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  • Robot alliances
    Time stretches and no one breathes as the alliances wait for the buzzer to sound. Once it does, the people lining the field barely move as their mechanical envoys begin their mission. This first step is out of their hands.
  • Greene County School to close one building, may buy another
    The Greene County Community School District is considering the purchase of the former armory property near the Jefferson airport to be used for bus storage and maintenance.
  • The IKM-Manning Community School District was one of 10 recipients of a $25,000 Science, Math, Engineering and Technology grant.
  • Board decides to shut down Grand Junction school
    The sadness in Ashley Johnston’s eyes was apparent as the other six Greene County School Board members cast votes to approve shutting down the intermediate school in Grand Junction after this school year during a special meeting Wednesday night.
  • Carroll High School students launch weather balloon
    Their concentration was so fierce, they might well have been launching a spaceship.
  • CHS’s Sweeney, Meiners named all-state
    Sara Sweeney became Carroll High School’s sixth four-year all-state musician in the last 15 years when she was selected at All-State Festival Chorus auditions on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Atlantic.
  • Teacher Leaders

    Teachers are like silos. Historically, they often have stood alone in their work — they are in a room alone; they teach alone; then they send their students on.

  • CMS teacher wins statewide award
    Just before the representative from sponsor IMT Insurance announced the winner of the WHO-TV Golden Apple Award on Friday morning, a swell of noise began from the north end of Carroll Middle School’s gym where the eighth-grade class was seated.
  • Making a good first impression
    When not focusing on curriculum, finances or his other major responsibilities as Kuemper Catholic Schools president, John Steffes recently has enjoyed serving as an occasional tour guide. And he’s found it particularly rewarding to see the reaction of Kuemper alumni, supporters and other school friends when they get their first look at the dramatic renovations to the main entry at Kuemper High School.
  • Off to the races
    If they blinked, they missed it. Glidden-Ralston eighth-graders taking industrial technology classes held carbon dioxide-powered car races in the school gym this week. And those cars were fast.
  • FAA expert schools students on drone safety
    Thanks to a Federal Aviation Administration expert, students eyes were opened to the incredible amount of jobs available to professional drone pilots on Wednesday.
  • Owl stand by you
    The center of attention in a kindergarten class in Irwin Thursday was less than a foot tall, wide-eyed and missing part of his wing.
  • After watching a presentation from the Carroll Stadium Committee on Monday, the Carroll School Board discussed funding a $750,000 to $2 million portion of the estimated $6.2 million project.
  • Summit allows Iowa educators, businesses to team up
    Experts say the economy in Iowa and across the nation is changing, and the workforce needed to meet the new demands of businesses must change with it.
  • Carroll students strut their science, technology stuff

    Carroll High School senior Akual Nyock whizzed the little drone around the science room, narrowly missing a table, then a wall, then the governor of Iowa’s head. “I think that’s enough of a demonstration,” science teacher Kent Muyskens said as he caught the lightweight flyer out of the air. Nyock is part of Muyskens’ STAR (Science, Technology and Research) class. The class was made possible after CHS was awarded a $50,000 STEM grant last year. On Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds stopped in Carroll to see what educators are doing with the funds.

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