Education

Wed
28
Nov

Waukon High School Music Department conducting “Adopt a Uniform” fundraising campaign to replace old band uniforms

The Waukon High School Music Department is seeking donations for new high school marching band and concert band uniforms through an “Adopt a Uniform” campaign. The current marching band uniforms were purchased in 1997 and are in need of replacement following years of usage and alterations.

The Allamakee Community School District and the Allamakee Music Boosters will each be providing one-third of the funding for the uniform replacement project, leaving a final third of the total cost to be raised through the “Adopt-a-Uniform” donation drive. Donation levels for specific pieces of the uniforms being sought are listed below in the accompanying donation form, but any donation amount would be welcome.

Wed
28
Nov

Robey Memorial Library to offer Brown Bag ‘n’ Books each month

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon offers Brown Bag ‘n’ Books: a story time for adults the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy listening to selected passages from several titles.

Readings begin at 12:15 p.m. in the lower level Community Room of the library. Selections read from include fictional and non-fictional titles. Contact Robey Memorial Library for additional information at 563-568-4424 or visit the library website at robeymemorial@waukon.lib.ia.us.
 

Wed
21
Nov

ACSD Board of Directors hires Melissa Ward as new varsity softball head coach

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting Monday night, November 19. Under personnel matters, the board approved staff for the after school programs, Melissa Ward as the head varsity softball coach, John Papp as a volunteer boys basketball coach, and Katrina McCabe and Wyllena (Billie) Ross as West Elementary paraprofessionals. The board also accepted the resignation of Jani Promnitz from her assistant varsity volleyball coaching position.

In other matters, the board approved Sunday gym usage requests for girls basketball open gyms. The board also approved two open enrollments and the Wellness Policy.

Wed
21
Nov

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association offers college and technical scholarships

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is off ering ten $1,000 scholarships for the 2019 academic year to college students pursuing careers, as well as two $750 scholarships specifically for students earning degrees from technical colleges.

“Equity Livestock is proud to help students further their educational endeavors by offering scholarships,” says Chuck Adami, president/chief executive officer (CEO). “The rise in tuition isn’t making it easy for today’s youth to earn their degree, so if our scholarship program can slightly reduce their financial worries, then by all means, we should support their efforts.”

To be eligible, applicants must be a member or the son or daughter of an Equity Cooperative Livestock producer pursuing higher education from an accredited college, university or technical school. Scholarship winners are selected based on their scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, application essay response and dedication to a career.

Wed
21
Nov

Waukon High School Music Department conducting “Adopt a Uniform” fundraising campaign to replace old music uniforms

The Waukon High School Music Department is seeking donations for new high school marching band and concert band uniforms through an “Adopt a Uniform” campaign. The current band uniforms were purchased in 1997 and are in need of replacement following years of usage and alterations.

The Allamakee Community School District and the Allamakee Music Boosters will each be providing one-third of the funding for the uniform replacement project, leaving a final third of the total cost to be raised through the “Adopt-a-Uniform” donation drive. Donation levels for specific pieces of the uniforms being sought are listed on donation forms available from Waukon High School, but any donation amount would be welcome.

Waukon High School band members have reviewed numerous styles and sample uniforms and voted on orange and black uniforms. The concert band uniforms selected are black tuxedos and formal dresses.

Wed
14
Nov

Allamakee Community School District celebrates many aspects of learning in observance of American Education Week


Enhancing learning in the ACSD ... Recent enhancements to learning within the Allamakee Community School District are just part of the many aspects being celebrated by the school district during American Education Week, November 12-16. Pictured above, eighth grade students (left to right) Brock Bockman and Berlin Troendle use their school-issued laptop computers to research terms in English. Pictured below, senior students meditate at the start of one of their classes. Photos submitted by the Allamakee Schools Education Association.

submitted by the Allamakee Schools Education Association

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) brings out the best in the community. Those who attend any event, from an elementary concert to a middle school track meet, to a high school musical, witness all ages celebrating the talents of young people.

These public events, while integral to the mission of the school, are only part of the offerings and opportunities. ACSD is a place for diverse opportunities that are worthy of celebrating throughout the year, not just during American Education Week, which is being observed November 12-16 this year.

Wed
14
Nov

St. Patrick students learn the benefits of Nitroball ...

Students at St. Patrick School in Waukon learned another new game in their Physical Education class to help them remain active and develop skills. The game is called Nitroball (pictured above), and it has the same fundamental elements and rules as volleyball but the net is much lower to the ground and the students have to let the ball bounce once before hitting it. The lower net allows the students to practice all the skills of volleyball, including the spike. Allowing the ball to bounce once before hitting it also gives the students more time to react. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
14
Nov

National Apprenticeship Week is November 12-18: NICC expanding apprenticeships to serve in-demand skilled needs for businesses

Employees working in the trades, and the companies that employ them, stand to benefit from Northeast Iowa Community College’s (NICC) development of new apprenticeship programs. The College has established seven U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeships.

Those apprenticeships include Tool and Die Maker; CNC Set Up Programmer Milling and Turning; Mold Maker; Electrician, Maintenance; Mechanic, Maintenance; Plumber; and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). With the support and input of northeast Iowa employer sponsors, NICC continues to develop, market and promote additional apprenticeship programs, according to Chris Carlson, Ed.D., NICC dean of career and technical education.

Wed
07
Nov

Register before November 28 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, December 5. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

The local attendance site for the December 5 CIC is the Allamakee County Extension Office located at 218 Seventh Avenue SE, Suite #102 in Waukon. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9-11:30 a.m. The registration fee increases after November 28. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact ISU Extension and Outreach Allamakee County in Waukon at 563-568-6345.
 

Wed
07
Nov

Business and Community Board providing “focused discussion and organized action” for business leaders

Denny Ford ...
Denny Ford ...

Building a successful future for Waukon and Allamakee County requires a collaborative dialogue and shared commitment between business partners, workforce agencies and educators.

The Allamakee County Business and Community Board is generating and providing a forum for these important conversations. Board members identify workforce needs, discuss employment trends and insights, and assist in the development of career pathways for high school students, according to member Denny Ford, president of Norplex-Micarta in Postville.

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