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18-19 Board Approved School Calendar

posted Feb 13, 2018, 7:11 AM by Joe Hegland

Attached below is the 18-19 Board Approved School Calendar

Registration of 5 Year Olds

posted Jan 27, 2018, 5:41 AM by Joe Hegland

If your child will be 5 years of age by September 15, 2018, please call the Lambert Elementary office at 563-927-3515, ext 103, to verify your child’s information for our census data base. This information will be used for mailing materials regarding Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten registrations. Kindergarten Round-Up will be held Friday, March 9th.

Please provide this information to the Lambert Elementary office, even if you are undecided about school placement.

Preschool Pre-Registration for 18-19 School Year

posted Jan 3, 2018, 11:21 AM by Joe Hegland

Pre-Registration for the 2018-19 school year for 4 year olds at Lambert Elementary School will begin on January 4th and continue through the end of January.


Eligible children must be 4 years old by September 15th, 2018. You can pick up your registration forms at the Lambert office or call us at (563) 927-3515 ext. 103 to have the forms mailed to you.  The forms are also available on the school’s website


Lambert’s preschool program offers 2 full days of instruction each week.  Classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays. There are no preschool classes on Wednesday.   Bus transportation may be available for a fee for preschoolers living in the district and qualifying to ride based on distance from school.  The bus transportation fee, lunch, and milk prices will be determined in early spring. There are no tuition or instructional materials fees. If you have any questions please call Lambert Elementary School at (563) 927-3515.


The following priorities will be used to place 4 year-olds:

1) families meeting free/reduced meal program guidelines,

2) families living in the West Delaware CCSD,

3) all other 4 year-olds.


Space may not be available to serve all registrations. A waiting list will be maintained to fill vacancies as they become available.


The preschool program will follow the West Delaware school calendar.

Attached is the included letter and the form. 

West Delaware High School and Northeast Iowa Community College Partnership

posted Nov 30, 2017, 7:58 AM by Joe Hegland

West Delaware High School and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) continue to partner allowing for students to earn an accelerated Associate of Arts degree in one year or earlier after graduating from West Delaware High School. The partnership between the two schools offers students an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school and minimize the cost of tuition for students and their families.


West Delaware High School offers 23 individual college credit courses in a wide variety of areas, including communications, humanities, math, agronomy, business, auto mechanics, welding and in other disciplines.  In the 2016-2017 school year, students at West Delaware earned a total of 1,436.5 credits and saved their families an estimated $734,051.50 in tuition.


“By taking advantage of this opportunity, many West Delaware students could earn an Associate of Arts degree in one year or, in some cases, just one semester after high school graduation, if they follow the guidance of our NICC partner,” stated Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey.


Through the partnership with NICC, West Delaware will offer group and one-on-one advising with Holly Maurer, Manchester Center Director, and Marsha Herzog, High School Partnerships Career Specialist, starting as early as the student’s freshman year.  These advising sessions help each student develop their future academic plans as they work toward earning an accelerated Associate of Arts degree at NICC.

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


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 ]

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