WMU District Newsletter
Motivating Lifelong Learners
Message From Administration
We hope that the new year has started off well for all of you. We are busy with learning and activities every day here at WMU.
Our focus remains to cultivate a positive climate and create the best learning environment possible. High quality instruction and student learning are our highest priorities. Everything that we do at WMU is designed to help students learn in all areas and be successful well beyond their time here. Once again, that partnership between school and home is a key ingredient for student success. With that said, we hope that your students are feeling safe and supported. This is an interesting time in their lives and development, and can be challenging at times. If you have questions and or concerns, we want to hear from you.
We’re fortunate to work with your students every day. Thank you for allowing us to play a role in their development.
Yours in Education,
Mr. Jeff Maeder, Superintendent of School
Mr. Dave Edwards, 6-12 Principal
Mrs. Karinda Wahls, PreK-5 Principal
Spotlight on FFA
The Crooked Creek FFA Chapter at Winfield was established 11 years ago. The chapter began with 10 members and over the last 11 years have participated in a variety of FFA events and activities including sub-district and district soil judging, poultry judging, team ag sales, individual ag sales, livestock judging, job interview, ag mechanics - tractor restoration at the Iowa State Fair, photography at Iowa State Fair, and members showing various livestock species at both Henry County and Iowa State Fair. Over the last several years, the Crooked Creek FFA Chapter has also sponsored the community garden across from the front of the school which all community members are welcome to harvest from.
FFA is an intra-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. At Winfield-Mt. Union, students in grades 9-12 who take an agriculture class are automatically a part of the FFA Chapter and can participate in FFA Contests. Students in grades 7 & 8 who take an agriculture exploratory may be a member of the Chapter, they simply let Mrs. Brown know and come to the chapter meetings.
FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success. Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers, and premier professionals in many career fields.