IBA bands shine

Jim Miller, Roger DeYoung, Steve Shanley (L-R) The only two high school bands selected to perform at this year for the Iowa Bandmasters Associations (IBA) conference, Lisbon and Cedar Rapids Washington, held a free preview concert on May 11th at the Washington Auditorium.  Both schools selection is a culmination of months of individual and group …

Scientist wants to create Iowa City-area space museum

Charles Miller operates one of his star projectors in his home in Iowa City on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. This projector was bought from a university in Louisiana; Miller also made a projector, which still functions, when he was a teenager. The projectors stars were precisely hand-drilled, due to the unavailability of home computers and …

4 New Members Join Fields On Iowa City School Board

IOWA CITY – With five seats in play and only one incumbent running, change was coming to the Iowa City school board in Tuesday’s election no matter what.   And the four newcomers elected to the seven-member board said they hope they can improve communication and restore trust with the community – and among board …

29 All-State Performers at CR Wash

29 performing arts students from Cedar Rapids Washington were selected for the 2011 All-State Music Festival.  Each year, the Iowa High School Music Association organizes the All-State Music Festival as part of their mission to recognize outstanding musicians and stimulate student-performers to their greatest possible potential.  The 2011 All-State Music Festival Concert will be held …

Prairie G2 students share Two Months of Work at Exhibition Night

 15, Demonstrates her project showing elements of ancient Incan society that have been carried forward into life in Eastern Iowa to Renee Levi on Monday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Prairie High School’s study hall areas during the Global Generation Exhibition Night. CEDAR RAPIDS High school student projects typically have a limited audience; usually just the …

Highland High School Teachers Share Experience with the Marines

The following is an article submitted by Peggy Guetzko, a Spanish teacher at Highland High School in Riverside. Guetzko and her colleague, English teacher Amy Stoltenberg, participated in the 2010 Marine Corps Educator Workshop from June 7 to June 11 in San Diego, Calif.   This is their experience, in their own words:   Highland …

Waterloo Public Schools Survive Perhaps Final Dress Code Challenge

WATERLOO- The ongoing flap in Waterloo schools over a dress code policy for students may have finally come to an end. On Thursday, an administrative law judge affirmed the revised dress code drafted by the Waterloo Community Schools.  The judge said the district had created a policy that complied with state code. The decision by …

Special Needs Troop Joins in Centennial Boy Scouts Celebration

CENTRAL CITY — Elliott Hodgson,17, has trouble coming up with one favorite thing he likes best about being in the Boy Scouts. Canoeing. Swimming at the Y. Eating, Hodgson said, going through the list of his favorite scout activities. Everything. I like everything.   Hodgson is a member of Cedar Rapids Boy Scouts Troop 2, …

Google film Crew to Visit Clear Creek Amana Middle School Students

Software company Google is sending a film crew to Clear Creek Amana Middle School to highlight the work of students in the schools Creek Squad. The Creek Squad is a group of technologically-minded students who act as a first line of defense at the school in helping students, teachers and staff learn how to use …