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North Winneshiek School Board Hosts Community Meeting

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the North Winneshiek Cafeteria, the NW School Board will host a community meeting to collect community Input regarding Long Term Planning for the North Winneshiek School District. Everyone is invited to come!

Currently, the North Winneshiek School Board is making plans for the district’s future. Declining enrollment and stagnant state/federal revenues are making it challenging to maintain the current preschool-8 th grade school configuration. The current whole grade sharing agreement with Decorah expires in June of 2017. The board wants to be proactive in determining what will need to take place beyond this time frame. The school will remain as a PS-8 school until June 30, 2017. The North Winneshiek Board would like to have a community meeting to gather input from district patrons as we plan for our district’s future. The board’s goal is to develop a plan that would be implemented by the renewal time of the whole-grade sharing agreement with Decorah.

VIP Day 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, will be our annual VIP Day. We will have a regular start time in the morning and a 2:15 dismissal in the afternoon. The K-2 meal will begin at 10:45 with the VIPs meeting in the gym at 10:30. The 3-5 graders will eat with their VIPs at 11:30. The middle school students can eat with their families earlier if they choose to and then go home. The middle school students will eat at 12 noon.

Our annual Very Important Persons Day for Preschool will be on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Please plan to come around 10:30 for a short program in the classroom and then to have lunch with the students. Tickets need to be purchased at the office. Meal cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 4 and under.

Middle School LEGO League Tournament

Eighteen North Winn middle schoolers will attend the LEGO League Tournament on Nov. 22 at Central Community High School, Elkader. Anyone can come to cheer on our team. The tournament runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.













If there are errors in an order, please contact the phone number on the invoice.

That number is 1-800-771-2447

Profits from the Chip Shoppe orders will help pay for enrichment activities for all North Winn students. If you would like to know more about The Chip Shoppe, go to

The limo ride to Pizza Ranch for the students that sold 25 items or more was onNovember 4th:
KG - Madelynn Dahl
1st - Sierra Jump-Gerleman, Savannah Phillips*, and Tylar Wenthold
2nd - Abby Northup
3rd - Kathleen Delphey, Montana Jump-Gerleman, Travis Nordheim, and Jeramiah Rediske
4th - Danial Dawley, Mairi Sessions
6th - Maria Hendrickson
7th - Meg Sessions
8th - Wesly Smith

*Top Seller More photos of the Celebration...


First Quarter Honor Roll Announced

Stellar middle school students achieve stupendously!

Decorah Wrestling Club

All Kindergarten through Sixth graders are welcome to join the Decorah Wrestling Club. There are two practice age groups: K-2nd and 3rd-6th. Practices will begin November 10 and 11 at Decorah High School wrestling room. For more information, go to


Pumpkin & Gourd Decorating Contest Winners






Thanks to all who participated.


Voting and Awards were presented at Lunch on Oct. 29.

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The Reading Games

Each year the teachers provide a reading list of 20 books selected specifically for the different grade divisions.(Divisions I: 3rd and 4th grades and Division II: 5th and 6th grades) Interested students are place on teams of 4-6 members and are assigned a coach. Teams will meet periodically to decide which books will be assigned to each student, discuss the books they have read, and make sure that everyone is staying on target. Students may also develop study aids and write questions to submit for the Reading Games competition.

Books may be found at the school library, Decorah Public Library, Once Upon a Time Boostore, Dragonfly Books, and some titles will be available at the Scholastic Book Fair at Carrie Lee School. Students from Decorah Middle, Carrie Lee, and North Winneshiek Schools will participate in the competition on Tuesday, March 17 from 3:15 to 5pm at Carrie Lee and Decorah Middle School.

More information and a signup form has gone home in the Friday folders at North Winn. Here is a copy...

Congratulations to New Student Council Reps

Student Council members have been elected. The 2014-15 Council includes these student representatives:

3 Riley Snell, Grace Stortz, and Reuben Swaztentruber

4 Amelia Dugger, Robby, Michels, and Lani Hubka

5 Ames Arenson, Paige Lange, and Kollin White

6 Brayden Phillips-Novak and Maria Hendrickson

7 Caden Keck and Jordan Sabanish

8 Mason Stortz and Maddison Michels

Fall Fun Day: Get Moving!

Live Healthy Iowa's Fall Fitness Day was Oct. 8. Students from Kindergarten through Eighth Grades participated in Garden Clean-up--harvesting vegetables and clearing spent plants from the garden area for winter. Their work time was followed by a smoothie treat, made from locally made yogurt, our ownberry juice, our own chard, and fruit. The final celebration of the day was Dancing in the gym!

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Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences continue 3:30-6:45pm on Nov. 6. Parents will receive a a notice of times, sent home with students on October 24.

Remember that you can always access Student Records in the menu above.

Native American Pride


The Native Pride Dancer taught students about the beauty, symbolism, and skill of Native American music, dance, and regalia (drew). The performance included traditional stories, musical styles, and insight into the history of Native American life.

On Sept. 30, North Winn students and staff participated in a Native American Pride assembly. More photos...








Box Tops for Education

Help out North Winneshiek with things you probably already purchase. There are Box Tops for Education on many different packages in every aisle of the grocery store. Check your kitchen cabinets for Box Tops for Education. Help our school make money for field trips and other enrichment activities. The first Box Top mailing for this year is due on Nov. 1.

Please, send your NON-EXPIRED Box Tops to school by Oct. 24.


2014 Yearbooks

The 2014 Yearbooks are in! If you didn't order one and woul like one, we have a few extras on hand. Cost is $15. Contact the office.


If you saw it here and now it is gone, look for it on the News page.

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.

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