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Waukee, Iowa Tutoring Programs
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Waukee District and Curriculum
Students in the Waukee area attend Waukee Community School District. Both districts follow curriculum aligned with Common Core State Standards and Iowa Core Curriculum – a student-based approach used for implementing high academic expectations of the Common Core Standards for all students at each grade level in core subject areas. Beyond the core classes, there is also a rigorous career-technical program that helps students gain work experience during high school.
We currently cover the following Waukee-area school district: Waukee Community School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Waukee District Curriculum
Elementary grades are an introduction to new skills and ideas, helping K-6 students gain experience and master concepts, to then build on as they develop. Junior high grades are centered on the educational needs of adolescents as they transition between elementary school and high school. High school years are an opportunity for students to select courses and electives specific to potential college and career interests, developing necessary skills for entering the workforce.
Instruction involves research – based strategies toward essential concepts and skills specific to each grade. Classrooms are students-centered, teachers focusing on the individual needs of each student. Assessments are geared to measure student achievement based on standards expected to master for the grade, allowing teachers and parents to determine the progress of students and areas in need of improvement.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Waukee Educational News
- Silver Cord Program - The Silver Cord Program in Waukee Community School District gives students the opportunity to serve their community while being rewarded for their efforts. The volunteer-based program instills the importance of community service, encouraging students to be accountable for investing in their own education. Students can be recognized for their volunteer efforts within the community on a regular basis during their school years. A number of volunteer opportunities are available.
- Centennial Park - Spend the day with the family at Centennial Park. The park offers recreational activities for all ages and interests. Within the 33-acre park, visitors will find 2 sand volleyball courts, 3 baseball/softball diamonds, a 12-hole Disc Golf Course, 3 playgrounds and a basketball court. Walking paths along the creek with the traditional covered bridge provide that feeling of being in more than just a park, but being within nature. Families can also use the open shelter or one that is enclosed for birthday parties or family gatherings.
- Waukee Public Library - Visit the Waukee Public Library for many summer programs for kids of all ages. The library offers Teen and Tween programs, held certain days throughout the summer where teens and tweens learn to create lava lamps, make candy, as well as other fun creations. Children in grades 1-3 can attend Reading Under the Stars, an opportunity to be in a book club with activities related to the books read. Children even get to help decide what book is read! Family Movies, offered mid-afternoon, is another activity for children and their families to enjoy, with popcorn and beverages. Be sure to check out the many programs and activities the Waukee Public Library offers.
Waukee Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Community Service
When the topic of community service comes up around children and teens, the reaction is typically one of disinterest. Or associating the work to punishment, having done something wrong. High schools and some middle schools do have students participate in community service for those reasons however the volunteer opportunities are being encouraged more in creating awareness of civic duty, leadership and volunteerism. Elementary grade students experience the idea of community service in school or grade level efforts, such as book donations, food collections, etc. Students of all ages can benefit from community service. Children and teens can use the volunteer work as a means of learning or developing interests in certain fields or industries. They can learn of places and people in their community that may need more help than others. Your child also can gain more confidence, a sense of accomplishment, even leadership skills. Consider looking into volunteer opportunities for and with your child. Both you and the community will benefit.