School Messages

Rural Bus Registration for 2017-18 School Year

posted Jul 26, 2017, 7:25 AM by Joe Hegland   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 7:26 AM ]

School Supply Lists

posted Jul 12, 2017, 6:08 PM by Joe Hegland

We have attached the lists for Lambert and West Delaware Middle School.

17-18 Board Approved Calendar

posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:31 AM by Joe Hegland   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 2:34 PM ]

Attached here is the School Board Approved Calendar for the 17-18 school year.

Changes include the following:
  • MLK birthday became a teacher work day/hours make up day if needed
  • Full day professional development day in the fall moved to October 4
  • Winter full day professional development moved to January 3
  • Graduation moved to Saturday instead of Sunday (time has not yet been determined, but the day is a significant change).
  • We have two built in snow days instead of three

We continue to have weekly early dismissals, and we have attached an FAQ to help people understand why.

PowerSchool App Setup

posted Sep 15, 2016, 6:36 PM by Joe Hegland   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 6:38 PM ]

There is a great PowerSchool App for Parents and Students to use.  However, it can be difficult to setup. We wanted to help share how to get it working to check grades and attendance on your mobile device.  Please click on the document that is attached to help you out.

West Delaware Students Have the Opportunity to Earn Their Welding (GMAW) Career Pathway Certificate Upon High School Graduation

posted Sep 12, 2016, 8:22 AM by Joe Hegland

Did you know West Delaware High School students could obtain their Welding (GMAW) Career Pathway Certificate by the time they graduated high school? West Delaware and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) offer several dual credit welding courses taught at the high school by instructor, Seth Harms. The classes include Blue Print Reading; Intro to Welding, Safety & Health of Welders; Basic Arc Welding (SMAW);  Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW); and Flame/Plasma Cutting Fundamentals. Credits earned from completing these classes can be applied toward obtaining a Welding (GMAW) Career Pathway Certificate or a one-year Welding diploma with NICC. Graduates with this Career Pathway Certificate are workforce-ready upon high school graduation.

In addition, students have the option of obtaining their Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Quality Practices and Measurements (#51297) certification. This national certification is the gold standard for front-line industrial training. The next class begins on Oct. 3 at the UIU/NICC Manchester Regional Education Partnership Center.

Students who are enrolled in the Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link program by December of their junior year can take the MSSC Quality Practices and Measurements course at no cost. Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link is a program at the college that exposes students to high-demand career areas and sets them on the pathway to career and education success. Benefits of this program include cost savings for students and parents, working with a Career Coach to find the right post-graduation plan for them, as well as the opportunity to participate in a nationally-recognized, highly visible U.S. Department of Labor grant that showcases great students in northeast Iowa.

For more information regarding the Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link program for West Delaware students or the Welding (GMAW) Career Pathway Certificate with NICC, contact Holly Maurer, UIU/NICC Manchester Regional Educational Partnership Center Director at or Gena Gesing, Director of Career and Intermediary Programs at


West Delaware High School listed in Newsweek

posted Aug 21, 2016, 6:44 PM by Joe Hegland   [ updated May 19, 2017, 12:12 PM ]

West Delaware High School is one of Newsweek's "America's Top 500 High Schools" for 2016. #3 in Iowa! #291 in the US!

West Delaware's Project Lead the Way Courses

posted Jan 29, 2015, 3:29 PM by Joe Hegland   [ updated Jan 29, 2015, 3:29 PM ]

Please watch this video if you would like to know more about our Project Lead the Way Classes at West Delaware.  The video was made by Scott Litterer and offers a showcase and information about our programs.

Your Life Iowa: Iowa's Bullying and Suicide Prevention Hotline

posted Oct 14, 2013, 12:34 PM by Joe Hegland   [ updated Oct 14, 2013, 12:35 PM ]

Your solution to Bullying and Suicide Prevention

Click here to open up a flyer on the topic.

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