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  • Agriculture at APEX

    Students at Waukee APEX, the Innovation and Learning Center, are performing the kinds of agricultural experiments you might expect to see at places like Pioneer in Johnston! The Waukee Community Schools Foundation provided a classroom grant to Holly Showalter, Ph.D., a Research Instructor at APEX, to purchase plant growth racks and supplies. Students started using...

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  • Students Solve Fairytales

    “This is so much cooler than just reading the story!” Most people are familiar with the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” when Goldilocks goes into the bears’ home and tries to find food, a place to sit, and a place to rest. Students in Megan Trader’s class at Grant Ragan Elementary are now experiencing...

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  • Coding in the Classroom

    “Student engagement is outstanding… in fact, it was tough getting students to stop working!” – Cole Kleinwolterink, South Middle School South Middle School Engineering/STEM Teacher Cole Kleinwolterink discovered a cool way to connect and engage with his students. He applied for a classroom grant from the Waukee Community Schools Foundation for Sphero SPRK+ Robots. The...

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  • Teaching Award Submissions Now Open

    The Waukee Schools Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes the teacher that goes above and beyond. This person is someone who is admired among their peers, pushes others to be their best, and engages students with new and innovative ideas. This person is driven, determined, and dedicated to their students. We’ve all had that favorite...

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