Fountains and prize rooms probably won’t make the final cut for design of a new Iowa Falls elementary school, but fifth-graders who participated in a special day-long school visioning project last week managed to seamlessly work them into their own blueprints.
The Eldora-New Providence and Hubbard-Radcliffe school boards each voted to reopen the gyms, fitness centers and weight rooms attached to their buildings to the communities at-large during a joint meeting on Tuesday.
The certified enrollment at Eldora-New Providence schools declined by almost 28 students (4.6 percent) this year and is down 8.8 percent over the last five years.
The Iowa Falls School Board decided two weeks ago that it wants to pursue building a new elementary school next to the high school on the north side of town. But even with that big decision made, the work is really just beginning.
At the beginning of the school year, Alden Elementary students could see some of the new additions to the playground area, but were unable to utilize them at the time.
In a year marked by unpredictability, the Iowa Falls School District is trying to predict the future. Will district enrollment increase? Will it decrease? Will students need lockers? Will they use books? What will education look like in 20 years? It’s an impossible task, but during a work se…
Regardless of whether the Iowa Falls School District pursues a voter-approved bond to renovate or replace a school building, it seems likely that administrators and the board will take a new approach to planning and paying for district improvement projects moving forward.
The Eldora-New Providence School Board approved a number of simple housekeeping measures during a short meeting Monday evening.
South Hardin Homecoming events are slated for Sept. 7-Sept. 11. The theme is “No Horsing Around - Tame the Mustangs.” All activities are intended for student use only due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Iowa Department of Human Services announced the hiring of a new superintendent at the State Training School for Boys on Friday.
Jacki Kooistra knows her first year as building principal at Alden Elementary - started amid a global pandemic - is going to be a unique one. But she's reassured by the fact that everyone is going through the process together.
The joke at Monday’s Hubbard-Radcliffe School Board meeting is that the Return to Learn plan reads like a novel. With the constant twists and turns of the pandemic, planning for the Aug. 31 school start has been novel-like in suspense.