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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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Student Presents at World Food Prize

Published on November 12, 2019

High School Senior, Joe Beukelman, participated in a competition affiliated with the World Food Prize, submitting a paper on the struggles Syrian refugees have in obtaining life-saving insulin for diabetes.  His paper was one of 200 selected nationally as part of the Iowa Youth Institute. Beukelman presented at the World Food Prize in Des Moines […]

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Congratulations to Bob Fessler!

Published on October 24, 2019

Bob Fessler HS Health and PE Teacher   Bob Fessler has been selected to the Iowa High School Girls Coaches Association Volleyball Hall of Fame. Bob coached volleyball at Walnut Ridge Academy in Waterloo from 1997-2002, and at Pella High School from 2003-2011.  During his career as a volleyball coach, he won 419 games, leading […]

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Notice of Election

Published on October 21, 2019

Mahaska County election information Marion County election information Jasper County election information

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Julie Stratton Honored by High School Grad

Published on October 15, 2019

Congratulations to Julie Stratton, HS art Teacher, for receiving the Award for Mentoring Excellence from the Iowa State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Julie Stratton was nominated by Pella High School graduate, Taylor Burton (2013).  During the award banquet on October 11, Taylor complimented Mrs. Stratton on her ability to nurture his creativity in art […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

Published on September 24, 2019

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” Pella Community Schools would like to take this opportunity to identify district safety highlights and resources (links are in green text). The district follows procedures from the […]

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