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Want to hear the latest news about the North Scott Community School District and our great schools? Ready to learn more about upcoming events of interest to you and your children? You’ll find it all right here. 

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...
Allergy Aware Letter
September 22, 2016
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...
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
Author Makes the Rounds at North Scott
January 21, 2015
The North Scott School District hosted children's author David LaRochelle in December, and he visited John Glenn, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong elementaries. LaRochelle lives in White Bear Lake, Minn., and two of his picture books are "Moo" and "The Best Pet of All." Source:...
Maxwell to Lead North Scott Board
November 26, 2014
North Scott school board members elected John Maxwell as president Monday night, taking over for Paul Dierickx. Reid Blanche will serve as vice president. Board member Nick Hansel nominated Maxwell. The motion was seconded by Donn Wilmott. The unanimous vote of approval was immediately followed by...