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Education

  • 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.”

  • Pennies For The Playground

    Their piggy banks may be a little lighter, but students at Northeast Elementary School in Glenwood went home for the summer on May 23 knowing the pennies they had gathered and contributed will help bring new life to a playground for the children of Thurman.

        An April 14 tornado left a trail of destruction in Thurman,  severely damaging homes, vehicles and trees throughout the community, along with playground equipment in the city park.

  • 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.

  • Jazz Choir Reaches Crescendo at State

    Escorted by the flashing lights of a cruiser from the Iowa State Patrol and serenaded by the sounds of a fire truck siren, Glenwood’s Rhapsody in Gold Jazz Choir returned home victorious last Wednesday from the Iowa Jazz Championships in Waverly.

        Qualifying for the state championships for only the second time in school history, Glenwood came away from the competition at Wartburg College with the No. 1 rating and state championship trophy for Class 3A.

  • Career Transitions

    If there is one thing Stan Winquist hopes his students learn in his career transitions class, it’s all the things he didn’t learn before leaving high school and college and entering the workforce.

        “It all comes down to teaching the things I wish someone would have taught me,” Winquist said. “Most of what I’m teaching them is what I learned because I screwed up and I don’t want it to happen to somebody else.