Education

Wed
30
Dec

NICC President Liang Chee Wee announces he will be stepping down from that position in 2022

Liang Chee Wee ...
Liang Chee Wee ...

Ken Reimer, D.V.M, chair of Northeast Iowa Community College’s (NICC) Board of Trustees, has announced that Liang Chee Wee, Ph.D. will step down as president of the College as of June 30, 2022.

“For the past 10 years, Dr. Wee’s servant leadership has helped Northeast Iowa Community College become a force in the district, engaging in educational and training opportunities for students, businesses and economic development. District-wide and state-wide, Dr. Wee is well-known, respected, intelligent and hard-working. Under Dr. Wee’s guidance, NICC is more agile and resilient in our fast-changing environment. His staff is well prepared and positioned for continued growth now and into the future. He has the trust of all who associate with him,” said Reimer.

“On a personal note, I enjoy working with Dr. Wee and will dearly miss him as our president. He is a valued friend, a good listener and a wise man,” Reimer noted.

Wed
30
Dec

West Elementary students welcome visitors from the North Pole ...

Students at West Elementary School in Waukon had their holidays made even more memorable by a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on their final day of school before the holiday break, Tuesday, December 22. Santa and Mrs. Claus delivered a candy cane and a book to each of the students, and they send their best wishes to all boys and girls to have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
23
Dec

ACSD Board of Directors hears updates on Wi-Fi hotspots for some students learning at home, other student and curriculum matters at final 2020 session

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) school board members met Monday evening, December 21 for their regular monthly board meeting.

Under the Consent Agenda, the board approved personnel for after-school programming, pending the completion of a satisfactory background check. The board accepted the resignations of Rachell Adney and Amber Adney from their co-varsity volleyball coaching positions and the resignation of Jeremy Strub from his ninth grade volleyball coaching position. The board approved the Title IX Sexual Harassment Procedures Manual and also approved a Morningstar Student Teaching Agreement.

During the communications time, the board heard a presentation regarding Secondary Student Services PLC. Staff updated the board on how they are helping and supporting at-risk and special education students during this school year, especially those who are not doing face-to-face learning at this time in all grade levels.

Wed
23
Dec

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. application due date is January 31

Allamakee Scholarship Fund (ASF), Inc. and Waukon High School local scholarship applications are due January 31, 2021 to the Waukon High School Guidance Office. Several awards applications are part of the ASF, Inc. forms that were submitted in November. Other awards through ASF, Inc. and local organizations have additional forms to complete by the January 31 deadline.

Information is available on the Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. website and from the Waukon High School Guidance Office. Contact Guidance Counselor Amy Wasson at Waukon High School at 563-568-3466 for more information.
 

Wed
23
Dec

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Alumni Scholarship deadline is February 28

This is the 16th year for the Alumni Scholarship instituted by the Allamakee Scholarship Fund (ASF), Inc. Board of Directors. The award is made to a Waukon High School graduate who participated in ASF, Inc. while in high school and received an award as a graduating senior.

The scholarship is available to college sophomores through graduate level students. The ASF, Inc. Board feels it is important to continue the encouragement to Allamakee Community School District graduates as they continue their education, not just as they start their post-high school program. The board wishes to encourage participation in community service and college activities that are part of their educational growth and preparation for career and community life.

Wed
16
Dec

FBLA food drive benefits Allamakee County Food Shelf ...

The Waukon High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter held a successful “Fill the Truck” food drive event to benefit the Allamakee County Food Shelf in early November, collecting 1,027 pounds of nonperishable food and goods and over $563. The FBLA chapter appreciates the use of pick-up trucks donated by Torkelson’s, R.W. Pladsen and West Side Auto that were parked at Fareway, Dollar Fresh and Quillin’s to receive the donated items. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
16
Dec

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Alumni Scholarship deadline is February 28

This is the 16th year for the Alumni Scholarship instituted by the Allamakee Scholarship Fund (ASF), Inc. Board of Directors. The award is made to a Waukon High School graduate who participated in ASF, Inc. while in high school and received an award as a graduating senior.

The scholarship is available to college sophomores through graduate level students. The ASF, Inc. Board feels it is important to continue the encouragement to Allamakee Community School District graduates as they continue their education, not just as they start their post-high school program. The board wishes to encourage participation

in community service and college activities that are part of their educational growth and preparation for career and community life.

Wed
16
Dec

West Elementary School hosting a Holiday Book Drive

West Elementary School in Waukon is hosting a Holiday Book Drive, collecting books for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through second grade at West Elementary School. Donations of new or gently used books, or even a monetary donation to be used to purchase new books, would be appreciated to help give the gift of reading to the young students.

Donations can be dropped off at the West Elementary School office during school hours. Donations can also be mailed to West Elementary School at 953 Third Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

Wed
09
Dec

Clover Kids learn about weather ...

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Allamakee County hosted Saturday Clover Kids October 17, and with the changing seasons it was the perfect time to talk about weather. Clover Kids spent time describing their feelings about different types of weather such as sunny, rainy and stormy. Thoughtful words like happy, lazy, nervous and scared were shared.

After reading the book “Wonderful Weather”, everyone agreed sunny weather puts us in a better mood over rainy weather. However, Clover Kids had fun making their own rain out of a cup, water, foam shaving cream and blue food coloring. They also made a tornado in a jar (photo above) and an anemometer, a tool that measures wind speed (photo below).

Wed
09
Dec

ACSD Board of Directors holds special meeting to approve virtual learning plans for snow days or school closures

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors members met Monday, December 7 at noon for a special meeting to discuss a couple of items relating to the $4,680,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020 and virtual learning plans for snow days and extended school closures. Board member Scott Melcher was absent.

Pertaining to the bond, the board approved a tax exemption certificate and a resolution authorizing the terms of issuance and providing for and securing the payment of school infrastructure sales, services and use tax revenue refunding bonds. Roll call votes were taken on both items with board members Beth Shafer, Brent Beyer, Erik Helgerson and Allan Rissman all voting aye.

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