Wednesday, September 19, 2012
For the second time in the four weeks since school started, before- and after-school care officials at Eason Elementary have had to notify parents about cases of head lice.
For the second time in the few weeks since the start of the school year, parents of students in the before- and after-school care program at Eason Elementary were told of another outbreak of head lice among students. Gretchen Grevas Stanger, site supervisor of the before- and after-school care program at Eason, sent out an e-mail Tuesday alerting parents with kids in the program that there have been three cases of head lice reported this week. In the e-mail, Grevas Stanger wrote: "In the past two days, I have had 3 new cases of head lice reported to me by parents of children in the Before and After School program. We currently have the head lice 'health alert' sign posted near the sign-in/out table so that you are aware of the active cases…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Waukee school officials say they're following the suggested procedures when it comes to reporting cases of head lice in schools.
With several reported cases of head lice at Eason Elementary this week, Waukee school officials say they will not notify parents when there is a case in a classroom. School officials say that's the recommendation of the Iowa Department of Public Health when it comes to informing parents of an infestation. According to a statement released this afternoon, the Waukee Community School District adheres to the Iowa Department of Public Health recommendations that include: The school district statement also says, the "Department of Health does not recommend parental notification when there is a case in a room. This goes back to assuming that head lice are in the community and schools at all times. Waukee Schools have provided classroom …
Parents of students affected by head lice are upset that the Waukee school district doesn't have a policy that they believe would prevent others from getting the pesky parasites.
When Wendy Marsh was shopping for back-to-school supplies, head lice treatment wasn't anywhere on her list. But maybe it should have been. Less than two weeks into the 2012-13 school year and Marsh's twins -- fifth-graders at Eason Elementary in Waukee -- have brought home head lice. On Monday, Gretchen Grevas, a site supervisor with the Waukee Family YMCA, sent out a health alert to parents of children in Eason's before-and-after-school program notifying them of an outbreak. "We have several cases of head lice in the Before & After School Program that have been reported to me already this school year," wrote Grevas. "We currently have the head lice 'health alert' sign posted near the sign-in/out table so that you are aware of the active…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Fifth grade students at Eason Elementary School in Waukee take a stand against bullying in a new video recently posted on YouTube.
Fifth graders at Eason Elementary School in Waukee are taking a stand against bullying in a new video recently posted to the popular site YouTube. The video shows how it only takes one person to stand up to a bully. The students created the project in response to seeing the documentary, "Bully." "Just ONE" was posted on April 6 but has already been viewed more than 1,600 times.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Here's everything you need to know today, Jan. 24, and some other stuff, too.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jody Gifford
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
1) Activities at the Waukee Public Library Looking for something to do today? Why not check out some of the activities at the Waukee Public Library? The Playful Preschoolers class, for children ages 3 to 6, includes read-aloud stories, songs and rhymes followed by a craft. It's offered at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. today. Are you a writer? Are you interested in meeting other writers to compare, critique, and expand your abilities? The Writer's Group meets at the library on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. 2) Waukee Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting The Waukee Planning & Zoning Commission will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the Waukee City Hall Council Chambers. The next meeting of the commission will be held Oct. 25. 3) Eason …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Eason Elementary principal Peg Erke got duct taped to a wall yesterday as part of a reward for students who participated in a PTO fundraiser.