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News Archive for December 2023

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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Middle School Student Council Supports Local Adopt a Family Program

Published on December 15, 2023

The Pella Middle School Student Council collaborated with Crossroads of Pella to provide support for their Adopt a Family Program. Under the guidance of Middle School teacher Kristin Schulz, the 21-member Student Council adopted a single mother and her 7-year-old son. To raise funds for their donation, the students organized two Middle School tailgate events. […]

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Little Dutch Academy Newsletter

Published on December 14, 2023

Check out the latest Little Dutch newsletter for class information, important dates, and ways to stay connected! November 2023 September 2023 August 2023

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Sarah Kuennen Named Early Childhood Center Director

Published on December 14, 2023

Pella Community School District is excited to announce the hiring of the first Director of the Early Childhood Center, expected to open in the fall of 2024. Sarah Kuennen, long-time staff member at Pella Schools and the current Instructional Coach at Madison Elementary, has accepted the role as the leader of this exciting new center […]

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Middle School Newsletter

Published on December 6, 2023

Check out the Middle School monthly newsletter! February 2024 December 2023 November 2023 October 2023 September 2023 Start of the Year  2023 _____________________________________________________________________ April 2023 March 2023 February 2023 January 2023 November/December 2022 October 2022 September 2022 ______________________________________________________________________ May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 November/December 2021 October 2021 September 2021 August […]

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Jefferson Students Join Together to Support Local Food Shelf

Published on December 5, 2023

Jefferson Intermediate School students and staff held a food drive and collected over 750 items! Food was donated to the Pella Community Food Shelf. Fourth graders brought in the most items and won the reward of throwing pie at school staff members at an all school assembly. The food drive and assembly were organized by […]

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Fortè Team Earns Top Awards at State Championship

Published on December 5, 2023

CONGRATULATIONS! Fortè earned 1st place in CLASS 5 JAZZ, 1st place in CLASS 12 POM and 1st place in CLASS 2 MILITARY!  They also received a Judge’s Choice Award for their military routine and a Distinguished Academic Award.  Senior Fortè members Olivia Cunningham and Stella Stelpfulg were finalists and recipients of Senior Scholarship Awards. A special congratulations […]

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Student AND Parent Course Registration Meeting (December 6th at the High School)

Published on December 4, 2023

This is your friendly reminder that it is almost time to register your 8th grader for his/her high school classes! Jessica Manning and Rachel Van Zante (the high school counselors) will be holding a Student AND Parent Course Registration Meeting on Wednesday, December 6th. Student AND Parent Course Registration Meeting – Wednesday, December 6th Location : Pella High School Auditorium […]

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Literati Book Fair (December 4th- 8th)

Published on December 1, 2023

What: Literati Book Fair Where: Jefferson Intermediate Library When: Monday, December 4 – Friday, December 8 Student Shopping Hours Tuesday, December 5 – Friday, December 8 (beginning at 7:50am each day) Parent Shopping Hours Monday, December 4 | 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 5 | 8:10-3:15 Wednesday, December 6 | 9:00 – 12:30 Thursday, […]

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