Education

Wed
07
Nov

Thursday Night Book Club at Robey Memorial Library

Those who may be interested in discussing the books they read with other readers, in meeting new people, in looking for a new author or genre to read but who may not be quite ready to jump all in just yet, or who are simply at a loss for what to read next are invited to join the Thursday Night Book Club held at Robey Memorial Library in Waukon the third Thursday of every month. Upcoming discussions by the Book Club in 2018 include the following:

November 15: Animal/Pet-themed
December 20: With more pictures than words.

All are welcome to attend. For more information on the Thursday Night Book Club that meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the library, contact Robey Memorial Library by telephone at 563-568-4424, by email at robeymemorial@waukon.lib.ia.us or through the library website at www.waukon.lib.ia.us.

 

Wed
31
Oct

Waukon High School to present “The Addams Family” this weekend ...

The Waukon High School music department has selected “The Addams Family” as this year’s musical production under the direction of Louise Wild and musical director Sarah Palmer. Three performances are being planned for this weekend, including Thursday and Saturday, November 1 and 3, both at 7:30 p.m., as well as a matinee performance at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 4. Anyone previously purchasing tickets for the originally planned Friday evening performance that has now been moved to the Sunday matinee, may use them for admission to any of the other performances. Each of the performances will be held at the Waukon High School auditorium and children who come in costume to any showing of the musical will receive a special treat with The Addams Family. For ticket information, call Shelly Lydon at 563-568-8670 or email  waukonmusical@live.com.

Wed
31
Oct

Waukon Middle School 10th hour program enjoys recent afternoon ...

Students in the Waukon Middle School 10th hour afterschool program (pictured above) recently went “Groovin’ to the ‘music’ on a Wednesday afternoon!” at Jewels skating rink in Decorah. The following poetic description of the event was compiled and submitted by 10th hour student Ethan Kelly:

They can’t imagine anything better, the world is ours whenever we’re together;

There were lots of things that they could see and do, like singing, dodgeball and freestyle skating too.

We can be anyone we want to be, just so we have some fun is the key.

But the greatest of all was the Limbo contest, where it was a success.

How low can you go to the floor, the winners were Mia, Jacob and Taylor (picture at right, left to right).

The ice cream was the best, when it was time for a rest.

Stopping at the “Sugar Bowl” for a treat, enjoying something great to eat.
 

Wed
31
Oct

NICC honoring outstanding alumni; Waukon native Rhonda Seibert to be inducted into Hall of Fame November 5

Rhonda Seibert ...
Rhonda Seibert ...

This November, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will celebrate five outstanding alumni and two retirees for their outstanding career achievements and exemplary service to their communities. The first ceremony, scheduled for November 5, celebrates three NICC Calmar campus alumni and the late William “Bill” Wermers, NICC accounting instructor. The second ceremony, to be held November 19, will honor two Peosta campus alumni and retired NICC communication instructor James L. Brimeyer.

After graduation from Northeast Iowa Community College, the alumni inductees achieved outstanding success in their careers and service to the community. Recipients of the Outstanding Retiree Award will be honored for their service to the College, leadership and advocacy in the community.

Wed
24
Oct

Waukon High School will perform “The Addams Family” as this year’s fall musical production; Friday performance could be moved to Sunday

The Waukon High School music department has selected “The Addams Family” as this year’s musical production under the direction of Louise Wild and musical director Sarah Palmer. Three performances are being planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 1, 2 and 3, all at 7:30 p.m. The  performances will be held at the Waukon High School auditorium.

The ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead and undecided) to celebrate what it is to be an Addams. Uncle Fester (played by Sean Liddiard) stops the ancestors’ return to their graves to enlist their help. He explains that Wednesday (played by Oonagh Ahouse), under protest, has invited her new (normal) boyfriend, Lucas Beineke (played by Denzel Decker), and his parents, Mal (played by Robbie Drew) and Alice (played by Emily Kolsrud), to dinner.

Wed
24
Oct

St. Patrick Kindergarten classes observe National Fire Prevention Week ...

The Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten classes at St. Patrick School in Waukon got the opportunity to go to the Waukon Fire Station (pictured at right) during National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13. The students learned about the fire trucks, uniforms and safety procedures, and they also practiced Stop! Drop! And Roll! with the firefighters (pictured below). Submitted photos.
 

Wed
24
Oct

St. Patrick Kindergarten classes learn all about apples ...

The Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten classes at St. Patrick School in Waukon have learned all about apples this fall. They learned about the apple life cycle, different colors of apples and what they need to grow, and they read lots of apple stories and got to eat some apple treats. To end their apple unit, the students visited Peake’s Apple Orchard (pictured in surrounding photos) and went on a hayride through the apple orchard, observed their sorting and cooling process, heard an apple story, sang some songs and even got to sample some apples. Submitted photos.

Wed
17
Oct

St. Patrick School students enjoy STEAM day activities...

Students at St. Patrick School in Waukon recently enjoyed a week of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) activities in computer class. These activities, some of which are pictured in the surrounding photos, implemented various aspects of the STEAM curriculum and involved such activities and technology as the Merge Cube, Augmented Reality Apps, Coding with the Colby, Building with Legos and magnets, among others. STEAM activities allow the students to become scientists, mathematicians and designers while becoming innovative thinkers that solve problems, all while using their own individual creativity. Through these activities they are able to continue to try and retry each activity or technology process, re-evaluating, redesigning and rethinking problems to create unique and inventive solutions. St. Patrick School appreciates the contributions of all who donated towards the school’s recent STEAM day activities. Submitted photos.

Wed
17
Oct

ACSD Board of Directors discusses variety of items at pair of work sessions, regular monthly meeting

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors held a work session Wednesday, September 26 to discuss funding options for capital improvement projects. Managing Director Travis Squires from Piper Jaffray was there to discuss a capital financing review for ACSD. Squires reviewed taxable valuations and the ACSD tax rate history, as well as funding options for capital projects that would still keep the tax rate fairly low.

ACSD Superintendent Jay Mathis discussed capital projects, including the East Elementary HVAC project and improvements needed at West Elementary to be considered over the next five years. The board decided that another work session was warranted for the HVAC project at East Elementary and that was scheduled for October 2.

Wed
17
Oct

NICC to offer Bread & Jam class November 8

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering “Food Heaven: Homemade Jam & Bread” Thursday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW.

Participants will be guided step-by-step in the process of making their own home baked bread and sweet jam. Those attending can bring a friend, or group of friends and should be prepared to get hands-on. There is a supply fee due to the instructor the night of the class.

To register online for “Food Heaven: Homemade Jam & Bread” (#65898) or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions, call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800-728-2256, ext. 399 (Calmar campus) or the NICC Waukon Center at 563-568-3060. Registration deadline is October 26.
 

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