Contraption Challenge PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 05 2010 11:45


Lincoln 6th grade engineers held their 2nd Contraption Convention on March 11, 2010 in the Lincoln gym.  The 24 sixth graders met twice a week after school for eight weeks to learn more about engineering and other science, technology, and math careers.  During the Contraption Challenge the students studied industrial engineering using an EIE kit from Grant Wood AEA and built Rube Goldberg type contraptions to demonstrate their problem solving skills.  For the convention, each group of students had to present their contraption, design a presentation board, and create a commercial for their invention.  The students also toured Indian Hills Community College and the University of Iowa to increase awareness of STEM related careers.  Funding for this after-school program was provided by the Corridor STEM Initiative, an effort by the state of Iowa in conjunction with large businesses to increase the number of students in Iowa pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The day was a lot of FUN for everyone!

Last Updated on Thursday, April 15 2010 09:56
$4177 Pie in the FACE! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 05 2010 10:32

Mr. Tim Balvanz (Physical Educator, Lincoln Elementary) got his share of pie when one was thrown into his face!  This was his way to show appreciation for the tremendous job that Lincoln’s students did in raising money for Exercise for Fitness.  Based on fundraising efforts, students were given a chance to throw a pie at one of the staff members.  The grand total of funds raised was $4177!

Youth Art Month PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 05 2010 08:39


The Art Educators of Iowa sponsor Youth Art Month each March and it is a tradition in the Governor's Office to display works of art from outstanding Iowa students.  Bryce is a 5th grade student who was selected for his computer work under the direction of Jenny Humphreys at Lincoln Elementary.  Bryce was invited to the State Capitol on March 31st to meet and receive a certificate from Lt. Gov. Patty Judge. In the photo: Jenny Humphreys, Bryce (student) and Lt. Gov. Patty Judge

Last Updated on Thursday, April 15 2010 09:56
My Many Colored Days at Stewart PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 30 2010 12:37

At Stewart Elementary, March was celebrated as "Love to Read" month and this included theme dress up days during the month that coordinated with different Dr. Seuss books. After reading My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, our final dress up day involved each grade level wearing a different color.

Last Updated on Thursday, April 08 2010 08:47
Acrodunk performs at WJHS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, March 26 2010 08:50

Acrodunk, semifinalist on America's Got Talent, performed for the junior high on Tuesday March 23 as a rewards assembly for QSP magazine sales. Mrs. Meyer's seminar won the rights to preferred seating and to meet Acrodunk in the hamster rumble contest held in October.


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