Education

Wed
18
Feb

Waukon High School Music Department to host annual Pop's Concert February 28

The Waukon Music Departments will be hosting its fifth annual Pop’s Concert Saturday, February 28 at the Waukon Junior High School gymnasium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with concert time at 7:30 p.m.
The Pop’s Concert features high energy musical numbers from the 1950s through today. Most every musical group at the Waukon Junior High and High School participate in this concert including the jazz bands, bucket bands and all vocal groups in grades 7-12, and even an elementary vocal group. Costumes are included in most every number performed at the concert and some numbers are even choreographed.
"Our fifth annual ‘Night at The Pops’ Concert will feature some of our past favorites and many new familiar tunes for the community to enjoy,” commented Adrienne Gerst, Waukon Junior High and High School Vocal Director. “Our students have been working hard on learning the music and choreography, and they always look forward to performing this fun music for the community."

Wed
11
Feb

Allamakee Community School District kicks off Live Healthy Iowa Wellness Challenge

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) celebrated the start of the annual Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Wellness Challenge Monday, February 2 with an assembly in the Waukon High School gymnasium. Students were treated to a skit, fun games, and prizes thrown into the crowd. The high school 4-H Food and Fitness Youth team planned the event, along with Youth Coach Stef Perkins, ACSD FoodCorps service member Ashley Turk, and community volunteer Dani Bucknell. The goal of Live Healthy Iowa is to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. The 10-Week Wellness Challenge encourages participants to eat fruits and vegetables, drink water, and get plenty of physical activity every day. This year, the Challenge runs from January 26 through April 3. Allamakee County has won the Community Cup portion of the Challenge for each of the past three years for its high rates of participation and is looking to do so again this year.

Wed
11
Feb

NICC Board of Trustees hears mid-year FY15 updates on strategic priorities during its regular monthly meeting

The Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Board of Trustees meeting held January highlighted mid-year progress on the College’s FY15 strategic priorities. The four priorities include: increasing student success as measured by retention, completion and transfer rates; increasing enrollment of the 2015 in-district 12th grade class; increasing job placement of certificate, diploma and degree completers; and educating the College community on the financial impact of recruiting and retaining students through a five-year budgeting model. NICC is on pace to meet or exceed target goals in all four areas.

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Wed
04
Feb

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Phone-A-Thon taking place February 9, 12, 16

Waukon High School senior students will be conducting their annual scholarship program Phone-A-Thon fundraiser in early February, but this year phone call recipients will notice a slightly different change in the name of the scholarship program. The former Allamakee Dollars for Scholars, Inc. organization that has been the foundation for the local scholarship program that benefits Waukon High School graduating seniors has changed its affiliation this year and is now named Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Wed
28
Jan

Transition to Allamakee Scholarship Fund from former Allamakee Dollars for Scholars noticeable in name only

A program with the focus of helping Waukon High School students "reach for and achieve their educational goals" for the past 20-plus years is undergoing a name change, but will remain true to its commitment and further enhance that mission with a more local approach.

Wed
21
Jan

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