Education

Wed
11
Jun

Tree planted in honor of long-time school nurse

Allamakee Community School District teachers purchased a tree in memory of Gretchen Stangeland, who was a school nurse in the district for 19 years prior to her retirement in 2003 and who passed away in November of 2012. That tree was planted on the last day of classes in the district for the 2013-2014 school year, Monday, June 2, in front of West Elementary School in Waukon. Pictured above at the tree planting is the second grade class from Mrs. Jenette Schulte's classroom along with Bryce Koenig and Tom O'Neill of Skyline Landscaping. Submitted photo.

Wed
11
Jun

East Elementary Academic Award winners

The East Elementary Academic Award is given each year to those sixth grade students who have been on the "A" Honor Roll for all eight semesters they have attended East Elementary School in Waukon. This year those sixth grade students, pictured left to right with East Elementary School Principal Ann Hart, include: Abbie Brainard, Owen Halverson, Brady Beyer, Tyler Block and Logan Van Ruler. Absent when photo was taken: Brock Hatlan. Submitted photo.

Thu
05
Jun

Allamakee Community School District participating in Free Summer Food Service Program again this year

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) is participating in the Free Summer Food Service Program again this year. Menus, such as those accompanying this article, will also be posted online and at the meal sites. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children ages one through graduating seniors for free 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 at the sites and times as follows:
• Waukon Junior High School Cafeteria: Mondays-Fridays, June 3-27 and July 28-August 8. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
• Harpers Ferry Community Center: Mondays-Fridays, June 3-27 and July 28-August 8. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m-noon.

Thu
05
Jun

Aide to Senator Harkin to visit Allamakee County June 10 as part of "In the Footsteps of History" Tour

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently announced that his aide, Suellen Flynn, will visit Allamakee County Tuesday, June 10 as part of a summer tour highlighting Harkin’s partnership with Iowa communities through the years. The “In the Footsteps of History” tour will include all Iowa counties and feature local projects aimed at keeping Iowa communities healthy and safe, keeping communities thriving through targeted education, research, and economic development projects and promoting local agriculture and conservation, while mitigating disasters.
Flynn will meet with administrators at the Allamakee Community School District at approximately 10:30 a.m., followed by a tour of Waukon High School to see firsthand how schools in the district have benefited from the Iowa Demonstration Construction Grant Program, better known as “Harkin Grants.”

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