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The Conference Science Fair was very successful today!! There were 112 projects signed up to present at the fair and after registration there were 105 that participated. The following schools participated: Central Lee High School, Central Lee Middle School, Holy Trinity Catholic, New London High School, Pekin Middle School, Van Buren High School and Van Buren Middle School! There were four categories that were judged: Junior High Biological, Junior High Physical, High School Biological, and High School Physical Here are the results to the fair: Special Awardsà Most Outstanding . . . read more
There is a lot going on in Mr. Plecker’s science classes this year. We have just begun to offer two new classes at Van Buren, Microbiology and Principles of Technology. In Microbiology class we grew bacteria on agar plates, stained them and looked at them under a microscope and even genetically engineered them to produce red pigment. We also used electrophoresis equipment to isolate DNA and visited the IHCC Biotechnology facility and toured the Aginomoto food . . . read more
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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