Education

Wed
15
Oct

NICC Waukon Center invites general public to open house this Friday

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) welcomes community members to attend an open house at the Waukon Center, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW, Friday, October 17 from 8:30-10 a.m. Community members may tour the center and learn more about NICC credit programs and continuing education courses.
Each year, hundreds of adult students enroll in credit courses, adult education and literacy, English Speakers of Other Languages, high school equivalency diploma classes, and NICC Business and Community Solutions continuing education.

Wed
08
Oct

Unique partnership for home construction projects produces multiple benefits for school district and Waukon community


Waukon High School construction class students work under the experienced eye of instructor Jed Hemann on construction of a new home located in the West Side Development in Waukon. Once the home is completed, it will be sold, with proceeds being used first to pay any expenses associated with building the home and to pay for the lot. Any remaining funds will be given to the school and would be used for funding in the Allamakee Community School District's Career and Technical Education curriculum. Submitted photo.

by Brianne Eilers

Wed
08
Oct

Allamakee Community School District celebrates Farm to School Month


Ashley Turk, Food & Fitness Initiative FoodCorps service member for the Allamakee Community School District, shows students from Jill Roffman's preschool classroom at West Elementary School in Waukon harvested produce from the school district’s raised beds. Submitted photo.

In 2010, Congress designated October as National Farm to School Month, a time when schools across the nation celebrate their unique connections to local food. Farm to School Month highlights the importance of improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating children about the origins of their food.
In the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD),  students and staff celebrate the month with a taste of local food, thanks to collaborative projects   supported by the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative.

Wed
01
Oct

Former contestant on "The Voice" to bring anti-drug/alcohol awareness message to Waukon High School students Friday


Jared Blake

Former NBC “The Voice” Season One contestant Jared Blake will be performing an intimate acoustic set followed by a question and answer session to bring an anti-drug/alcohol awareness messaged to the students at Waukon High School in Waukon, at 9:30 a.m., and Seneca School District in Seneca, WI, at 1 p.m., this Friday, October 3.
That evening, Blake will also take part in a family-friendly concert at 8 p.m. at Leisure Time Sports Bar and Bowl in Prairie du Chien, WI presented by Live To Be Sober and WQPC Q94.3. Proceeds from the cover charge for the concert in Prairie du Chien will be donated to the Allamakee Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) and a similar program in the Seneca, WI area.

Wed
24
Sep

Don't miss the bus, or the fun! Only three chances remaining to join "walking school bus"

The Waukon Walking School Bus will walk to school just three more times this calendar year on the following Thursday mornings, September 25, October 2 and October 9. The Walking School Bus provides a safe, fun and active way for students to get to school, and all students participating in the Walking School Bus will receive a prize. The Walking School Bus will start in downtown Waukon. Interested families and volunteers should meet at 7:40 a.m. at the Area Development and Visitor Center located on the corner of First Street and Main Street, next to the Post Office. Routes will lead to East Elementary, West Elementary and St. Patrick School. Students will be walking 10-20 minutes and arrive to school by 8:10 a.m. or earlier. Those with further questions may contact Stef Perkins at stefperkins@hotmail.com. Submitted photo.

Wed
10
Sep

ACSD receives grant to benefit Fine Arts programs

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) recently received a special donation made to its Fine Arts department. Carole and Stephen Goodale made a $10,000 donation through the Allamakee County Community Foundation (ACCF) with the specification being that the donation be used for the purchasing of equipment and supplies for the ACSD Fine Arts department. As a result of that donation, a kiln has been purchased for Waterville Elementary School, a potter's wheel and electronic keyboard for Waukon High School, a drum set for Waukon Junior High, and a classroom set of glockenspiels and technology for the elementary music program. Pictured above at the donation presentation with one of the West Elementary kindergarten classes are, left to right in the back row, ACSD Superintendent Dave Herold, ACSD elementary music teacher Sarah Schacherer, ACCF Director Betty Steege, and East and West Elementary Schools Principal Ann Hart. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
10
Sep

Luther College to host College Night for high school students, parents

Northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota high school students and their parents will have an opportunity to talk with representatives of more than 65 higher education institutions Monday, September 15 at Luther College in Decorah.
College Night will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Sports and Recreational Center at the Luther College Regents Center, located on the lower campus. The college invites all students and families interested in information about post-high school education options to attend. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission or materials.

Wed
03
Sep

Ambulance simulators at NICC offer invaluable training for students in EMS program

The trained Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals who rush to a patient’s side in an emergency - at a private residence, a roadside or a place of business - may not know with 100% certainty the circumstances in a medical crisis until they arrive at the scene. For this reason, health care educators at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) are turning to advanced simulation technology to recreate EMS scenarios to supplement every student’s training and career preparation.

Wed
27
Aug

ACSD students perform well on ACT testing

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) just received its ‘College Readiness Letter’ from ACT for those students who took the test this past year. Information shared from ACT includes:
• 52 ACSD students took the exam this past year.
• ACSD students’ scores were near the state average in English, math, social science, and science, as follows: (ACSD Score/State Average) English-21.2/21.5; Mathematics-21.2/21.4; Reading-22.1/22.5; Science-21.6/22.2;

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