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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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  • Waukee Girl’s Special Bond with Harlem Wizard

    Grace Crowell was 9 years old and in third grade at Brookview Elementary when she just couldn’t shake a sickness. Her mom, Jeanet, had taken her to the doctor five times in one month for various illnesses: strep throat, a cold virus, pink eye. Grace didn’t seem to be getting any better so her mom...

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  • SWIVL Enhances Student Speeches

      Timberline Speech/Drama teacher Shelley Leiser has only been using the SWIVL C5 robot for less than one year but says it’s already the most used tool in her Speech 1 class. “Students used this device daily to give each other feedback, as a means of showing knowledge, and to practice their speeches,” Leiser said....

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