Education

Wed
29
Jun

EACSD Board addresses personnel matters, approves fees, rates and other items for upcoming school year

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) Board of Directors met in regular session Monday, June 20. Board members Tony Becker and Kelli Mudderman were absent.

In personnel matters, the board  approved contracts for the following positions: Matthew Steven, Social Worker; Ann Berns, Spanish Teacher; and Kathy Ehlers, Behavior Interventionist/Special Education. In addition, the 2022-2023 Joint Sharing Agreement for a Social Worker between Eastern Allamakee Community School District and MFL/MarMac Community School District was approved.

Lead, model and mentor teachers were approved for the upcoming year. Lead teachers will be Kathleen Block and Susanne Herman. Mentor Teachers will be Lisa Hermeier and Lisa Welsh. Model Teachers will include Shelly Baumgartner, Allison Fitzwater, Tammy Manning and Donna Thomas.

Wed
22
Jun

ACSD Board of Directors turns down offer to join Upper Iowa Conference, adds Marketing class to high school business curriculum

by Brianne Grimstad

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met in a pair of sessions within the past several weeks, including a special meeting Friday, May 27 to discuss a few personnel matters. Board member Brent Beyer was absent at that special meeting. The board approved the following recommendations to hire: Kim Kraus as middle school secretary; Stacie Cooper as Social Emotional Learning PLC leader; increase para hours for Liz Fish; Nancy Snitker, elementary paraprofessional; Katie Martin, elementary paraprofessional; Aubrie Monroe, elementary paraprofessional; Jenna Shogren, elementary paraprofessional; and Stephanie Radloff, high school paraprofessional. The board also accepted the resignation of Bethany Noble from her Title I teaching position.

Wed
15
Jun

Allamakee Community School District honors retiring employees and those reaching milestone years of employment


ACSD retiring staff members ... Left to right: Tim Bulman, Mary Milewsky, Calleen Adam, Jon Snitker and Louise Wild. Not pictured: Bev Heim and Darryl Rud. Submitted photo.

30 Years of Service to ACSD ... Jo Ann Sherman. Not pictured: Anne Grampovnik and Darryl Rud. Submitted photo.

25 Years of Service to ACSD ... Left to right: Jim Tollefsrud, Ted Snitker, Jessica Keenan and Tina Cooper. Not pictured: Jason Teff. Submitted photo.

20 Years of Service to ACSD ... Thea Thies. Not pictured: Jed Hemann. Submitted photo.

15 Years of Service to ACSD ... Left to right: Jane Sivesind, Nancy Reiser and Michael Shupe. Submitted photo.

Friday, May 27, a luncheon was held in the Waukon Middle School Gym for all employees of the Allamakee Community School District (ACSD). In addition to commemorating the end of another school year, the luncheon event was held to honor employees of the district who have achieved milestones of 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of continuous service within the district along with those who are retiring from the district following the end of this school year.

A total of 19 staff members were honored during the luncheon event (some of whom are pictured in the photos below), including the following:

Wed
15
Jun

WHS fall musical to be recognized this Saturday during IHSMTAP broadcast

Iowa PBS will present a livestream of the 2022 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on iowapbs.org, Facebook and YouTube Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. A 90-minute highlights special will air Monday, July 18 at 8 p.m.

The Waukon High School fall musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” has been awarded the “Distinguished Scene Award” from the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Program (IHSMTAP) and will be recognized during the June 18 showcase event. All cast, crew and pit band members of the performance were honored with the Distinguished Scene Award for their performance of “Magic Foot” during the production.

In addition to its statewide broadcast, Iowa PBS .1 is available to livestream on iowapbs.org/watch, pbs.org/livestream, the PBS Video App and YouTube TV. Iowa PBS programs.
 

Wed
08
Jun

EACSD Board of Directors approves variety of personnel matters, new rooftop heating units and increase in activity driving hourly rate

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The regular meeting of the Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) Board of Directors was held at Kee High School in Lansing Monday, May 16. The meeting was called to order by Board President Bobbie Goetzinger. Board members present included Tony Becker, Bobbie Goetzinger, Kelli Mudderman and Arla Wagner; board member Melanie Mauss was absent. Also present were EACSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dale Crozier, Kee High School and Middle School Principal Dr. Sarah Updegraff and Board Secretary Michele Martin.

After the agenda was adopted, the board held the public hearing on the 2021-2022 budget amendment. With no public comment, the amendment was unanimously approved later in the board meeting. This matter was followed by the usual authorizations, which included the approval of the May consent items, minutes of the April meeting, bills for May, Student Activity and Food Service April Reports.

Wed
08
Jun

Waukon Middle School Citizenship Award winners ..

At the end of each school year the Waukon Middle School staff acknowledges a boy and girl from each of the sixth, seventh and eighth grades for the Middle School Citizenship Award. Students are selected for demonstrating positive attitude, academic excellence, exemplary character, school spirit and community involvement. This year’s recipients are pictured above. Left to right - Front row: Seventh grader Haylee Jeglum, sixth grader Allia Ericson and eighth grader Elle Wilkins; Back row: Sixth grader Marcus Gebel, eighth grader Dylan Stegen and seventh grader Tade McCormick. Submitted photo. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
08
Jun

Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on Iowa PBS livestream June 18

Waukon High School fall musical to be recognized

Feel the energy of hundreds of amazing student performers, representing 85 participating Iowa high schools, as they share highlights from their award-winning school musicals during the 2022 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase. Iowa PBS is proud to present an exclusive livestream of the full event on iowapbs.org, Facebook and YouTube Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. A 90-minute highlights special will air Monday, July 18 at 8 p.m.

The Waukon High School fall musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” has been awarded the “Distinguished Scene Award” from the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Program (IHSMTAP) and will be recognized during the June 18 showcase event. All cast, crew and pit band members of the performance were honored with the Distinguished Scene Award for their performance of “Magic Foot” during the production.

Wed
01
Jun

Meyer honored among KWWL Best of Class 2022 for Kee

Haley Meyer ...
Haley Meyer ...

Valedictorians or top graduating seniors were honored by KWWL Television and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in a ceremony held Saturday, May 21. The students took part in KWWL’s 38th annual “Best of the Class” celebration on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls.

Haley Meyer from Kee High School was selected as a member of the 2022 Best of the Class. Best of the Class students able to attend were videotaped on the UNI campus for a series of public service announcements, which are scheduled to air on KWWL’s Channel 7 during the month of June.

Wed
01
Jun

Awarded Hammel-Zoll Scholarship

Daniel Wagner ...
Daniel Wagner ...

Daniel Wagner, a 2022 graduate of Kee High School in Lansing, was awarded the $2,000 Hammel-Zoll Scholarship for the Holy Family of the Bluffs Catholic Community at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing this year. Wagner is the son of Andy Wagner and Erica Krause-Wagner of Lansing, and he plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames this fall to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering.
 

Wed
01
Jun

Top graduating senior from Iowa Falls Alden High School

Jackson Kelsey...
Jackson Kelsey...

Iowa Falls Alden High School senior Jackson Kelsey graduated Sunday, May 22 with summa cum laude honors. His parents are Sara and Kent Kelsey of Iowa Falls, and his grandparents are Debbie and Pastor Ken Kimball of rural Waterville.

Along with earning his Iowa Falls Alden High School diploma with highest honors, Kelsey is a member of the North Central Conference All-Academic Team and received recognition as Top Senior in Language Arts, Foreign Language and Social Studies, among other scholarships and awards. He will be attending Grinnell College  in Grinnell on a Founder’s Scholarship.
 

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