms. With songs like “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” “Button Up Your Overcoat,” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” this show is fun for everyone.

Wed
30
Oct

Waukon High School Drama Department to present “GOOD NEWS!” as this year’s musical on stage November 7, 8 and 9

The Waukon High School Drama Department will present “GOOD NEWS!” as this year’s musical production November 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. on the auditorium stage at Waukon High School. However, if the Waukon football team advances to the second round of this year’s State Play-Offs, the Friday, November 8 performance will be moved to 1 p.m. Sunday, November 10, so as not to conflict with that November 8 second-round play-off game.

It is only fitting that the production’s schedule be adjusted for the football team as “GOOD NEWS!” is about a college football team in the 1920s. Anticipation builds on the campus as game day nears but the football hero, Tom Marlow (played by Ethan Hooten), must first pass a big Astronomy exam in order to play. When he unexpectedly falls for his tutor, Connie Lane (played by Oonagh Ahouse), romance blooms. With songs like “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” “Button Up Your Overcoat,” and “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” this show is fun for everyone.

Wed
30
Oct

Clover Kids get the “inside scoop” about pumpkins ...

Allamakee County 4-H Clover Kids enjoyed a pumpkin science-themed meeting recently and found out just how gooey a pumpkin’s insides are (as evident in the faces of some of those Clover Kids pictured above at right). Some took on the challenge and attempted to count all the seeds they discovered inside (as pictured in photo at center). Clover Kids then made thankful pumpkins (such as in the photo below) and wrote three things on their pumpkin they were thankful for. Youth also enjoyed the book “Runaway Pumpkin” and guessing what was going to happen next. For more information about 4-H and upcoming activities contact the Allamakee County Extension and Outreach Office at 563-568-6345 or http://www.extension.iastate.edu/allamakee/. Submitted photos.
 

Wed
23
Oct

Honored as IHSSA Fine Arts Administrator of the Year ...

Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent of both the Eastern Allamakee Community School District and MFL/MarMac School District, was honored with the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) Fine Arts Administrator of the Year award after being nominated by speech coaches from both MFL/MarMac (Angie Killian) and Kee (Tammy Manning) high schools. Since the coaches from the two districts share Dr. Crozier as an administrator, they both decided to send letters of recommendation for him to be selected for the award.

Dr. Crozier accepted the award Friday, October 11 at the IHSSA Coaches Convention held in Ames. He is pictured in the submitted photo above receiving his award from Russ Adams, Superintendent of Schools for the MOC-Floyd Valley School District. The award plaque reads: “Your contributions to the welfare, promotion and refinement of participation opportunities have allowed your school district and students to realize the value and benefits offered by IHSSA activities.”

Wed
23
Oct

ACSD Board of Directors hears variety of updates on projects and from departments as first quarter comes to an end, finalizes goals for school year

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening, October 21. Under personnel matters on the consent agenda, the board members approved staff for after school programs, volunteers for the fall musical, the hiring of West Elementary/ELL paraprofessional Mariah Fogt, and John Papp as volunteer boys basketball coach. The board also approved increasing paraprofessional Toni Pearson’s hours from 5.75 per day to seven hours per day and providing benefits.

Sunday usage requests and out-of-state field trips approved included NICC Career Learning Link fall field trips, FBLA, Waukon Wrestling Club camp and Waukon Volleyball Club. The board also approved an ISU Cooperative teaching agreement and special education contracts. One open enrollment request was approved as well.

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