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Education

  • Pennies For The Playground

    Their piggy banks may be a little lighter, but students at Northeast Elementary School in Glenwood went home for the summer on May 23 knowing the pennies they had gathered and contributed will help bring new life to a playground for the children of Thurman.

        An April 14 tornado left a trail of destruction in Thurman,  severely damaging homes, vehicles and trees throughout the community, along with playground equipment in the city park.

  • Jazz Choir Reaches Crescendo at State

    Escorted by the flashing lights of a cruiser from the Iowa State Patrol and serenaded by the sounds of a fire truck siren, Glenwood’s Rhapsody in Gold Jazz Choir returned home victorious last Wednesday from the Iowa Jazz Championships in Waverly.

        Qualifying for the state championships for only the second time in school history, Glenwood came away from the competition at Wartburg College with the No. 1 rating and state championship trophy for Class 3A.

  • Career Transitions

    If there is one thing Stan Winquist hopes his students learn in his career transitions class, it’s all the things he didn’t learn before leaving high school and college and entering the workforce.

        “It all comes down to teaching the things I wish someone would have taught me,” Winquist said. “Most of what I’m teaching them is what I learned because I screwed up and I don’t want it to happen to somebody else.

  • East Mills ISL Extended 5 Years

        MALVERN - The East Mills Community School District Board of Education has approved a renewal of the district's Instructional Support Levy (ISL) for an additional five years.

  • School Budget Adopted

        The Glenwood Board of Education unanimously approved its certified budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year at its regular monthly board meeting held at the Pacific Junction United Methodist Church last Monday, April 11.

  • The Principal Penguin

        Northeast Elementary School Principal Joan Crowl made good on a promise to her students Thursday.

        Last fall, Crowl promised if and when her students met a goal of reading 50,000 books, she would  spend a day in an animal or bird costume. Northeast students surpassed their reading goal earlier this month, so Thursday, Crowl donned a penguin suit and greeted her students in the cafeteria during the noon lunch hour.

  • East Mills School District?

    HASTINGS - The Malvern and Nishna Valley School Boards held a pair of public forums on Monday to discuss the two districts’ proposed reorganization which will be put to a public vote Dec. 7.

        The two meetings, which ran consecutively Monday in Nishna Valley’s Library and East Mills High School’s Library, were arranged to provide an opportunity for the district’s patrons to ask questions, share thoughts and discuss the process of reorganization.

  • Green Light For East Mills

        By a margin of nearly 6-to-1, voters in the Malvern and Nishna Valley Community School Districts approved a reorganization plan that will have the two districts merging as the East Mills School District next July.

  • Embray Answers ISL Questions

    The fact just a handful of voters turned out for a public discussion of the economics and impact of the Instructional Support Levy (ISL) going before district voters on Feb. 1 wasn’t a discouraging sign for Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray, who presented the district’s plan for the ISL at the meeting held at the Glenwood Golf Course last Wednesday.

  • Glenwood Homecoming This Weekend

    More than a dozen class reunion celebrations are expected to take place this weekend during the annual Glenwood Homecoming celebration.

    The reunions, Friday afternoon parade,  Friday night football game and Saturday night coronation are among the highlights of the community-wide celebration that will bring hundreds of visitors to Glenwood.
    Glenwood Band Parents are coordinating the 2014 Homecoming Parade Friday at 1:30 p.m.  The parade theme is ”Video Games.”