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Education

  • 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.

  • Glenwood School Board, Attorney Discuss District's Construction Bid Process

    Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray hopes a procedural change to the district’s construction bid process and how those contracts are awarded can prevent the kind of issues that have shrouded a concession stand project in controversy and resulted in a board member’s resignation.

  • School Board Member Resigns

    Dave Warren has stepped down from the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education, citing personal concerns about a recent school board vote to award a construction contract to a company partially owned by a fellow member of the board.

  • A Century In The Classroom

    Kreg Kinzle, Mike Pomerenke and Mike Schmidt have devoted nearly their entire professional careers to the education of children in the Glenwood Community School District. Between the three of them, they share more than a century of teaching experience in the district – 104 years to be exact.

    On Tuesday, the three retiring teachers spent their final day in a classroom setting.
    Understandably, it was a bittersweet day.
    “I’m going to really miss the kids and my colleagues,” Pomerenke said. “When you’ve done something like this for 37 years, it just becomes a part of your life.”

  • New Lights, Scoreboard For Rams

    The Glenwood Community School district has completed a $254,000 overhaul to the lights at Ram Memorial Field and A.C. Nuckolls Field that will substantially improve safety at two of the district’s most frequently used fields.