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  • Grant Ragan Gross Motor Room

    Students at Grant Ragan Elementary are enjoying new toys and experiences in the Gross Motor Room thanks to a grant from the Waukee Community Schools Foundation. Jennifer Kopp is a Special Education Teacher at Grant Ragan and applied for funding to purchase several items including a connected hopscotch game, balance stepping stones, scooters, and an...

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  • 2022 Teaching Award

      The Waukee Community Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 Teaching Excellence Award is Emily Orna, Spanish Teacher at Waukee High School. The Teaching Excellence Award honors one Waukee Community School District teacher who exemplifies innovation, leadership, and integrity. Teachers must be nominated by another teacher or administrator in the...

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  • Connecting & Collaborating

    Our Waukee Community Schools Foundation has been fortunate to make connections and collaborate to find solutions to meet the health and wellness needs of our students. First, the Environmental Health Department at Pioneer Seeds made a large in-kind donation of forehead and infrared thermometers, ensuring that every school nurse in the Waukee Community Schools District...

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  • Learning at school AND at home

    Last year while teaching online, Grant Ragan 2nd-grade teacher Megan Trader had the idea for at-home STEAM kits to help students experience science, technology, engineering, art, and math opportunities in their own homes. She applied for a grant from our Waukee Community Schools Foundation, and was able to purchase items for the kits for families...

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