Education

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Kee High School Individual Speech tallies perfect scores at State

Kee High School Individual Speech members competed at the District contest February 28 at Nashua, where eight of the nine events advanced to the State competition held Saturday, March 14 at Starmont High School. The six Individual Speech members pictured above each competed at the District contest and include: Left to right - Front row: Cheldyn Stanley, Emily Benzing, MaKayla Manning. Back row: Annika Stahl, Tom Martin, Ethan Walleser. At the State competition, the Kee participants received the following ratings, including six perfect scores: Cheldyn Stanley - 1 rating in Poetry; Emily Benzing - 1 rating in Prose and Storytelling; MaKayla Manning - 1 rating in Prose and Expository; Ethan Walleser - 1 rating in Improv and 2 rating in Acting; Annika Stahl - 1 rating in Prose. Submitted photo.
 

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Mar

Donations and volunteers sought for Waukon High School Project Prom 2015

Waukon High School Prom 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. Parents of the high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the former Waukon Junior High School gymnasium immediately following Prom, from midnight until 4 a.m.
Very strong past support from parents of the Waukon High School student body, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers with 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 the following two areas:

Wed
18
Mar

Waukon High School FBLA Chapter claims championship honors at State Conference

The Waukon High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), under the direction of high school instructor Joan Schwartz, was crowned Chapter of the Year and won overall team championship honors at the annual State Leadership Conference held in Coralville Thursday-Saturday, March 12-14. Those team championship honors stemmed from an abundance of top-end individual and group finishes by chapter members in various competitions throughout the Conference. Further details about the Waukon chapter's championship efforts will appear in a future edition of The Standard.
 

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18
Mar

Waukon High School Chapter of National Honor Society inducts new members for 2015

Waukon High School welcomed the newest members into its local chapter of the National Honor Society at the chapter's annual induction ceremony held Tuesday, March 10 at Waukon High School. Pictured above are this year's new inductees, left to right - Front row: Jayde Mooney, Bethany Stock, Bailey Jones, Jessica Sholes, Kaylonna McKee, Leah Riese, Alex Marti, Thea Meyer. Second row: Madison Snitker, Leslie Sivesind, Kaley Benzing, Alyvia Jones, Nicole Behrend, Mason McMillan, Brock Berns, Adam Hansen. Back row: Marshall Lyons, Dawston Regan, Haden Hammel, Chris Miller, Thomas Treptau, Connor Hanson, Peyton Hesse, Chase Pladsen. Submitted photo.
 

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11
Mar

Waukon High School FFA Chapter competes at Sub-District Contest


Four of the eight members pictured above from the Little Switzerland FFA Chapter at Waukon High School competed in the Sub-District Contest in Guttenberg February 24, with the other four assisting in preparation for the contest. Pictured above, left to right, are: Front row - Bethany Stock, Dani Stock, Carmen Wille. Back row - Chase Pladsen, Christa Heffern, Erika Johnson, Cassie Miller, Lizzie Blake. Submitted photo.

by Carmen Wille
Chapter Reporter

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Mar

Keystone AEA offering Substitute Authorization Class in late March

Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA) will be offering the required training course for the Iowa Substitute Authorization. This authorization allows an individual to substitute in a PK-12 classroom. An individual who holds a Paraeducator Certificate without a bachelor’s degree and completes the substitute authorization program is authorized to substitute only in the special education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed.
The four core components of the course are Classroom Management, Strategies for Learning, Diversity and Ethics. Upon successful completion of the program, the participant may apply to the Board of Educational Examiners for a license. A state and federal background check is required. Local districts have the option of hiring individuals with the Substitute Authorization. It does not guarantee employment.
Anyone who meets the following five criteria is eligible to receive this new authorization:

Wed
25
Feb

Kee High School Speech Team to host Dinner Theatre

The Kee High School Speech Team will be hosting its third annual Speech Dinner Theatre Saturday, March 7 at TJ Hunter's Banquet Hall in Lansing. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and speech performances will begin at 6:30 p.m., including improvisational acting, reader's theatre, ensemble acting, mime, radio and individual entertainment.
Tickets are available from any Speech Team member or from the Kee High School Office through March 2. Proceeds from the evening are used to pay for Speech Contest fees and awards distributed to Speech Team members.
 

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Feb

Applications being accepted for Alumni Scholarship now offered under newly-named Allamakee Scholarship Fund

The year 2015 marks the 10th year for the alumni scholarship originally instituted by the former Allamakee Dollars for Scholars (ADFS) Board of Directors and now being continued by the newly-named Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. after the group's more localized reorganizational efforts this past year. The award is made to a Waukon High School (WHS) graduate who participated in the former Allamakee Dollars for Scholars program while in high school and received an ADFS award as a graduating senior.

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