News from the Woods

Student-Involved Conferences: November 10 – 15

Conferences are divided into three parts — all of equal importance.

  1.  The student-involved portion of the scheduled conference time will last approximately ten minutes.  During this time the student, parent(s) and teacher will meet to discuss and celebrate student progress.
  2.  The remaining ten minutes
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Waukee Student and Teacher Among First Students to Travel to Kosovo

Students and educators from five Iowa high schools recently spent a week in Kosovo, collaborating with local schools and government officials as part of a new innovative partnership to improve agricultural education both in Iowa and abroad.

The group, including Waukee APEX student Renee Piekema, and agriculture teacher Cindy Snell,... Read More

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World Food Prize Hosts Record Number of Young Leaders at 2018 Global Youth Institute

Ashley Tibbs

Ashley Tibbs

High school students from 27 U.S. states and territories and ten countries were selected to attend the 25th Annual Global Youth Institute October 17-20, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. Waukee High School Senior,  Ashley Tibbs was among the 210 students selected to attend the prestigious three-day conference. Tibbs... Read More

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Online Conference Scheduling

In order to provide flexibility in scheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences, scheduling will be available via the Internet. Between Friday, Oct. 19 – Friday, Nov. 2, you will have the opportunity to access our calendar and pick an available time that best fits your schedule.

Conferences will take place... Read More


News from the Woods

Run for the Hills

Run for the Hills was an amazing day and phenomenal event! Students had a great time, and we could not have asked for better weather!

As an entire Woodland Hills Family — students, families, and teachers — we raised over $53,000! (The total does not reflect... Read More


Prairieview Teacher Receives 2018 Dr. Robert E. and Phyllis M. Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award

Chelsea Haaland

Chelsea Haaland

Chelsea Haaland, 9th-grade speech teacher at Prairieview School, will receive the 2018 Dr. Robert E. and Phyllis M. Yager Exemplary Teaching Recognition Award.

The award is intended to honor a graduate of UNI who has gone on to excellence as a K-12 teacher in Iowa and the contribution... Read More

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District Prepares to Launch New Silver Cord Website

On Tuesday, October 23, the Waukee Community School District (WCSD) Silver Cord Program will launch a new custom website to improve how students in grades 9-12 submit, approve and track volunteer hours.

The website is a significant investment in the long-term viability of the Silver Cord Program. The website allows... Read More

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Lots 2 Love in Waukee Nutrition

Waukee Community School District celebrated National School Lunch Week October 15-18, 2018. This year’s theme, Lots 2 Love, encouraged students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about the school lunch program.

Waukee Nutrition Services staff showed their love for school lunch by dressing... Read More


District Receives $6,500 Grant from Drew’s Crew for the Kids

Counselors were surprised with a $6,500 grant from Drew’s Crew for the Kids. Each of the district’s 13 schools received $500 to support students in their buildings.

“There are a lot of special events and activities that occur during the school day for which kids may need to bring or... Read More

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Walnut Hills Elementary Hearing Screens

Walnut Hills Elementary School will be having Hearing Screening for all student in preschool–5th grade October 16 through October 19, 2018

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701