Welcome to Our Schools
Welcome to the Indianola CSD website! We hope this website will be a useful source of information for you and a showcase of what Indianola has to offer: “Proud Traditions…Unlimited Possibilities.”
I am extremely thankful to have the opportunity to serve as district superintendent. Indianola is a beautiful community, and its public schools offer tremendous educational opportunities. In addition to a very talented and committed staff and strong curriculum, the district facilities are very good and will become even better with the community’s investment of $29 million in the next couple of years. This fall we are excited to be introducing a 1:1 digital learning environment (DLE) at Indianola High School, too.
I encourage you to get involved with the schools – through attending events, volunteering, serving on committees, joining booster groups, etc. Please feel free to stop in to see me, too, and let me know about things that are going well or things that could be improved. My office phone is 515-961-9500 and my email is
I look forward to serving the Indianola Community School District’s students and staff and to being a part of all this great community has to offer. Join me in celebrating Indianola’s proud traditions and exploring its unlimited possibilities.
Indianola CSD Superintendent
For Immediate Release
The Indianola Community School District Board of Directors approved Johna Clancy as the district’s next school business official Friday, June 26, pending release from her current contract. Clancy will succeed Business Manager Darcy Moeller, who announced her retirement June 1.
With more than 25 years in school finance, Clancy has served as Gilbert Community School District’s business official since 1997.
Boys Basketball Camp
Girls Basketball Camp and Shooting Camp
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Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
Parents, family and friends gathered in Blake Fieldhouse to watch the Class of 2015 graduate on May 24. Speakers were seniors Taylor Constable, Lilly Corrigan, Sidney Miller, Mitch Neessen and faculty member Aaron Lester. Best wishes to our graduates!
2015 Retiring Teachers Honored
Teachers retiring from the Indianola School District were honored May 27 with a recognition ceremony and ice cream social.
2015 Strategic Planning is Under Way
Faculty, staff, students and members of the Indianola community gathered twice during May to collaborate on the 2015 Indianola School District strategic plan. Lively discussions were held to better define beliefs, goals and strategies for the next five years. Superintendent Art Sathoff says the work done “will lead to concrete actions and measurable results.” June 8, the school board will consider information gathered during the sessions for approval.
The 6th Grade Girls Circle visited Children and Family Urban Movement on May 6th. The girls read to the children and left the 793 books they collected from the M-S book drive.
The girls demonstrated leadership and had a great experience. This project was sponsored by the Chrysalis Foundation. Girls Circle facilitators are Cindy Gosch and Barb McAnelly.
Facilities Director Rick Branson used a drone to capture bird’s-eye views of construction progress at Emerson Elementary School, Indianola High School, and the varsity stadium. View the complete videos here.
2015-2016 School Calendars Approved!
The Indianola Board of Education approved a 2015-2016 traditional education calendar, on Monday, April 13, 2015. To view the traditional calendar, please click here.
The Indianola Board of Education approved a 2015-2016 Year Round Education (YRE) calendar for Irving Elementary, on Monday, April 27, 2015. To view the YRE calendar, please click here.
Changes in the Transitional Kindergarten Program - CLICK HERE!
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Info
Indianola Schools New Video
Take a couple of minutes to watch this new video about the Indianola School District. A special thank you to everyone who participated and made it come to life. We are proud of schools and we hope you are, too. We encourage you to share this video with friends and family.
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Click here for a special announcement regarding Indianola Schools and Iowa School Alerts for the 2015-16 school year !!