Sheila Graham has been named the Howard Adkins Instructor of the Year by the American Welding Society. Sheila began her career in welding at Vermeer Manufacturing, joining the Pella Community School District in 2013 as a welding instructor. The award was presented to her by members of the American Welding Society during class on Tuesday, […]
News Archive for October 2017
The Pella HS Marching Dutch finished another successful competitive season performing “Pinball Wizard”, featuring music from the rock opera “Tommy” by The Who. Starting out the season at the Urbandale Invitational, the band placed 1st in Class 3A and received the highest score over all bands, and received top color guard and drumline awards. The […]
Pella’s yearbook, The Duchess, won 3rd place for 2017 Yearbook of the Year in their class and 10 individual category awards. Claire Corbin, Selena Quangvan, Lindsey Blommers, Paige Meyer, Samantha Boetger, Sadie Beal, Kelly Murphy, Ryan Gustafson, and Bronwyn Metcalf won individual awards.
All Madison students and staff participated in a Walk Iowa Initiative supported by Central College education students. Each grade level walked from Madison Elementary to the football stadium and back and learned action steps to a healthier body and life.
Peer Art is an adaptive art class that is going into its 3rd year at Pella High. Originally, it was started by former art teacher, Jim Emmert, but now is taught by Julie Stratton. To start off the year, students talked about working with someone who has special needs and learning more about each of […]
Jefferson Intermediate staff members know “No one fights alone.” Staff members recently wore t-shirts to show support for fellow members’ (and family members’) fights against thyroid, cervical, kidney, breast, ovarian cancers and chronic pain disorders. A few years ago Jefferson staff members wore orange shirts alongside the pink during the “Paint the Stands Pink” […]
Greg Ebeling has been named Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa. Greg started his position here at PCSD in 2011, and has shown extraordinary dedication to our schools. After being nominated by his peers, Greg was selected for the award by a committee of superintendents from Iowa schools. Please join […]
Lisa Jansen joins 5th-term member Joan Corbin and 3rd-term member Gregg Gustafson in filling three open board positions for the Pella Community School District. Congratulations to our newly elected and re-elected board members! There was a significant increase in voter turnout for this year’s election. In addition to selecting three board members, a majority of […]
Every Wednesday morning, the students of Ms. Sheets can be found walking door to door in the middle school with a coffee cart. They sell cups of coffee for $1 each with all of the profits going to different charities throughout the year. During the month of September, the money raised selling coffee to teachers […]
Scott Tjeerdsma has been named Middle School Athletic Director of the Year for the Southeast Iowa District by the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association. Scott does a tremendous job working in multiple roles as Middle School Math Teacher, Middle School Dean, and Middle School Athletic Director. We are grateful for his time and talents […]