Welcome to the Indianola School District website. Here you’ll find news and information about each of our schools plus valuable information about Indianola and key resources connected to our community. We have about 3,400 students in our district and we’re very proud of their accomplishments. From academics to arts to athletics, Indianola students receive a well-rounded educational experience. We have four elementary schools plus a middle school and high school in our community. Our graduation rate is 98 percent.
We know what a difference a teacher or coach can make in the life of a student. That’s why we have assembled a terrific team of teachers and staff in our district. But we can’t do it alone. I welcome your input and involvement. If you’d like to volunteer in the school district or have a comment or opinion on how to improve our public schools, drop me a note. I’d like to hear from you. In the meantime, explore our website and learn about the outstanding results at Indianola schools.
Dr. Michael Teigland
New Superintendent Hired
Today the Indianola School Board voted to hire Art Sathoff as the new superintendent of Indianola Schools. Mr. Sathoff will join the education team in Indianola beginning July 1 pending the approval of the release of his contract from the Fairfield Community School District.
School Board President Carolyn Langenwalter said this about the board's decision:
“Art has the complete, well-rounded skill set of what we are looking for in a new superintendent. His experience in the classroom, as a principal, as a leader in the education industry, as a coach and activities director combined with academic credentials, we’ve found one dynamic, education-focused individual in one package,” she said. “What Art brings to the table is very exciting for our school district.”
More details on welcoming Art to the community will follow in the weeks ahead along with plans to say farewell and thank you to Dr. Mike Teigland.
The Wheels on the Bus
Have you ever wondered who keeps the fleet of 34 Indianola school buses running on time and in tip top shape? It starts here with these happy people who have the safety and best interest of your student top of mind when it comes to transportation. Anita Westlake, Transportation/Facilities Secretary, Danny Thede, Director of Transportation and Jason Logan, a certified Master Bus Technician, work to ensure school buses run their 26 different routes daily, in addition to coordinating buses for numerous extracurricular activities throughout the school year. A big thank you to each of these professionals and our 43 regular and substitute bus drivers.
We are looking for your feedback regarding math letter grades for the upcoming school year. More detail is provided in this short survey. If you would take five minutes to complete the survey we would be very appreciative. Remember, the survey only applies to parents of elementary school students.
Indianola Community School District
CAN YOU HELP? Clean Copy Paper Boxes with Lids for Packing
The Indianola School District is in need of many more clean copy paper boxes with lids, like the ones from Hammermill or HP, to use for packing items at Whittier and Irving elementary schools. In anticipation of the move prior to construction projects starting at the end of the school year, we are still taking donations. If you know of a business who uses these type of boxes, please forward this information. Boxes need to be dropped off in the principal's office at Whittier or Irving. The district will gladly pick up the boxes from a place of business in the greater Des Moines area. Contact Stephanie Montgomery at the district administration office to make arrangements: 515-961-9500 x1500. Thank you.
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