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News Archive for October 2016

The Duchess Wins 2nd place for 2016 Yearbook of the Year

Published on October 28, 2016

Pella Publications attended the IHSPA conference yesterday in Iowa City. Yearbook won 2nd place for 2016 Yearbook of the year in their class and 5 individual awards.  The Newspaper/Web prizes are awarded in the spring.

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Jefferson Guest Speaker

Published on October 26, 2016

Before school at Jefferson, the library brings in guest speakers and activities on a monthly basis.  For October, Valerie VanKooten came in to talk to us about the Marion County Pioneer Cemetery Commission and how to safely and legally explore cemeteries. This Month’s talk goes with the book Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray which […]

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Global Youth Institute

Published on October 20, 2016

    Bellara Huang presented research on global food security problems in the world this past weekend at the Global Youth Institute, which coincides with the World Food Prize ceremony in Des Moines.

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The Marching Dutch – Pursuing Excellence

Published on October 19, 2016

The Marching Dutch have long been known for their big sound and precision marching. On Friday and Saturday nights all fall and all across Iowa, they leave their audience completely entertained and often with goosebumps. In this short video Co-Director Dameon Place explains how every thrilling performance is a culmination of weeks and months of […]

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2016 Marching Dutch

Published on October 17, 2016

Marching band season is here, and the Pella High students start practice on the field at 7:30 a.m. every school day.  This year’s show is titled “España,” but  it was originally titled “Red.” The band directors changed the name because when they we looking at visuals for the show, they decided to have less red […]

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Pella Wins Big at ValleyFest 2016

Published on October 12, 2016

Pella High School competed at ValleyFest marching band competition on October 8, 2016, in West Des Moines. In class 3A, Pella ranked first. Pella also earned top honors with performances in color guard, percussion line, and marching. With an overall score of 81.2, Pella earned 3rd in the competition among all classes. “I didn’t expect […]

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HS seniors visit DC

Published on October 7, 2016

Seniors take on Washington D.C. during the summer Senior Joy Van Wyngarden Senior Joy Van Wyngarden traveled to Washington D.C. with Pella Electric Cooperative on June 10 through 16. She talked to Iowa senators, Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, about renewable energy while learning about American history, the political system, and how Washington D.C. operates. […]

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Governor Speaks at Career Academy of Pella

Published on October 7, 2016

Governor Branstad visits Career Academy On August 29, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, visited the Pella Career Academy. While there, the two discussed the latest executive order of Branstad’s, which is the Future Ready Iowa Alliance. The Future Ready Iowa Alliance was signed into order by the governor at the Career Academy […]

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Chili Cook-off Winners

Published on October 3, 2016

Congratulations to our FCS Foods 2 students on winning the 2016 Homecoming Chili Cook-off! A big THANK YOU to the following contestants for making the Homecoming       Chili Cook-off a great success.   Pella Regional Health Center      Pella HyVee Catering       US Bank       Applebee’s      Monarch’s […]

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