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Education

  • School Board Votes To Terminate Principal's Contract

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted unanimously late Tuesday afternoon to terminate the contract of Glenwood Community High School principal Kerry Newman.

    According to wording of a motion passed at a special meeting of the board, Newman will have five days to contest the termination. She has been on paid leave since Jan. 18.

  • Newman's Status Focus Of Feb. 12 Meeting

    The employment status of Glenwood Community High School principal Kerry Newman is likely to be decided at a special meeting of the Glenwood Board of Education Tuesday, Feb. 12. The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the school district’s central office, located on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center at 103 Central.

  • Soccer Lights On Hold

        The only way Glenwood Community High School soccer teams will be able to light up their home field this spring will be to keep putting points on the scoreboard.

  • Principal Expects To Keep Her Job

    More than 10 days  after Glenwood Community High School Principal Kerry Newman was placed on paid administrative leave, school district students and parents remained in the dark as to the reasons why the principal is the subject of an internal investigation.

        Glenwood Community Schools Superintendent Devin Embray, who is heading the investigation, said Friday Newman’s status remains unchanged and the investigation is “on-going.”

  • Lockdown Drills At GCHS

    In light of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and other school shootings across the country, Glenwood Community High School is being proactive.

    Glenwood took time out during the class day last week to explain and stress the importance of lock-down procedures to students at school.

  • Erasing Early Retirement

    The Glenwood Community School District is doing away with its early retirement leave incentive for licensed and classified staff.

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted last Monday to forgo the policy that offers employees that have served the district for 15 consecutive years a one-time incentive financial package for early retirement. The board voted to retain the rates offered in the current incentive policy for the next three years. The incentive will be eliminated following the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Principal's Status To Be Addressed

    The status of Glenwood Community High School Principal Kerry Newman, who has been on paid leave since Jan. 18, was among the topics of discussion Monday in a meeting between Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray and school board President Theresa Romens.

  • All-State Music Honors

    The Glenwood Community High School Music Department was represented by 14 students auditioning for the Iowa All-State Chorus and Band on Oct. 20 at Harlan High School. Selection for membership in the All-State ensembles is the highest individual honor a high school musician can achieve. Approximately 17 percent of those that audition are selected for membership in these prestigious groups.

  • A Sobering Message

    High school and middle school students from Glenwood were reminded of the importance of making smart choices during a special homecoming week presentation by the survivor of a fiery automobile crash.

  • 1-To-1 Learning At East Mills

    Students at East Mills Middle and High Schools are entering a new era of scholastics - East Mills rolled out a 1-to-1 Learning Program on Wednesday, Aug.15.

    This is the first year for the 1-to- 1 Program in East Mills, although many school districts in Iowa are attempting to implement a similar program. Technology teacher Lisa Allen explained the 1-to-1 Program in East Mills as “a learning environment in which all students are given the same opportunities to work with staff, peers and themselves.”