Maple Grove Elementary News

Board Approves 2019-20 School Calendar

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On December 10 the Waukee Board of Education held two public hearings to determine calendar hours vs days and the 2019-20 school calendar. The Board approved the 2019-20 school calendar as presented based on 1080 hours of instructional time.

Effective July 1, 2014, all public and accredited nonpublic school districts... Read More

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State Audit Report

After reviewing the State Auditor’s report, our focus remains on doing what we do best and that is educating our students at one of the highest levels in the state, supporting our teachers, staff and principals, with a positive learning and growing environment. We acknowledge some of the findings noted... Read More

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Waukee Students Win Third District Congressional App Challenge

A team of four students at Prairieview School, in the Waukee Community School District, won this year’s Third District Congressional App Challenge with their app FastLane. This app helps students and parents monitor school bus routes, pickup times,  and alerts them to changes in the schedule.

Owen Scott, Arya Karnik, Sean... Read More

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Foundation Public Forum Q&A

Your student matters. You know this and so do we! The Waukee Community Schools Foundation is here to support the needs of our students and teachers. Please take the time to complete this quick 9 question survey and plan to join us for an informal discussion about the Foundation from... Read More

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2019-20 School Calendar Recommendation Presented to Board

WCSD_horz_color (1)At the November 12 Board of Education meeting Andy Pals, calendar committee chair, presented the 2019-20 Waukee Education Association (WEA) school calendar recommendations. Pals walked board members through the proposal and answered questions.

The calendar proposed the following key dates:

  • The first day of school, Friday, August 23, 2019. This is the earliest
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Annual Foundation Food Drive

The Waukee Foundation Food Drive has been driving donations for the Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry for the last 13 years. The demographics of our community are changing, as are the needs of our community. The food pantry feeds an average of 200 families each month and nearly 10% of... Read More

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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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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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Tickets on Sale Now! Harlem Wizards at WHS Field House Oct. 15, 2018

Back by popular demand, the high flying, trick shooting, world famous Harlem Wizards are returning to Waukee! For the second year in a row, we are bringing the Wizards to YOU! Our Fall Family Fun Event was such an exciting and popular event last year that we had to invite the Wizards to come

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Intentional Focus on Early Literacy Improves Reading Benchmarks

Waukee Community School District (WCSD) continues to rise above the state’s early literacy benchmarks. The Iowa Department of Education released 2017-18 kindergarten through third-grade district level FAST data on September 5, 2018. The results showed the number of WCSD students who met or surpassed reading benchmarks increased from 83 percent... Read More

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