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Code No. 104E2
It is the policy of the North Scott Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact mr. Kelly Rohlf, Equity Coordinator, 308 N. Main Street, Donahue, IA  52746.  Telephone:  563-282-9627
Tough Weather in January
February 1, 2019
This has been a trying couple weeks for our families, schools, and community. The frigid weather has gripped much of the country, produced record-breaking lows across the Midwest. Each day has presented a challenge regarding whether to delay or cancel classes. Please know that our number one...
Winter Weather Decisions
November 27, 2018
As a superintendent of schools, there are many tough decisions to make. One of the toughest decisions I have to make is calling school off due to inclement weather. No matter what decision I make, rarely will everyone agree. A weather decision is never taken lightly and a lot of time and effort is...
Auditorium Remodel Completed
September 20, 2018
I would like to thank the community for supporting the North Scott Community School District. We would not be able to improve our excellent educational facilities if it were not for your support. The auditorium remodel is our most recent project to be completed and we are very proud of the...
Class Sizes and Offering
September 10, 2018
Every year hiring the right number of teachers for our schools can be a very difficult challenge. As a district, our goals are to maintain appropriate class sizes at all grade levels while being able to offer a wide range of opportunities for our students, with the end result being they are college...
Welcome Back
August 15, 2018
Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year As summer is coming to a close, I know our students, parents, and staff are getting excited for another school year to begin. I am sure most of you are like me and wonder where the summer went.  We are blessed to live in a community where education is highly...
School Safety
March 5, 2018
School Safety is an Everyday Priority for North Scott   School safety is on everyone’s mind as a result of the most recent attack in Florida. At North Scott, we focus on school safety throughout the school year with a School Safety committee which meets regularly to discuss district and building...
School Funding Can Be Confusing
February 20, 2018
School Funding Can Be Confusing   School funding in Iowa can be a very hard thing to understand. Many people do not understand how a district could be constructing a building or remodeling while struggling to give staff raise and raising class sizes. These situations and others can happen as a...
Flu Season
December 12, 2017
Cold and flu season is upon us, and there has been an increase in the number of illnesses reported throughout the North Scott district. Germs spread easily among children in schools, however, we can all help prevent the spread of germs by following these few simple steps:   Wash hands...
Winter Weather Information for North Scott Community School District
December 11, 2017
As a superintendent of schools, there are many tough decisions to make. One of the toughest decisions I have to make is calling school off due to inclement weather. No matter what decision I make, rarely will everyone agree. A weather decision is never taken lightly and a lot of time and effort is...
Armstrong PTA Walk-a-Thon
October 3, 2017
Last Friday, we held the annual PTA Walk-a-Thon event.  Students walked, raced, and strolled outside in the beautiful weather.  
Allergy Aware Letter
September 26, 2017
Dear Parents: As a reminder, the North Scott Community School District maintains a “Peanut /Tree Nut Conscious” policy at each of the elementary schools. This is an important precaution as exposure to even the smallest amounts of peanut/tree nuts can cause anaphylactic shock in some students with...
North Scott Community Thank You
September 14, 2017
Thank you for supporting the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) on September 12, 2017. The passing of PPEL will allow the North Scott Community School District to continue to provide upkeep to each of its buildings, maintain the bus fleet, and provide technology to all students and staff....
The Benefits of the Physical, Plant & Equipment Levy (PPEL)
August 29, 2017
The Benefits of the Physical, Plant & Equipment Levy (PPEL) School funding in Iowa is a very complicated subject. Our different funding sources can only be spent on items that the law allows; we call these silos. Iowa offers very little flexibility in taking money from one silo and moving it to...
Welcome Back
August 1, 2017
Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!   As summer is coming to a close, I know our students, parents, and staff are getting excited for another school year to begin. I realize time is getting close when I see so many of our student athletes back preparing for the fall season. We are blessed to live...
The 2016-17 School Year
July 18, 2017
Joe Stuttng, Superintendent Reflection As I reflect back on the 2016-2017 school year, I am proud to say that we had another successful year. Even though we have had our challenges, we have had many more accomplishments of which to be proud. During my third year as Superintendent, I have...
2016-17 Pictorial Review
June 15, 2017
Proud to be a Lancer
April 10, 2017
In the past month, our North Scott community and school district have experienced some high moments and some difficult challenges. As I reflect on these events, I am impressed by how the Lancer community came together to handle these successes and struggles. It proves that North Scott is definitely...
Students Learning to Install Drywall
March 9, 2017
Hands on Learning
2017 Year of the Lancer
February 13, 2017
I am very optimistic about what is in store for us at the North Scott Community School District in the upcoming year. There is a high level of positive momentum throughout the North Scott district and its communities making it a great time to be a Lancer.   The district is heading in the right...
Strategic Plan in Action
November 22, 2016
In my last article, I laid out the Strategic Plan and vision our district has for achieving by the year 2020. In this article, I am going to cover the work we will be doing to make our vision a reality. We need a clear focus on the right work that needs to be done in order to accomplish our vision....
State Opus Honor Choirs Announced
October 17, 2016
Congratulations to the following students on their acceptance into the Iowa Choral Directors' State Opus Honor Choirs.  Students will attend festival at Iowa State November, 17, 2016.  7th/8th Grade Bass Clef and Treble Clef Choruses Honor Choir Maximus Adkisson,Tenor II Lily Bendickson,Soprano...
Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
October 15, 2016
North Scott was well represented Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. We had a number of staff and students taking the plunge. Thank you to everyone who particpated and donated money to a great cause. 
North Scott Community Schools Sets Vision for Future
September 30, 2016
North Scott Community School District Sets Vision for Future   During the 2015-16 school year, the North Scott Community School District staff, administration, and school board worked on a new strategic plan process. The school district teamed up with TeamWorks International to develop a plan for...
Having a Successful Year
August 23, 2016
Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year! Students, teachers, staff and parents are excited about the new school year and have high hopes for each student to have a successful one. I believe there are a number of key things to help ensure your child will have a great year. Good attendance is one of...
National History Day Success
June 20, 2016
Congratulations to all of the North Scott students who participated in the National History Day Contest last week at the University of Maryland. Wow, the seven students did an incredible job of representing themselves, their families, North Scott and the State of Iowa in a field of over 3000...
Looking back at the 2015-2016 School Year
June 7, 2016
The North Scott Community School District’s 2015-16 school year has come to a close and I am proud to say it was another successful year at North Scott. As the Superintendent of Schools, I could not be more proud of all our students and staff on their accomplishments. The 2015-16 school years saw...
SCRA Grant
June 6, 2016
North Scott students will be learning from excellent texts in the coming years!  This year teachers in kindergarten through sixth grade were able to select mentor texts for each of the six Common Core English Language Arts Standards taught throughout the district.  These texts were funded through a...
Survey on Literacy Standards in Iowa
May 4, 2016
Dear Parents, I'm writing to ask for your help in spreading the word about an online survey <> to gather public feedback on our state's current literacy standards as outlined in the Iowa Core. The survey is open through May 13. The literacy standards outline...
Project Jack
April 15, 2016
Attached is the winning student essay.  We had students compose a persuasive essay about a cause close to their heart.  After I selected the top three essays, a team of adults from our school selected the winning essay.  Our students then made a video to present to our PTO requesting that they...
New Facility and Community Support
April 13, 2016
Over the past few years, the North Scott Community School District has had a number of major improvement projects. We have seen additions and remodels to the high school, junior high, Ed White, Alan Shepard, and John Glenn elementaries, while other buildings have also had improvement and...
Superintendent Communication
March 23, 2016
In my role as the Superintendent of the North Scott Community School District, I have many different responsibilities. I am involved in everything from overseeing building projects to instruction in the classrooms. I enjoy working with all of our staff, students, and public. One aspect of my...
KWQC’s Fran Riley Feature on North Scott High School Art Department
February 23, 2016
The North Scott High School Art Department had a great visit with Fran Riley from news station KWQC TV-6 today and he talked with many of our mixed media students from last semester and current drawing one students. His main focus was on book art. He saw some of our students work from the Festival...
The Benefits of the PPEL and SAVE Funds
February 17, 2016
The Benefits of the PPEL and SAVE Funds   School funding in Iowa is a very complicated subject. Last year, I wrote an article on our silo system of funding in order to explain the school funding system. Now that the legislative session is in full swing, school funding is a major focus at the...
Make Someone Happy
February 10, 2016
Some of the North Scott High School students participated in a service project that included dancing and socializing with the folks living at Grand Haven.  To read the full feature, click here.
Behind the Scenes at North Scott
January 13, 2016
When people talk about what is happening in the North Scott School District, most people think about the things they can see. Everyone knows about our student activities such as athletic events, concerts, and parent-teacher conferences. People see our buses on the road everyday and our parking lots...
North Scott community reacts to expensive high school renovations
April 21, 2015
North Scott School District officials are still working to find out why they didn't know about the $700 thousand renovations they'll have to make to get the high school up to code. During a school board meeting last week, district officials learned that in addition to their 4.2 million dollar...
Impressions: An Important Milestone for North Scott
March 4, 2015
Years from now, I suspect, those who are interested in the history of our community will be looking through back issues of The North Scott Press and will read about the opening of Edward White Elementary School in this week's special section. (There are three sets of bound volumes of back issues....
The “Senior” Prom
February 3, 2015
Check out this feature from KWQC's Fran Riley regarding some North Scott High School students taking the senior prom to a new level. Fran Riley Feature
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