School Messages

Driver's Education Course for Summer 2017

posted Feb 15, 2017, 11:09 AM by Joe Hegland

Please check the attachment below to find information about the Driver's Education course this summer.  Forms are due by Friday March 24th.

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.

Financial Aid Presentation

posted Jan 17, 2017, 8:04 AM by Joe Hegland

The West Delaware High School Counseling Office, along with the Iowa College Access Network, will be hosting a financial aid presentation for juniors and their parents. The presentation will be led by a representative of ICAN at 5:30 pm on Monday, February 13th in Hanson Auditorium. An overview of the financial aid process along with information about the FAFSA form will be presented.

Career Learning Opportunities Night

posted Jan 12, 2017, 11:57 AM by Joe Hegland   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 11:59 AM ]

March 2 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. West Delaware High School

Attention Sophomores and Parents!

Make plans to attend the Career Learning Opportunities Night and learn more about:

• Career exploration through job shadows, tours, speakers and leadership activities.

• Internships, mentoring and networking with businesses in northeast Iowa.

• Training, at no cost, in Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Welding, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator, Construction and other certificate programs.

• Work one-on-one with a career coach.

Refreshments will be served.


Manchester Regional Education 

Partnership (MREP): 563.822.1016


posted Oct 19, 2016, 9:14 AM by Joe Hegland

The high school Inklings have moved to an online newspaper.  Please come and check out all the cool changes. 

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

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

16-17 School Supply Lists for Lambert and Middle School

posted Jul 8, 2016, 7:49 AM by Joe Hegland

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

Rural Bus Registration for 2016-17 School Year

posted May 2, 2016, 11:58 AM by Joe Hegland   [ updated May 2, 2016, 11:59 AM ]

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