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Aargh! Blackbeard the Pirate DVD Released!

A video of the North Winn play, with a slideshow of photos from the Missoula Children’s Theatre residency week, is now available. It was filmed by Nancy Sojka and edited by Melissa Wicklund. Copies are $5 each. Order forms is here...

2015-16 Calendar Adopted

The 2015-16 school year will begin on August 24! See the new calendar adopted by the NW board.

2015-2016 Pre-School

North Winneshiek is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 pre-school program. Children have to be 4 years of age by Sept. 15 to enroll. Call or email Lynn for an application form or if you have questions.

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.

Spring Concert Information

Please have your elementary children at North Winn no later than 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14. Students will meet in their rooms before the concert starts. Concert attire should include dress pants, shoes, shirt, skirt, dress, and please no blue jeans. Middle school parents and 5th grade band parents, please have your children here at 6:30 p.m. to warm up before the concert starts.

After the kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders have performed, they will join their families in the audience. All other students will have chairs to sit in while they wait and after they perform. Feel free to email Alex Gisleson at if you have any questions.

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 Friday, May 8.

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.












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Printable Order Blank for advertising in the North Winn yearbook. Please order by April 25.


National History Day





















Two North Winneshiek students participated in the National History Day Regional Competition on Saturday, March 7. Maria Hendrickson, a sixth-grader, and Thomas Hendrickson, an eighth-grader, worked outside of school time to complete their projects. The National History Day program works to teach students how to research a topic and present the information in one of several formats. The theme this year was Leadership and Legacy in History—the students were asked to show how their topic showed both leadership and has left a legacy.

This was Maria's first year participating in the program and she chose to complete an exhibit project. Her display, about Prima Ballerina Margot Fonteyn, was a triangular-turning display of photos, facts, and information. Maria read Fonteyn's autobiography and many other source materials as well as watched videos of Fonteyn dancing. At the end of her project, Maria commented that it would have been fun to be able to meet Fonteyn.

Thomas Hendrickson participated for his third year in the program by writing a research paper about Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. He had a great time learning about the different character Henson and his associates created over time. He also enjoyed watching some video clips of Henson's early work. Thomas loved trying to imitate the voice of Kermit the Frog and using the home-made Kermit, practicing techniques he had learned from his research.

Thomas was selected as a state qualifier in the Junior Research Paper division.

Third Quarter Newsletter

The latest news from North Winneshiek teachers and staff is available here...


Three Pathways

North Winn 8th graders became part of the Tiny Circus in the making of a film with stop-action animation for the Oneota Film Festival, the Depot Outlet, and Winneshiek County Recycling. The film shares Three Pathways of recycling, reusing, and disposing of Stuff in Winneshiek County. Here is the film they made...

The process involved moving objects between still shots, then playing back the stills as a movie. The eighth graders made the objects move and shot the stills. Tiny Circus initiators Carlos and Katie then edited and combined their shots with interviews of people involved in the Three Pathways processes.

The film premiered at the Oneota Film Festival on March 7, 2015, and will appear on the Depot and Winneshiek County Recyling websites.



Hand Washing

Hand washing is one of the subjects in this month's Words on Wellness...






Eagle Art











Guidance Counselor Scott Iverson is the person who maintains the display on eagles at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. In the current display he is using the eagles created by our 1st and 4th grade students. Not all the eagles fit and so he will change them out periodically.

This display is at the corner of the hatchery property, along the bike trail and road In a day or two the snow should be off the trail to make it an easy walk from the parking area. If you happen by, also have a look at the permanent info on the back of the sign.


Healthy Snack Options







Food and Fitness Resource Michelle Hockersmith has some suggestions available for you here...


Rock Cycles

A movie by Ruby Langholz...


Tax Time is Coming...

89% of Iowans filed their income tax returns electronically last year!!
• Join your friends & neighbors!
• Refunds in days – not weeks!
• eFiling is fast, safe, and easy!

Find out how at

File your federal & Iowa returns at the same time from links on the website and you might be able to eFile for free.


Supporting Students at Home

A new page is being added to the North Winn website to assist parents with suggestions of ways for parents to help students at home. More information...



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