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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 APEX Launches New Website

Since the 2015-16 school year, Waukee has been building an updated website for the Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) classes. The website design takes a modern approach, recognizing the innovative class style that APEX is. The website was launched over winter break.

The new website design is a fresh spin off... Read More

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Heather Anderson Receives I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award

Heather Anderson was presented the check from Kemin Industries, Lauren Burt and SC Regional STEM Manager, Sarah Derry. Excited students Alex Schulz, Mack Heitland and Haley Rosic supported their teacher.

Heather Anderson was presented the check from Kemin Industries, Lauren Burt and SC Regional STEM Manager, Sarah Derry. Excited students Alex Schulz, Mack Heitland and Haley Rosic supported their teacher.

On January 25, Heather Anderson was surprised when Lauren Burt, manager at Kemin Industries, Sarah Derry, regional STEM manager and... Read More

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Construction Update: January 2017

Waukee WILC Facility

Waukee Community School District’s Board of Education approved the renaming of its innovative professional learning program (Waukee CAPS) to Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX). Also naming the new facility the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center (WILC) and labeling the network of K-12, college and business opportunities as... 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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Waukee Apex Program Receives OpportUNITY’s Leading the Way Award

Accepting Award

Michelle Hill spoke at the OpportUNITY Summit about the impact of the Waukee Apex Program and accepted the Leading the Way Award on behalf of the program. Pictured: Elisabeth Buck, chief community impact officer of United Way of Central Iowa and Michelle Hill, director of Waukee APEX.

On Tuesday, Jan.24,... Read More

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Waukee School Board Members and Administrators Attend Annual Day on the Hill

Waukee Day on Hill

Waukee Community School District board members Jerry Ripperger, Mary Scheve, Susan Bunz, superintendent Cindy McDonald and chief financial officer Lora Appenzeller-Miller attended the Iowa Association of School Board’s (IASB) annual Day on the Hill on January 24, 2017

Waukee Community School District board members Jerry Ripperger, Mary Scheve, Susan Bunz,... Read More

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Waukee Partners with University of Northern Iowa for New Education Class

For the first time, the University of Northern Iowa is partnering with Waukee High School to bring a new education class opportunity to students starting the spring 2017 semester.

The Children’s Literature course offered this January will cover literature for K-6 students, differing from the Introduction to Education class which... Read More

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