Spring at North Winn
Seventeen Eighth Graders graduated from North Winneshiek on Thursday, May 21, 2015
See the Eighth Graders in their Graduation Video on YouTube. Student Madeline Stahr did a great job of putting it together.
It is the season for school fieldtrips. A look at the calendar will show that North Winneshiek students travel all around the region to take part in educational experiences and learn first hand about the world outside the walls of the school.
When they are not outside on fieldtrips, students may be found working in the school garden or planting trees. New seedlings were planted in nursery rows in the North Winn Arboretum on the North side of the buildings. Plantings for fall harvest in the school garden are being prepared.
Sixth Graders Visit the Capital
With their teacher Jesse Halweg and bus driver Tim Dugger, members of the sixth grade class met Representative Darrel Branhagen of the Iowa House of Representatives at the Iowa Capitol on their tour.
As the school year comes to an end, please check your email, your child's book bag, or go online for the balance of lunch accounts to ensure that the account does NOT have a negative balance at the end of the year. To help you figure out how much your child will need for the rest of the year: breakfast costs $1.70 and lunches are $2.35 for elementary, and $2.45 for middle school students.
On Monday, May 18, there will be NO morning or afternoon latch key available. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Also, there will NOT be afternoon latch key on May 26.
After May 15, the Decorah shuttle bus will NOT be going to the Middle School for the remainder of the school year.
Also, on the last day of school, May 26, school will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. There will NOT be a shuttle bus after school that day. Also, there is NO afternoon latchkey on May 26. If your child rides the bus to Decorah, please find an alternative way to get your child.
Summer's Driver's Education Class
North Winneshiek will offer Driver's Education class July 6 to 17. The class is for students 14 years or older. There is a limit of 30 students and in-district students are given first opportunity. Students can register until spaces are filled.
The fees are $235 North Winn district students and $395 for out of district students. Call for an application form or download it here.
The State of Iowa requires that each student attends and successfully passes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of driving. No absences will be allowed. Class will meet from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday, July 6, Tuesday, July 7 and Monday, July 13 thru Friday, July 17. Driving time will be scheduled with the instructor Calvin Nygaard.
Summer Reading Mentoring Program at Decorah Public Library
Decorah Public Library is excited to offer a weekly Reading Mentor Program this summer. The program will team students in kindergarten through second grade with caring high school students and adult volunteers for one-on-one shared reading experiences.
The theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” and for the first time the program will run all summer long (June 3 - August 28) and include programs, reading activities, and incentives for all ages (adults, too!).
Book Buddies will meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, from 2 to 2:45 pm. A kick-off celebration will be held on Monday, June 15, with a culminating event on Monday, August 17. If you are interested in registering your child for this program, or in becoming a reading mentor, please contact Joan Roach, Children's and Youth Librarian, at the Decorah Public Library (563) 382-3717 or email email@example.com. Registration is on a first come, first-served basis with a deadline of May 20.
Upon registering, participants will receive a Decorah Public Library drawstring bag with a schedule of events for each age group.
Reading and activity incentives will include various weekly prizes (for kids), Chamber Dollars (for kids and adults) and two grand prize drawings at the end of the summer (for kids). Grand prizes include a hot air balloon ride through Drift Away Adventure Tours and an airplane adventure with David Bakken.
Attention Band Parents: Summer Band Lessons 2015
Summer lessons consist of four weekly half-hour lessons starting May 27 and ending June 23. There is no charge for summer lessons. Available lesson times are between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with lesson days and times that would work for your chi Id, or send a note to school. If the time is open, I'll write down your first pick or indicate that those times need to be changed. For example, is you choose Tuesdays at 3:3opm your child's lesson dates would be 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 and 6/23.
Knowing that the summer is very busy and schedules can be hard to plan, if for some reason you know you will miss a lesson, please, email me.
Thank you -Mr. Gisleson
Muffins for Moms 2015
Summer Rec Program
North Winneshiek will continue to sponsor the North Winneshiek Summer Rec. Program. There will be little, middle and big teams for both boys and girls. The season will be in the months of May and June. There will be more information to come.
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Plant Sale Continues in May
Fifth graders sold their first plants of the season at the spring concert. Thanks to all the families and friends who helped us raise money for our upcoming field trip. Tomatoes, peppers, flowers and other plants are ready to go into your garden. Here is a complete list...
Bag Contest Results
Winneshiek County Soil & Water Conservation held their decorating bag contest again this year. The theme was Local Heroes: Your Hardworking Pollinators. Winners for 4th grade were: Amelia Dugger, Aiden Arneson, and Justin Nierling The winners for 5th grade were: David Kreitzer, Emily Carolan, and Paige Lange. The winners attended the Conservation Breakfast.
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The North Winneshiek Community School District does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, socio-economic status, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. The Affirmative Action Coordinator is Tim Dugger and can be reached at 563-735-5411.