Grant Ragan Elementary News

Prairieview and Waukee Middle School Students Selected for Honor Band

Four Prairieview and 10 Waukee Middle School students were selected for Honor Band. Seventh graders were selected through nomination, while eighth graders were selected through audition. The students performed in the South Central District Iowa Honor Band on Nov. 7 at Ankeny Centennial High School.

Congratulations to the 14 students who participated:

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Breaking Down Barriers, District Partners with Waukee Public Library

The Waukee Public Library and Waukee Community School District (WCSD) have partnered to provide complete, free digital access to all the library’s online resources to students and teachers in the district.

“Increasing access to educational resources is our mission. By allowing usage for non-cardholders, we are eliminating one extra step... Read More

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Grant Ragan Gazette 11.10.17

Weather Guidelines for Recess

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Remember that students go outside for recess if the windchill is above 0 degrees.  Please send winter wear, labeled with your child’s name.  If you need assistance in providing winter wear for your child(ren), please contact one of our counselors at or  We can... Read More


WEA Shares 2018-19 School Calendar Recommendation with Board

At the November 13 Board of Education meeting Andy Pals, calendar committee chair, presented the 2018-19 Waukee Education Association (WEA) school calendar recommendations. Pals walked board members through the proposal and answered questions.

The calendar proposed the following key dates:

  • The first day of school, Thursday, August 23, 2018. This is the
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Second Grade Teacher receives $1,000 Grant from Greater Iowa Credit Union


Megan Trader’s second grade class receiving the $1,000 check.

Megan Trader was awarded a $1,000 Project Classroom grant for her second grade class at Grant Ragan Elementary School. Scott Zahnle, the CEO of Greater Iowa Credit Union, Cy, Iowa State University’s (ISU) mascot and ISU cheerleaders and were among the... Read More

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Grant Ragan Newsletter 10.27.17

Winter Warmth Drive

It is getting to be that time of year where we go through our closets in search of winter gear for the quickly approaching winter months. We dig out our coats, hats, mittens, and boots from last winter to see if everything still fits your children. If... Read More


Grant Ragan Newsletter 10.13.17

Fall Harvest Party!

  • The Fall Harvest Party will be on Thursday, October 26th from 2:30-3:15pm.
  • Parents and visitors are welcome to attend the party.
  • In the past, we’ve asked parents to RSVP by emailing teachers/the office. This year we are using a google sign-up!
  • If you plan to attend, please
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The District Participates in National School Lunch Week.

Waukee Community School District celebrated National School Lunch Week (NSLW) Oct. 9-13, 2017, with a variety of activities throughout the week hosted by the nutrition department. This years theme was “Recipes for Success.”

The activities included a visit from Dole’s Bobby Banana at the elementary schools, parents visiting the lunchroom... Read More

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Grant Ragan Gazette 9.29.17

New Raptor System for Visitors – Important!

The Waukee Community School District upgraded our Raptor Visitor System over the summer. All parents and visitors will need to have their IDs scanned prior to visiting or volunteering in the school. Even those who have had their ID scanned at Grant Ragan... Read More


WHS Students Attend Annual Youth Salute

22 students from Waukee High School were chosen to attend the National Conference on Youth Leadership’s (NCYL) 25th Annual Youth Salute. The event was held September 10-11, at Drake University.

Participants were able to hear from national and local speakers about student leadership, as well as participate in group activities... Read More

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