Norman Borlaug Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Celeste Shoppa Welcome to Norman Borlaug Elementary School! Our mission is to ensure all students become responsible and independent learners. Our dedicated staff and supportive families have created a community that works diligently for student success. Borlaug is a safe and caring environment, focused on bringing forth our students’ full potential by challenging each student with a rigorous and creative curriculum. We celebrate learning achievements and being the Borlaug Community. We are the Borlaug Bulldogs!

    Celeste Shoppa, Principal
    (319) 688-1155
    shoppa.celeste@iowacityschools.org

District News

  • 2019-20 Elementary Attendance Areas

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved new elementary attendance areas for the 2019-20 school year. The new boundaries were approved during their November 27 board meeting. The updated maps can be found on the District website at the following link: www.IowaCitySchools.org/DistrictMaps.

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  • Elementary Voluntary Transfer Update

    During their 10/23/18 meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve changes to the elementary voluntary transfer guidelines beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The changes can be found HERE.

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  • Schools Serving as Election Polling Sites

    We have received multiple inquiries regarding our schools serving as election polling locations. While we understand the concern of allowing our schools to be open to the public throughout the school day, we are required by State Statute 49.24 to make our facilities available for this purpose.

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  • 'Say Something' Reporting Tool

    The Iowa City Community School District has launched the ‘Say Something’ campaign to provide students, staff, and parents an alternative option for reporting bullying incidents, sexual assault or harassment incidents, and school safety concerns. Reports can be submitted by texting @SaySomething to the number 35134 or using your phone’s camera to read the QR code on the posters on display throughout each school. In addition, the link to use this same system via computer is a bookmark on every Chromebook in the District.

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  • Unanimous Approval for Amendment to Teacher and Paraeducator Negotiated Agreements

    The Iowa City Community School District is proud to announce the unanimous approval of an amendment to the teacher and paraeducator negotiated agreements by the School Board during their September 11, 2018 meeting. In the wake of changes at the state level regarding collective bargaining, this amendment helps ensure the continuation of a collaborative and supportive relationship between the Iowa City Education Association (ICEA) and the district for the benefit of staff.

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