Education

Wed
25
Jul

Waukon Middle School 10th Hour program wraps up June summer program ...

The Waukon Middle School 10th Hour June summer program was involved in many activities this past session. The students began the summer with learning the fine points of operating a Canon Power Shot camera so they could document each activity. Brittany Todd, owner of “Photography by Brittany” in Decorah, furthered that education in operating the cameras as the students toured her shop and listened to her explain in-depth instructions on a guided use of their cameras. Nathan Todd, proprietor of the Sugar Bowl in Decorah, also led the group in a tour of his ice cream parlor, which is known for its 24 flavors of ice cream. Students enjoyed the flavors of cookie dough, Zanzibar chocolate, cotton candy, and strawberry cheese cake. During an adventure day the students had at Luther College, they took on the Challenge Course that required nerves of steel, teamwork and large motor skills. Students flew through the air attached to harnesses that were hooked to their teammates.

Wed
25
Jul

Final days for Allamakee Community School District Free Summer Food Service Program for 2018 begin August 1

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) has been participating in the Free Summer Food Service Program again this year, and its final offering for this year of those free breakfast and lunch meals will begin Wednesday, August 1. Menus for those final August dates accompany this article (both printed at right). Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children ages one through this past spring’s graduating seniors at no charge and are the same for all children, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Meals will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the sites and times as follows:

• Waukon Middle School Cafeteria: Mondays-Fridays, August 1-14. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Wed
18
Jul

ACSD Board of Directors hears update on NICC Levy vote, approves hirings, discusses projects prior to school year

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met for a special meeting Friday, June 22 to discuss and approve additional scope on the electrical service project done by Alliant. The board approved changes that would not exceed $43,125. Board President Al Rissman also administered the oath of office to new board member Erik Helgerson.

The board then met Wednesday, July 11 to hold a work session and have discussion with and provide training materials to new board member Erik Helgerson. New ACSD Superintendent Jay Mathis shared a video with the board members regarding school finance and handed out materials from the Iowa School Board Association.

Wed
18
Jul

EACSD Board of Directors hears update in regard to upcoming NICC Levy vote

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, June 16. The meeting was called to order by Heather Schulte, Board President. The following Board members were present: Bobbie Goetzinger, Bruce Palmborg, Melanie Mauss and Heather Schulte. Kelli Mudderman was absent. Also present at the meeting were Dr. Dale Crozier, Superintendent; Mary Hogan, Kee Middle and High School Principal and Marian Verdon, Board Secretary. Chad Steckel, New Albin Elementary Principal, was absent.

Wed
18
Jul

ServSafe® Training to be offered locally to food service professionals

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe® food safety certification classes. ServSafe® meets the criteria for an individual to become a “Certified Food Protection Manager” (CFPM).

Iowa’s Food Code (as of January 1, 2014) requires that: “at least one food establishment employee with management and supervisory responsibility be a CFPM.” The ServSafe® program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts.

Wed
11
Jul

Community Connections 10th hour students visit Spook Cave ...

It was a ghostly but educational day June 1 as the students from East, West and Waterville Elementary Schools and Waukon Middle School explored Spook Cave in McGregor. For 60 years the cave, estimated to be more than 750,000 years olds, has drawn people to see the stalactites and stalagmites. Some were spooked by the story of “Old Joe Smiley”, an old man who went into the cave to change a light bulb and never came back out. As each guide drew deeper into the cave they explained the discovery, development and history of the natural limestone cave and beautiful area. Submitted by the Community Connections 10th hour summer students.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Thursday Night Book Club at Robey Memorial Library

Those who may be interested in discussing the books they read with other readers, in meeting new people, in looking for a new author or genre to read but who may not be quite ready to jump all in just yet, or who are simply at a loss for what to read next are invited to join the Thursday Night Book Club held at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon the third Thursday of every month.

Upcoming discussions by the Book Club include the following:

July 19: Native American-themed

August 16: Non-Fiction

September 20: Iowa-themed or Iowa author.

All are welcome to attend. For more information on the Thursday Night Book Club that meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the library, contact Robey Memorial Library by telephone at 563-568-4424, by email at robeymemorial@waukon.lib.ia.us or through the library website at www.waukon.lib.ia.us.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Master Gardeners offer three Growing Season webcasts

The Iowa Master Gardener program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a trio of Growing Season webcasts this summer. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about insects, tree care, organic vegetables, composting and growing roses.

The two-hour webcasts will be shown at the ISU Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office in Waukon. The webcasts are open to the public for a fee and open to anyone who may be interested. Those Growing Season webcast topics include:

• Tuesday, July 31 at 9:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.: Insect Update and Tree Care - Get the latest details about invasive garden pests, including Japanese beetle, Emerald ash borer and spotted wing drosophila from Donald Lewis, professor and Extension entomologist at Iowa State University. Then learn about how to maintain the health of trees from Jesse Randall, associate professor and Extension forester at Iowa State.

Thu
05
Jul

“STEAM” powered: 95 students challenge skills and intellect at NICC Waukon summer camp


Coding ... STEAM camp students learned how to code a robot (at far left in photo) to make it follow steps and maneuver around obstacles, as pictured above. The STEAM camp was held June 5-7 at the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Waukon Center. Submitted photo.

Strawbees ... STEAM camp students learned how to code a motor and adjust how fast it went. The STEAM camp was held June 5-7 at the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Waukon Center. Submitted photo.

The future is clearly here for 95 students that attended the 4th Annual STEAM summer camp at the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) - Waukon Center in early June.

From June 5-7, the nearly 100 students going into Pre-K through seventh grades attended the day camps and participated in a variety of activities. The STEAM camp - STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math - included sessions on coding challenges, virtual and augmented reality experiences, robotics, engineering and circuit-building.

Students learned how to code a robot to make it follow steps and maneuver around obstacles, coloring a 2D image and making it come to life through augmented reality, and drawing, designing and building creatures and structures. Other activities tested the young learners’ skills in building straw towers to support a weight and making a marble run where the goal was to have the marble move as slow as possible.

Thu
05
Jul

ACEC awards seven scholarships to area students ...

Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative (ACEC), located near Postville, has awarded seven area high school graduates (all of whom are pictured above) with the Hauschild Scholarship. The Hauschild Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 in memory of Robert “Bill” Hauschild by his wife and family. This annual scholarship is provided in recognition of Bill’s dedication and service as a director of the Cooperative from his election September 10, 1988 until his death March 17, 1993. This year, a total of $3,750 in scholarship funding was awarded to seven high school seniors who are all entering a course of study within the electric field.

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