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Operation Christmas Joy!

Published on January 15, 2021

   This holiday season, Staff Sergeants stationed in Eastern Africa were gifted with personal messages from students at Lincoln Elementary. Each class was assigned one of the five Air Force Air Traffic Controllers and given the opportunity to create cards and drawings. The Staff Sergeants received individually addressed envelopes containing well wishes and happy holiday […]

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Up, Up and Away Goes Their Helium Balloon

Published on January 8, 2021

Fifth Grade Jefferson students launch a helium balloon and track the progress as it circles the globe! Pella Science Project Circles The Globe Four Times

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Middle School Newsletter

Published on January 5, 2021

Check out the Middle School monthly newsletter! December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 September 2020 August 2020 May 2020 March 2020 February 2020 December 2019/January 2020 September 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 March 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 April […]

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Local VFW Recognizes Teachers and Students

Published on December 17, 2020

Members from the VFW paid a special visit to the Middle and High Schools this week. Two teachers and three students received recognition from local VFW Post 5242. Congratulations to High School Social Studies teacher, Bryant Hancock, for receiving this year’s Iowa VFW Teacher of the Year award. photo courtesy of KNIA/KRLS Congratulations to Middle […]

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New Quarantine Guidelines – Dec 8, 2020

Published on December 8, 2020

The CDC, Iowa Department of Public Health and Marion County Public Health have updated their COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. The updates include more options for families to consider when their child has been deemed a close contact and is required to quarantine from school. We have revised our district quarantine policy to reflect these guidelines: 14 […]

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Parent COVID Questions from SIAC

Published on December 2, 2020

During November’s meeting of the School Improvement Advisory Council (SIAC), parents who serve on the council participated in a Q & A session with building principals and administrators.  The following are FAQ’s from that meeting: Q: If there is a need for one building to shift learning plans, can the other buildings continue with on-site […]

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Student

Published on November 20, 2020

Will Rasmussen Congratulations to Will Rasmussen for being named a National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program Scholar by the College Board National Recognition Programs (CBRP). Will qualified for this award by scoring in the top 2.5% on the PSAT/NMSQT test.  We are full of Pella Pride for Will on this tremendous accomplishment!  

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New Guidelines from Gov. Proclamation

Published on November 18, 2020

Pella Community School District Families: On Monday, November 16, 2020, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation in an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The health and safety of our students, staff and families is a top priority. We ask for your continued patience as we implement the new guidelines. These measures will be […]

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Student Safety

Published on November 9, 2020

The safety of our students and staff is a high priority for all of us at Pella Community Schools. Safety includes many areas: building security, inclement weather, physical and mental health, bullying and harassment. One area of safety that tends to remain silent is sexual abuse. Victims often don’t feel safe in speaking out about […]

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