Education

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10
Apr

Local P.E.O. Chapter hosts annual reception for Waukon High School senior girls ...

The annual P.E.O. reception for girls from the graduating class at Waukon High School was held Monday, April 1 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, marking the 56th anniversary of the event. Guest speaker Parker Hesse, a 2014 graduate of Waukon High School, presented the program on “Lifelong Learning.” Refreshments were served, Chapter President Sue Torkelson welcomed the group and introductions by members and guests were made. The graduating young ladies from Waukon High School’s Class of 2019 (most of whom are pictured above) then shared memories from their high school years. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
10
Apr

ACSD Board of Directors approves some personnel changes and staff contracts; May 31 is last day of school for students

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met a week early for its regular April monthly meeting in order to address budget items that needed to be approved prior to April 15. Two public hearings were held at the opening of the meeting, one regarding the proposed budget for the 2019-2020 school year and the other regarding amending the 2018-2019 budget. There were no written or verbal comments on either item and the public hearings were closed.

Under personnel matters, the board approved staff for after school programming. Ciara Snitker was approved as TLC Instructional Coach/Technology Integrationist. A teaching contract was approved for DJ Scholtes and a Title I/Special Education Teaching Contract was approved for Kendra Vix. Food Service Director Stipends for the 2019-2020 Summer Feeding and Wellness/Food & Fitness Initiative were approved with a 2.95% increase for the 2019-2020 school year.

Wed
03
Apr

WHS Speech trio perform at All-State Festival ...

The three students pictured above from Waukon High School participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) All-State Individual Speech Festival held Monday, March 25 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Left to right: Senior Michaela Dehli performed in the Prose category, freshman Vivian Khan performed in the Original Oratory category and freshman Abby Wiemerslage performed in the Improvisational Acting category. Submitted photo.
 

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03
Apr

Elmhurst College Women’s Chorus to perform in concert April 8 with WHS Choir ...

Monday, April 8, the Waukon High School Choir will be performing in concert with the Elmhurst College Women’s Chorus (pictured above) from the metropolitan Chicago, IL area, an auditioned, select group of vocalists under Director Donna Peterson Tallman that has performed as the featured collegiate ensemble at the IL ACDA Treble Chorus Sing and Share Festival, at the North Central College Women’s Chorus Invitational Concert, Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, and at schools and churches throughout the Midwest. As part of the Elmhurst College Women’s Chorus 2019 Spring Tour, the concert will begin at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, located at 8 Fifth Street SW in Waukon. There is no admission charge for the concert but a freewill offering will be taken.

Wed
03
Apr

Donations and volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom 2019


Waukon High School Prom/Post Prom set for April 27-28 ... Pictured above is a previous Waukon High School Post Prom. Donations and volunteers are being sought to help make the annual event a success again for Waukon High School students and their Prom guests. Submitted photo.

Waukon High School Prom 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers a safe alternative for celebrating the annual event. That support has provided these young adults with games, food, entertainment and prizes at the Post Prom event each year.

Assistance is needed for the event in two main areas:

Wed
27
Mar

Kee High School to present “Fiddler on the Roof” musical production this weekend ...

Kee High School will be presenting its musical production of “Fiddler on the Roof” this weekend in the Kee High School gymnasium in Lansing. Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31, and tickets are sold at the door. The production is set in the small village of Anatevka in Russia in 1905, on the eve of the Russian revolutionary period. It is based on the book by Joseph Stein, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.MTIShows.com).

Wed
27
Mar

Donations and volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom 2019


Waukon High School Prom/Post Prom set for April 27-28 ... Pictured above is a previous Waukon High School Post Prom. Donations and volunteers are being sought to help make the annual event a success again for Waukon High School students and their Prom guests. Submitted photo.

Waukon High School Prom 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers a safe alternative for celebrating the annual event. That support has provided these young adults with games, food, entertainment and prizes at the Post Prom event each year.

Assistance is needed for the event in two main areas:

Wed
27
Mar

Area high school seniors get a dose of real life at “Reality 101” event


Area high school seniors participate in Reality 101 ... Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon sponsored Reality 101, which was held at the Waukon High School for all area schools March 20. Nearly 170 Kee High School, Postville High School, MFL/MarMac High School and Waukon High School graduating seniors were able to attend. Over 80 individuals and businesses volunteered their time to create a real life financial scenario for all of these students preparing for graduation. The students were required to visit each of the 30 stations (some of which are pictured in the photos above and farther below) to open a bank account, pay their taxes, purchase an automobile and insurance, pay for daycare, groceries, a home, household supplies, vet expenses, health and life insurance, and still have a balance of $0 to $200 in their checking account when finished. Submitted photos.

Nearly 170 graduating seniors from Postville, Kee, MFL/MarMac and Waukon High Schools attended “Reality 101” at the Waukon High School Wednesday, March 20. Over 80 individuals and businesses volunteered their time to create a real life financial scenario for all of these students preparing for graduation.

Each student chose a career and researched monthly income based on average northeast Iowa wages in the classroom setting prior to the activity. The day of Reality 101, the students were provided with a life scenario which may include a spouse, children and possibly even child support situations, including the information they provided on their chosen career and college plans. The students were then required to visit each of the 30 stations to open a bank account, pay their taxes, purchase an automobile and insurance, pay for daycare, groceries, household supplies, vet expenses, health and life insurance, etc.

Wed
20
Mar

Donations and volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom 2019


Waukon High School Prom/Post Prom set for April 27-28 ... Pictured above is a previous Waukon High School Post Prom. Donations and volunteers are being sought to help make the annual event a success again for Waukon High School students and their Prom guests. Submitted photo.

Waukon High School Prom 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers a safe alternative for celebrating the annual event. That support has provided these young adults with games, food, entertainment and prizes at the Post Prom event each year.

Assistance is needed for the event in two main areas:

Wed
20
Mar

WHS Speech students perform at IHSSA State Speech event, three nominated All-State...

Students from Waukon High School participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) State Speech competition held at Waldorf University in Forest City Wednesday, March 13. The students earned 17 Division I ratings and four Division II ratings. Michaela Dehli, Abby Wiemerslage and Vivian Kahn were each nominated for the All-State Festival taking place Monday, March 25 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Pictured above are this year’s State Speech participants from Waukon High School. Left to right - Front row: Abby Wiemerslage, Oonagh Ahouse, Madelyn Helgerson, Vivian Khan. Middle row: Michaela Dehli, Bailey Shafer, Aislinn Goettel, Diana Davison. Back row: Teddy Holthaus, Miann Barr, Brooke Wasson, Cassidy Byrnes, Leslie Halverson, Denzel Decker. Not pictured: Alyssa Delaney. Submitted photo.
 

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