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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • School District Approves Fiscal Year ‘17 Budget

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Education unanimously approved its 2016-2017 school district budget  at a special meeting Monday, April 4.

    Following a public hearing, the board voted 5-0 to approve a $32 million budget. The proposed budget for next year shows a net decrease of nearly $8 million from the 2015-2016 re-estimated budget figure for the district. Despite that nearly 20-percent budget decrease, the district’s property tax rate will go up slightly from 13.73162 per $1,000 taxable valuation in the current year to 13.74644 for next year.

  • New Northeast Principal Has Long Admired District

    When the principal position at Northeast Elementary School opened up with the pending retirement of Joan Crowl, Sherry Herron practically jumped at the opportunity.

    Herron knew well and had long admired the Glenwood Community School District after shadowing Glenwood Middle School Principal Heidi Stanley while pursuing her administrator’s degree six years ago.

  • School Board Approves Funds For Speakers, Liaison Officer

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has approved payments for a pair of speakers this spring at the high school.

    The board unanimously approved a total of $3,350 in speaking fees at last Monday’s regular monthly board meeting.
    Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said he didn’t feel the fees were an unreasonable sum.

  • GCHS Seniors Learn Life-saving CPR Skills

    Seniors at Glenwood Community High School spent two hours on the gymnasium floor last week learning how they could help save the life of another person.

    Fulfilling a requirement for graduation, nearly 150 GCHS seniors completed a two-hour CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) class offered by instructors from Iowa Western Community College.

    The students received hands-on instruction and coaching on the proper way to administer chest compressions and rescue breathing.

  • Investigation Continues Into Sunday Evening Shooting Incident Involving Glenwood Principal

    Law enforcement officials are continuing their investigation into a Sunday evening altercation in Glenwood that resulted in gunfire and left three people hospitalized, including Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. near Hutchinson's residence at 209 N. Myrtle St., but few details about the incident have been released to the public.

  • School District Rolling Out New Youtube Policy

    In a compromise reached by the Glenwood School Board, the Glenwood Community School district is revising its social media access policy for teachers and students for a three-month trial period.

    In the board’s regular meeting last Monday in the high school media center, the board voted 4-0 to adopt a three-pronged plan to grant access to Youtube.com, the popular video sharing website, for all district teachers and ninth through 12th graders while allowing limited access to middle schoolers.

  • Humidity Slows Completion Of Auxiliary Gym

    The new Glenwood Community High School auxiliary gym is still a month from being completed.

    After a 30-day setback in the early stages of construction last fall and another delay this summer in the installation of the gymnasium floor, the auxiliary gym now likely won’t be completed until mid-October, Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said last week.

  • 14 Votes Decide Glenwood School Board Race

    Newcomer Curt Becker and incumbent Theresa Romens were elected to fill a pair of at-large seats on the Glenwood Board of Education Tuesday, Sept. 8.

    Becker was the clear-cut winner, receiving 437 votes. Romens, the longtime president of the board, defeated former school board member Henry Clark by 14 votes, 342-328, to claim the second seat.

    In the East Mills School Board race, Tim Jackson was elected to the DD2 seat with 361 votes. Matthew Urban received 267 votes and Michael Irvin tallied 38. Janet Zanders was unopposed for the DD1 seat and received 541 votes.