R-R-MR joining Iowa Star Conference in 2024

Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock is leaving the Top of Iowa Conference for the Iowa Star Conference beginning in the 2024-25 school year. The R-R-MR School Board approved the change Monday night (Aug. 15, 2022). ” The board made the decision based on what they feel is in the best interest of our students,” Superintendent Todd Liechty wrote on the district’s Facebook page. “Currently, RRMR is the second smallest school in the Top of Iowa Conference and our students are struggling to compete. Joining the Iowa Star puts RRMR in the middle of the schools in terms of student enrollment. The board believes … Continue reading R-R-MR joining Iowa Star Conference in 2024

Nashua-Plainfield educator named Iowa History Teacher of the Year

Courtesy of the Iowa Department of Education: Monday, August 15, 2022 Suzan Turner, a social studies teacher at Nashua-Plainfield High School, has been named the 2022 Iowa History Teacher of the Year. Turner, who has taught in the Nashua-Plainfield Community School District for 18 years, received the award through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, following a recommendation from an Iowa Department of Education committee. The Gilder Lehrman Institute promotes and celebrates accomplishments in American history education and scholarship, and every year honors one exemplary, elementary, middle, or high school history teacher from all 50 states, Department of Defense schools, … Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield educator named Iowa History Teacher of the Year

CC schools require face coverings as COVID cases spike

The Charles City School District issued this “FACE COVERING UPDATE” on Friday, Jan. 22: This week, the following campuses had a 3-day rolling average student illness absence rate at 7% or higher.  Charles City High SchoolCharles City Middle SchoolWashington Elementary SchoolInnovative Campus To help keep schools open and protect the health of our school community, we are initiating the health mitigation plan approved in September 2021. This is a temporary period during which face coverings will be required at the campuses outlined above. As per our commitment to families, we will use face coverings as a targeted tool only where … Continue reading CC schools require face coverings as COVID cases spike

Cast explains why you should see ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ this weekend

Members of the Charles City High School Drama Department want you to see their presentation of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this weekend. Actor Sincere Collins says you should go to see the musical comedy because “it is not only a vibrant production with new LED multi-colored lights but a magnificent collection of enthusiastic and heart-wrenching musical numbers with a cast of thespians dedicated to make this show one of a kind.” Actor Christian Howe, who plays a lactose-intolerant vice principal who doesn’t like kids, was more concise. “You’re guaranteed to laugh,” he said. The first showing is … Continue reading Cast explains why you should see ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ this weekend

Charles City teacher dies after contracting COVID-19

NEWS RELEASE FROM CC SCHOOL DISTRICT Charles City Community Schools is saddened to receive news this weekend of the death of a longtime member of our family, Charles City High School teacher Darla Arends. Ms. Arends was diagnosed with COVID-19 in September and died on Friday, November 6, 2020. In her 25 years at Charles City High School, Ms. Arends touched the lives of many students, parents, and staff as a special education teacher. Her reach went well beyond her classroom and students, serving as a mentor for her Charles City Family. She is a beloved and valuable member of … Continue reading Charles City teacher dies after contracting COVID-19

Nashua-Plainfield football back in action after COVID-19 scare

NASHUA — The Nashua-Plainfield football team will be in action Friday night after more details came out regarding a positive COVID-19 case. The person infected was not a team member and after consulting with officials from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Huskies will return to practice Thursday and will travel to Nora Springs on Friday for the season opener against Central Springs. “The individual who has tested positive was at the football scrimmage on Friday night and was not ever on school grounds any time after that,” Superintendent Keith Turner write … Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield football back in action after COVID-19 scare

Nashua-Plainfield football begins play Aug. 28 on the road

2020 NASHUA-PLAINFIELD FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Week 1 Aug. 28 – 7 p.m. at Central Springs (Nora Springs) Week 2 Sept. 4 – 7 p.m. at Postville Week 3 Sept. 11 – 7 p.m. vs. Saint Ansgar at home Week 4 Sept. 18 – 7 p.m. at Lake Mills Week 5 Sept. 25 – 7 p.m. at West Fork Week 6 Oct. 2 – 7 p.m. vs. North Butler (Homecoming) Week 7 Oct. 9 – 7 p.m. vs. Newman Catholic (Senior Night) COACHING STAFF Head coach Andrew Christensen Assistant coaches Jason Fisher, Nick Henningsen, Chase Sudol, and Taylor Wedeking 2020 ROSTER 3 … Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield football begins play Aug. 28 on the road

Nashua-Plainfield’s Jeff Trost 2020 Recipient of IGHSAU Golf Golden Plaque Award

IGHSAU News Release      Nashua-Plainfield coach Jeff Trost is the 2020 golf recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award. Trost will be honored at the 2021 Iowa GIrls State Golf  Meet.      The IGHSAU Golden Plaque of Distinction Award honors the Iowa coach who has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions toward school, community and the coaching profession.     Trost has been coaching the golf team at Nashua-Plainfield for 41 seasons. During his tenure, he has guided four girls teams to the Girls State Golf Meet and has … Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield’s Jeff Trost 2020 Recipient of IGHSAU Golf Golden Plaque Award

CC, N-P are cross country ‘teams to watch’

Area high school cross country teams are listed at teams to watch in the rankings released Tuesday by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches.Those schools listed at teams to watch are Charles City girls and boys in Class 3A and the Nashua-Plainfield girls in Class 1A.In the individual rankings, Charles City’s Kiki Connell is No. 12 in Class 3A girls. Here are the team rankings for Classes 1A-3A: Boys 3A RankTeam 1 Carlisle 2 Dallas Center Grimes 3 Gilbert 4 Clear Creek Amana 5 Norwalk 6 Marion 7 Pella 8 North Polk 9 Decorah 10 Wahlert 11 Atlantic 12 Waverly-Shell … Continue reading CC, N-P are cross country ‘teams to watch’

School registration is open for Charles City

Charles City Schools News Release Registration for the Charles City Community Schools is now open online. All Charles City Community School District families will register online. We have a single webpage with all of your back to school information for you.  https://www.charlescityschools.org/News/back-to-school-2019-20 All Charles City High School fall practices start on August 12.  We request parents of student-athletes register for school by August 5 to complete required participation documents. If you have any questions or challenges please email cccsd@charlescityschools.org Continue reading School registration is open for Charles City

R-R-MR offers free summer lunch program for children through July 31

ROCKFORD — RRMR is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at a first come, first serve basis at the site and times as follows: BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SERVED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY JUNE 4th THROUGH JULY 31st (CLOSED JULY 4th THROUGH JULY 7TH ) COST FOR CHILDREN (0-18) – FREE COST FOR ADULTS – $3.00 PER MEAL … Continue reading R-R-MR offers free summer lunch program for children through July 31

N-P, CC edition of ‘Who’s coming? Who’s going?’

This list of who is filling and who is vacating jobs serving the public is compiled from public records available to everyone. Charles City Community Schools Resigned: • Kindergarten teacher Joclyn Rawn, last day was the end of the school year • Co-head CCHS wrestling coach and kindergarten-2nd grade special education teacher Ryan Fank, last day was the end of the school year. • Assistant varsity football coach Bob Kloberdanz, last day was May 28. • Jenna Hardy, grades 5-8 CCMS language arts teacher, last day is June 30. Hired • Angie Holzer, CCHS Spanish teacher, start date: Aug. 12. … Continue reading N-P, CC edition of ‘Who’s coming? Who’s going?’