Middle School students enjoy 21st Century Grant program events in June ...

Middle School Site Coordinator Virginia Kurth with the 21st Century Grant program in the Allamakee Community School District ended the month of June with the theme: “Back to the Future”. The students enjoyed American Bandstand dances from the 1950s, tie-dye from the ‘60s, Pac Man from the ‘70s and fashion trends from the ‘80s, just to name a few. Students experienced first-hand trends from the past, with some trends returning over time.

Every Friday of the month students enjoyed all-day field trips, with the first being to The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque with a guided tour. The next trip was to Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo (pictured in the photo above), where 30 students had a splashing good time. For the third trip students enjoyed the unique animals at Timbavati Wilderness Park at Wisconsin Dells. One of the favorites at the park was the room filled with hundreds of parakeets; some of the birds landed on students’ heads or ate the parakeet sticks they were holding. The last week in June ended with a Challenge Course at Luther College in Decorah (pictured below), pizza and ice cream. “It was amazing how this bunch of Middle School students had no fear and took the challenge with self-confidence and great team building skills,” 21st Century Grant program leaders shared following their experience at the Challenge Course.

Cathy Krupa will be replacing the retiring Virginia Kurth for the remaining year of the 21st Century Grant. Middle School students are reminded to join Cathy Krupa August 2 through August 13 from 8 a.m.-12 noon for fishing, cooking and summer Olympics and then join her as the new site coordinator for the Middle School 21st Century Grant program during the upcoming school year. Submitted photos.