Education

Wed
04
Feb

Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. Phone-A-Thon taking place February 9, 12, 16

Waukon High School senior students will be conducting their annual scholarship program Phone-A-Thon fundraiser in early February, but this year phone call recipients will notice a slightly different change in the name of the scholarship program. The former Allamakee Dollars for Scholars, Inc. organization that has been the foundation for the local scholarship program that benefits Waukon High School graduating seniors has changed its affiliation this year and is now named Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Wed
28
Jan

Transition to Allamakee Scholarship Fund from former Allamakee Dollars for Scholars noticeable in name only

A program with the focus of helping Waukon High School students "reach for and achieve their educational goals" for the past 20-plus years is undergoing a name change, but will remain true to its commitment and further enhance that mission with a more local approach.

Wed
21
Jan
Wed
24
Dec

Ruff appointed to top post of Education Committee in Iowa House of Representatives


Rep. Patti Ruff

Iowa House of Representatives Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown has appointed Representative Patti Ruff of McGregor to Ranking Member of the House Education Committee.
“As a former school board president and a mother of three, Rep. Ruff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Iowa House,” said Smith. “She understands the challenges facing rural Iowa and will be a strong voice for the people of northeast Iowa.”
The House Education committee addresses pre-school and K-12 education issues, including school aid funding, as well as non-budget issues relating to higher education.

Wed
17
Dec

Eastern Allamakee School District Board hears presentation on fifth grade community service project

by Susan Cantine-Maxson

 

The Eastern Allamakee Community School District (EACSD) Board of Directors met Monday, December 15. In addition to regular business items, the Board was also treated to a presentation on highlights of the fifth grade service project conducted by New Albin Elementary School students.

Wed
17
Dec

ACSD Board of Directors advised of change in early start date waivers by Dept. of Education

by Brianne Eilers

 

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) Board of Directors met in regular session Monday, December 15. ACSD Superintendent Dave Herold addressed the Board regarding Section 73 of House File 215, a piece of State legislation regarding attendance center performance rankings.

Wed
10
Dec

Allamakee County Conservation Board announces schedule for Winter Environmental Education

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) has announced the schedule for Winter of 2014-2015 public environmental education programs. The programs offered by the Allamakee County Conservation Board are free of charge and open to all ages, according to the following schedule:

A Winter Carnival will be held at County Home Park Saturday, December 20 from 1-3 p.m. Participants will be able to try snowshoeing on an unguided hike around County Home Park. All equipment will be provided by the Allamakee County Conservation Board on the day of the carnival on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is required.

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