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Jefferson Intermediate paid tribute to veterans and active-duty military members during the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 11.

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation system continues to strengthen teaching and learning, with more school districts reporting progress meeting their local student achievement goals for the third year in a row.

The Pella School Board started planning for the budgeting process for the 2020-21 academic year by looking at the district’s enrollment numbers.

Carson Breon, Nia Hoekstra and Braden Meinders of Pella Christian High School have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as members of the 2019 All-State Music Festival.

The Pella Kiwanis received a check from Grand Knight Travis Eisenbarth with the Knights of Columbus for their Wonder Spelen project.


The Pella School Board decided they will not proceed with the development of a full-time early childcare center owned and operated by the school district during a two-hour work session on Oct. 14.

The Pella Community High School Marching Dutch will host its tenth annual marching band competition “The Marching Dutch Invitational” on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Pella High School Football Stadium.


Warren Page and Caroline McMartin were crowned the 2019 Pella High School Homecoming king and queen to kick off homecoming week on Monday, Sept. 23. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Elsie Thoreson, Makenzie Van Maanen, McMartin, Ellie Howard and Hailey Kowzan. Pictured in the…

The Pella High School announced it’s 2019 Homecoming Court on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Homecoming queen candidates from left to right are Elsie Thoreson, Caroline McMartin, Makenzie Van Maanen, Ellie Howard and Hailey Kowzan. Homecoming king candidates from left to right are Logan Shetterly, Warre…

DES MOINES – The State Board of Education recently approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP).


The Pella School Board held an interactive work session on Sept. 9 to help the board move towards a decision regarding a proposal for a community childcare center.


Pella Community Schools welcomed 20 new teachers to the district for the 2019/2020 school year. The teachers took part in new teacher orientation on Monday, Aug. 19, giving them an opportunity to learn about the district’s direction, culture and mission of maximizing opportunities for every …

No action could be taken, but recommendations were made by the Pella Community School Board for its 2016-17 goals. Final action will be taken on the goals at the next regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 12.

Kendall Deter, project engineer for Estes Construction, provided the school board with an update on all the construction happening in the school district at Monday's meeting.

Dan Van Kooten is beginning the next chapter of his career with Pella Christian High School, as he takes over as principal. 


The show for Pella High School's Marching Dutch is titled “España,” and focuses on different styles of Spanish music. After a week of band camp the band had the first movement and half the second movement on the field.


Central College freshmen began moving into their dorms bright and early this morning beginning at 8 a.m. The dreary, rainy weather did not deter any of the students or move-in crew from quickly and efficiently moving students into their dorms.


Four alumni award winners — and one honorary alumna — will be honored Oct. 1 during Central’s homecoming. The award winners include Glenn and Shirley Borgman, Thomas Gaard, Steve De Cook and Berta Van Ekeren.


The Pella School Board took a tour of the high school, currently under construction before the regularly scheduled work session Monday night.

The first reading of new and select board policies were approved, as well as guidelines for athletes returning to play after an injury at the most recent Pella School Board meeting.

The National Education Association's political action committee, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, voted to recommend Patty Judge to represent the Hawkeye State in the United States Senate.


Pella Christian High School's Theatre Troupe earned seven awards Monday evening, June 6, 2016, at the Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center from the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards Showcase. Honoring more than 500 young artists performing this past year were students in 34 differen…


Pella Christian Grade School received a $2,000 grant funded through the annual Earth Day e-Cycling event to purchase a water fountain / water bottle refilling station. This event is sponsored by the City of Pella, Pella Corporation, Vermeer Corporation, PPI, Gleason and Taylor, Rosenman’s In…

Following a $3.125 million gift to Central College two years ago, the Fred Maytag Family Foundation has awarded Central an additional $550,000 for further renovations to the Maytag Student Center. The grant also includes annual support for student scholarships through the Journey Scholarship Fund.

Nineteen outstanding students won scholarships through Pella Rolscreen Foundation’s 2016 Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program. The winners were graduating high school seniors of Pella Corporation team members representing company sites and sales subsidiaries located in Iowa, Illinois, Mich…


Pella High School held its senior awards night Wednesday, May 11, to commemorate a job well done for the class of 2016. There were 127 scholarships and awards given to the senior class as a part of the Dollars for Scholars program.

Last Friday, the Obama Administration sent information to every public school district in the United States, including Pella, regarding transgender rights. 

Mark Goodrich brought his technology class to Caldwell Park Monday morning to fly drones. 

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Honors Program students Alexis Slade of Waukee and Dylan Nikkel of Pella have been named to the 2016 All-USA Community College Academic Team. The honor recognizes community college students from across the USA who display an outstanding combination o…

Pella School Board held a special meeting on Thursday afternoon to approve bids to replace the seating in the high school auditorium. Premiere F & E will replace the seating, flooring and lighting before school starts Fall of 2016.

Prior to all of the hubbub of Tulip Time this week, the seniors of Pella Community High School held their annual celebration.


Two events from Pella Christian High School's Individual Speech program were recently nominated as Outstanding Performers, which invited them to participate in the Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) All-State Festival on April 4 on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Ce…

Christian Opportunity Center Administrative Associate Christina Edsall presented alongside representatives from Central College at the March 20-23 Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Conference in Boston, Mass.

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