Northwest AEA north seventh-grade math contest winners

SIOUX CENTER, IOWA (March 29, 2010)—Over 100 students on 23 teams recently competed in this year’s seventh-grade math contest coordinated by the Northwest AEA office in Boyden at the Demco Community Center. Each team consisted of four students, plus an alternate, and a teacher/coach from the respective schools. For the...
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Northwest AEA announces north sixth-grade math contest winners

SIOUX CENTER, IOWA (March 29, 2010)—Over 100 students on 23 teams recently competed in this year’s sixth-grade math contest coordinated by the Northwest AEA office in Boyden at the Demco Community Center. Each team consisted of four students, plus an alternate, and a teacher/coach from the respective schools. For the...
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State Spelling Bee winner wins with 'punctilio'

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 22, 2010)—Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) hosted the Iowa State Spelling Bee contest on Saturday, March 20, for 101 students representing 65 schools. Stefan Peng, 11, from Marshalltown won the contest by correctly spelling "punctilio." For his win, Peng will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington,...
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New agency brochure helps explain AEA services

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 19, 2010)—Northwest AEA unveiled a new agency brochure to help educators, families and community members build a better understanding of the AEA's services. The brochure (attached) highlights the areas in which AEA employees help schools, families and communities; how the agency operates; funding; facts about the...
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National History Day winners move onto state competition

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 18, 2010)— This year’s regional National History Day invited northwest Iowa students to research topics related to the theme, “Innovation in History: Impact and Change.” The annual event was recently held at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) in Sioux City where 226 students participated. Students were...
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Learn about Ziggurat Model interventions for autism spectrum disorder

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 18, 2010)— SAVE THE DATE: June 22 and 23, 2010 Training on the Ziggurat Model: A framework for designing interventions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Presented by Ruth Aspy, PhD and Barry Grossman, PhD Location: Stoney Creek Inn, Sioux City Iowa This training focuses on...
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Northwest AEA announces winners of the sixth grade math contest

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 18, 2010)—David Puhl from Gehlen Catholic Elementary placed first individually, and he helped his teammates win the team championship in this year’s sixth grade math contest sponsored by Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) in Sioux City. Thirty-one teams, including 155 students, participated in the annual event...
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Common Sense Parenting classes set at Northwest AEA

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 18, 2010)—If you know parents who would like to learn how to stop arguing with their child; learn how to eliminate bedtime hassles; or make parenting easier, then Northwest AEA's Common Sense Parenting classes are for them. The classes will be held six Monday evenings: April...
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Learn how to create a positive school climate on March 29

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 16, 2010)—Join fellow educators from across northwest Iowa to learn more about Positive Behavior Support & Interventions (PBIS), which is an increasingly popular practice to create a culture where students are able to experience greater success. School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports Information Forum Monday, March 29 from...
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Local artists critique submitted student work and teach techniques

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 10, 2010)—Approximately 125 high school students from eight school districts in northwest Iowa brought their artwork to be critiqued by local artists. The students also attended various hands-on art sessions throughout the day, with choices of pottery, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, drawing and photography. This...
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