Education

Wed
03
Feb

Waukon, Kee Speech programs advance performances to State Contest this Saturday

The Kee and Waukon High School Speech Departments have each advanced several teams to the State Large Group Speech Contest to be hosted this Saturday, February 6 by Waterloo West High School. The qualifying teams each earned a I rating at the District Speech competition held Saturday, January 23 at Waukon High School.

Wed
27
Jan

St. Patrick School Mardi Gras is this Saturday

St. Patrick School in Waukon will be holding its annual Mardi Gras fundraising event this Saturday, January 30 at the Waukon Banquet Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Among the events taking place will be live and silent auctions for items such as those pictured above. There will also be a raffle for an iPad bundle. Local businesses and individuals have donated items and funds to help make the event a success for St. Patrick School. For tickets and additional information, contact Jennifer Kovarik at 563-568-5318, Amy McCormick at 563-419-9336, Tami Stilwell at 319-361-6077 or St. Patrick School at 563-568-2170. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
27
Jan

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Phone-A-Thon set for February 16, 18, 23

The 2015-2016 Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. (formerly Allamakee Dollars for Scholars) phone-a-thon to be held in February is the major fundraiser for the organization and is conducted by the student applicants in conjunction with the Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Board of Directors. Students use phone banks at Waukon High School and Waterville Elementary School and at Waukon State Bank and Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon. Phone-a-thon dates this year are Tuesday, February 16, Thursday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 23.

Wed
27
Jan

Plays in NEIBA Honor Jazz Band

Saturday, January 9, Waukon High School Band member Adam Gruman attended the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Jazz Band in Cedar Rapids as a member of the 1A/2A/3A band on trap set. Gruman is the first student from Waukon High School selected to participate in this ensemble. He spent the day rehearsing with only 18 other students from northeast Iowa. The band was directed by Steve Shanley, director of the Coe College Jazz Bands, who is pictured above (at left) with Gruman.

Tue
19
Jan

Waukon High School students answering the question "What do you want to learn?" through 20Time Project


Broader learning perspective through 20Time Project ... Waukon High School junior students in the Honors English 11 class taught by Kris Walleser have been learning more about issues and items that interest them personally by pursuing 20Time projects, an educational process used to incite a broader learning perspective and co-taught with Walleser by Waukon High School Accelerated Learning Program (AALP) instructor Peyton Lapel. Using 20% of their classroom time - each Friday of the five-day school week - the students have been researching a topic of personal interest, having to make early pitch presentations about their project to their fellow students, as pictured above. The students will ultimately present their projects to others in a TEDTalk format later this semester. Standard photo by Jason Meyer.

Picture This ... Waukon High School junior Allison Hagensick selected photography as her 20Time Project. Standard photo by Jason Meyer.

Turning Tables ... Waukon High School junior Emma Hatlan selected furniture refinishing as her 20Time Project. Standard photo by Jason Meyer.

by Jason Meyer

Tue
19
Jan

4-H grows impact with Citizenship experiences

“Learning by doing” is the foundation of the two-year 4-H Citizenship Program which connects youth to local, county and state government services in the first year, and national government and history in year two. During this two-year program 4-H’ers are immersed in culture and history throughout the program: from education with their county youth coordinator, to conversations with Iowa legislators in Des Moines at the State Capitol, to traveling together to Washington, D.C. The Allamakee County 4-H Citizenship Club met December 30 at the Extension Office in Waukon, where they learned about levels of power within local, state and national government. The club participated in activities around the process of decision making and levels of power. Pictured here are members of this year's Allamakee County 4-H Citizenship Club. Left to right - front row: Madalyn Ellingson, Diana Davison, Sean Liddiard, Denzel Decker, Nathan Liddiard, Logan Kucera.

Tue
19
Jan

Allamakee County 4-H Citizenship Club visits new Waukon Fire Station

Expanding knowledge of local and state citizenship is the focus in the first year of the two-year 4-H Citizenship Program in Allamakee County. Sunday, January 10 the Allamakee County 4-H Citizenship Club visited the new Waukon Fire Station. Waukon Fire Chief Dave Martin took the club on a tour of the new facility. Youth learned that the Waukon Fire Department consists of 35 active volunteer firemen who provide emergency response, fire prevention and safety training, and public education. For more information about the Allamakee County 4-H Program contact Morgan Bjerke, Allamakee County Youth Coordinator, at mlheim@iastate.edu or 563-568-6345. Pictured here during the fire station tour are: Left to right - Front row: Carly Palmer, Diana Davison, Madalyn Ellingson, Soraya Reyes, Ainsley Lydon. Middle row: Nathan Liddiard, Sean Liddiard, Denzel Decker, Logan Kucera.

Wed
13
Jan

New game focuses on cooperation, physical fitness at St. Patrick School

Sixth grade students at St. Patrick School in Waukon have been playing a brand new game in their Physical Education classes under the direction of Mr. David Miller. Pictured above, the game is called Omnikin Ball, more commonly referred to as "Kinball," and uses a ball approximately four feet in diameter that floats through the air like a balloon. Invented in Quebec in 1987, "Kinball" is played with three teams of four players and can be played either indoors or outdoors. One team "serves" the ball into play while all team members are in contact with the ball, calling on one of the other teams to catch the ball before it hits the ground. The goal of the game is to catch and control the ball before it touches the ground. Points are given when a team commits a fault, such as allowing the ball to touch the ground.

Wed
13
Jan

Register today to meet January 14 deadline for Coaching Authorization series through NICC

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions offers courses that meet the state of Iowa requirements for coaching authorization certification. To coach K-12 school-sponsored athletics in Iowa, an individual must be certified.
There are four courses in the 55-hour certificate series that must be taken in order to apply for a coaching authorization: Human Growth and Development for Coaching, Coaching Theory and Ethics, Body Structure and Function, and Basic Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries.
A series of coaching authorization classes start January 19. The first three classes will be held at the NICC Waukon Center, located at 1220 Third Avenue NW, and the fourth and final class will be held at Team Rehab, located at 516 Montgomery Street in Decorah.

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