On Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m., the school board will hold a public hearing on whole-grade sharing with Harmony CSD for the 2016-17 school year with grades 7-12. The DRAFT agreement is linked HERE for review and pasted below. We look forward to the upcoming public hearing! We will hold the hearing in the library or gymnaisum at the high school. Please plan to attend! January 20, 2016 ---- 7:00 p.m. - . . .
Construction/Renovation Project at the High School / Middle School beginning soon! CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COUNTDOWN CLOCK! Important upcoming events and dates: November 25-27 – Thanksgiving break, no school December 2 nd – 6:00 p.m. Public hearing on whole-grade sharing. . . .
Van Buren Elementary will be using a Standards Based Grading approach for the 2015-2016 school year. Letter grades will no longer appear on report cards for grades 3-6. It will look very similar to the K-2 report cards but instead of assessment of skills, we have moved to assessment of some of the key Iowa Core Standards for Math and English/Language Arts. The link below will provide more information. Please feel free to ask questions at Open House on September 1st with your child's teacher or Mr. Moews. We truly believe this will provide a better record of your child's skills in direct correlationn to the Iowa Core Standards that Iowa Law requires all schools to teach in Math and English/Language Arts.