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Family Literacy Night - April 24, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. - Van Buren Elementary - Bring the whole family for a fun night of reading activities! Dinner provided.

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8th Grade Field Trip to Hannibal is May 5!!!

8 th Grade Hannibal Trip Schedule Monday, May 5   Dear Parents/Guardians,             The 8 th grade class will be taking their annual field trip to Hannibal, MO on Monday, May 5. The schedule for the day is below. Students will have several opportunities to learn about the history of Hannibal, Mark Twain, and the Mark Twain Cave. This learning will connect with topics they have learned about throughout the curriculum. Students will depart as soon as all of the buses have arrived on Monday morning. They will return prior to the activity bus . . . read more

Bright Bytes Technology Survey for Parents

Van Buren Staff, Students, & Parents, Van Buren Schools is partnering with Great Prairie AEA to improve student learning with technology. We are reaching out to parents to participate in the Bright Bytes Clarity technology survey. Your students in grades 3-12 will be taking the student survey at school as well as our teachers and administrators. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will . . . read more

State of Iowa Grant

    The Van Buren Community School District is currently pursuing a grant opportunity from the State of Iowa that is intended to improve student achievement by advancing teacher leadership opportunities, mentoring and peer coaching.  If the added funds through the grant are received, Van Buren teachers will be provided added time and training needed to take on extra leadership responsibilities.     Recent legislation (Division VII of House File 215) has created a process and extra per-pupil . . . read more


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