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Tony Schmitz Signs on at West Point

Published on April 29, 2021

A representative from West Point as well as several members of the National Guard attended the official signing ceremony of Tony Schmitz, a Pella High School senior who will be attending the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.  Congratulations to Tony! Full Article on KNIA/KRSL

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HS Concert Band to Perform at IBA Conference

Published on April 20, 2021

Congratulations to the Pella Dutch High School Concert Band on being selected to  perform ensemble for the 2021 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference!  This achievement is the highest honor that a band in the state of Iowa can achieve and is a show of the great commitment to music from the students, directors, administrators, and community […]

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Coach Schulte Receives Recognition

Published on April 14, 2021

Derek Schulte High School Assistant Principal Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach   Derek Schulte has bee named the 2020-21 Class Coach of the Year by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. Congratulations to Coach Schulte on this well deserved recognition!!  #pellapride

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Blaine Forsythe is the new Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Published on April 13, 2021

Blaine Forsythe, Middle School Math Teacher, Assistant High School Football Coach The Pella High School Activities Department is excited to announce that Blaine Forsythe has been named the Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Pella High School. Blaine is a math teacher at Pella Middle School and has several years of coaching experience with the […]

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Mr. Ebeling Receives Award

Published on April 7, 2021

Congratulations to Superintendent Greg Ebeling on receiving the  2021 Iowa Bandmasters Association Outstanding Administrator Award! The Iowa Bandmasters Association annually selects three administrators who are nominated by their band director to receive this award; one is selected at the Middle School, High School, and Superintendent levels. These administrators exhibit leadership traits that support the growth […]

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Students Participate in NASA Competition

Published on March 31, 2021

As with many events over this past year, the NASA 2021 Space Settlement Design Competition took place virtually over the March 27-28 weekend.  Students were lead by High School Science Teacher, Erin Yoder, and did an exceptional job with their presentations. The goal of this contest is for students to learn and apply science while […]

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ISASP testing April 5-9

Published on March 30, 2021

The state of Iowa requires that the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) be given to every student in grades 3-11 during the fourth quarter of this year. Pella Community Schools will administer the ISASP tests during the week of April 5-9: April 5 – Science test for grades 5,8, and 10 April 6 […]

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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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