Welcome to North Winn!

arenson run/walk t-shirt

5K at Big Canoe Lutheran

There will be a 5K run/walk in memory of Avery and Aiden Arneson on June 3. As part of the fundraiser, T-Shirts are available to order. Money and order forms were due by Tuesday, May 22. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Wicklund at mwicklund@n-winn.k12.ia.us.

The Mabel Area Food Shelf has a special program to help families stretch their food dollars during the summer. Each family with students in kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year is eligible to receive a "family bag," in addition to the normal amount of food and the school bags.

If your family receives reduced or free school lunches, you are eligible for the Mabel Area Food Shelf. All services are confidential. The food shelf serve families in Fillmore, Winneshiek, and surrounding counties.

Food shelf hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, except for the third Thursday of the month at Mabel First Lutheran Church, 202 N Oak St. It is also open 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month.Note:

The food shelf will be closed June 14 due to Vacation Bible School. If you have questions, please call Pastor Mary at (507) 493-5587.

Bike Rodeo

The Annual NW Bike Rodeo was held on May 1 with 1st and 2nd grade students. The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful day. All was successful! Lee Goedken from the sheriff's department came and helped cover basic road safety and helped out with our intersection station.

We also had a bike trail/passing station and a 'lawn mower' station. Kids also were able to ride around the track a few times. Several parents also helped out making sure each station ran smoothly.

More photos

spring wild flowers


Congratulations go to winners from this year's Winneshiek County Soil & Water Conservation Bag Contest:

Fourth Grade: Jasera Tweten, Tylor Wenthold, and Kale Christopher

Fifth Grade: Keaton Orris, Hunter Quandahl, and Chloe Sheffield

NW Mustang

Last Day of 2018-19

June 5 is the last day of school. School will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

No lunch will be served.

June 4 is Decorah Schools' last day and they get out at 1:15 p.m. which means that our shuttle bus will leave NW at 12:30 p.m. June 5 there will NOT be a shuttle bus from or to NW.

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Words on Wellness

This month's newsletter from Iowa State University Extension includes an article on healthy camping food. W.O.W. also includes information on hot dog food safety and geocaching, an outdoor activity that's fun for the family. The recipe of the month is chili popcorn. This fitness, nutrition and safety newsletter is available as a pdt download, via Twitter or sent directly to your email. Find all these options at:


springfling power producers

Box Tops for Education & Milk Moola

We are preparing to send in our last batch of the year. Please send to school any box tops for education and/or milk moola caps and bags by May 31 . The money we receive from these two fundraisers is used tor the end-of-year field trips the students take.


Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will.

If you see something, SAY something! National Human Trafficking Hotline:
Call 1-888-373-7888
or text INFO or HELP TO 233733

What are the warning signs?

Driver's Ed Sign

Registration is Open

Summer Driver’s Education will be July 9 - 22, 2018. Students must obtain a valid Learner's Permit before registering for Driver's Education. Students must be at least 14 years old before the first day of class. Registrations will be accepted according to age with older students and in-district students given first preference.

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 without prior approval.

Class will meet at the North Winn School from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday, July 9, Tuesday, July 10 and Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20. Driving time will be scheduled with the instructor.

***(Classes will not be held during the Winneshiek County Fair July 11-13, 2018)***

Students may register until Friday, May 4, 2018. Maximum class size will be 30 students. Driver’s Education fees: $250.00 for North Winneshiek district students; $410.00 for out of district students.

Payment of one half of the fee and a copy of Learner’s Permit is due with registration. The balance is due on or before the first day of class (July 9, 2018).

If you have any questions regarding the Driver's Ed Course, please call Marley at 563-735-5411.

youth marketplace kids

Youth Marketplace

Fifth and sixth grade students are becoming business entrepreneurs. In teams, they have done market research to learn what local people might want to buy. They wrote business plan proposals so that they could borrow money from the bank for purchasing raw materials. This meant learning how to calculate an interest rate and calculate the sales tax required for each of their products. Duane Tlusty from Viking State bank listened to students business proposal and examined their prototypes. Then he decided if they had done their work carefully enough to merit a bank loan. Students sold their products at the Spring Fling event on April 26, 2018


Pioneer School

1st-2nd Field Trip

aerial view of North Winn

Reorganization Vote Passes

The results for the Special School Election held in Winneshiek County on February 6, 2018:
Decorah CSD: Proposition A (Consolidation):
Yes: 621 No: 104
Proposition B (Revenue Purpose):
Yes: 634 No: 81
Proposition C (PPEL): Yes: 622 No: 93 North Winneshiek CSD:
Proposition D (Consolidation):
Yes: 224 No: 32
Proposition E (Revenue Purpose):
Yes: 209 No: 45
Proposition F (PPEL): Yes: 203 No:50

Ben Lange, from the NW school board has been selected to be the NW representative on the combined NW/Decorah School Board. The new board will include four of the five existing Decorah School Board members: Ron Fadness, John Hjelle, Brian Petersburg, and Krista Vanden Brink.

Jensen K and Old Creamery Crew

Old Creamery Theatre

Jensen Korsness was among those recognized for the story she submitted for the Old Creamery Theater writing contest. Her story was also one of those adapted for the show they've been performing all over the state.

Here is Jensen with the cast at the performance of "Players Gonna Play."

Cast of Players Gonna Play

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.