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Education

  • School Budget Set Despite Uncertainty Over State Aid

    The Glenwood Board of Education approved its 2015-16 school district budget Monday, April 13, despite not having a firm commitment from the Iowa Legislature on how much supplemental aid the state will be allotting.

  • Public Hearing Monday For School District Budget

    The Glenwood School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing Monday evening  in the Glenwood Community High School Media Center to present the proposed 2015-2016 school district budget.

  • GCHS Has Plans For Courtyard

    Betsy Maryott looks out her classroom window overlooking the courtyard at Glenwood Community High School and she doesn’t see a green space.

    At least, not a true green space.

    So Maryott, a science teacher at the high school, decided to do something about it. For years she’s bandied about the idea of better utilizing the courtyard at the high school.

    Her idea?

  • Glenwood Community School Foundation Seen As Opportunity To 'Enrich Education'

    To enrich educational opportunities and foster educational excellence.

    Those two objectives are among the core principles behind the recently-created Glenwood Community School Foundation, according to Craig Patzer, a member of both the foundation’s board of directors and the Glenwood Board of Education.

    “It’s a great endeavor and a neat opportunity for people that want to give back to the community and help enrich education and opportunities for kids to become more successful,” Patzer said.

  • East Mills Passes PPEL

    MALVERN - The second time turned out to be the charm for the East Mills Community School District’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).

    Four months after rejecting a similar referendum, East Mills School District voters have approved a PPEL levy increase of $1.34 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for a 10-year period in the district.  The measure passed with 54 percent of the votes saying “yes” to the increase in the Feb. 3 special election.

  • School District Braces For Teacher Retirements In Last Year Of Incentive

    Stan Winquist came to Glenwood to teach in 1979.

    For more than three decades, he’s taught ag education and then industrial arts. His work with in the classroom brought him a nomination from the Iowa Department of Education for Teacher of the Year in 2014.

  • School Board Secretary Retires

    Shirley Lundgren has spent more than 30 years dealing in education finances, including the last eight in Glenwood, as a school board secretary.

    During that time she attended hundreds of board meetings, jotting down notes and clarifying school financial protocols. But at last Monday’s Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors meeting, Lundgren did something she’s never done.

    She sat in the audience and watched.

  • Auxiliary Gym Construction Slowed By Weather

    Supplemental Amount (MSA) for dropout prevention in the amount of $390,948.

    The funds, which are used for at-risk students and drop-out prevention programs, are approved Despite being 30 days behind schedule, construction of the Glenwood Community High School auxiliary gym is still projected to be completed in time for the start of the 2015-16 school year.

  • They Call Him 'Hutch'

    Hutch.
    Mr. Hutch.
    Mr. Hutchinson.
    Principal Hutch.

    Whatever students and staff prefer to call new Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard “Hutch” Hutchinson, they can all agree he has been a visible presence since taking over the high school’s top spot over the summer.

  • New Director Sees Growth For Glenwood Band

    The way Dave Clark sees it, there’s no reason to do a lot of tinkering with an instrumental music program that’s enjoyed decades of success.

    “I’d like to maintain the tradition this program has built over the years,” the new director of instrumental music at Glenwood Community High School said. “The reputation of Glenwood’s band program is known across the state.”