The Iowa Falls-Alden High School student center was a menagerie of creativity Monday afternoon. Videos, display boards, musical instruments and quilts told the story of this year’s J-Term, a seven-day outside-the-box class blitz earlier this month.
The financial situation in the Hubbard-Radcliffe School district, like many small districts in Iowa, has been hurt by many things. Chief among them are declining enrollment and expenses – mainly employee costs in the latter. But, said Superintendent Dr. Adam Zellmer, there is light at the en…
Iowa Falls-Alden High School Principal Kyle Hutchinson doesn’t hesitate when he’s asked to explain why J-Term (January Term) has been so popular with staff and students.
The Iowa Falls and Alden school districts are considering a plan that would eliminate the Wednesday early dismissals that have become commonplace, and replace them with nine in-service days when staff would report to work, but students would have the day off.
Eldora-New Providence Elementary School's Tiger P.A.C.K. (Providing Activities for Community Kids) program could be on the chopping block after this school year.
There were no priority projects on the books for the Alden School Board, but that changed significantly in the span of a couple of hours Friday morning.
The Iowa Falls School District has adopted a new early retirement system that administrators and school board members hope will eliminate arbitrary incentives and give district employees some predictability as they plan for retirement.
“And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.”
The absence of Adam Weig has been felt throughout the South Hardin community.
Early retirement hasn’t been offered at Hubbard-Radcliffe since the 2011-12 school year. With a small number of certified staff eligible for it this year, the Board discussed offering it again. But not without some changes.
By next spring, Alden Elementary will join Iowa Falls-Alden High School by branding itself through a digital interactive display.
When a child at school isn’t feeling well, they go to the office and someone takes their temperature. While that simple test can tell whether the child has a fever, it doesn’t explain exactly what’s wrong.