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The Career Academy of Pella Receives Grant

Published on October 22, 2020

Governor Reynolds announced that the Career Academy of Pella (CAP) will receive $36,211 as an awardee of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Registered Apprenticeship Expansion grant. Money from the grant will be used to purchase augmented reality tools for the welding apprenticeship program, providing accelerated skills training while students are in the classroom. The Career Academy […]

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Welding Program Receives Weld-Machine Donation

Published on August 28, 2020

The Career Academy of Pella (CAP) is honored to be the recipient of an AugmentedArc® Augmented Reality Welding System, generously donated by Miller Electric in collaboration with Vermeer Corporation. Representatives from the two organizations presented the equipment to Sheila Graham, welding instructor, and Justin Horn, a welding student at the Career Academy, on Thursday, August […]

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Students Sign-Up for Apprenticeships

Published on May 26, 2020

Students Sign With Local Employers in Work-Based Learning Program* *Press Release from Central College. PELLA, IA (05/26/2020) Career Academy of Pella hosted a virtual signing day on May 20 to welcome participants into a new and expanding work-based educational program in Marion County. In total, 13 students from high schools in Pella signed letters with […]

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Pella’s First Registered Apprentice

Published on April 21, 2020

Charles Vander Velden, a 2019 graduate of Pella High School, became the first registered apprentice through the Career Academy of Pella. Read the full article on the kniakrls.com link.

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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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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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Students Sign On for the Apprenticeship Program

Published on April 4, 2019

Congratulations to the 14 students who will be participating in the apprenticeship program through the Career Academy of Pella during the 2019-20 academic year! Welding Wes Heuschkel – Vermeer Jalen Howe – Weiler Trett Langstraat – CoLine Matt Lunsford – PPI Tyler Sterk – Vermeer Hunter Tooley – Vermeer Rebakkah Weers – Vermeer Engineering Assistant […]

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New Pella High School Apprenticeship Programs

Published on October 23, 2018

High school is a crucial time for developing career choices and skills that will carry with students through the rest of their working lives. Many students will go onto college, but that’s not always the case. For some students, entering the workforce right out of high school suits their interests, and for others, it can […]

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Sheila Graham Selected

Published on September 6, 2018

Sheila Graham has been selected to be a member of the first Governor’s Teachers Cabinet. Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Sheila, along with 6 other Iowa teachers, to be a member of the newly formed Cabinet. They will meet quarterly with Gov Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise; giving them […]

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