• Preschool Teacher Wins Lakin Award

    Northeast Elementary preschool teacher Liz Jensen is one of two recipients of the prestigious Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award for 2013.

    A surprised Jensen was presented the award Monday afternoon at an all-school assembly in the school gymnasium.

  • School District Budget Approved

    The Glenwood Board of Education formally approved the school district’s 2014 budget at its monthly board meeting last Monday in the Glenwood Community High School Media Center.

  • District Names New West Principal

    Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray has formally recommended the hiring of Genie Wickham as the new principal at West Elementary School.

    If approved at the April 8 Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors’ meeting, Wickham would take over for Kevin Farmer as West’s new principal on July 1. Farmer announced in February he would be retiring at the end of the current school year.

  • Former Principal 'Relieved, Ready To Move On'

    Kerry Newman has resigned as Glenwood Community High School Principal.

  • Administrative Law Judge Selected For Principal's Hearing

    The administrative law judge who will preside over the hearing that will decide the fate of suspended Glenwood Principal Kerry Newman has been selected.

    Kathy Collins Reilly, an adjunct professor at Drake University Law School and former legal director of the School Administrators of Iowa, has been tabbed to serve as administrative law judge in Newman’s yet-to-be scheduled hearing.

  • Date, Venue For Principal's Hearing Yet To Be Determined

    Glenwood Community Schools Superintendent Devin Embray expects a hearing concerning Glenwood Community High School principal Kerry Newman’s job status to take place in the coming weeks, but the date and location are yet to be determined.

    In a closed-door meeting on Feb. 12,  the Glenwood School Board voted unanimously to consider terminating Newman’s contract.
    Newman had been the subject of an investigation by Embray since being placed on paid administrative leave Jan. 18.

  • Principal Fighting To Keep Her Job

    Glenwood Community High School Principal Kerry Newman said she hand delivered the necessary paperwork to the Glenwood Community School District’s central office Monday to appeal the Glenwood Board of Education’s recommendation to terminate her contract.

    Newman has been the subject of an investigation by school district superintendent  Devin Embray since being placed on paid administrative leave Jan. 18.

  • School Board Votes To Terminate Principal's Contract

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted unanimously late Tuesday afternoon to terminate the contract of Glenwood Community High School principal Kerry Newman.

    According to wording of a motion passed at a special meeting of the board, Newman will have five days to contest the termination. She has been on paid leave since Jan. 18.

  • Newman's Status Focus Of Feb. 12 Meeting

    The employment status of Glenwood Community High School principal Kerry Newman is likely to be decided at a special meeting of the Glenwood Board of Education Tuesday, Feb. 12. The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the school district’s central office, located on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center at 103 Central.

  • Soccer Lights On Hold

        The only way Glenwood Community High School soccer teams will be able to light up their home field this spring will be to keep putting points on the scoreboard.