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Education

  • School District Moving Forward With Gym

    A proposed auxiliary gymnasium at Glenwood Community High School took two steps closer to coming to fruition at last Monday’s Glenwood Community District Board of Education meeting.

    The board voted 4-1 to proceed with the design and financing phase for the new gym, which would be on the north side of the building and would house a new locker room and allow for an expanded weight room and wrestling room.

  • GCHS Teacher Awarded $20,000 Technology Prize

    A unique undertaking by her environmental science class students has earned a Glenwood Community High School teacher statewide recognition and her school $20,000 in technology.

    Betsy Maryott is one of five winners from Iowa in the 2014 Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest, a national competition created to promote innovative ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a state winner in the contest, Maryott and GCHS automatically become eligible to compete for a larger technology prize of $35,000-$140,000.

  • Man With Gun Arrested Near Middle School

     

    A 66-year-old Glenwood man, armed with a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, was arrested without incident Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, near the Glenwood Middle School.

  • School District Pursuing Additional Gym

     A $3.5 - $4 million auxiliary gymnasium being proposed for Glenwood Community High School was the focus of lengthy discussion at last Monday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood School Board following a power-point presentation by GCHS activities director Jeff Bissen.

    Bissen’s presentation included diagrams and schedules showing current usage of gymnasiums throughout the district and how adding a second competition-size gym at the high school would benefit student athletes and their families.

  • Mats For The Homeless

    A collaborative effort between Glenwood Community High School students and a crocheting group that meets regularly at Trinity Lutheran Church, will keep nearly 23,000 plastic grocery bags out of the landfill and roadside ditches while providing some winter warmth and comfort to more than a dozen homeless people in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area.

  • Speech Hall of Famer

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    “Success breeds success” is the motto of Marrianne Driml.

    Driml certainly breeds success herself. She taught English, world literature and communications at Glenwood Community High School for 38 years, retiring in 2008. She coached the high school speech team for 31 years and still volunteers to help speech students.

    “I know I’ve coached 100 to 150 people,” Driml said.

  • School District In Process Of Replacing Administrator

    The Glenwood Community School District will proceed with hiring an interim director of student services following the recent resignation of Joseph Giangreco.

    Giangreco’s resignation was accepted by the board of education Sept. 9, just six days after he received his second ticket in 11 days for driving with a suspended license.

    Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said the district posted for the director of student services position Sept. 12 and will begin looking immediately for an interim replacement for Giangreco.

  • 2013 Glenwood Homecoming Events

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
        - Alegent/Creighton Clinic homecoming celebration at 1203 S. Locust St. Games, hot dogs and other treats.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
        - Glenwood Senior Center Homecoming Lunch (open to the public) served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Roast beef and turkey, baked beans, cole slaw and pies. $8.
        - Glenwood Homecoming Parade, 1:30 p.m., on Town Square.

  • Glenwood Homecoming Activities

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
    - Alegent/Creighton Clinic homecoming celebration at 1203 S. Locust St. Games, hot dogs and other treats.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
    - Glenwood Senior Center Homecoming Lunch (open to the public) served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Roast beef and turkey, baked beans, cole slaw and pies. $8.
    - Glenwood Homecoming Parade, 1:30 p.m., on Town Square.
    - Glenwood Outcasts Tailgate Party, following the parade until 6 p.m., at Keg Creek Brewing Co. Meet the new outcast king and queen. Donations will be accepted to support the annual Outcast Scholarship Fund.

  • Blum, Bahr, Staiert Elected To School Board

    Incumbents Dave Blum and Ann Staiert along with newcomer Michelle Bahr have been elected to serve on the Glenwood School Board.

    Blum, Bahr and Staiert were the top three finishers for three at-large seats in Tuesday's school board election, tallying 283, 281 and 268 votes respectively. Incumbent Henry Clark finished in fourth place with 163 votes.