Read the latest updates from the Waukee Community Schools Foundation.

  • Engaging with Edison

    Students at Walnut Hills Elementary are having fun with robots – and sneaking in lessons in math, problem-solving and coding at the same time! Fourth grade teacher Joni Gilchrist received a classroom grant from the Waukee Community Schools Foundation to purchase Edison Robots. Edison is a programmable robot designed for the classroom setting. Students ages...

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  • Motivated to Move!

    There’s no denying the popularity of wearable fitness trackers. Look on the wrists of those around you and you’ll see Fitbits, Apple watches and vivosmarts, all motivating the wearer to get healthier and stay active. Physical Education teacher Chris Roberts at Walnut Hills Elementary was inspired to try the same thing with his students. He...

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  • Waukee Teacher Honored

    The Waukee Community Schools Foundation awarded its annual Award for Teaching Excellence to Mindi Heitland. Heitland is the School-to-Work Coordinator at Waukee High School, and has been with the district for 11 years. Heitland is an innovator. She created the top internship program in the state, a full ten years before the work-based learning movement...

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  • Spotlight on: FITLIGHT

    Students at Waukee High School are experiencing a new level of fitness in their Physical Education classes. Teachers were able to purchase a FITLIGHT Training System through a classroom grant from the Waukee Community Schools Foundation. The FITLIGHT Trainer is a series of wireless, RGB LED lights powered by a tablet. They are used as...

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