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 […]

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 […]

Teacher of the Year

Lana Proctor and Mayor Tom Marion, signing a proclamation that May 2, 2017 will be Lana Proctor Day. Reception will be held on 5/2 at Hawthorne Elementary at 3:30.  

Individuals with Disabilities Act – Parent Survey

Dear Parent, Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs. The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as […]

Cardboard Challenge

Writing Celebration

The Lee County Writing Contest is sponsored by the Lee County Chapter of the Iowa Reading Association. Authors read their winning entries at an awards celebration held at Keokuk Middle School Thursday, April 6. Fourteen Keokuk entries placed at the state competition and students will be recognized in Ames at the Iowa Reading Association conference […]

KCSD STEM grants Spring 2017

STEM opportunities are growing in the Keokuk Community School District from preschool to the high school thanks to the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the grant-writing efforts of Betty Ralph, Diane Berner, and Barb Edler, despite stiff competition from over 100 applicants. STEM SCALE-UP PROGRAM Through legislative appropriation, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council […]

MENSA For Kids Excellence in Reading Award

Amelia Marshall, second grader at Hawthorne Elementary, recently completed the K-3 book list and received the MENSA For Kids Excellence in Reading Award. This 64 book reading challenge includes classics such as Charlotte’s Web, Goodnight Moon, and Little House on the Prairie. Books may be read by the student independently or read aloud by an […]

March 9th and 10th, Kindergarten Round Up at Hawthorne Elementary

The Keokuk School District is gathering information on students who will be in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year.     All parents who have children who will be 5 years old on or before September 15th are asked to contact Hawthorne Elementary at 524-3503.   Kindergarten Round-Up will be on Thursday, March 9th and Friday, […]

Young Authors

Kindergarten students wrote and illustrated fiction ​stories​ and were proud to share their finished books with a real audience ​of​ p​eers​ and adults.​ They also wrote nonfiction pieces including a dedication and personal biography. Students entered the annual Lee County Writing Contest​ sponsored by the Lee County Chapter of the Iowa Reading Association.