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  • Andrea Porter, Naturalist, Visit Kindergarten Students at West Monona Andrea Porter, Naturalist, from Monona County Conservation Board, presented the lesson “States of Matter” water cycle, evaporation, snow, (how they are different and similar)  to West Monona Spartan Star kindergarten students.  Andrea spent an hour with each class conducting two experiments with evaporation and rain as well as a story and short video presentation on snowflakes.  The students learned about evaporation, cloud formation, formation of snowflakes, etc.
    Posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:20 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • Western Iowa Salon Exhibition Congratulations to the 14 West Monona high school art students having their work selected for the Western Iowa Salon Exhibition (WISE), at Buena Vista University, in Storm Lake Iowa. Seventy-nine pieces were selected for this show, by 60 students from 10 area schools. The following students a have works selected for the exhibition:Michelle Lu, Brailey Kober, Paige Nichols, Kade Rodnicke, Cynthia Towne, Alexis Anderson, Mackenzie Meyers, Abbey Jamison, MacKenzie Mohr, Jennifer Kennedy, Macy Ptt, Mira Jensen, Cynthia Towne,and Cheyenne Lindale.Congratulations to Kade Rotnicke for winning honorable mention during this show.Photo: Kade Rotnicke
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 8:42 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • West Monona High School proudly announces the following release of information from the Belin-Blank Center, in Iowa City. “The Belin-Blank Center recognizes talent in all areas and proudly serves as the Iowa and Midwest Affiliate for the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Your student(s) was among the artists and writers in grades 7-12 who submitted approximately almost 10,000 entries to the 2017 competition.Congratulations! As the teacher of a student who earned an Honorable Mention, Silver, or Gold award, we invite you to be an honored guest at The Belin-Blank Center Presents: A Scholastic Celebration in Three Acts. The Celebration is a new and exciting event celebrating the very best artists and writers in the Iowa and Midwest Regions of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Please join us onSaturday, March 11, 2017 ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 8:27 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • West Monona Elementary January Students of the Month Grades K-2Front row: Allison Lage, Charlee Archer, Audrey Hadden, Landon McCall, Joseph Surber, Marcus Burns, Isabella TaylorBack row: Kaitlyn Komarek, Addison Potter, Lilly Warren, Danika Blair, Lincoln Shaw, Evan LanderGrades 3-5Front row: Keirra Kono, Noah Walker, Malek Mothershead, Evan Carrier, Jordan HoltonBack row: Kristopher White, Ella Martindale, Maggie Lage, Laken Bellis, Marcus Miller, Alex Lawrence, Reese Collison, Chloe BroerGreat job, students! Thanks to Dan's Pizza and Miller's Kitchen.
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 8:03 AM by Kristopher Lyons
  • Elementary Letter to the Governor 5th grade students at West Monona Elementary have been busy learning and testing. While preparing for the FAST CBM-R test that measures fluency, students raised the question of "Isn't comprehension more important than being able to read fast?" Motivated by cross curricular studies, we decided to write a letter to Governor Branstad stating our opinion and posing many questions including a request to amend the Early Literacy Law to include comprehension. We sent the letter before Christmas break and we received a response from the Governor's office mid-January. Students will be presenting both letters to the West Monona School Board on February 20 at 4:30. We invite the public to come and hear how the ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2017, 7:27 PM by Kristopher Lyons
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