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Posted June 08, 2018in Uncategorized

How does your garden grow?

Seventh graders design small gardens for pollinators With the small-scale plans developed by seventh-grade science students at Indian Hills Junior High, just about everyone can help promote pollinators by providing plants that attract and nourish them in their own backyard. The plans called for either a raised bed no larger

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Posted April 17, 2018in Uncategorized

Stilwell students share Pursuit of Dreams essays

Classes work with Iowa Living magazines to get published By Tammy Pearson Area schools are increasingly partnering with the private sector to anchor assignments in real-world outcomes. A recent partnership between the West Des Moines schools and Iowa Living magazines resulted in students writing and presenting essays for possible publication.

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Posted April 11, 2018in Uncategorized

Indian Hills students share Pursuit of Dreams essays

Classes work with Iowa Living magazines to get published By Tammy Pearson Area schools are increasingly partnering with the private sector to anchor assignments in real-world outcomes. A recent partnership between the West Des Moines schools and Iowa Living magazines resulted in students writing and presenting essays for possible publication.

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Posted February 23, 2017in Uncategorized

New chief academic officer named for Ankeny schools

On Feb. 20, the Ankeny Board of Education approved hiring Dr. Anne Lundquist as the new Chief Academic Officer for Ankeny Community Schools. Lundquist is currently the superintendent at Red Lake School District in Red Lake, Minnesota, and was previously a Special Program Manager for the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized

Don Shaw, Des Moines

Don Shaw, 87, passed away at home on December 14, 2016. Please join us in celebrating the life of this very special man. Don was born in 1929 in Detroit to George and Fern Shaw, their only child. When he was an infant his family moved to rural central Iowa.

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized

Bonnie Frowick, Des Moines

Bonnie Irene Frowick, 74, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at Southern Hills Specialty Care Center in Osceola. A graveside service will be at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines in the spring. Bonnie was born October 17, 1942 in Des Moines to Roy and Irene (Blades) Frowick. She was a graduate

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized, Obituaries

Doris Brock, Des Moines

Doris Chalma Brock was born on June 21st, 1927 to Bill and Isaphene Chalma. She died on December 23rd, 2016 in the loving arms of her husband, John. Doris and John would have been married for 70 years in March. They have had a spectacular life together. Doris and John

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Posted December 28, 2016in Uncategorized, Obituaries

Zella Pauline Hazen, Clive

Zella Pauline Hazen 90, passed from this life on December, 14, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. In agreement with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service celebrating Pauline’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church,

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Posted December 06, 2016in Uncategorized

Boone Community School District board member honored

At the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) 71st Annual Convention on Nov. 17, Boone Community School District board members Kirk Leeds, Jan Westrum, Brian Mehlhaus, and Jean Sorsen along with Superintendent Brad Manard were honored with individual Awards of Achievement for 2015-16. The IASB Better Boardsmanship Awards Program highlights

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Posted October 17, 2016in Uncategorized

100+ Women Who Care awards $10,275 to Shoes that Fit

100+ Women Who Care donated $10,275 to Shoes that Fit at the organization’s quarterly meeting in August. This local organization will use the funds to purchase new, size-specific shoes, boots and winter coats for Des Moines area children in need. This organization has worked with 32 local elementary schools for the

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