Maple Grove Elementary News

Waukee Students Win IRFA’s Video Contest

Four students from Waukee high school placed first and second in the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) video contest.

Jacob Roush and Dylan Smith took home the grand prize of $1,000 with their video titled, “Choose Ethanol: Fuel the Future.” Amy Wieland and Tyler Groathouse received second and $600 for... Read More

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 A Message From Principal Tierney

Dear Families,

Next Thursday, March 9th, we will host an exciting team of professionals from Franklin Covey.  The team will evaluate our progress toward full implementation of The Leader in Me and the Seven Habits.  We are excited for this opportunity to showcase... Read More


Lady Leadership brings Leader in Me Program to Life at Maple Grove Elementary

Maple Grove’s Leader in Me program goes above and beyond by using techniques that not only intrigue students, but get them excited about leadership and the 7 Habits: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood, Synergize and... Read More

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Notes From the Nurse

We have had a number of students ill.  Below is the district’s policy regarding illness just as a reminder.  We want all students to stay healthy and your families too!

ILLNESS: Students with the following symptoms will be sent home:

1) Temperature of 100 or above... Read More


Team of Middle School Students Win Best in State for Verizon Innovative App Challenge

A team of seven middle school students are competing in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge and have won Best in State with their app, Iowa Trash Companion. They are now working towards their goal of becoming the App Fan Favorite- which is awarded to the team who compiles the most... Read More

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Waukee Teachers Win Literacy Grants from Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter

Recently, Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International announced the 2016-2017 winners of their annual Literacy Grants. Eight out of the 12 winners were Waukee teachers, and each received awards up to $125.

Waukee 6th grade teacher Christina Schmitt from South Middle school was a recipient of... Read More

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School Funding Update – How 1.1% Could Impact Waukee Schools

As reported at the December 2016 Revenue Estimating Conference, revenues for the state of Iowa are growing at 4.2%.  This week, media reports would indicate public schools will potentially receive 1.1% supplemental state aid for the 2017-18 school year.  How will that impact the students in the Waukee schools?  ... Read More

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Waukee Community School Foundation Supports Creative Classrooms

This year the Waukee Community School District (WCSD) will be celebrating its 100th birthday at the Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner and Auction. This event began in 1996 with a mission to raise money for both teachers and graduating students that are a part of the WCSD in the form of... Read More

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Hello Families,

Just a couple quick reminders that were shared earlier in the week.

A couple friendly reminders:

1.  We need FIVE MORE Survey Responses to make 100 – We currently have only 95 responses to our family survey sent in December.  Our goal is to always have a minimum... Read More


Iowa Department of Education Releases 2016 Iowa School Report Card

The 2016 Iowa School Report Card, released today, January 12, 2017, by the Iowa Department of Education, shows how each public school building in the state is performing on certain educational measures. Waukee Community School District received a favorable report card, with schools in the district being rated at Commendable... Read More

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Waukee, Iowa 50263
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