Education

Wed
22
Jun

Village Farm and Home provides financial support to FFA chapter ...

Village Farm and Home provides financial support to FFA chapter ...
Village Farm and Home provides financial support to FFA chapter ...

Village Farm and Home has played a major role in the success of the Little Switzerland FFA chapter at Waukon High School for many years in a variety of different ways. In recent years, Village Farm and Home has partnered with Red Brand Fencing and the National FFA Organization to provide financial support to the local chapter. From 2012 to 2015, $4,450 has been provided to the local chapter through the Home Grown Program. Through that program, for every roll of wire that is purchased locally at Village Farm and Home, $1 is donated back to the local FFA chapter. The funds donated have been used at the local level to help students reduce expenses to travel to National FFA Convention, and to purchase contest preparation materials and equipment needed in the agricultural classroom and FFA chapter.

Wed
22
Jun

Allamakee County 4-H College Scholarships distributed at local Senior Awards events

4-H Scholarship winners from Waukon High School ...
Awarded 4-H Scholarships at the Waukon High School Senior Awards ceremony in May were, left to right in above photo, Nolan Hagen, Bethany Stock, Brock Berns and Megan Leiran. Submitted photo.

Five Allamakee County 4-H members were each awarded a $250 scholarship at their school’s Senior Awards ceremony in May. Waukon High School graduating seniors Nolan Hagen, Brock Berns, Megan Leiran and Bethany Stock, and Hannah Lage of Postville High School each received an Allamakee County 4-H College Scholarship sponsored by the Allamakee County Agriculture Extension District of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Hagen, a nine-year 4-H member of the Lansing Blackhawks, is the son of Jon and Amy Hagen of Waterville. During his 4-H career, he participated in several community service projects, along with being active in County Council. Hagen has also participated in beef and horse projects. He will attend Northeast Iowa Community College in the fall majoring in Beef Science.

Wed
22
Jun

Increases in fees for upcoming school year, number of personnel matters among items addressed by EACSD Board at regular session

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The regular monthly Eastern Allamakee School District (EACSD) Board of Directors meeting was held Monday, June 20 at Kee High School. Board members Bruce Palmborg, Bobbie Goetzinger Melanie Mauss and Board President Heather Schulte were present, and board member Kelli  Mudderman was absent. In addition, Board Secretary/Business Manager Janet Heiderscheit, New Albin Elementary Principal Chad Steckel and Superintendent Dr. Dale Crozier were present. Kee High School and Middle School Principal Mary Hogan was attending a technology conference in Dubuque, with Superintendent Crozier attending the following day and a total of six EACSD staff members attending the conference

President Schulte called the meeting to order. The normal and customary authorizations were approved: June consent items, minutes of May meetings, bills for June, Secretary’s Financial Statement, Activity and Food Service Report.

Wed
15
Jun

Waukon Lions Club hosts Waukon High School Class of 2016 Honors Banquet ...

The Waukon Lions Club hosted its annual Waukon High School Honors Banquet at the First Presbyterian Church in Waukon May 4. Students ranking within the top 15% academically of the Class of 2016 were honored. The evening included a meal served by the Presbyterian Women and inspirational talk by guest speaker Steve Gearhart, a 1982 Waukon High School graduate who currently serves as Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. The graduates told the audience of their future plans and were then presented certificates by Waukon High School Principal Mike Hardy and Allamakee Community School District Superintendent Dave Herold. Pictured above are the honor students and speaker Steve Gearhart. Left to right - Front row: Zoe Roberts, Kaley Benzing, Bethany Stock, Kaylonna McKee, Jessica Sholes, Leah Riese, Alex Marti, Madison Snitker. Back row: Thomas Treptau, Peyton Hesse, Adam Hansen, speaker Steve Gearhart, Drew Adam, Isaac Fink, Haden Hammel.

Wed
15
Jun

Student takes advantage of dual credit opportunity through NICC

McKayla Stock ...
McKayla Stock ...

McKayla Stock’s strategy to gain a head start on her college education while still a student at Waukon High School was helped along by a strong concurrent enrollment agreement between her school and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

Heaping portions of ambition, drive, compassion and the motivation to begin a career as a nurse also helped Stock to realize her dream. The 2014 Waukon High School graduate earned 33 dual enrollment college credits by the time she set foot on the NICC Calmar campus and, this May, completed an Associate Degree of Nursing.

Wed
15
Jun

Awarded America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Waukon High School graduated senior Chase Pladsen has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. In the fall, Pladsen will study Animal Science at Iowa State University in Ames.

Wed
08
Jun

Waukon High School graduate honored as Gold Star Teacher ...


Waukon High School graduate honored as Gold Star Teacher ...

Rich Strike, a 1979 graduate of Waukon High School and the son of Marvin "Bud" and Marge Strike of Waukon (with whom he is pictured), was recently honored with a Gold Star Award for Outstanding Teaching. Rich Strike is currently a mathematics teacher at Cedar Falls High School, continuing a 33-year tenure down that career path that follows in the footsteps of his father, who was a long-time mathematics teacher at Waukon High School. The younger Strike was one of 10 teachers from Black Hawk County to be recognized with the Gold Star Award this year, emerging from a list of more than 1,300 nominations made by students, parents, community members and colleagues. He and his wife, Jane, live in Cedar Falls. They have two children, a son, Paul, and a daughter, Cara.

Wed
08
Jun

School's Out! But the Waterville School Reunion will still involve plenty of class ...


1959 Waterville Boys Basketball Team

In 1958 the landscape of the Waterville School changed with the closing of the Harpers Ferry High School. Several Harpers Ferry students joined the Waterville High School, bringing with them, and sharing with Waterville classmates, their love of sports and the outdoors, such as the boys basketball team from 1959 pictured at right.

Now it’s like the end of the school term… making final preparations for what is ahead; not tests but the Waterville School Reunion scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26. Saturday is Waterville Day, and it is full of all things Waterville. The Reunion Banquet is Sunday at the Waukon Banquet Center. Although time is winding down, registrations are still being accepted and are required for those attending. Registration can take place at the reunion website, www.Waterville.weebly.com, with registration and payment then being mailed to Cletus Mathis at 506 Fifth Street NE, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
01
Jun

NICC 50th Anniversary honored by County and City proclamations ...

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) had its 50th anniversary officially recognized recently by both the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors and City of Waukon by official proclamations signed by each entity. The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation at its May 23 regular meeting to honor NICC's 50th year of service to the county and northeast Iowa. Pictured above at that proclamation signing are, left to right, Larry Schellhammer, Allamakee County Board of Supervisors Chairperson; Dan Byrnes, Allamakee County Supervisor; Erica Nosbisch, NICC Waukon Center Director; and Dennis Koenig, Allamakee County Supervisor.

Wed
01
Jun

Local student recognized for Iowa State-Fish drawing ...


Local student recognized for Iowa State-Fish drawing ...

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources partnered with the Wildlife Forever® State-Fish Art® Contest to host an Iowa State-Fish Contest this spring. The State-Fish Art Contest uses art to ignite children’s imaginations while teaching them about fish and fishing. Entries showcased students’ favorite Iowa fish in its natural habitat. All entries were original hand-drawn artwork. Winners were selected based on portrayal of theme, creative expression, originality, visual appeal and artistic merit. Heidi Ellis, a fifth grade student under the direction of Allamakee Community School District art instructor Carlyn Lechtenberg, was awarded second place in the 4th-6th grade age group in the contest. She will receive a certificate of participation and her drawing is posted on the State Fish Art Contest website with other state winners. Submitted photo.
 

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