Education

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07
Oct

East Elementary students experience environmental education outside the classroom

Fourth grade students from East Elementary School in Waukon took a field trip Wednesday, September 30 to Waukon City Park where Ross Geerdes, Allamakee County Conservation Naturalist, led students in a series of activities designed to enhance lessons already being taught in the classroom. In the first activity of the day, entitled “Oh Deer!” (part of which is pictured above), students learned about how habitat and the predator/prey relationship affect the population of deer. Students pictured above were representing the habitat needs for wildlife, including shelter (hands peaked over their heads), food (hands held against their stomachs) and water (hand held to their mouth), and were selected by other students representing the deer population until no longer available in an effort to provide further learning impact for the activity.

Wed
07
Oct

Waukon High School to perform "Guys and Dolls" for November 5-7 fall musical

Waukon High School will be presenting the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical ‘”Guys and Dolls” as its fall musical this year. Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, November 5-7 at 7 p.m. each evening in the Waukon High School auditorium. This year, the musical is directed by Ethan Adams, with assistance from Louise Wild.
Set in the hustle and bustle of the 1940s in New York City, the story captures romance and humor about fancy-talking gamblers and the "dolls" who love them. All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit (played by Zach Troendle) to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York". The only problem is, he needs to come up with $1,000 to secure the location.

Wed
30
Sep

Waukon High School senior Thomas Treptau named semifinalist in 2016 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among this year's semifinalists is Waukon High School senior Thomas J. Treptau, the son of Tom and Camie Treptau.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

Wed
30
Sep

NICC Waukon Center hosting Open House this Friday afternoon

The Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Waukon Center will be hosting an open house this Friday, October 2, from 2:30-4 p.m., following the Waukon High School Homecoming parade. At the open house, community members may tour the Waukon Center, see the new Project Lead the Way (PLTW) lab and learn more about credit courses and programs available through NICC. Root beer floats will be served at the event for attendees. The center is located at 1220 Third Avenue NW in Waukon.

Wed
30
Sep

Waukon FFA to host Plot Day October 15 at WHS

by Christa Heffern, FFA Reporter

The Little Switzerland FFA Chapter at Waukon High School will be hosting its own Waukon FFA Plot Day 2015 Thursday, October 15 at the FFA test plot located west of the high school football field. Events will take place from 1-3 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
Attendees will be able to visit with agronomists, view the hybrids and varieties planted by Chapter members, learn about the challenges that were faced throughout the year, and learn about treatments applied to the field plot. Everyone is welcome to attend and can come and go as they please throughout the event.
 

Wed
16
Sep

Substitute Authorization Class set for late Sept.

Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA) will be offering the required training course for the Iowa Substitute Authorization. This authorization allows an individual to substitute in a Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade classroom. Anyone who is a Certified Paraeducator, the assigned special education classroom may be at the elementary, middle school, junior high school or high school level.
The Substitute Authorization course is 20-clock hour training. The course dates are September 25-27 at Keystone AEA, located at 2310 Chaney Road in Dubuque. The course number is 31531-Substitute Authorization (Dubuque). The class will meet from 5-9 p.m. September 25 and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. September 26 and 27.

Wed
09
Sep

ACSD Board meets in special session

by Brianne Eilers
 
The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD)Board of Directors met for a special meeting Tuesday, September 1 to discuss several personnel matters, as well as Sunday usage of the football field at Waukon High School.
Board members approved the hiring of Cindy Egan as a five hour per day cook, Denise Ward as a 5.75 hour per day associate at West Elementary, Carolyn Campbell as a 5.75 hour per day associate at Waukon High School, Earl Zezulka as a custodian at the Waukon Middle School, and staff for the 21st Century program. The Board also accepted two resignations: Lawrence Benda, due to retirement, from his position as a mechanic at the district bus barn, effective October 30, 2015; and Joey Lapel from his positions of 10th grade boys' basketball coach and assistant varsity baseball coach.

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