George Washington Elementary School News

2018-2019 Kindergarten Round-up

We are in the process of obtaining a count of the 2018-19 Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-olds) and Kindergarten (5-year-olds) students with in the Keokuk Community School District. In doing so, we are asking for your assistance in compiling this list by providing us with any upcoming Pre-kindergarten or Kindergarten students that are in your family, or in […]

2018-2019 Preschool Round-up

This is a wonderful time for parents to see the school; gain information about the half day program; ask any questions they may have; meet the staff; start the registration process; and for children to meet some new friends as they play in one of the classrooms. We are excited to meet the preschool class […]

Noetic National Math Contest

Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national mathematics contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. More than 23,000 students representing 526 schools across the country took part in this […]

George Washington awarded Freeport McMoran Mini-grant

George Washington Elementary was awarded a Freeport McMoran Mini-grant for Education to replenish consumables for the Engineering is Elementary curriculum. Javier Guevara, Climax General Manager, presented a check for $500 to Diane Berner. “We appreciate this financial support as we work to provide engineering experiences for all our fourth and fifth grade students this year,” […]

2017 Hour of Code

For 2017’s Computer Science Education Week, December 4th – 10th,  Keokuk’s Third – Fifth grade students will be participating in the international Hour of Code program.  Upcoming sessions will be hosted by Elementary TAG teacher, Diane Berner, as well as many of the George Washington Elementary teachers. The Hour of Code is a global movement […]

2017-2018 Keokuk Community Schools Teacher of the Year

Jesse Greenslaugh, Keokuk Middle School special education teacher, was honored as the 2017-2018 Keokuk Community Schools Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made on November 21 during a student acknowledgement assembly by Keokuk School District superintendent, Christine Barnes. Nominations for this honor are made yearly, and rotate throughout the elementary, middle school, and high […]

Explore Reading Night

The Lee County Reading Association held its annual Explore Reading Night at the Keokuk Middle School Media Center October 26. This event was expanded to include preschool through grade five KCSD students who enjoyed read alouds, crafts, snacks, and two free books of their own choice. Mrs. Edler’s sixth graders created a haunted house for […]

Keokuk Water Plant Tour

P​lant superintendent Jim Maddox took George Washington students on a tour of the Keokuk Municipal Waterworks to kick off an Engineering is Elementary unit on water filtration. Students will use what they learned to design, test, and improve water filters. The Next Generation Science Standards require engineering to be embedded in science instruction and for […]

US Congressman, Dave Loebsack visits

US Congressman, Dave Loebsack and Mrs. Barnes, KCSD Superintendent stopped by George Washington Elementary School this afternoon to check out Mrs. Berner’s 4th grade lego robotics group.

Mrs. Kirsten Wrieden

Dear KCSD families, Please join us in honoring the life of Mrs. Kirsten Wrieden, a 1st grade teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School. The visitation will be at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau Street from 5-8 p.m. on Friday evening (10/6/2017). The Funeral service will be at the Wright Field House at Keokuk […]