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  • Ms. Cottrell Hello, Viking Parents,

    Thank you for your continued support. I have received messages of support and concern for the NW school community. Northwest parents have decided to come together Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater for a brainstorming session regarding supporting our school community. Feel free to stop by and share your ideas with other passionate parents.

    I want to announce that we now have Abby Haywood, Dean of Students, on a full-time basis. I want to officially thank our district and board members who helped make that request possible.  

    The next PSTO meeting will take place January 31st at 6 pm. It will not be a typical meeting. I will host a community building circle for parents. The purpose of the circle is to listen, speak your truth, and check in on your perspective of the current temperature of things. Circles are designed after how the Aboriginals would hold council. They would sit in a circle around a fire to discuss business, celebrate one another, and resolve conflicts. We will do something similar.  

    I have conducted several circles with teachers, community members, students, district administration and family members.  I would like to extend this experience to you. Please join us there.

    Again, thank you for your continued support.  Have a wonderful holiday season.


    Laura Cottrell

Northwest News

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  • District Calendars Approved

    During the January 9, 2018 board meeting, the proposed school calendars for the next three years were approved by the board of directors. The calendars for the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 school years can be found HERE.

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  • Special Education Survey - Now Open!

    The Iowa City Community School District is currently gathering feedback regarding special education programming. This information will be used to update the District Developed Service Delivery Plan for Special Education. Unique surveys have been designed for parents of students with IEPs, staff, and community members. All survey information is anonymous and confidential.

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  • Christine Grant Elementary School Attendance Area Development

    The Iowa City Community School District will begin the process of developing the attendance area for the new Christine Grant Elementary School. Grant Elementary will open in the fall of 2019 in North Liberty across from South Slope. This could potentially affect families in the following attendance areas: Garner, Lincoln, Mann, Penn, and Wickham elementary schools.

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  • District donates desks to Haiti

    A little bit of Iowa has arrived in Haiti. This fall, school desks once used by students in the Iowa City Community School District were donated and delivered for use in schools in the Caribbean nation.

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  • Thank You to Our Community ...

    The Iowa City Community School District would like to thank the community for coming out to voice their opinion on the District’s General Obligation bond referendum. There was a strong turn-out for this school election and we are grateful to have a community that is so highly engaged in the work of the District.

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