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.”
Indianola CSD is a high achieving school district with tremendous students, staff, and facilities. The district is committed to ongoing professional development and to providing students the best possible education. Students are encouraged to get involved in the many clubs and extracurricular opportunities that are offered; and we hope that parents and community members will consider serving on committees or advisories, joining booster groups or PTOs, and supporting students’ educational and extracurricular activities. If you would like to learn more about our schools, arrange a tour, or share ideas or suggestions with me, please contact me by email at Art.Sathoff@indianola.k12.ia.us , by phone at 515-961-9500, or in person at 104 East Second Avenue.
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
2016 Indianola Middle School
Distinguished Academic Award Recipients:
6th Grade — Selia Becker, Alyvia Fuller, Emily Garcia, Grace Gioffredi, and Hayden Laschanzky
7th Grade — Peyton Christensen, Joseph DeWall, Nick Jensen, Jared Overmann, Karley Smith, and Anja Waugh
8th Grade — Thomas Krapfl, Andrew Winjum (not pictured), and Gabe Zwanziger
In order to be recognized with the Distinguished Achievement Award, students had to meet 5 out of 7 criteria. The criteria included the following:
- Earn a 3.0 grade point average for the first three quarters of this school year
- Practice good citizenship
- Achieve 80+ percentile on Iowa Assessment tests, an 800+ SAT, or 14+ ACT score
- Participate in an arts project or experience that demonstrates creativity and skill
- Participate in a service learning project that demonstrates personal action and leadership
- Participate in a career exploration opportunity
- Participate in a STEM based project or experience that demonstrates creativity and skills. STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Evidence of their learning was submitted through a variety of artifacts in an electronic portfolio scored by the student, principal and/or teachers.
Michael Jacks, a former middle school student, initiated the idea of starting such an award process. This is the first year of the Distinguished Achievement Award.
Ride for Reading comes to Wilder Elementary
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Over the past couple of months the Districtís administration staff and Board has been working with Piper Jaffray and monitoring the Districtís ability to refinance some of its existing General Obligation debt (paid with the property taxes via the debt service levy). Earlier this week the District finalized interest rates for refinancing a portion of the 2007 Wilder Elementary voter approved debt. In doing so, the District lowered the average rate on this debt from 4.00% to 1.70%, which will result in just over $1.5 million of total interest cost savings to the Districtís taxpayers over the next 11 years.
Learn more about Schoology and Infinite Campus.
Here's a Q&A with ICSD Technology Director Ray Coffey.
Just a reminder: Indianola School Board meetings are open to the public. We invite you to take an active interest in whatís happening in our district. Find the meeting schedule by clicking on School Board above, then on Meeting Schedule. Canít make a meeting? Contact a member of our school board with questions or concerns. Click on School Board above, then Board Members.
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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.
Click here for a special announcement regarding Indianola Schools and Iowa School Alerts for the 2015-16 school year !!