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Education

  • 'Ramily Matters' Program In Glenwood Promotes Better Family, Community, School Communication

    A new outreach program in the Glenwood Community School District is seeking to bridge the gap between families, the schools and the community.

  • Principal Joan Crowl Nears Finish Line of Education Career

    Joan Crowl’s first teaching job was in a first grade classroom at Council Bluffs St. Albert Catholic School.
    Three decades later, Crowl hasn’t strayed far from the classroom or a passion for helping mold young learners in primary education.

    As the principal at Northeast Elementary, Crown has spearheaded the school’s transition in its Early Learning Center and turned the preschool through second grade building into one of the finest in southwest Iowa.
    Crowl announced Jan. 11 she would be retiring at the end of the year school year.

  • District, Teachers Union Reach Contract Agreement

    he Glenwood Community School District and the Glenwood Education Association, the union representing the district’s teachers, have agreed to a new contract for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • East Mills Service Learning Day A 'Win-Win'

    Students from East Mills Middle School and High School – 220 of them – got out of the classroom last Wednesday for a valuable day of service learning.

    The students, joined by 35 members of the East Mills teaching staff, maintenance employees, paraprofessionals, City of Malvern employees and park board members – spent the day cleaning and sprucing up the community.

  • District, Teachers’ Union Still Negotiating Contract

    The Glenwood Community School District and representatives from the Glenwood Education Association will continue contract negotiations Thursday on a new teachers’ contract.

    The two sides had met previously on April 5 to exchange initial bargaining proposals for next year’s contracts. The Glenwood Education Association (GEA), representing the teachers, and the Glenwood Board of Education, represented by Lynch-Dallas, a Cedar Rapids-based law firm, met for over three hours in initial negotiations in the high school media center and left without a new contract.

  • School District Officials Disappointed By PPEL Vote

    Glenwood Community School District officials say they are disappointed, but not necessarily surprised voters rejected a 10-year tax levy to fund the nearly $6 million overhaul of Ram Memorial Field and the high school athletic complex in a special election last Tuesday, April 4.

  • School District PPEL Vote April 4

    Residents of the Glenwood Community School District will go to the polls Tuesday, April 4, to decide the fate of a 10-year, Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) to fund the overhaul of the district’s athletic complex, a project that’s expected to carry a price tag of up to $6 million. Voting will take place at the Glenwood American Legion Hall (104 N. Vine St.) from noon - 8 p.m. Early / absentee ballots are available now at the Mills County Auditor’s Office.

  • Glenwood's Mentoring With Heart Program Helping To Build Strong Relationships

    When Andrea Zielstra took over Glenwood’s Mentoring With Heart in 2011, she inherited a program that not everyone was sure would stick around. Nearly six years later, she and a team of mentors are meeting with 55 students each week in a one-on-one setting.

  • Jillian Finnegan, Mavrick Decker Crowned Homecoming Royalty

    Queen Jillian Finnegan and King Mavrick Decker were crowned royalty Saturday night during the annual Glenwood Community High School Homecoming Coronation ceremony in the school gymnasium.

    Saturday night's coronation capped off the school’s week long homecoming celebration, which included a pep rally, parade and dance.

  • Parade, Coronation To Highlight Glenwood Homecoming

    More than a dozen class reunions, a Friday afternoon parade and Saturday night coronation highlight the 2016 Glenwood Homecoming celebration.

    Glenwood band parents will be hosting the 2016 homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Welcome to the Jungle.”