New for the 2022-23 school year, the Clear Creek Amana Community School District and Board of Education are recognizing the outstanding work of its students and staff. Each month, school and district leaders have the ability to recognize students who have excelled in arts, academics, athletics/extracurriculars and community service.The district also recognizes staff members. Board members and district leaders recognize and appreciate that the Clear Creek Amana School District is full of talented and dedicated employees who play an important role in the safety, security and success of our students. The goal is to identify and recognize employees who, in their contributions and service to the District, demonstrate high-quality job performance above normal expectations.
October 19, 2022
Katie Rowe, Board Member Shaun Kukuzke, Board Member Jennifer Downes, William Aydelotte, Superintendent D. Seymour, Matthew Wu.
William Aydelotte, a Freshman at CCA
William was recognized for going out of his way to make CCA a better place!! Each day, William walks from the High School to the Middle School after school. From the first day and each day after that, William has picked up garbage all the way from the high school to the middle school. He then throws away, some days arm fulls, of garbage at the middle school. Principal Fox said, “He's definitely doing his part to make our schools look better!”
Katie Rowe, Teacher Interventionist at Tiffin Elementary
While helping to run the Tiffin Elementary car line at the end of the day, Katie noticed an elderly gentleman in their parking lot who was acting suspicious. Katie approached the man and found out that he was disoriented and did not know where he was or where he was going. He became very upset but Katie stayed with the man, calmed him, and called for help. She convinced the man to stay in the parking lot and not get back on the road again as he was driving a very large truck/trailer. The man was going through a diabetic emergency. Kathy Campbell, Director of Health Services for the district, also came out to help with the situation. She provided medical help until the ambulance could arrive. Had this man continued to drive out of the Tiffin Elementary parking lot and get on the road, there is no doubt that it would have ended in tragedy.
Matthew Wu, a Senior at CCA
Matthew recently earned the status of National Merit Semifinalist. Students are entered for the National Merit Scholarship program by taking the PSAT and meet the program participation requirements. The semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Students are notified through their schools and given the materials explaining the requirements to advance in the competition for National Merit Scholarship. Students who fulfill the requirements will be notified in February if they are a Finalist. Good-luck Matthew!
September 21, 2022
Superintendent Dr. Seymour, Emily Kriegl, Whitney Eister, Board President Kara Prickett, Vice-President Joe BurnsTwo CCA Staff were recognized at the September 21, 2022 by the school board of directors and superintendent.Whitney Eister, CCA Middle School NurseOn August 25 a student at CCAMS began to choke on a hot dog at lunch. Another student alerted Principal Mr. Fox that a student was sick in the restroom. Mr. Fox went into the restroom and then alerted Mrs. Eister. She took the student to the office. The student lost his airway to breathe so Mrs. Eister performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged some of the obstruction. The student was able to breathe and speak again but as Whitney continued to monitor him, he again lost his airway and Whitney did the Heimlich maneuver again to clear his airway. He then began choking and lost his airway and required the Heimlich for a third time. Whitney ended up successfully doing the Heimlich 3 times (6-8 thrusts each time). She is truly a lifesaver!Emily Kriegl, CCA High School Science TeacherThis past summer, Emily applied for an Iowa STEM Teacher Externship and after the full-time, six-week summer position, she was recognized by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory council for successfully completing the 2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Externship at Johnson County Conservation.The externship aligns STEM educators with knowledgeable and skilled industry employees who help bring the classroom curriculum to life. Iowa STEM Teacher Externships provide educators with the exposure to answer questions about real-world application, prepare students for careers they may have in the future and improve educational experiences.