Posts With Keyword ‘Mark Wittmer’

Pella Community School Board Recap

Posted: Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 6:29 am

The Pella Community School board met last night to resume its regular schedule.

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Pella Community Schools Change Their Menu

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Pella Community Schools are becoming a little healthier, thanks to a some changes in the A la carte menu.

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Pella Performs Well in ACT Testing

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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At the past week’s school board meeting, Pella Community School District received some good news in the form of standardized testing.

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First Days of School Run Smoothly, say Administrators

Posted: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Students returned to the hallways of schools in Pella earlier this week, as the 2010-2011 school year is now underway.

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School Leaders Hopeful for Solution to Traffic Problem

Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The new school year is just days away for students in Pella, and parents dropping off or picking up their children from Jefferson Intermediate School will notice a change this fall.

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Construction Projects Addressed by Pella School Board

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The Pella School Board received an update on changes to the pick-up and drop-off area at Jefferson Intermediate during their meeting Monday afternoon.

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Tasks for Iowa Lawmakers Approved by Pella School Board

Posted: Saturday, July 24th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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In line with a request from the Iowa Association of School Boards, the Pella School Board this past week approved a list of educational issues it would like to see addressed during coming year’s state legislative session.

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Parking Lot Project Begins at Pella High

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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Work is underway on the second phase of a parking lot project at Pella Community High School.

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Learning Software Purchase Approved by Pella School Board

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The Pella School Board approved the purchase of several site licenses for educational computer software at this past week’s meeting.

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Local Schools Announced as Preschool Grant Recipients

Posted: Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Pella, Knoxville and Twin Cedars school districts were among those announced last Wednesday by Governor Chet Culver as recipients of the Statewide Voluntary Preschool grants.

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Local Schools Among Those Announced for Statewide Preschool Grants

Posted: Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Pella, Knoxville and Twin Cedars school districts were among those announced Wednesday as recipients of the Statewide Voluntary Preschool grants.

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Pella Schools Set Academic Goals for 2010-11

Posted: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

With the school year nearly finished, the Pella Community School District is already preparing for the 2010-2011 school year, and part of that took place at the most recent board meeting with the approval of next year’s annual progress goals.

“Even though our kids perform at an really exceptionally high level, we do try to set goals and get better every year,” said Pella Schools Superintendent Mark Wittmer. “One of our core values is that we will be better next year than we are this year. That is one of those things that we try to live up to, and in order to do that, we need to set academic goals.”

The district is aiming to improve upon proficiency levels for students in math, reading and science, which are approximately 90 percent or better in each category. Wittmer says while it is a lofty goal to improve upon already high marks, he feels the district has a good plan in place to help reach those goals.

Cameras to be Added for Security at Pella High School

Posted: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 6:25 am

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At their recent meeting, the Pella School Board approved the purchase of security cameras for the High School complex.

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Pella High School Seniors Take Part in Commencement

Posted: Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Hundreds of friends and family members of Pella Community High School’s Class of 2010 filled the Kuyper Fieldhouse at Central College to celebrate the seniors graduation from high school.

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Pella School Board Members Recognized

Posted: Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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The Board of Education for the Pella Community School District was recognized during the past week’s regular meeting as part of School Board Recognition Week.

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Instructional Support Levy Increase Recommended by Pella School Board

Posted: Saturday, May 1st, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Along with a challenging 2010-2011 district budget, the Pella School Board also addressed another item related to school finances at this past week’s meeting.

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Modest Property Tax Increase Proposed by Pella School Board

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The Pella School Board proposed a fifteen-cent increase on the District’s Tax levy at this week’s meeting.

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Local Superintendents Weigh in on Iowa School Board Scandal

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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The Iowa School Board Association is being investigated for allegations of misuse of taxpayer money and conflict of interest.

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Edge of Space Science Project for Pella Students

Posted: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Thanks to the support and efforts of the Pella Amateur Radio Club, students in the Pella area will begin working toward a very unique opportunity in the future.  

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Happy Birthday Mr. Wittmer!

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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Pella Community Schools Superintendent Mark Wittmer celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday, February 24th.

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