Education

Wed
29
Jul

ACSD 21st Century Community Connections highlights Summer Program, welcomes new JH/HS site coordinator

During the 21st Century Community Connections Learning Center (CCLC) Summer Program, also known as 10th Hour in the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD), students in sixth-12th grades were given the opportunity to become involved in a variety of hands-on clubs, including Gardening, Chess, Construction, Weight Training, Cooking, Euchre, Archery and Ping Pong.
In the Gardening Club this past session, students planted, nurtured and harvested a variety of vegetables. In addition, they designed and constructed a walkway in the garden area, painted the raised garden beds with original artwork, and utilized the harvested foods in Cooking Club recipes. Students also received an academic boost using the A+ Learning System, which is a computer program that tailors lessons to each individual student based on their strengths and weaknesses.

Wed
29
Jul

Allamakee Community School District to wrap up Free Summer Food Service Program with two weeks in August

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) will be wrapping up the final segment of this year's Free Summer Food Service Program during the first two weeks of August. 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 graduated 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, August 3-14. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
•    Waterville Elementary School: Mondays-Fridays, August 3-14. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m-noon.

Wed
08
Jul

School supplies drive being held during Allamakee County Fair

The 4-H County Council is sponsoring a School Supplies Drive to benefit the Allamakee County Relief Office. The 4-H Council is encouraging all 4-H clubs and the community to participate by purchasing school supply items. Monetary donations will be accepted during the upcoming Allamakee County Fair as well.
The County Council will have a special community service booth in the 4-H Exhibit Building to display the donations during the Allamakee County Fair. Donations are welcome anytime throughout the fair, which is being held July 15-19 in Waukon. For further information, contact the ISU Allamakee County Extension Office at 563-568-6345.
 

Wed
08
Jul

Hy-Vee and Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) partner to deliver Career & College Planning Services to Iowa students

Hy-Vee is partnering with the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to deliver informational and innovative college and career readiness programming and resources to students and parents across Iowa. This partnership will enable more than 40,000 high school students and families to better understand how to be prepared for college, and for potential career options during and after high school.
“Hy-Vee believes in giving back to our communities, and especially to Iowa students, who are the future of our state’s workforce,” said Tonia Petterson, Hy-Vee’s assistant vice president of recruiting. “We understand that our company’s future success is dependent on hiring quality employees who can provide helpful smiles to our customers. Our partnership with ICAN is another way we can show our commitment to organizations that transform today’s youth into tomorrow’s community leaders.”

Wed
24
Jun

NICC Waukon Center's Robotic Olympics Summer Camp a success

The Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Waukon Center’s first-ever science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-themed summer camp, “Robotic Olympics: Leap into the Future”, enjoyed great success and participation from the community.
The camp, which was held June 8-10, provided 37 students in fourth through sixth grades an opportunity to learn about STEM while working with and completing robotics projects. As part of the camp’s activities, the students visited the Lely robotics milking system at Iowa’s Dairy Center (pictured below), located just south of the NICC Calmar campus, and presented their projects (pictured at right) in a final graduation day for parents, community members and partners.

Wed
17
Jun

Waukon FFA competes at State Convention


Waukon FFA members at the State FFA Convention in Ames.

submitted by Carmen Wille, Chapter Reporter

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