Pella Chronicle

Local News

April 5, 2013

PCHS meets to discuss possible PCGS expansion

Pella — Tuesday night, March 26, Pella Christian High School held a town hall meeting to discuss Pella Christian Grade School’s possible building expansion at the PCHS campus.

Due to increased class sizes, PCGS is quickly outgrowing space in their current building and have began discussing options within their own school and sister schools. PCGS has already discussed several options for a solution to their problem and have gathered rough costs for potential building projects.

PCGS considered the option of adding onto their current building, but the location of the grade school is not ideal for adding on due to limited space and the cost of remodeling and upgrading to add an addition would be more expensive. PCGS approached PCHS with the idea to expand onto the high school to accommodate middle school students, which would be a less expensive approach.

“It’s more complex than just adding three or four classrooms, all the other areas are being outgrown as well,” PCHS board president John Brouwer said.

Pella Christian Grade School is finding that enrollment is continuously increasing, so the need for more building space for the next school year and future years is critical. Both schools have just began discussing the possibility of building at the PCHS campus. No decisions have been made yet.

Brouwer, along with PCHS faculty and other board members, held the town hall meeting simply to continue communications with parents and others on the progress of the project and to gain feedback.

“Ultimately what we need to decide as a constituency is what is the best long-term plan and vision for this campus,” Brouwer said.

The plans are very preliminary; both schools are continuing researching the best avenue and will be holding town hall meetings throughout the year to communicate progress and plans. PCGS is having another town hall meeting on April 9 to discuss the building project. PCHS is having a society meeting on April 18 where they will approve next year’s budget, elect new board members and continue discussions on the building project.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Patrick Edouard Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeals decision

    The Supreme Court of Iowa issued a ruling today which affirms a District Court ruling that sent a former Pella pastor to prison. 

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lake Red Rock Programs for July 18-20 There’s always something happening at Lake Red Rock! Check out these upcoming activities:July 18 - Iowa History: Just Dig It! - 10:00 a.m.-Playscape (meet at North Overlook Beach at north end of parking lot)Learn about the history of Iowa! From glaci

    July 15, 2014

  • Abstract photo Abstract Party for Collegiate Historic District homeowners On July 8, residents of the Collegiate Historic District in Pella were invited to an Abstract Party hosted by the Historic Pella Trust. The Abstract Party was held in the Fireside Room of Second Reformed ChurchLeading the event was Will Page, Public

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Board proceeds with Lincoln plans During a special school board meeting, the Pella board approved a motion to proceed with the completion of the construction documents, including selected alternatives, and to advertise for bids based on the current design of the new Lincoln Elementar

    July 15, 2014

  • Antique Appraisal Party at Vriendschap Village Retirement Community It’s time to raid your basement and dust off the collectibles because Vriendschap Village retirement community of Pella will host an Antique Appraisal Party on Thursday, July 24, 1 – 3 p.m.Marie Vander Wert of Pella Thrift Store will help community m

    July 15, 2014

  • Balloon Fest pic Balloon Fest a success, even with weather hurdles Crazy, unpredictable weather was the story of this year’s Balloon Fest at Lake Red Rock.Matt Kissinger, event committeeman, said that even with the bad weather the event still brought a lot of excitement to the area. He deemed it an overall success.“

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • CUI logo Regulations increase college costs “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” -President Ronald ReaganThe good intentions of the government at all levels can sometimes bring with them hidden costs. Colleges and other institution

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 93.jpg Pella Community Calendar of Events

    July 10-19

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • P7040111.tif 4th of July celebration goes off successfully Perfect weather, large crowds and lots to do made for a memorable 4th of July celebration in Pella on Friday.“We had perfect weather,” Paul Kingma, who served as organizer of Pella’s 4th of July celebration, said. “Kids were already standing in line

    July 10, 2014 4 Photos

  • Bologna photo Celebrating 35 years of hot rods The last 35 years has gone by quick. This weekend, July 11-12, the 35th Annual Bologna Nationals Classic Car Show, hosted by Resurrected Tin, will be held in Pella.Resurrected Tin is a local classic car organization.“It was started by a group of hot

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

Features
Facebook
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries