WE Totem Tales

Welcome Back!

Dear Families,

We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you all back for the 2017/18 school year at Waukee Elementary! We have had a great first two weeks of school. Our new assistant principal, Mr. Wendt, and I are very excited about this school year and partnering with you in your child’s education. We have several new staff members and students joining us this year, as well as many returning staff and students.

We’re excited to welcome the following teachers to our W.E. staff: Ms. Sarah Mueller, Kindergarten; Ms. Kelsey McDonald, 5th Grade; Mr. Justin Schmauss, PE; Ms. Meghan Mahoney, Learning Lab; and Mr. Kasey Moon, Art. As you see them in our building please join us in welcoming them to the Waukee Elementary team!

This school year is our fourth year implementing the 7 Habits with students, staff, and families and we are proud to be a Lighthouse Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me provides Waukee Elementary with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development.

Our staff is dedicated to providing a quality education and a caring environment, and we’re proud to have a team of such amazing teachers!

We’re looking forward to a wonderful year!


Nicole Johnson, Principal

PTO News

  • Our first PTO meeting will be held this coming Monday, September 11, at 7 pm.  Please join us in the media center to learn more about what we do and start planning for another exciting year.
  • If you haven’t already, please return your Party Planning and Directory forms to your teacher no later than September 13.
  • Save the date for our upcoming Spirit Nights- 4-8pm on September 28th at Saints and October 19th at HyVee.
  • For more information please “like” our Waukee Elementary PTO Facebook page.

Raptor Visitor System

We have a new version of the Raptor visitor system and NO previsouly scanned ID’s were saved. As a result, we’d like to start building up our database of visitors again. If you are picking up or dropping off your child during the school day, bring in your Photo ID and ask to get it scanned into our Raptor visitor system. If you are out  and about during the school day, you are welcome to stop by the office with your Photo ID to get it scanned. *Please refain from stopping in before 9:00am, and after 3:30pm, as those are already busy times in the office.

This can significantly expedite the process of signing in on days when many parents are visiting school at the same time.

SlamTastic Event

The Waukee Schools Foundation is hosting a “SlamTastic” event coming to the Field House this October! Get your tickets now to watch Waukee Elementary’s very own parent, Kirk Kooken, officiate the Team Warriors (Coached by Mike Householder) vs. the WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards!
The Harlem Wizards are a trick shooting, high jumping team of ultra talented basketball players that come with an inspiring message for the kiddos. For more information on the Harlem Wizards, please visit their website at www.harlemwizards.com.
Get your tickets soon as we do anticipate a completely sold out event!
October 16th, 2017
Waukee HS Field House
Doors Open at 5:30, show starts at 6:30
To purchase tickets: www.waukeeschoolsfoundation.org
Student General Admission is just $12 when purchased in advanced. We are also offering court side seating with a meet and greet with the Harlem Wizards! Visit the ticketing site for more details on seating options. If you would like to nominate a parent, teacher, or principal for Team Warriors, please email waukeefoundation@waukeeschools.org. We are still looking for a couple more players!
560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701