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
IHS Orientation Sessions for New Laptop Computers
All Indianola High School students plus a parent or guardian should plan to attend an orientation session for new laptop computers starting Thursday, July 31. Students are asked to read the Indianola DLE Student Handbook and Device Acceptance Agreement. The agreement form must be read and signed by both parent and student and brought to the meeting. Both documents are located at http://tinyurl.com/DLE-Student-HB and http://tinyurl.com/DLE-Agreement.
Due to the large number of devices to be distributed, please plan to attend your scheduled session. See the details below:
Last name begins with:
A-CL July 31, 6-7 p.m.
CM-GR Aug. 4, 6-7 p.m.
GS-LE Aug. 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
LF-PA Aug. 5, 6-7 p.m.
PB-SU Aug. 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
SV-Z Aug. 7, 6-7 p.m.
All meetings will be at the high school. Please enter the main doors and look for signs directing you to your session.
ICSD Special Education Plan Review
Every five years all Iowa school districts develop a plan for the delivery of special education services. In April, the Indianola Board of Education authorized the review of the district’s current special education plan. A committee of parents, teachers, administrators and Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA) personnel reviewed the plan and proposed a number of revisions.
Before we adopt these revisions, we’d like your feedback. Our plan is available for public comment at: http://tinyurl.com/ICSDSPEDPlan
Your input by the end of July would be greatly appreciated. Simply contact Ron Lorenz with any recommendations.
Director of Student and Staff Services
Indianola Community Schools
1304 East Second Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 515-961-9500, ext. 1502
Indianola Hires New Assistant Principal
The Indianola Community School District has hired Kristin Ellis of Highland, Kansas, to become assistant principal at the high school. Ellis was principal of Doniphan West Middle School in Highland where she was named Kansas Middle School Principal of the Year last year and was recognized with the Governor's Achievement Award. Mrs. Ellis received her undergraduate degree from Emporia State University and master's degree from Fort Hays State University. She begins work at Indianola High School in July.
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