Kindness Matters

Students Lauren Philippi, Traci Green and Evan Immel attended the Peace Poster awards banquet at the Pizza Ranch on April 15th for their winning posters. The Indianola Lions Club sponsored this contest and presented a certificate and cash…

Do All the Good You Can

Do All the Good You Can I am using the occasion of Spring Break to write my first blog in quite a while, and I am remembering a suggestion from Anita Westlake that came a couple of months…

IHS First Semester Honor Roll

The A and B honor rolls have been finalized for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.  The A Honor Roll indicates the student has received a 3.700 and above and the B Honor Roll indicates the…

Thankfulness–What’s the Point?

Thankfulness—What’s the Point?   Those who know me will understand that I’m not posing a snarky, rhetorical question with this blog title. I definitely appreciate a little wit and sarcasm, but this is not a Mark Twain, “No…

Gradually, Then Suddenly

Gradually, Then Suddenly   I was meeting with a student for a book study of Good to Great recently, and we were talking about what Jim Collins calls “the Flywheel Effect.” Collins does an effective job of explaining…

What is SIAC?

SIAC – short for School Improvement Advisory Committee, involves students, parents, teachers, community leaders, and industry & legislative representatives.  The committee looks at major educational needs in our district.  Student learning goals and state indicators focused on reading, math, and…