The Carroll Board of Education unanimously amended the fiscal year 2016
budget on Monday to include $1.15 million to cover equipment and
Due to declining enrollment and a new partial-sharing agreement with
Carroll, the Ar-We-Va School Board unanimously voted to cut the
equivalent of almost seven full-time employee positions at a special
meeting April 4.
From blackboards and chalk to Sphero robots, marble roller coasters and
pipe-cleaner towers, science education has come a long way over the last
Giant touchscreen blackboards, chairs with great range of motion and new
class offerings are just a few of the improvements Carroll High School
chemistry teacher Kent Muyskens has worked toward for the last four
Tom Plummer is very familiar with his bands bringing home first-place trophies from the Iowa High School Jazz Championships. After all, his Southern Cal High School Band did that seven years in a row from 2003 through 2009, and South Central Calhoun — the combination of Southern Cal and Rockwell City-Lytton that began in fall 2011, won last year’s state title.
Under new legislation, Carroll High School students may be required by
law to get a parent or guardian’s permission to “opt in” to human growth
and development classes and attend any seminars or conferences related
to the topic.
The entryway renovation at Kuemper Catholic High School is set to begin on Monday.
The Carroll Community School District Board of Education on Thursday
unanimously approved a $26 million budget for the 2016-17 school year
that includes a small increase in property taxes.
The Carroll School Board unanimously approved a 2016-17 school calendar at its regular meeting Thursday evening.
Despite complaints from some Democrats and education officials, the Iowa
Legislature ratified a 2.25 percent funding increase for Iowa schools
The Kuemper Catholic High School gymnasium looked more like a production
line at Quaker Oats than an arena for athletic competition on
Fourth- and fifth-graders on the northeast side of the Holy Spirit
Center erupted in loud cheers as soon as they got glimpse of Kuemper
Catholic High School graduates emerging from Holy Spirit Church
following baccalaureate Mass Wednesday afternoon.
Greene County Superintendent Tim Christensen Wednesday evening explained
the school district’s budget to the board of education, saying,
“Totally driven by student enrollment.”
When Penny Miller told Kuemper Catholic Schools President John Steffes
last November she’d be retiring from her high school principal duties
after 14 years at the helm, Steffes knew he had some big shoes to fill.
So he decided to look within the family, so to speak.
The Kuemper Catholic School System today announced the hiring of new
high school principal, Pete Haefs, for the 2016-2017 school year upon
the retirement of Penny Miller, which was announced earlier this school
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