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Department of Education Seeks Input on Science Standards

The Iowa Department of Education has announced a series of February public forums and a statewide survey following a state panel’s recommendation to get public feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards. These are a set of . . .

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Van Buren Web Page Undergoing Design and Content Changes

    In the next few weeks, you will notice some major changes coming to the Van Buren website. Information will be more streamlined and easily attainable. We ask for your patience while the site is under construction.  . . .

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Veteran's Day Celebration at Van Buren

As part of celebrating Veterans Day, the Van Buren High School Public Speaking class is hosting an assembly to thank all Veterans for their service.  The Van Buren Public Speaking class would like to invite all veterans and . . .

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Rotary Youth Exchange

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for its Youth Exchange Program for school year 2017-18. High school students ages 15-18 may apply. The deadline for submitting applications is . . .

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MS/HS Open House - October 5 - 5:30 PM

Van Buren Middle and High School Open House       Van Buren Community Schools is excited to invite all students, parents, and community members to Open House at the newly remodeled High School and Middle . . .

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Family Literacy Night News

Family Literacy Night - October 27, 2016  

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Parent Preferences on School Messenger - Update Your Contact Options!

1 out of every 2 students in the U.S. attends a school that uses a SchoolMessenger solution. Since 1999, tens of thousands of schools have made SchoolMessenger their communications provider of choice. Learn more about our trusted . . .

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Read a Million (Minion) Minutes 2016-2017 Schoolwide Reading Challenge

Parents, please encourage and help your child participate.  Our goal is to read 1,000,000 minutes by the end of the school year.  Time counted can be reading done at home or at school.  Preschoolers and kindergarten students . . .

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Public input sought on ESSA - please participate!

Iowa Department of Education leaders will hit the road this fall as part of a statewide tour to gather public input as they develop a plan to meet the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which replaces the No Child Left Behind . . .

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Superintendent News - May 23, 2016

News from Dr. Pam Ewell, Van Buren Community School District Superintendent Elementary Principal I am pleased to announce our new elementary principal  -  Mrs. Mary Dawn Schuck!  Mrs. Schuck is very excited to begin . . .

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Van Buren Receives REC/USDA Grant/Loan

I traveled to DM last Friday for a special event!     Last December, the Board requested that I write a grant/application with the REC for Rural Economic Development.  Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wells (Jayne is on our . . .

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Preschool Round-Up Scheduled!!!

Van Buren Community School District Elementary will conduct our 4 year old preschool round-up on May 10th from 5:30-7 pm in the elementary cafeteria. There is no cost for our 4-year old preschool program, and transportation via our . . .

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Van Buren Title I Department Seeking Used Books

If you find books collecting dust in your house as you spring clean please send them to us for our used book fair.  We would like gently used books for our fair which will be held on Wednesday, May 25.   Our hope is . . .

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Iowa All Honor Dance Team Video

    Van Buren's Kortney Banks participates in the All Iowa Honor Dance Team.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Parent/Student Transition Night

Your child’s future… the possibilities are endless. Parent/Student Transition Night March 10, 2016 6:30-7:30 p.m. VBHS Music Room   GOAL:  Empower and engage students, . . .

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Mrs. Coffman's Class "Changes"

Third graders from Mrs. Coffman's class are learning about the properties of solids, liquids, and gases.  The Science unit is called, "Changes."   Mrs. Coffman's Science Unit

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Van Buren High School 21st Century Renovation / Remodel Progress

VIEW PHOTOS OF OUR REMODELING / RENOVATION CONSTRUCTION PROGESS   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS  of renovation and remodeling in progress each week!   We are excited to see the progress . . .

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**** IMPORTANT - Whole-Grade Sharing Agreement

Van Buren & Harmony Whole-Grade Sharing Agreement   CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO ACCESS THE AGREEMENT  January 20, 2016 - Van Buren and Harmony School Board's will vote on the Whole-Grade Sharing Agreement . . .

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Please review this map for bus loading and unloading during construction!

Pardon Our Mess, Great Things Are Happening Here for Students!  The Road to Success is Always under Construction!  Please note the bus drop off and pick up location that will begin Jan. 4, 2016 for all students . . .

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Whole Grade Sharing DRAFT agreement, Important Upcoming Dates

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 . . .

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Van Buren Announces Open House Dates

Van Buren will hold open house on September 1, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at both buildings. There will be no registration on these nights. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a parent/student athlete meeting in the HS gym for all 7-12 students who will . . .

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2015-2016 Registration Info, Fees Schedule, Lunch and Insurance Information

VAN BUREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2015-2016 INFORMATION   2015-2016 E-REGISTRATION LAB/FEES DATES            August . . .

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Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Names All District Teams

    The IHSBCA has named the 2015 All-District Teams in Class 1A. In the Southeast District, First Team - Van Buren is represented by Robert Barker, Noah Whitten, Garrett Saunders, Brandon Plecker, Braxton Bainbridge. Second . . .

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School Board Elections - Tuesday, September 8 - Support Public Schools and Vote at Your Local School Board Election

    School board members in Iowa are locally elected public officials. School districts are subdivisions of the state and most general laws regarding conduct of public officials and handling public funds apply to members of the . . .

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G.E.M.S. Camp at Indian Hills Community College

G.E.M.S. Girls Exploring Math & Science Summer Tech Camp (Finishing 3 rd, 4 th , 5 th grade) June 18th & 19th, 2015 9:00 am-3:00 pm Indian Hills Community College, Advanced Technology Center, . . .

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Feedback Requested

The district special education committee has developed a new version of the District Developed Service Delivery Plan (DDSDP). Before the plan is put into place, we must solicit comments from our stakeholders. The plan can . . .

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Van Buren Communities to Provide Summer Meal Program

The Van Buren Community School District 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 . . .

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Conference Science Fair Results

Van Buren students had a VERY successful day at the Conference Science Fair in Burlington! Our students had so many compliments about how professional and respectful they were! J There were a total of 146 project this year and Van . . .

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Watch the Van Buren Quartet Sing the National Anthem TODAY, Wednesday, March 11

    To Watch the Van Buren Quartet sing the National Anthem at the Boys State Tournament on Wednesday . Under "Free Live Video" on the right side, Click "Watch Now" Get started at 12:50 p.m . . .

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Celebrate Pi Day at IHCC’s STEM Festival

    Celebrate Pi Day at IHCC’s STEM Festival, March 14th, 2015 Students and families welcome to attend this free event     Indian Hills Community College will host a free, family-friendly . . .

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Measles FAQ'S for Schools

    From January 1 to February 13, 2015, 141 people from 17 states and Washington DC were reported to have measles. Most of these cases [113 cases (80%)] are part of a large, ongoing multi-state outbreak linked to an . . .

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Van Buren Middle School Science Fair Results

The Science Fair went off with a bang last night and the students did a wonderful job!!   I wanted to congratulate all of the students for all of their hard work...it paid off :-)   A sincere thank you to . . .

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Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

Open Enrollment is the process by which parents/guardians residing in an Iowa district may enroll their children into another Iowa school district under the terms and conditions of Iowa Code section 282.18 and 281--Iowa Administrative . . .

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YLC Peer Teaching

Picture 1: Van Buren Middle School Peer Teaching in the 4 th  grade: YLC members: Kylie Peck and Chelsey Huff.  They are playing a game based on tobacco facts in this picture.   Picture 2: Van Buren Middle . . .

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