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Local Apprenticeship Programs Shine During Iowa Lawmakers’ Day on the Hill

Published on February 23, 2024

A group of students showcased local apprenticeships at a “Day on the Hill” earlier this month. Students were visited by state lawmakers, including State Senator Ken Rozenboom and Representative Barb Kniff McCulla.¬† They showcased their work-based learning experiences through WorkSMART Connector and the Career Academy of Pella. The School Administrators of Iowa, the Iowa Association […]

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February Newsletter

Published on February 21, 2024

Newsletter – February 2, 2024

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Robotics Team Makes School History

Published on February 21, 2024

Congratulations to the Bionic Dutch for securing a spot in the State of Iowa Robotics Championship, marking the first time in school history! Alongside this historic accomplishment, the team also earned the prestigious Engineering Design Award and the Finalist Alliance Award. Let’s extend a special congratulations to team Captains Jack Weaver and Ben Holmbeck, acknowledged […]

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School Board Meeting (Thursday, February 29th at 5:30pm)

Published on February 2, 2024

    Pella School Board Meeting When: Thursday, February 29th at 5:30pm Where: High School Library Agenda¬† For More Information Visit the School Board Page  

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Lincoln Hosts a Birthday Celebration in Remembrance

Published on January 30, 2024

On Wednesday, January 24th, Lincoln Elementary celebrated the birthday of our former student, Milly Zellmer. Milly was a preschooler at Lincoln that passed away last winter after a sledding accident. The whole school dressed in her favorite color (pink!) and came together to participate in an assembly in her honor. All students and staff participated […]

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Jay McKinstrey Named to Iowa Football Coaches Hall of Fame

Published on January 25, 2024

Congratulations Coach Jay McKinstrey! The Iowa Football Coaches Association has named Jay McKinstrey to the IFCA Hall of Fame Class of 2024. A graduate of Maurice-Orange City and Northwestern College, McKinstrey has been head coach at Pella through one of the great runs in Iowa high school football history. The Dutch won three consecutive championships […]

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Racing Toward Success: Fundraising Event Hosted by the Girls’ Wrestling Team

Published on December 22, 2023

While brainstorming fundraising ideas for the team, Coach Adam Hale conceived the “Indy 500” workout, a unique event where teams of two alternate carrying dumbbells and run around Pella High School. This event, coinciding with Christmas and our wrestling team’s downtime, became an opportunity to raise funds. Inspired by the Jump Rope for Heart model, […]

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Jefferson December Newsletter

Published on December 18, 2023

Newsletter – December 15, 2023

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