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End of the Year

Published on April 17, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff: The last day of school is Friday, May 29. Thank you for the continued efforts and participation in your child’s education this Spring. It has been inspiring to witness parents, students and staff working together to make distance learning a success. Summer information: The Hub will be open throughout the […]

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New Principal Hired for Lincoln Elementary

Published on April 8, 2020

Pella Community School District is pleased to announce that Margaret Kirkwold will be joining our team as Lincoln Elementary School Principal beginning July 1, 2020. She will be replacing current principal, Rich Schulte, when he leaves the position at the end of this school year. Mrs Kirkwold is currently a 4th grade teacher at Stillwater […]

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Teachers Welcome Students Back to Online Learning Opportunities

Published on March 31, 2020

As “classes” restarted Monday, teachers in the Pella Community School District reached out to students anyway they could to welcome them to class.Fourth grade teachers at Jefferson Elementary held car parades at the homes of students throughout the district. (copy and photos courteously of KNIA/KRLS) Read full article on KNIA/KRLS – “Pella Teachers Welcome Back […]

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School Playgrounds Closed

Published on March 31, 2020

Pella Community School District and the City of Pella have closed access to playgrounds to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The City of Pella and the Pella Community School District continue to monitor and develop appropriate plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and wellness of our community and team members is […]

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Grab-and-Go Meals for Children

Published on March 24, 2020

The Food Service Department will be offering cold breakfasts and lunches to-go during the school closing.  Meals are free and available for children 18 years of age and younger. In order to prepare the appropriate number of meals, we are asking families who would like to utilize this service to Please sign up for each […]

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Online Learning Opportunities Begin March 30

Published on March 23, 2020

Pella Community Schools will begin posting online learning opportunities for students beginning Monday, March 30. Please review the Online Learning Etiquette:

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Introducing SafeSchools Alert

Published on February 25, 2020

District ID code:  1915 _____________________________________ Our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting app that allows students, staff and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration. You  can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, threats of violence or any safety issue you’re concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. Do a search […]

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#9 Best School District in Iowa

Published on January 23, 2020

The data analysis website, Niche,  has ranked Pella Community Schools as one of the top school districts in Iowa for 2020. The rankings were based on analysis of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. It also included state test scores, college preparedness, graduation rates and standardized testing scores. […]

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Thank you to Liz Evans!

Published on January 15, 2020

A big THANK YOU to Liz Evans for her work in acquiring a grant from The Pella Community Foundation, totaling $9,449.48. Liz is the school nurse at Madison Elementary and secured the grant to purchase twenty six  Stop The Bleed kits, each kit equipped for five individuals. The kits will be placed throughout every school […]

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Mr. Boots Wins Golden Apple Award!

Published on January 6, 2020

Congratulations to Bob Boots on winning the WHO Golden Apple Award! Middle School Science Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award for Combining Education and Entertainment #pellapride

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