Welcome to the Indianola School District website. Here you’ll find news and information about each of our schools plus valuable information about Indianola and key resources connected to our community. We have about 3,400 students in our district and we’re very proud of their accomplishments. From academics to arts to athletics, Indianola students receive a well-rounded educational experience. We have four elementary schools plus a middle school and high school in our community. Our graduation rate is 98 percent.
We know what a difference a teacher or coach can make in the life of a student. That’s why we have assembled a terrific team of teachers and staff in our district. But we can’t do it alone. I welcome your input and involvement. If you’d like to volunteer in the school district or have a comment or opinion on how to improve our public schools, drop me a note. I’d like to hear from you. In the meantime, explore our website and learn about the outstanding results at Indianola schools.
Dr. Michael Teigland
Congratulations to the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team members who will be performing at the Girls' State Basketball Tournament this week. Ellie Hayes and Elizabeth Davitt will perform Friday and Saturday with the pre-game group. Maddy Dinsmore, Anna Gleason, Emiley Hutchison, Alexa Moon and Maura Smith will perform with the halftime squad Saturday night. These Indianola High School Impulse dancers auditioned with 600 dancers from Iowa to make the team.
Tonight Impulse will provide halftime entertainment during the girls tournament at Wells Fargo. They will dance at half time of the 6:45 and 8:30 games. Congratulations and good luck, dancers.
Teachers of the Year
Congratulations to Melody Easter-Clutter and Michelle Larche who were honored by the Indianola Chamber of Commerce last night as teachers of the year. Mrs. Clutter is teaches vocal music and leads 7th and 8th grade show choir at the middle school and Mrs. Larche is an 8th grade Language Arts teacher. The school district is very proud of these two individuals and all they do for our middle school students.
WANTED: Clean Copy Paper Boxes with Lids for Packing
The Indianola School District is looking for clean copy paper boxes, like the ones from Hammermill or HP, to use for packing items at Whittier and Irving elementary schools. In anticipation of the move prior to construction projects starting at the end of the school year, we are taking donations now until Spring Break. If you have empty paper boxes with lids to donate, please drop them off in the principal's office at Whittier or Irving. If needed, the district will gladly pick up the boxes from a place of business or residence. Contact Stephanie Montgomery at the district administration office to make arrangements: 515-961-9500 x1500. Thank you.
Superintendent Candidates Here in March
The search for a new superintendent is well underway. The school board will meet in a closed session Monday, March 3 to review candidate applications. Semi-finalists will be chosen and interviewed March 7-8. Final candidates interviews will be March 10-11 which will include interview sessions with staff, parents, community members and the school board. A decision prior to Indianola's Spring Break (March 17) is anticipated.
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