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  • 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
  • May 7, 2014 West Monona MS D.R.E.A.M Students of the Week May 7, 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 Mackenzie Laughlin, Cooper Warner, and Kendra Sears.  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, 1:40 PM by Kristopher Lyons
  • May West Monona MS D.R.E.A.M Students of the Month May West Monona Middle School D.R.E.A.M Students of the Month     The middle school student of the month for May were presented with the following students being named students of the month:  Tyler Geffaller, Patrick Carney, Ethan Hanses, Bradly Smith, Austin Conley, Abbey Jamison, Sarah Maule, Brittney Coleman, NellMarie McCord, and Sydney Struble.      Students are selected for student of the month honors based on a drawing from all students who have earned Braden Bucks.  Students who have earned Braden Bucks have been “caught” demonstrating appropriate behavior throughout the month.  These students will be treated to a lunch out in the community with their principal as a reward for their excellent behavior.    Students earn Braden Bucks for exhibiting ...
    Posted May 22, 2014, 1:36 PM by Kristopher Lyons
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