Kruse's Korner

Notes from the Superintendent’s Desk

The South Central Calhoun Board of Education is gathering data through a survey for possible building improvements.  The survey is located on the district's web-page below the district logo and mission statement.  The survey should only take a short time to complete; the information will be evaluated at the September and October school board meetings.  I plan to leave the survey open until mid to late September.  As a reminder the school board election is Tuesday, September 12; currently 5 positions are open on the board with 6 candidates running for positions.  The at-large position has two candidates running. 

School began for students on Thursday, August 24.  It's great to have cooler temperatures and some much needed rain.  No school will be held on Monday, September 4, because of the Labor Day holiday.  Some other dates of interest include September 18, December 11, and March 12:  No school will be held at the elementary and middle school for inservice, but school will be in session at the high school on those dates.  Please mark this down on your school calendar.  The other inservice dates are for the entire school district.

This month I want to share some testing data for high school students; over the next few months I plan to share data from the elementary and middle school buildings.  Congratulations to the staff and students on preparing and demonstrating college readiness.  Recently the high school received testing data from ACT.  The twenty-five students who took the ACT test in the 2015-16 school year outscored the State of Iowa scores by at least one and sometimes two points.  The score comparison is as follows: 
English           SCC—23.8         State of Iowa—21.2
Mathematics   SCC—23.7         State of Iowa—21.3
Reading           SCC—24.6         State of Iowa—22.6
Science            SCC—23.9         State of Iowa—22.1
Composite      SCC—24.1         State of Iowa—22.9
The percent of SCC Students taking the ACT Test and meeting or exceeding the college readiness benchmark scores was also above the State of Iowa.  The percentages are as follows:
English                               SCC—89%                 State of Iowa—71%
Mathematics                       SCC—70%                 State of Iowa—45%
Reading                              SCC—68%                 State of Iowa—55%
Science                                SCC—59%                 State of Iowa—45%
Meeting All 4 Areas            SCC—41%                 State of Iowa—30%

It is the policy of the South Central Calhoun Community School District to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status in its programs, activities or employment practices.  Questions or grievances related to this policy may be addressed to the district’s Equity Coordinator, Wendi Geno, at South Central Calhoun CSD, 1000 Tonawanda Avenue, Rockwell City, IA 50579 or call 712-297-7222.



Posted 8.28.2017