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Education

  • 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.”

  • School Budget Adopted

        The Glenwood Board of Education unanimously approved its certified budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year at its regular monthly board meeting held at the Pacific Junction United Methodist Church last Monday, April 11.

  • 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.

     

  • The Principal Penguin

        Northeast Elementary School Principal Joan Crowl made good on a promise to her students Thursday.

        Last fall, Crowl promised if and when her students met a goal of reading 50,000 books, she would  spend a day in an animal or bird costume. Northeast students surpassed their reading goal earlier this month, so Thursday, Crowl donned a penguin suit and greeted her students in the cafeteria during the noon lunch hour.

  • More Sharing For Fremont-Mills, Sidney?

    TABOR - Representatives from the Sidney and Fremont-Mills boards of education are scheduled to meet in Tabor tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 23) to discuss opportunities to expand the sharing of resources between the two school districts.

    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Fremont-Mills School Media Center.

    The two districts, both members of the Corner Conference, currently share resources and expenses in several areas, including transportation, maintenance and business services.

  • Embray Answers ISL Questions

    The fact just a handful of voters turned out for a public discussion of the economics and impact of the Instructional Support Levy (ISL) going before district voters on Feb. 1 wasn’t a discouraging sign for Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray, who presented the district’s plan for the ISL at the meeting held at the Glenwood Golf Course last Wednesday.