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Education

  • Glenwood School District Election

    You can scream it from the mountain top, ‘No new taxes.’”

    That’s how Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray describes the process of explaining the district’s Revenue Purpose Statement as voters head to the voting booths next Tuesday to decide the fate of the district’s 1-cent sales tax fund.

    “This is not a new tax,” Embray said of the revenue purpose statement. “This is the state’s one-cent sales tax and they basically added a penny for schools and they added a penny for cities. This money is already coming in to the district right now.”

  • Investigation Continues

    Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said his department is continuing its investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a student at Glenwood Community High School by a former school district employee.

    Andrew Schoening, 19, is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old female student inside a closet at the school.

  • STOP Means STOP

    The Glenwood Community School District is asking motorists to stop.

        Stop passing through the flashing red and the stop arm of its school buses.
        In a typical year, the district sees a dozen reports of drivers ignoring school buses stopped to drop off or pick up students. Already this year, the district has 19 reports of motorists passing stopped school buses.

  • GCSD Revenue Purpose Statement

         On Feb. 7, Glenwood Community School District voters will have an opportunity to vote on a new Revenue Purpose Statement directing the school district's spending of its 1-cent sales tax revenues.

  • Glenwood ACT Scores Rising

    Glenwood Community High School students’ average score on the ACT exam went up in 2011, while Iowa’s overall scoring average ranked second nationally, according to a report released earlier this fall.

  • A Special Touch

    Glenwood Community High School could already boast of being one of only a handful of high schools in Iowa with a video replay screen in its gymnasium.

        Now, the two-year-old school has another unique addition in its gym to show off  - a 6-foot by 10-foot oil painting of a ram, the school’s mascot. The painting was unveiled at the homecoming pep rally in September.

  • School Bus Transfer Point

        If all goes well, the Glenwood Middle School will be serving as more than a mid-point for the education of students in the district under a new plan approved by the Glenwood Board of Directors last Monday.
        The district received permision from the board to begin the process of making the middle school a "transfer point" for its busing fleet for the start of the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Homecoming Has Grand Tradition

    Homecoming is an iconic tradition, mentioned in everything from Hollywood movies to young adult books.  While the majority of schools have a parade, a football game, and a dance, Glenwood has taken this to a new level.

  • School Board Elections Near

    School board elections will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, across the state of Iowa.
    Three candidates are running for seats on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education. Craig Patzer and Theresa Romens are the candidates for two at-large seats while Ann Staiert is seeking to fill the vacant seat left by Dave Warren who resigned over the summer. Staiert was appointed to the seat on an interim basis in July.

    Voting for the Glenwood Community School District will take place at Harvey T. Rimel American Legion Post No. 141 from noon to 8 p.m.

  • School Board Elections Sept. 13

    All three candidates for seats up for election on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Director’s will be unopposed in the Sept. 13 board election. Candidates had until Aug. 5 to file the required paperwork to be on the ballot.

    Board president Theresa Romens and Ann Staiert, who was just appointed to her seat in July, are joined by first time candidate Craig Patzer.

    Patzer is running for the seat being vacated by Linda Young who has decided not to pursue a fourth term on the five-member board.