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Education

  • 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.”

  • Kay Fast 'Humbled' By Teaching Award

    Glenwood Community High School vocal music instructor Kay Fast was honored last week as one of two recipients of the Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Awards. Red Oak kindergarten teacher Melinda Smits was also recognized. Fast’s award was presented during a surprise ceremony in front of her colleagues, students and family members.    

  • National Honor Society

    The 24 new members of the Glenwood Honor Keys chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted at a ceremony in the Glenwood Community High School auditorium last Monday, April 2.

        The formal induction took place following an address from GCHS principal Kerry Newman and a ceremonial candle-lighting ceremony involving current members of the Glenwood Honor Keys chapter.

  • Activities Director Arkfeld Stepping Down

    Scott Arkfeld has resigned as Glenwood Community High School activities director and assistant principal, effective at the end the current school year.
    Arkfeld, who has served in his current position for six years, handed in his resignation on Feb. 17. It was accepted by the Glenwood School District Board of Directors at their monthly meeting on Monday.

    In an interview last week, Arkfeld, citing a desire to spend more time with his family, said he felt like the time was right for him to step down.

  • Hands-on Learning Experience

    Students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering, electronics or the technical trades are getting a head start on their post-secondary education or potential occupation through a pair of courses offered at Glenwood Community High School.

  • Earlier Start To School Year

        The first semester will end at Christmas break in the 2012-2013 school year, so says the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors in a measure passed at last Monday's regular board meeting.
        The board voted unanimously to begin the next school year Aug. 15 for third through 12th graders and Aug. 16 for kindergarten through second grade. Classes began Aug. 24 for the current school year.

  • Revenue Purpose Statement Vote

         Glenwood Community School District voters approved the school district’s revenue purpose statement by a nearly 4-to-1 margin in a special election last Tuesday.
        Approval of the revenue purpose statement allows the district to extend its existing one-cent sales tax revenue stream until 2029. That fund, now called the Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund, is a legislatively restricted revenue stream allowing districts to improve only its school infrastructure or service its existing debt.