Posts With Keyword ‘Pella Christian Grade School’

Group from Pella Christian Visits Israel

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Over four dozen members of the Pella Christian school community recently returned from a 16-day trip to Israel.

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Registration for Pella Christian Grade School

Posted: Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 6:19 am

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Pella Christian Grade School will host registration for the 2010-2011 school year later this month.

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Group from Pella Christian Leaves for Israel

Posted: Sunday, June 6th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A group of 54 educators and members of the Pella Christian school community are in Israel now as part of a 16-day trip to the Holy Lands.

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Pella Christian Educators Leave Today for Israel

Posted: Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 6:27 am


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Over four dozen educators and members of the Pella Christian school community will embark for a 16-day trip to Israel Friday.

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Pella Christian Educators Excited for Trip to Holy Lands

Posted: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 6:25 am

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A group of educators and members of the Pella Christian school community are just days away from embarking on a special trip to Israel.  

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Bank Donates Funds to Local Schools

Posted: Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

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A Pella-based bank has donated nearly $21,000 to local schools through a program tied to the usage of debit cards by its customers.

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Marion County Bank Distributes Donations to Pella Schools

Posted: Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A Pella-based bank has donated nearly $21,000 to local schools through a program tied to the usage of debit cards by its customers.

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Local Student-Writers to be Recognized

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Three students from schools in Pella and one in Pleasantville are among the 2010 Iowa Reading Association Winners in Creative Writing.

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Pella Christian Grade School Teacher Selected for Teaching Award

Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:25 am

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A third grade teacher at Pella Christian Grade School is the latest winner of the Ulrich Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Radio Teacher of the Month Award.

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Basic Skills Test Compliments Curriculum at Pella Christian

Posted: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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Students at Pella Christian Grade School completed this year’s round of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills on Monday. David Te Grotenhuis, Curriculum Coordinator at Pella Christian Grade School says while the tests are an important academic measuring tool, it’s still important to compare the test data with what is already going on in the classroom.

“It’s one piece of data at one moment in time, and we have to be careful that we don’t put too much stake into those test results,” said Te Grotenhuis. “You’re looking for echoes; those test results should line-up with what teachers are seeing in the classroom.”

Te Grotenhuis says once the results are in, the staff works together to see what areas need improvement and form a plan to meet specific goals for next year.

“We set goals each year for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in math reading and science,” said Te Grotenhuis. “Using item analysis, we identify weaknesses, we set the goal [for next year] and then we develop strategies that we’re going to use to meet those target goals.”

While students at Pella Christian Grade School have historically scored within the 96th to 99th percentile in the state, Te Grotenhuis adds that the test results still help him and other educators to design a curriculum intended to continually improve the education at Pella Christian Grade School.

Korean Teachers Spending Time at Pella Christian Grade School

Posted: Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The Pella Christian Grade School is currently hosting two teachers from South Korea.

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Jamie Soles Performing in Pella Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Christian recording artist Jamie Soles will be performing Tuesday night in Pella.

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Christian Musician to Perform in Pella

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Canadian Christian recording artist Jamie Soles will hold a series of concerts in Pella next week.

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Pella Christian Grade School to Host Teachers from Asia

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The second semester starts Monday at Pella Christian Schools, and at the grade school, the students and faculty will also be looking forward to the return of an exciting program.

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Successful First Semester Ends at Pella Christian Grade School

Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 6:25 am

The Christmas break marked the end of the first semester at Pella Christian Schools, and Grade School Principal David De Jong says the latter part of 2009 was very successful at Pella Christian Grade School.

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Educators from Pella Christian to Travel to Israel

Posted: Sunday, December 27th, 2009 at 6:21 am

A group of teachers, administrators, and others with ties to Pella Christian Schools will be making a trip to Israel in the summer of 2010.

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Pella Christian Boards Establish Make-ups for Last Week’s Snow Days

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 6:21 am

Decisions made by the school boards at the Pella Christian Grade School and High School have determined when last week’s snow days will be made up on the calendar. 

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Pella Christian Kindergarten Teacher Named ‘Teacher of the Month’ for November

Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 6:23 am

A kindergarten teacher at Pella Christian Grade school is the latest winner of the Ulrich Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Radio Teacher of the Month.

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Pella Christian 4th Graders Observe Caterpillar Transformation

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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A fourth grade class at Pella Christian Grade School is in the middle of an experiment that mimics one currently taking place thousands of miles away in space.

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Annual Report Yields Positive Progress at Pella Christian Grade School

Posted: Sunday, September 27th, 2009 at 6:21 am

Results from the recently compiled Annual Progress Report at Pella Christian Grade School showed high percentages of academic proficiency across the board.

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