Education

Wed
25
Nov

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) launches online career search tool

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is launching Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers. Career Coach can be accessed by visiting the NICC homepage at www.nicc.edu and accessing the “Explore Careers” link in the Quick Links area.
Through a simple keyword search, students and any visitor to the NICC website can learn about the employment prospects of careers they want to research and programs available to help them reach their goals. The real-time information is customized to the College’s district and border area and includes detailed wage estimates and growth outlook associated with any career. Individuals can also complete short career interest assessments, browse programs and search for a variety of jobs associated with NICC programs.

Wed
18
Nov

EACSD School Board meets in regular session

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

The regular monthly Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) Board of Directors meeting was held Monday, November 16 at Kee High School in Lansing. Board Members Bruce Palmborg, Bobbie Goetzinger, Kelli Mudderman, Melanie Mauss and Board President Heather Schulte were present, along with Board Secretary/Business Manager Marian Verdon, Kee High School and Middle School Principal Mary Hogan, New Albin Elementary Principal Chad Steckel and EACSD Superintendent Dr. Dale Crozier.

Wed
11
Nov

Allamakee Community Education Association to celebrate American Education Week, November 16-20

American Education Week, observed November 16-20, presents Americans with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are working to make a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. This year’s theme for American Education Week is "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility".
Allamakee Community Education Association (ACEA) is a membership of teachers from the Allamakee Community School District dedicated to that principle. The Association takes pride in working positively and progressively for the needs of students, staff and the community.

Wed
11
Nov

NICC breaks ground on new Beef Science Technology Building

As the beef industry in Iowa continues to expand its share of the state’s economy, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is committed to the vitality of the cattle industry through excellence in postsecondary agriculture education and by developing state-of-the-art facilities.
In September, NICC began preparing a site for the new Beef Science Technology Building at the Calmar campus. The $1.2 million facility, which will be located just north of Iowa’s Dairy Center, replaces an aging building. The new 13,750 sq. ft. mono slope beef shelter will be used primarily by Beef Science Technology program students, as well as students enrolled in all of the college’s ag programs, including Large Animal Veterinary Technician, Agriculture Business and Dairy Science.

Wed
04
Nov

Waukon High School musical to move Friday performance to Sunday


WHS cast and crew of "Guys and Dolls" ready to hit the stage this weekend ...

The Waukon High School musical production of “Guys and Dolls” scheduled for later this week will have a slight schedule change due to the continuing advancement of the Waukon football team through the Class 2A State Play-Offs. With the football Indians now playing in the Class 2A quarterfinal round this Friday, November 6, it has been decided to move the scheduled Friday evening performance of “Guys and Dolls” to a Sunday, November 8 matinee performance beginning at 2 p.m. in the Waukon High School Auditorium. The Thursday and Saturday evening performances will remain as scheduled, beginning at 7 p.m.
Reservations can be made for all performances by e-mailing waukonmusical@live.com or by contacting Brenda Dougherty at 563-568-7997. Current ticket holders for Friday will be given seating preference for Sunday's performance.

Wed
21
Oct

Enrollment, project updates among variety of items addressed at ACSD regular board session

by Brianne Eilers

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) board of directors met for a special meeting Monday, October 5. The Board approved the hiring of Andrew Eberling as a 40 hour per week mechanic at the bus barn. The Board also approved the Annual Progress Report, Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and District Developed Service Delivery Plan, as well as the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Plan. Specifications for the digital phone system were approved and bids will be submitted by noon October 20, 2015. A consortium contract with Decorah Community School District was also approved for special education services.

Wed
14
Oct

NICC implements proactive measures to impact student loan debt default rate

In order to continue the trend of falling student loan debt default rates in the state of Iowa, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has taken a proactive approach by implementing new intervention strategies and offering loan repayment services for its students.
“Students who are retained and complete a credential are overwhelmingly able to repay loans, so the college focuses our efforts on early prevention, retention and degree completion to attain a family-sustaining wage,” explained Kristin Dietzel, NICC executive director of institutional effectiveness. “Students who achieve a 15-credit threshold are much more likely to complete their program of study, graduate, obtain strong employment, repay debt and contribute to the community.”

Wed
07
Oct

Waukon High School Homecoming Royalty

Waukon High School seniors Wyatt Wille (left) and Leslie Sivesind (right) were crowned Waukon High School's 2015 Homecoming King and Queen at the traditional "Burning of the 'W'" pep rally Thursday evening, October 1 at the Waukon High School gym. Additional photos of Waukon High School's Homecoming events are featured on Page 16A inside this week's issue, as well as coverage of Waukon's Homecoming victory over Waterloo Columbus featured on Page 9A this week.
 

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