Education

Wed
02
Jun

Five 2021 Waukon High School graduates also earn NICC degrees

Allie Bieber ...
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Denzel Decker ...
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Madalyn Palmer ...
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Bailey Shafer ...
Bailey Shafer ...
Madelyn Waters ...
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High school students who decide on their career paths early in life may be able to save on time and college tuition expense. Just ask five May 2021 Waukon High School graduates who identified their career objectives and earned the college credits during their high school academic career that they needed to also earn an Associate of Arts degree through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

May 23 those five Waukon High School students received their high school diplomas and two-year transfer degrees. With all five of them being four-year university bound, the graduates plan to develop their skills and knowledge in a variety of fields, including business, marketing management, agriculture and biology. The students earned 60 college credits because of a concurrent enrollment established between NICC and Waukon High School.

Wed
26
May

Awarded Hammel-Zoll Scholarship

Braden Hogan ...
Braden Hogan ...

Braden Hogan, a 2021 graduate of Decorah High School, was awarded the $2,000 Hammel-Zoll Scholarship for St. Patrick Church in Waukon for this year. Hogan is the son of Ryan and Dana Hogan of rural Waukon and plans to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge to pursue a Business degree.

Wed
26
May

EACSD Board of Directors approves to lift mandate on wearing facemasks, approves variety of personnel matters and hears plans for summer projects

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The Eastern Allamakee  School  District (EACSD) Board of Directors met in regular session  at Kee High School  in  Lansing Monday, May 17.  All board members were present, along with administrators and staff in attendance.

The board approved the meeting agenda with the addition of item B. 5. under personnel matters: Martha Gisela Haugerud, Spanish Teacher, and item E. Elimination of masks, making masks optional.

Wed
26
May

Allamakee Community School District to again offer free meals through USDA 2021 Summer Food Service Program

Meals to be served in-person at Waukon Middle School in both June and August

The Allamakee Community School District is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and will be served in the Waukon Middle School cafeteria this year, as opposed to last year’s grab-n-go meals.

Free meals will be provided at the following sites and times:

Waukon Middle School
Mondays-Fridays, June 1-28 and August 2-13
Breakfast: 8-9 a.m.
Lunch: 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Wed
19
May

St. Patrick School second grade classes visit The Standard ...

The Standard newspaper office in Waukon hosted some special visitors Wednesday, May 12. Second grade students from the classrooms of Ms. Jessica Sholes and Mrs. Wendy Kuennen at St. Patrick School in Waukon toured The Standard office for a field trip to learn more about the newspaper and the jobs it involves to make a newspaper. Students in Ms. Sholes’ class (pictured above) and Mrs. Kuennen’s class (pictured below) had a chance to ask questions and also helped finish their own newspaper front page to print and take with them.
 

Wed
19
May

Shafer honored by Governor for academic excellence ...

Bailey Shafer, a graduating senior at Waukon High School, was recognized by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 19th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 25 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), honored 424 high school seniors from across Iowa.

Wed
19
May

Waukon High School Band receives results from spring contests


IHSMA State Large Group Band Festival Division I rating for third consecutive year... Photo courtesy of Waukon High School.

IHSMA State Small Group Festival Division I solos and ensembles ... Photo courtesy of Waukon High School.

IHSMA State Small Group Festival Division II solos and ensembles ... Photo courtesy of Waukon High School.

Band accomplishes feat not achieved in three decades with third consecutive Division I rating at Large Group Festival

The Waukon High School band recently received its Contest results for this past spring. The band participated in a virtual solo and ensemble contest in April and an in-person full band festival in May.

The Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) State Small Group Festival was held virtually in April of this year. Participating schools were required to make video recordings of each event and submit the videos to the State prior to April 14. The Waukon High School Band submitted 10 small group ensembles and nine soloists this past year.

Results from the event are as follows:

Division I Solos: James VanderVelden - trumpet; Abby Wiemerslage - multiple percussion and marimba; Vivian Khan - flute; Cody Huinker - trombone; Hayley Christensen - oboe.

Wed
12
May

Palmer, Shafer each awarded scholarships from Iowa Masons

Madalyn Palmer ...
Madalyn Palmer ...
Bailey Shafer ...
Bailey Shafer ...

Waukon High School graduating seniors Madalyn Palmer and Bailey Shafer were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Grand Lodge of Iowa, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Palmer is the daughter of Eric and Stephanie Palmer of Waukon and Shafer is the daughter of Bill and Beth Shafer of Waukon.

A total of 35 outstanding Iowa high school students were selected to receive a scholarship award from a pool of over 260 applicants this year. Iowa Masons award scholarships each year in recognition of a student’s academic performance, community activities, leadership and financial need.

Since the program’s inception in 1970, the Grand Lodge of Iowa has awarded $3,689,900 in scholarships to over 2,479 students. This year, a total of $65,000 in scholarships was awarded from an endowment fund established to recognize the accomplishments of young Iowans and to promote the education of future state leaders.

Wed
12
May

St. Patrick School first grade classes visit The Standard ...

The Standard newspaper office in Waukon hosted some special visitors Wednesday, April 28. First grade students from the classrooms of Ms. Deb Hauber and Ms. Thea Meyer at St. Patrick School in Waukon toured The Standard office for a field trip to learn more about the newspaper and the jobs it involves to make a newspaper. Students in Ms. Hauber’s class (pictured below) and Ms. Meyer’s class (pictured above) had a chance to ask questions and also helped finish their own newspaper front page to print and take with them.

Wed
12
May

WHS and ASF, Inc. to present Senior Awards Night May 18

Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m., the Senior Awards Program for the Class of 2021 will be held in the Waukon High School Auditorium. All students, parents and families, and community members are invited to attend.

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. and many community groups will present scholarship awards to this year’s graduating seniors that evening. Honors and achievements by member of the Waukon High School Class of 2021 members will be recognized. Masks are required.
 

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