District Update
  • A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Martin Brothers Distributing and the Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing. The money will be refunded to parents who paid for school lunch between January of 2000 and August of this year. Refunds will total $3.50 per student per year. All claims must be filed by the end of the month. Iowa School Food Settlement - Link to file a claim: https://gilardisecure.com/iowaschoolfoodsettlement/Claimant/ClaimForm
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  • Welcome Back Spartans Welcome Back Spartans! It is great to see all of the smiling faces again. Make sure to get involved whenever you can this year and take advantage of all of the awesome opportunities West Monona has to offer! Start the year off strong by meeting up with friends to support our teams at their events. The Volleyball team has a meet on Thursday the 28th at home, the Cross Country team will be running at Heelan on Friday the 29th and the football team plays at Morningside’s Olson Stadium on Saturday. It will be a fun filled action packed week! So get out there and show your Spartan Pride!!!
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 11:16 AM by Connor Aden
  • Spartan State The Spartan State will be a weekly column written by West Monona middle school and high school teachers and administrators. Math Jump Start 2014Cindy Gries, 6th grade math teacherThe West Monona middle school invited all students who were in danger of non proficiency on the Iowa Assessments to attend our Math Jump Start Program offered from July 31st through August 13th for one hour each day. During the jump start program an average of 13 students attended, with a low of 10 and a high of 17. This is a marked improvement from past years when the best attended day was 6. Our students and their families deserve a tremendous thanks for their efforts to improve during the ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 11:10 AM by Connor Aden
  • University of Northern Iowa growing state’s literacy education leadership with recent graduates CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – As part of their continuing mission to expand teachers’ knowledge and instructional expertise in literacy education, The Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and the Reading Recovery Center of Iowa, both at the University of Northern Iowa College of Education, celebrated their most recent graduates on April 30, 2014. Eighteen professional teachers completed the comprehensive literacy coach certification as part of the Jacobson Center’s second graduating class in the Partnership in Comprehensive Literacy coach preparation program. One graduate finished the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader certificate through the Reading Recovery Center of Iowa’s program, which has been at UNI since 2009. Both programs are post-master’s degree programs culminating in an advanced studies certificate ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2014, 10:10 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • Thanks for a Great Year! Picture identification from L to R: Deanna Eastman, Cheryl Warner, Marilyn Laffey, Mary Wingert, Sandy Albright, Geri Johnson, Janice Anderson, Lou Hewitt, Candace Phipps, Anita GerumWest Monona Elementary would like to thank the students, families and the community for a great year! We appreciated all of the help we had to get the year off to a good start, beginning with playground installation and the opening ceremonies! We have had great community support all year. The VIPS have provided materials, meals for the teachers, field trips and more! We have had volunteers from the community who came in weekly to listen to our students read. Thanks to Geri Johnson. I am not sure who enjoyed this more, the students ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2014, 10:58 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • West Monona Schools' Summer Food Program     West Monona Schools' Summer Food Program is off to roaring start! All children up to age 18 can eat breakfast and lunch for free throughout the summer at West Monona Elementary, 611 4th street in Onawa. Breakfast is available from 8:00-9:00 and lunch from 11:30-12:30 each weekday. Julee Shook, elementary head cook, has been pleased with the number of children who have been eating daily. Over 80 children ate lunch on Wednesday, June 4! Our goal is to increase that number to 100! Take advantage of free breakfast and lunch for our kids! Hot breakfasts will be served on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Starting Monday, June 9, children will be able to enter ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2014, 9:07 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • WE ARE READY FOR SUMMMER!         West Monona Elementary hosted the Summer Extravaganza on Tuesday, May 20. Many West Monona families attended this event. It was a great success! Families were able to come for a great supper made by the West Monona food service, and enjoy chatting with other West Monona families, while getting ready for summer activities. The Onawa Public Library was available to sign up students for the summer reading program. The Onawa Community Center sold pool passes and passed out swimming lesson information. Students made their own first aid kits for summer bumps and bruises. ISU Extension and Monona County Public Health provided brochures and information about their available programs. The Girl Scouts had information available and registration materials.  Families were able ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2014, 9:07 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • May 14, 2014 West Monona MS D.R.E.A.M Students of the Week May 14, 2014 West Monona Middle School D.R.E.A.M Students of the Week     Congratulations to our weekly incentive winners through the West Monona Middle School D.R.E.A.M. program focused on improving student behavior.  Winners this week were Nellmarie McCord, Matthew Gray, and Gage Rotnicke.  Students are eligible for the drawing on Wednesday's by receiving a "Braden Buck" that is earned for exhibiting behavior that is aligned with student expectations in the middle school.       The middle school program is founded on five basic expectations using the acronym D.R.E.A.M.  Students are expected to be Determined, Respectful, Encouraging, Accountable, and use Manners.  Each expectation has different guidelines for different areas in the ...
    Posted May 22, 2014, 1:43 PM by Kristopher Lyons
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