December 16, 2017

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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 school’s “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 …

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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, which …

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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 …

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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 High School …

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Prairie G2 students share two months of work at Exhibition Night

CEDAR RAPIDS — High school student projects typically have a limited audience; usually just the teacher and the student. Prairie High School’s Global Generation program wants to change that. The 100-student school within a school for 10th graders had its first Exhibition Night on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Students demonstrated the projects they worked on …

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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 7:30 pm, November 19, …

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CR Wash Band Banquet

Cedar Rapids Washington held its annual end-of-year Band Banquet on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010.  Events began with a family potluck and were followed by a recognition and awards ceremony. Washington’s band program graduates 27 seniors this year, described by Steve Shanley, one of Wash’s band directors, as a mix of students who were “superstars at …

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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 members. …

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Scientist wants to Create Iowa City-area Space Museum

IOWA CITY — Charles Miller has two planetarium star field projectors in his Iowa City home — one purchased on eBay and one he built from scratch. The projectors haven’t had much of an audience so far besides the occasional Boy Scout troop that has stopped by to see them in action, but the engineer …

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IBA Bands Shine

The only two high school bands selected to perform at this year for the Iowa Bandmasters Association’s (IBA) conference, Lisbonand 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 preparation, recording of audition tapes, waiting for selection results and, most recently, …

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