SWCC To Hold July SolidWorks Training at Osceola Campus

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) continuing education department will be offering a SolidWorks Training in July at the SWCC Osceola Center. This 32-hour hands-on training will meet from 8 am – noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting July 12 through July 28. This training will be good

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Clarke Industrial Arts Finishes Year with Annual Welding Event

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Since 2018, the Clarke Schools’ Industrial Arts class, led by instructor Dave Lyden, has come together at the end of each year to showcase student achievements in an annual welding event. In partnership with the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) and the Clarke Industrial Technology Advisory Board,

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Tough Decision-Making: Insights from the Clarke Schools’ Superintendent Hiring Process

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In a recent announcement from the Clarke Community School Board, the decision was made to hire Dr. Alan Dykens, currently the Pre-K – 12 Principal at Lamoni Schools, as the new superintendent for the district. While many outside the halls of Clarke Community Schools were unaware of

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Lampe Announces Retirement After Long Career With Clarke Schools

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Brad Lampe, long-time Clarke High School Band Director who has performed as an Instructional Coach for the district for the past five years, will take retirement from Clarke Schools at the end of the 2020 – 21 school year. Coming to Clarke Schools in 1987 as the

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Clarke Schools Asking for Public Input in Selection of New Superintendent

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The Clarke Community School board is looking to the public for guidance and input regarding the selection of the next district Superintendent. The board of education has partnered with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, Executive Recruitment and Development to assist in the important job of finding qualified superintendent

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Clarke Senior, Kennedy Bland, Shines at 2020-21 State & National Speech Contests

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According to studies, upwards of 75-78% of the population suffers from Glossophobia, the fear of speaking in public. But for Clarke Community Schools’ senior, Kennedy Bland, that’s where she truly finds her voice. Even in a season as challenging as 2020-21 has been, Bland walked through this

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Clarke Schools’ Superintendent Seid Opts for Retirement After 2020-21 School Year

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Clarke Schools will bid farewell to Steve Seid this summer as he steps down as superintendent and into retirement. Having served over his thirty-seven yeas as an educator, 31 as a school administrator, Seid held positions around central Iowa including Des Moines, Saydel and Keota. With a

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SWCC Needs You! Osceola Center Looks to Expand Adjunct Instructor Offerings

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The Osceola Center of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is looking to expand class offerings with the help of experienced professionals in Clarke County and surrounding communities. With plans to add courses as well as increase face-to-face instruction, campus administrators are confident that Osceola and Clarke County have

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Teacher Leaders Shine In Spite Of Dark Pandemic Days

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(OSCEOLA, IA – Tuesday, JAN. 19, 2021) What can be said about the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) program? That it teams up mentors with new teachers to make them better educators quicker? Or that students’ academic deficiencies disappear faster? Or that it enables teachers to

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Clarke Industrial Tech Students Continue to Excel in Manufacturing Internships

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The Clarke Community Schools’ Industrial Technology program continues to help introduce talented Clarke students and local manufacturers, making life-changing opportunities for the students and community alike. Whether in the form of in-class, academic and curriculum advancement, or through finding the real-world experiences of internships and job shadowing,

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Clarke Elementary Students See Ag Advantages in the Classroom and Beyond

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Clarke Alumna, Tara Norman, always cherished her life on the farm. The rewards of hard work in tending animals and growing sustainable produce showed her a life many students don’t get to see these days. So when she returned to Clarke to teach at the elementary she

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Clarke Schools Taking Proactive Tech Measures for Potential Return to Virtual Learning

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In the November 17th school board meeting, Clarke Community Schools passed a proposal for the acquisition of additional technology for students in the district who may not have sufficient internet access. This action was taken as a preparatory measure in the case of increased COVID-19 rates and

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Clarke Elementary Calling On Community for Playground Fundraising Help

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The Clarke Elementary School lower elementary playground allows the preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students a much-needed break during the school day. Unfortunately, the playground hasn’t been updated since 1995 and is in need of developmental and safety upgrades. That’s why the administration and a committee of

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VIDEO: Clarke Community Schools Kicks off 2020-21 With Virtual Tour of Renovations

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The Clarke Community School District is in the midst of finishing up some much-needed renovations and updates to the High School / Middle School campus as well as the Elementary School and Bus Barn locations. Because of restrictions on visitors due to COVID-19, much of the progress

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Clarke Elementary Renovations Create Change in Security and Traffic

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With the closure of schools in the spring of 2020, the Clarke district took advantage of the reduced traffic at the elementary building to kick off some much needed renovations. To improve security, the main office has moved from the south-central side of the building to the

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