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Souper Bowl of Caring at the Middle School

Published on March 2, 2021

Pella School District Students Make Charitable Efforts This Month Article and photo by Andrew Schnider, KNIA/KRLS. Students in the Pella Community School District have been contributing to charitable causes during the month of February. Pella Middle School collected over 1000 items of food in a little over a two week period of time for the […]

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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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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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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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The Career Academy of Pella Receives Grant

Published on October 22, 2020

Governor Reynolds announced that the Career Academy of Pella (CAP) will receive $36,211 as an awardee of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Registered Apprenticeship Expansion grant. Money from the grant will be used to purchase augmented reality tools for the welding apprenticeship program, providing accelerated skills training while students are in the classroom. The Career Academy […]

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Thank you to the Pella Knights of Columbus!

Published on October 21, 2020

The Pella Knights of Columbus  generously donate$18,536 to our special education department! We are so grateful for this gift and appreciate the support so often given to our school and community by the Knights of Columbus. The Knights raised nearly $47,000 as part of their annual Campaign for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

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