Education

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11
Mar

Waukon Middle School to present “Chasing Charming” as spring production this Friday ...

Waukon Middle School will be presenting its Spring Play this Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Waukon High School Auditorium. This year’s production is “Chasing Charming” and general admission seating is payable at the door the night of the event. Chaos and comedy ensue when a blundering young narrator discovers that Prince Charming has been kidnapped by the evil witch Hagragard. The narrator struggles to save her family honor while her well-meaning Fairy Godmother mistakenly sends not one, but six fairytale princesses (and Goldilocks) to the rescue. Will a needy dragon, a score of evil minions and big princess personalities keep this unlikely team from becoming heroes? This comedy production is one the whole family can enjoy.

Wed
11
Mar

Kee Speech participants advance to State...

Individual district speech contest was held Saturday, February 29 at MFL/MarMac High School in Monona. Kee High School took six students who were entered in 11 events in the contest. The Kee participants came home with nine one ratings and a pair of two ratings, with all six students earning advancement in at least one event to the State Contest being held this Saturday, March 14 at Starmont High School. Pictured at right, left to right, are the six Kee students who earned advancement to this weekend’s State Contest, each listed with their advancing competition event(s): Abby Wood - Prose, Dawson Sires - Radio News, Ella Strong - Literary Program and Storytelling, Owen Henkes - Prose and Improvisational Acting, Monica Davis - Prose, Allison Donley - Expository Address and Literary Program. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
11
Mar

Donations and volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom 2020

Waukon High School Prom 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers 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 two main areas:

Wed
04
Mar

FBLA Carnival scheduled for this Friday at the Waukon High School Cafeteria ...

The Waukon High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will be hosting the annual FBLA Carnival this Friday, March 6 from 4-7 p.m. in the Waukon High School Cafeteria. All games and activities at the event (such as finger painting pictured here) can be played for just 25 cents each or $5.00 to play 25 games. Concession stand and cotton candy will also be available. All proceeds from the Carnival are donated back to the elementary schools in the Allamakee Community School District, including East, West and St. Patrick Elementary Schools. Submitted photo.

Wed
04
Mar

Donations and volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom 2020

Waukon High School Prom 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers 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 two main areas:

Wed
04
Mar

EACSD Board of Directors sets budget hearing for March 16, hears report on high rankings for Kee High School and New Albin Elementary School

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) was held Monday, February 17 at Kee High School. The meeting was called to order by Heather Schulte, Board President.

After the adoption of the agenda, the board approved the February consent items, minutes of the January meeting, bills for February, Secretary’s Financial Report for January, and the Student Activity and Food Service January Reports.
In new business, the board approved a performance of the drama production “Caught in the Act” for Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m. in the high school gym. In addition, the board approved two overnight trips for the high school baseball team scheduled for June 6 and June 27 for back-to-back days of road competition during the upcoming baseball season. The district will pay for the room of the coaches and for transportation.

Wed
26
Feb

Tenth Annual Pops Concert scheduled for this Friday ...

The Waukon High School and Middle School Music Departments will be hosting the 10th annual Pops Concert, this year on a Friday night, February 28 at the Waukon Middle School gymnasium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with concert time at 7 p.m. The Pops Concert features high energy musical numbers from the 1950s through today.

Nearly every musical group at the Waukon Middle School and High School participates in this concert. Groups performing will include the jazz bands, a small group of sixth grade vocalists, and all choral groups in grades 7-12. The Pops Concert is an annual fundraising event sponsored by the Allamakee Music Boosters. It replaced the Spaghetti Supper ten years ago and has proven to be a very popular change, according to all involved and all who attend the event.

Wed
26
Feb

Donations and volunteers sought for WHS Post Prom 2020


Waukon High School Prom/Post Prom set for April 25-26 ... Pictured above is a photo from a previous Waukon High School Post Prom. Donations and volunteers are being sought to help make the annual event a success again for Waukon High School students and their Prom guests. Submitted photo.

Waukon High School Prom 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. Parents of high school students are again hosting the annual substance-free Post Prom event at the Waukon High School gym immediately following Prom, from 11 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

Very strong past support from parents of Waukon High School students, as well as from local businesses and civic organizations, has resulted in the continued success of providing Prom-goers 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.

Wed
26
Feb

Educators in the Allamakee Community School District implementing new staff development schedule this year


ACSD educators implementing new staff development schedule... Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) educators have embarked on a new staff development schedule to help assist student achievement. Waukon High School Anatomy teacher Sherry Jensen implemented strategies with juniors Mia Strub, Olivia Byrnes and Lainey Erdmann (left to right in photo above), breaking her class into small groups and analyzing blood types. In the photo below, West Elementary Kindergarten teacher Joey Lapel reads with students Anna Abrams and Paisley Rademacher during their reading rotations. Submitted photo.

submitted by the Allamakee Community Education Association

Last March the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Education approved a new schedule for professional development. The preceding years, students would go home early on designated days so that school personnel could meet for three hours and work towards the goal of improving student achievement.

For the 2019-2020 school calendar, the schedule was altered to take six Wednesdays and Martin Luther King, Jr. day to have eight hours of professional development each time. This has allowed teachers, counselors and administrators a variety of opportunities that would not have been as easily achieved under the old schedule.

Wed
19
Feb

ACSD Board of Directors hears updates from administrators, accepts resignation of long-time elementary school teacher

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors members met Monday evening, February 17 for their regular monthly meeting. A public hearing on the 2020-2021 school calendar was held, with no written or oral comments. A public hearing on proposed public improvements to the West Elementary school was then held and again there were no written or oral comments.

Under personnel matters, the board approved staff for after school programming. The board also accepted the resignation of Patrice Schulte from her teaching position at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. A Sunday request for seventh grade boys basketball was approved, as was a request for Sunday open gym for varsity boys basketball. Five open enrollments were also approved under the consent agenda.

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