Junior Kaitlyn Redman wins High School Journalism Award

On April 6, Waukee junior Kaitlyn Redman won top honors at the Leadership and Innovation in High School Media Conference at Drake University.

Redman won the Iowa High School Leadership in Journalism Award. According to the Iowa Newspaper Association, “the award recognizes the work of an Iowa high school student... Read More

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Dallas County Reading Creative Writing and Poetry Contest for 2016

Five Walnut Hills students received first place honors in the 2016 Dallas County Reading Creative Writing and Poetry Contest.


  • Sophie Putnam – Second grade poetry
  • Alex Thompson – Third grade poetry
  • Ari Crouse – Third grade creative writing
  • Lucie Buck – Fourth grade poetry
  • Sophia Berger – Fourth grade
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Waukee School Board Discusses Superintendent Search

Waukee Community School District’s Board of Education began outlining a succession plan with current superintendent, Dr. David Wilkerson, 18 months ago. During the April 11 Board meeting, executive director for the School Administrators of Iowa, Roark Horn, discussed criteria for selecting the next superintendent.

During the discussion, Board members identified... Read More

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Board Approves 2016-17 School Budget with 95-cent Tax Increase

Waukee Community School District approved a $100 million budget for the 2016-17 school year at the the April 11 Board of Education Meeting. The budget includes 33 new full-time jobs to accommodate the district’s growth and to staff the two new buildings that will open later this fall, Grant Ragan... Read More

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Volunteers Needed for the Waukee Warrior Kids Challenge

This year marks the 100th year anniversary of the Waukee Community School District (WCSD). Come participate in the Waukee Warrior Kid’s Challenge as part of “Celebrate Waukee” on Saturday, June 4 from 2-4 p.m. at Centennial Park.

This is a great opportunity for students (Kindergarten through 5th grade) in WCSD... Read More

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Construction Update: April 2016

Elementary #8 – Grant Ragan

A special election was held on February 4, 2014 for the sale of $18.9 million in general obligation bonds to fund construction of a new elementary school at the intersection of Dartmoor and Douglas Parkway in the city of Waukee and HVAC upgrades at Brookview... Read More

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Elementary Schools Excel with Leader in Me

Brookview, Waukee Elementary and Maple Grove Elementary Schools are taking great strides to prepare young leaders for the world of tomorrow through the Leader in Me program. The program helps students and staff form concrete ideas about leadership and encourages them to find their passions.

Waukee Community School District (WCSD)... Read More

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Waukee High School students honored at Mentors in Violence Prevention luncheon

Eleven school districts were recognized for their implementation of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at the MVP School District Luncheon on April 6 at the Botanical Garden Conference Center in Des Moines.

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Verizon representatives Michael McDermott and Meagan Dorsch... Read More

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