Drivers Ed Update
Registration for the Drivers Education Program is now being taken at West Monona High School. There is a Mandatory Parent and Student meeting on Friday, January 30th at 5:30-6:30 pm in the West Monona School Multi-purpose Room. Classes begin Saturday, January 31, 8:00-11:00 am and will continue on selected Saturday mornings though May 9 in the Multi-purpose room. Cost is $275 for West Monona Students. Registration is open for students from other districts. Registration deadline is Friday, January 30th. If you have any questions contact Brigit Kuhl at the middle school 712-433-9098.

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  • The WM Soap Company: Shipping Nationally & Smelling Terrific! The West Monona Soap Company has been working effortlessly these past few weeks in order to fill recent supply demands. Mailing the last of our “latest” inventory to Wisconsin has definitely exceeded our expectations and brought forth new “soapy” adventures! Our executives (Sara Maule and Alexis Anderson) along with some new recruits (Brailey Kober, Sydney Struble, and Emily Kepner), have kept the “soap” tradition alive and well... bubbling with new soap concoctions and costumers! We are pleased with the progress we have made so far and will continue, in our efforts, to explore more avenues of “bubbly bliss.” Yet, all of this wouldn’t be possible without ‘you,’ the consumer. Without your continuous support and dedication, the WM Soap Company ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2014, 11:04 AM by Connor Aden
  • West Monona Elementary Students of the Month West Monona Elementary students of the month for December were treated to lunch at Miller's Kitchen on Tuesday, December 16. Thanks to Darl and Adam Miller for making this possible. It was great! Front row: Trever Barclay, Gabriel McKinley, Jersey Bryan, Ella Martindale, Middle row: Sean Jordan, A'Ryan White, Kaylee Peasley, Colby Coleman, Ava Stangel, Back Row: Christian Beck, Devin Monahan, Danny Komarek, Kristina Schild, Alexis Storm, Kaylee Goslar, Jenna Shuck, Absent: Bella Dawdy, Jasmine Dawdy
    Posted Dec 18, 2014, 11:01 AM by Connor Aden
  • Letter to Parents Dear Iowa parents,Reading is essential to your children’s success in school and in life. In Iowa, we are working to make sure all children read well by the end of third grade, which is the pivotal time when students go from learning to read to reading to learn. Research shows that children’s third-grade reading skills can predict their future success, and proficient readers are more likely to graduate from high school and earn a good living. However, nearly 1 in 4 Iowa third graders did not meet reading expectations last year, according to state test results. We must help our students improve their reading skills. That’s why identifying struggling students starting in kindergarten and providing ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2014, 11:18 AM by Connor Aden
  • 'Twas the Week Before Christmas Break Left picture - Eric Edris, Cody Jenkins, and Jonathan Fritz works on their Christmas cards during literacy.Middle - L-R Eric Edris, Justin White, Brooke Sidwell, Cody Jenkins, Gregory Wright, Gavin Coleman, and Jonathan Fritz show off their completed work.Right - Gavin Coleman and Justin White work diligently at their cards.'Twas the week before Christmas break, when all through our class,everyone was busy, creating cards en mass.The students were busy with glitter and paste; the mess that they made couldn't be faced. The assignment was to spread Holiday cheer;to others less fortunate far and near.The pupils were busy, all focused on their duty,spreading compassion and making a world full of beauty.
The first project ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2014, 11:11 AM by Connor Aden
  • Reading Tips for Parents Even if your child is motivated to read, supporting him/her with a variety of ways and options will keep his/her momentum going. Here are six tips to open up the wonderful world of reading for your child.•What’s “Just Right”? Children feel confident and competent when they read books that are “just right.” But how do you find a “just right” book? Have your child read the back and front cover, and first page of the book. If there are more than five words that he cannot pronounce or understand in context, the book may be too challenging. Be supportive about finding a more perfect fit. Choosing the right book will help your little reader feel successful ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 11:28 AM by Connor Aden
  • How Parents Can Help Motivate Their Children to Learn Scholastic Top Ten Tips1.     Fill your child’s world with reading.2.     Encourage children to express feelings, talk about options, and make their own choices.3.     Show enthusiasm in your child’s interests and encourage them to explore new things.4.     Provide children with opportunities to see different learning styles (listening, visual, etc.)5.     Point out things that you learn with enthusiasm.6.     Ask what your children are doing in school, not just what their grades and test scores are.7.     Help your child organize their schoolwork.8.     Celebrate achievements, no matter how small.9.     Focus on strengths and encourage developing talents.10.  Turn everyday events into learning opportunities. Additional resources at http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 11:26 AM by Connor Aden
  • Congratulations Spartan Dance Team! Congratulations to the Spartan Girls Dance Team on their 1st Place trophy for Division 1 Dance at the State Dance Team Competition in Des Moines today. Senior Shayla Murray, Sydnee McMinamen and Taylor Allen show off their new hardware!! Great job ladies!!
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 11:02 AM by Connor Aden
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