George Washington Elementary School News

Keokuk CSD Teacher of the Year

Lana Proctor is the Music teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School. Lana is shown here with Mike Marsden, Hawthorne Elementary School Principal. Nominations for this honor are made yearly, and rotate throughout the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Nominations are accepted from members of the community, students and staff. A group comprised of students, […]

Noetic National Math Contest

The Noetic National Math Contest results are in! Grade level team winners are: 3rd- Rachel Olsen 4th- Alex Underwood 5th- Jiya Patel and Caleb Kramer Rachel Olsen scored in the top 10% and made the National Honor Roll! (photo in the blue shirt with two medals). The following students scored in the top 50% Nationally […]

Hour of Code

It’s Computer Science Education Week! George Washington students are all participating in the Hour of Code. Visit code.org to learn how to write code and create your own games.

Two employees from Siemens visit

Two employees from Siemens visited Diane Berner’s fourth and fifth graders today to give students feedback on their submersible designs and talk about their careers. Engineer Tyler Gray (Cardinal Stritch) and Technical Instructor Mary O’Hara (Keokuk High School) are both Keokuk graduates. Students use the Engineering Design Process to research, design, test, and improve their […]

KCSD Honors Veterans

The Keokuk Community School District held their annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Thursday.   The next time you see a soldier, whether it is a past, a present or a future solider, go up, shake their hand and say thank you for serving our country because in our eyes they are the Heroes of our […]

Diane Berner was one of twenty teachers selected for Wal-Mart’s “Commander in Teach(ers)” award

Congratulations to Diane Berner, K-5 TAG for being a winner for Wal-Mart’s “Commander in Teach(ers)” award. Diane was one of twenty teachers selected nationwide. The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is a bipartisan collaboration of legislators, educators, businesses, students and families to increase STEM awareness and opportunities in Iowa. To learn more about STEM programming […]

Homecoming Week, October 3rd to 7th

MONDAY: FIESTA vs. SIESTA DAY – Wear your party clothes and a sombrero for a Fiesta or pajamas to take a Siesta! TUESDAY: THRIFT STORE DAY-Mix and Match your clothes, your shoes and your socks. Go crazy! WEDNESDAY: CHARACTER DAY-Cartoon/Super Hero/Movie/TV Athlete/Actor/Actress/Who do you want to be? THURSDAY: KHS: Class Color Day (9th – Black; […]

New website! Chief Messenger

Chief Messenger is Keokuk Community School District’s approach to distributing information electronically from school sponsored activities and non-profit organizations to inform you of other community activities or services available.  Rather than sending flyers home, we are posting such information on this website throughout the calendar year to provide access for all.  It is estimated that […]

ST Math

Mrs. Potratz and her fourth grade students were brave today. They were the first to try out the new ST Math program George Washington Elementary received through a Scale Up grant from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. For more information about ST Math (click here)

Sportsmanship at George Washington

As part of the PBIS kickoff, George Washington students participated in a kickball tournament to learn expectations and sportsmanship. Mr. Campbell’s fifth grade bear Mrs. Smeltser’s fourth grade in the final earning a trophy that will be up for grabs again at the end of the year.