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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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New Outdoor Sheds For Sale (By Sealed Bid)

Published on January 24, 2024

The Pella Community School District has two 8’ x 12’ outdoor sheds for sale by sealed bid. The sheds were constructed by students in the Fundamentals of Construction class.  One shed has an active/inactive double door located on the side while the other shed has a wide active door on the end. The foundation for […]

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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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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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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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Doug Cutler Named Class 3A Girls Cross Country State Coach of the Year

Published on November 16, 2023

Congratulations Doug Cutler! Doug Cutler has been named Class 3A Girls Cross Country State Coach of the Year! “Doug exemplifies what it means to be a true coach of young people. His focus on developing his student-athletes into better people is evident in everything he does. Pella High School is proud of Coach Cutler as he is […]

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Pella Middle School Ranked Among the Best in Iowa

Published on November 15, 2023

An annual U.S. News & World Report publication shows Pella Middle School ranked among Iowa’s best in state rankings. The magazine ranked Pella Middle School as the 4th best in the state based on its math and reading performance and proficiency.  According to these metrics, Northeast Iowa school Denver Middle School was the top-ranked school […]

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Jefferson Intermediate Hosts Annual Veterans Day Program

Published on November 13, 2023

On November 10th Jefferson Intermediate School hosted our annual Veterans Day performance. Over 400 people attended this event to honor our Veterans. Students worked two and a half months to get this program prepared. The Jefferson Community Events/Appreciation SALT group worked hard to put together a banner for our Veterans and were a huge help […]

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PHS Presents the 2023 Fall Show: Peter and the Starcatcher (November 2, 3, and 4 at 7:00 PM)

Published on November 1, 2023

Show dates are: November 2, 3, and 4 at 7:00 PM Online ticket sales will open October 23 at http://phsproductions.booktix.net/  Student tickets: $5 Adult tickets: $10 Reserved seating is sold online (with an online fee), and will be available for the middle sections of the auditorium and for wheelchair seating. Please bring your ticket to the show. No reserved […]

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