Waukee High School News

Name Radiant Elementary Honors Coal Mining Heritage of Community

Waukee Community School District Board of Education considered four potential names before choosing one that paid homage to the coal mining history of the community. On November 28, the Board voted to name its ninth elementary school Radiant Elementary.

“Very few school districts in Iowa have ever experienced the type... Read More

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WHS Competition Cheer Wins Back-to-Back State Championship

Waukee High School’s (WHS) competition cheer team placed first at state in the coed division, making them back-to-back state champions. The competition was held on November 5 in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the state fairgrounds. With determination and hard work, they continue on their path to earning a national... Read More

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Waukee APEX Named One of 10 New STEM BEST Partners

The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council named Waukee APEX one of 10 new STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Partners in Iowa.

STEM BEST Partners go beyond the typical K-12 classroom environments and methods to provide students with more workplace experience while they are... Read More

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New Apparel Website: Warrior Mall

Waukee Community School District has launched a new apparel website. You can now purchase spirit wear anytime through the district’s new online store, Warrior Mall. A portion of all sales made through Warrior Mall will go back to the district’s activity fund.

Warrior Mall will not replace any pre-existing stores... Read More

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18 Waukee High School Seniors Attend NCYL Annual Youth Salute

In September, 18 Waukee High School (WHS) seniors joined over 200 students from other schools to attend the National Council on Youth Leadership’s (NCYL) annual Youth Salute, at Drake University.

Among the WHS students chosen to participate in the event were seniors Alivia Bergman, Callie Earney, and Nathan Sanders. Each... Read More


Board Reviews District’s 5 Year Financial Forecast

Board Members reviewed the district’s five-year financial forecast at the October 10 Board of Education Meeting. Gary Sinclair with Forecast5 led the discussion.

Forecast5 is a financial planning program that allows interaction with a full spectrum of assumptions in order to project a district’s financial position. These projections are made... Read More

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Russ Goerend Presented the ITEC Outstanding Educator Award


Russ Goerend, Waukee APEX instructor

Waukee APEX instructor Russ Goerend was presented the Outstanding Educator award at the Iowa Technology & Education Connection Conference (ITEC) on October 10, 2016.

The award recognizes innovative educators who use technology to improve instruction and student achievement. This year’s annual conference was held in... Read More

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Waukee Foundation Scholarship Annual Food Drive November 1-18

The Waukee Foundation Food Drive has been driving donations for the Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry for the last 11 years. The food pantry feeds over 100 families each month, with that number growing every year. The demographics of our community are changing, as are the needs of our community.... Read More

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Natalie Franke Selected as Award Finalist


Natalie Franke

Over 20 years of teaching, second grade teacher Natalie Franke has made it her goal to transform the way students perceive math.

In recognition of her dedication Franke was nominated as an Iowa finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awards are... Read More

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Tinker Bell Talks

Attention artists, actors, filmmakers, and Disney enthusiasts!

Don’t miss your chance to meet the real Tinker Bell! Margaret Kerry, the reference model for Disney’s Tinker Bell, will be visiting Waukee. The Waukee Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Motion Picture Association, and WHS Theatre will be hosting “Tinker Bell Talks” at Waukee... Read More

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