Clarke Community Schools ‘We’re Back!’

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Students and staff at Clarke Schools are past the doldrums that come with the end of summer and are settling into a familiar routine. As a sense of normalcy descends, faculty and kids alike are back to being excited about what they’re doing and are looking forward

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Clarke Kicks off New Year with Refreshed Vision

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Dr. Al Dykens, Clarke Community School district’s new Superintendent, has a vision. As he prepares for his first year with the district, he has been spending much of his time working with Clarke team members, students, and community members to create a culture of pride in Clarke

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As Waiting Lists Grow, The Village Looks For More Team Members

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Clarke County parents and local businesses are in a bind. With school starting in just days and the workforce transitioning away from working-at-home, waiting lists for quality daycare services are growing and becoming a concern for everyone. The Village Early Childhood Center in Osceola is doubly concerned.

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New Clarke Superintendent Prepares to Spark Culture of Community Pride

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The Clarke Community School District welcomes Dr. Alan Dykens as the incoming Superintendent on July 1st, filling the role vacated by the retirement of Steve Seid. Dr. Dykens comes to Clarke Schools after five successful years as PK-12 Principal of Lamoni Community Schools. Building pride in education

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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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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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