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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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Pella Students Win Local VFW Patriot’s Pen

Published on December 17, 2019

Congratulations to Daria Haynie, Nora Ausman and Anna German! The local VFW sponsored an essay contest open to all 6-8 grade Pella students. The essay topic:  What makes America Great? Three of our 7th grade students were selected as winners for their amazing essays.  Russ Bollard visited the middle school on Friday, December 13 to […]

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Congratulations to Kari Pingel!

Published on December 12, 2019

Kari Pingel, Gifted & Talented Teacher at Jefferson Intermediate   Kari Pingel was named 2019 IATC Assistant Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches. Coach Pingel has been an integral member of our coaching staff for many years.  She has coached Pella high school girls track and field […]

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Congratulations to Joan Nikkel!

Published on December 9, 2019

Joan Nikkel, Middle School Language Arts Teacher Joan Nikkel is recognized by the Governor’s office and the Department of Education as a finalist for the Iowa Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year award. Joan was one of five Iowa educators who were picked as finalists for this year’s state award, which was won by […]

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