Education

Wed
13
Jan

New scholarships and application due dates for Allamakee Scholarship Fund

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 Waukon High School Guidance Counselor Amy Wasson for additional information.

Two new scholarships have been added through ASF, Inc. They include the Thomas E. Luther Family Scholarship and the Virginia Roe Scholarship.

Virginia Roe spent her career passionately caring for her patients. She enjoyed several nursing roles in the local community. A scholarship in her name has been newly established this year and will be awarded in the spring of 2021.

Wed
13
Jan

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
30
Dec

Eastern Allamakee Community School District Board approves purchases of new computers

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) was held at  Kee High School in Lansing, Iowa Monday, December 21.  

The meeting was called to order by Heather Schulte, Board President. Additional board members present included Tony Becker, Melanie Mauss and Heather Schulte. Board members Bobbie Goetzinger and Kelli Mudderman were absent. EACSD Superintendent Dr. Dale Crozier, Kee High School and Lansing Middle School Principal Dr. Sarah Updegraff, Acting New Albin Elementary School Principal Donna Thomas, Board Secretary Janet Heiderscheit and EACSD Technology Coordinator Dave Ellefson were also present at the meeting.

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.

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