Students in the Waukee CSD have many opportunities to get involved through school programs. These programs help build a community in our schools and grant students the chance to be recognized as leaders.

Intramurals provide students the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities after the regular school day. Intramural activities are conducted within the District and do not involve events with other school districts. This program is run by Waukee Community Education.

Participation in intramurals allows students to be active and nurtures a healthy spirit of competition, sportsmanship, and teamwork. All students in grades 10-12 are encouraged to get involved. Every student is given an equal opportunity to participate regardless of physical ability.

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The Leader in Me is an approach to creating an environment of leadership in some of our Waukee CSD schools. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are integrated into our school traditions, systems, curriculum, and culture, and work in close connection with our school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), our guidance curriculum, and 21st Century Skills. The Leader in Me and the 7 Habits emphasize skills to help students be successful outside our classroom walls.

Everyone is a leader in his or her own way! We believe that every child possesses leadership skills, but needs time to learn how to be an effective leader and must be taught how to collaborate with other students and adults.

 The 7 Habits

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek first to Understand, Then be Understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen The Saw

Waukee CSD Leader In Me Schools

  • Brookview Elementary
  • Maple Grove Elementary
  • Shuler Elementary
  • Waukee Elementary
  • Woodland Hills Elementary

National Honor Society (NHS) membership has been the true mark of student achievement for more than 100 years, but it goes far beyond a report card. By empowering, championing, and recognizing well-rounded students, NHS provides schools with a values-based framework to elevate a culture of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above are able to apply for members after the fall semester—typically in early February.

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  • (WHS) Kristin Beeson,
  • (NWHS) Jena Kline,
  • (NWHS) Alyson Bechtum,


High school counselors across the district recommend the resources below when looking for scholarships. Please do not ever pay for a scholarship search, as there are so many great resources available at no cost to the student. The spreadsheet of scholarships is updated often, so it’s a great idea for seniors to view it weekly. January through May is the busiest time for scholarships and the timeframe for most local scholarships.

The Waukee Community School District educates students from around the world. We serve students who come from many different countries and speak more than 50 languages and dialects. This is one of several reasons we are choosing to offer opportunities to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices. Being able to know and use more than one language is a critical skill for the 21st century.

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The purpose of the Waukee Silver Cord Program is to instill within students the importance of community service and encourage students to be accountable for investing in their own education and in their community on a regular basis during their school years.

All students are eligible to earn silver cord hours between June 1 of their freshman year and April 30 of their senior year. Students volunteering 175 hours by April 30 of their senior year will have the distinct honor of wearing a silver cord during their graduation ceremony.

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The Arrowhead website is written, designed, and edited by students in the Waukee High School publications class. They also produce the yearbook and Kee Scroll magazine.

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10th Street Times is a student-led, student-created newspaper and website distributed to the students and faculty of Waukee Northwest High School.

Learn More about 10th Street Times