Education

Wed
27
Jun

Area students sponsored by Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative for Youth Tour


Youth Tour participants ... Left to right, Caleb Opfer of Waukon High School and Luke Tuecke of Central Community High School stand with the U.S. Capitol Building looming in the background during their recent Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. Both Opfer and Tuecke were sponsored by Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative for the Tour. Submitted photo.

Thirty-seven high school students representing Iowa’s locally-owned electric cooperatives traveled to Washington, D.C. June 8-14 and joined more than 1,800 other students from across the nation for the 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Iowa’s electric cooperatives were the first ones to send students to Washington, D.C., back in 1958; this year marks the 60th anniversary of the journey.

“The Youth Tour is the highlight of the summer for many students, and we’re proud to send 37 of Iowa’s best and brightest to our nation’s capital this year to participate,” said Chuck Soderberg, Executive Vice President of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. “These students gained a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and made connections with other student leaders from across the country that will last a lifetime. We look forward to continuing the Youth Tour tradition for years to come.”

Wed
27
Jun

Local students honored at Upper Iowa University Awards Banquet


Upper Iowa University President Dr. William R. Duffy and Thea Meyer

Upper Iowa University Provost Dr. P. Joan Poor and Adam Hansen

Scholarship trio ...
Thea Meyer, daughter of Don and Mary Meyer of Waukon, was the recipient of three scholarships at the 2018 Upper Iowa University (UIU) Honors and Awards Banquet held in April on the school’s campus in Fayette. She is pictured at right with Upper Iowa University President Dr. William R. Duffy. Meyer was awarded the Excellence in Education Scholarship, which is bestowed upon a deserving student who has junior or senior status in the Teacher Education program and has achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The intent of this scholarship is to assist a student who possesses the qualities of an effective teacher. The scholarship recipient is chosen by the faculty of the Andres School of Education.

Wed
27
Jun

Driver Education to be offered at NICC Waukon Center during month of July

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering a High School Driver Education course from July 5-20. The course will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, 1220 Third Avenue NW.

To satisfy the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for a drivers license, students must attend 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of Behind the Wheel (BTW) driving experience. Attendance is required at all sessions. Students must have an Iowa driver’s permit before the first class.

To register online for class (#59604), or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800-728-2256, ext. 399 (Calmar Campus) or 563-568-3060 (Waukon Center).
 

Wed
20
Jun

Waukon High School Music Department makes biennial trip to New York ...

The junior and senior members of the Waukon High School Band and Choir left Tuesday morning, May 29 with chaperons for their biennial trip to New York. While on the trip, the group took a double-decker bus tour at night through Manhattan and Brooklyn and toured NBC Studios, Rockefeller Center, Times Square (pictured above), Central Park, Little Italy, Manhattan Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. In addition to sightseeing, the students also took part in a theater workshop with a cast member from the musical “Wicked.” The group also attended Broadway performances of “Aladdin” and “Wicked”. The trip was under the direction of Waukon Music Department instructors JoAnn Sherman and Sarah Palmer. The group returned to Waukon June 2. Photo by GroupPhotos.com © 2018.
 

Wed
20
Jun

Kee High School student musicians to perform throughout Europe with Iowa Ambassadors of Music group

Neve Goetzinger...
Neve Goetzinger...
Michelle Walleser...
Michelle Walleser...

Kee High School musicians Neve Goetzinger and Michelle Walleser will tour Europe with the Iowa Ambassadors of Music (IAM) July 3-18 of this year. Both students will be performing with the choir contingency of the group, as Goetzinger sings Soprano 1 and Walleser sings Alto. They were nominated by former Kee High School Choir Director Ethan Ivey.

These local students are part of a select group of 390 student musicians, advisors and parents from across Iowa making this year’s tour. The 2018 tour is a 21-day event that includes four days of rehearsal in Grinnell, with a farewell concert at Grinnell College (Darby Gymnasium) July 2 at 7 p.m. The Ambassadors then have a 16-day concert tour through England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein. The students will perform in each country, except Liechtenstein.

Wed
20
Jun

ACSD Board of Directors hears updates on the completion of the 2017-2018 school year and preparations for the 2018-2019 school year

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting Monday night, June 18 short one member as board member Tom Baxter had resigned at the end of the board’s previous meeting in May. Later in the meeting, the board formally accepted Baxter’s resignation and appointed Erik Helgerson to finish out Baxter’s term.

The board heard a brief presentation from Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker regarding the County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Snitker explained that he hoped the district would adopt the Hazard Mitigation Plan with a resolution. The plan is a five-year plan and has been approved by FEMA. The board did approve the resolution later in the meeting.

Wed
13
Jun

Allamakee Community School District honors milestones at annual Employee Recognition


45 years of service ... Sandra Fish. Not pictured: John Egan. Submitted photo.

25-40 years of service ... Left to right: Kerry Wacker - 25 years, Janet Walleser - 35 years, Jane Miene - 40 years, Jenette Schulte - 40 years. Not pictured: Dani Bahr - 25 years. Submitted photo.

Retiring personnel ... Left to right in photo above: LaVonne Wagner, Jane Otting, Darla-Reed Tinderholt, Randy Nordheim, Deb Kubitz, Jim Needham, Julie Alden, Frank Knoll, Julie Askelson, Eileen Franks, Jenette Schulte. Photo below: Allamakee Community School District Superintendent Dave Herold. Submitted photos.

The Allamakee Community School District hosted its annual Employee Recognition event Tuesday, May 29 at the Waukon Middle School gymnasium for all employees of the school district. The event featured the honoring of school district employees who have achieved milestone tenures of 15, 20, 25, 35, 40 and 45 years of service to the school district, as well as 12 staff members who are retiring from the school district, including Allamakee Community School District Superintendent Dave Herold. Some of those employees are pictured in the surrounding photos. Additional photos are available in the print

Additional photos from this event are available in the June 13 edition of The Standard. Pick up this week's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition by clicking here.
 

Wed
13
Jun

Pair of Waukon High School students receive Beckwith Scholarship


Laurel Keenan ...

Nathan Smith ...

Waukon High School 2018 graduates Laurel Keenan and Nathan Smith have been awarded the F. William Beckwith Scholarship through the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation for the 2018-2019 academic year. The two were each chosen for the $2,000 scholarship from an applicant pool of more than 360 students.

IGEF scholarships are awarded based on academic merit to young adults who work for an Iowa Grocery Industry Association member company (either full-time or part-time)  or to sons and daughters of full-time employees whose firms are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, a state trade association that represents the food industry, including chain and independent supermarkets, convenience stores, suppliers, wholesalers, brokers, manufacturers and distributors.

Wed
13
Jun

Leiran honored at Iowa Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony ...

Katelyn Leiran (center), Waukon High School graduating senior and daughter of Steve and Nancy Leiran of Waterville, was recognized by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (right) and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg (left) for outstanding academic achievement at the 16th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony held April 29 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), honored 430 high school seniors from throughout Iowa at this year's ceremony. “Iowa Farm Bureau members know that by investing in our youth and communities, we’re investing in the future of Iowa,” said IFBF President Craig Hill. “We have been honored to be a title sponsor of the Annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony for the past 16 years to celebrate Iowa's exceptional high school students.

Wed
06
Jun

High school students see high degree of benefit to earning college credit through NICC


Double graduates ... Five Waukon High School seniors from the 2018 graduating class also graduated with their Associate of Arts degree from Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) following completion of this school year. Pictured above, left to right, are: Front row - Kaia Johanningmeier, Katelyn Leiran. Back row - Gabrielle Marti, Emily Brown, Morgan Van Ruler. Submitted photo.

A high school counselor or a teacher may have mentioned it to their students and advisees. High school students might have learned of the opportunity to earn college credit from their peers, family members and parents. Whatever the reason, thousands of high school students are enrolling in concurrent enrollment courses each year through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

These students’ motivation is undeniable. The opportunity to earn college credit while enrolled in high school saves money on tuition for themselves and their families, and these students gain a headstart on their futures.

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