The Mustang Gardens are blooming with tulips originally planted by the Albertsons, the Magnolia from the Harvey family, and many spring flowers planted by NW students. Towering over everthing is the now giant Blaze Autumn Maple that began it all. The maple was planted in honor of third grader Brady Stortz (March 16, 1996-June 18, 2004). Students, staff, parents, and friends have planted many perennials in the space. Vegetable gardening has been added to the curriculum under the leadership of nurse Andrea Homstad.
(photo by A Homstad)
Fifth Grade winners: Amelia Dugger, Miaja Quandahl, and Aiden Arneson
NW Bleacher Bench
A piece of NW history! Dan Sand, carpenter/builder and husband of former NW teacher Carole Sand, is working on a fun project. He is building Entryway Benches from materials recycled from those NW bleachers. The school has replaced the heavy wooden bleachers with much improved, easier to move bleachers. All of the wood is fir and the design would be appropriate with any decor. And the seat is twice as deep as that skinny little bench you sat on for basketball games, wrestling meets, and Homecoming Coronations!
The Entryway Bench is 26" w 25" h 17 3/4" deep--perfect for an adult. The price will be $300 for this size. If you would like to "try one on," call Dan and arrange a visit to his shop. He is willing to customize: longer, smaller, narrower? This bench is two bleacher widths deep, but could be a single. If you need a certain size to fit in your home, he can accommodate your wishes. He has a limited amount of the bleachers, so order soon!
Summer swimming lessons at the Decorah swimming pool will be held during the weeks of July 18-28. If you plan to have your child ride the NW bus to swim lessons, you need 2 separate checks. The registration form and check need to be sent directly to Decorah Park and Rec and the bus check needs to be sent to the NW office.
Student of the Month
Maggie Lovstuen, Madyson Kochm Emily Carolyan, Madelynn Dahl, Serenity Easler (Left to Right) showed Mustang Pride last month and were recently recognized as March Students of the Month.
Seventh and Eighth Graders perform a recitation of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the round.
As of March 29, 2016, we have missed four days. Two days have been built into the schedule; therefore, we need to make up two. The makeup days will be Thursday, May 26, 2016, and Friday, May 27, 2016.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 will have No Late Start/No Professional Development/Regular Start Time
Last Day of School Friday, May 27, 2016 North Winneshiek will dismiss at 11:15 (no lunches served). Decorah will dismiss at 1:30 P.M.
8th Grade DARE Trip
Members of the Eighth Grade Class spent April 7 at the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office, Decorah City Hall, and the Winneshiek County Courthouse.
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.