The Saydel Community School District has an excellent tradition of fostering positive relationships with students, parents and staff. Our daily focus is to meet the unique learning needs of each and every student. We are a district of approximately 1,300 students and provide a small school learning environment for our students. We keep our focus on three non-negotiable goals:
- Student Achievement
- Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
- Maximizing the Use of Resources
We are a TAP school and believe improving instruction and providing a viable and rigorous education for all students is paramount. TAP, The System for Teacher and Student Advancement is a rigorous professional development model that is implemented daily and weekly through class instruction and teacher leadership meetings. Our instructional model allows us to have two Master Teachers and five Mentor Teachers per building to support our career teachers. Saydel Community School District is an excellent 3A school district conveniently located in the north Des Moines Metro area.
Saydel Retirement Reception
The Saydel community is invited to attend a Retirement Reception on Monday, May 8 from 5 PM - 6 PM in the Saydel District Office Board Room to honor the six staff members who are retiring this year. Awards will be presented during the Regular School Board Meeting at 6 PM. The reception will be in honor of Melinda Aeschliman, Cindy Cahill, Pamela Hagen, Marilyn Jungman, Aileen Meyer, and Jane Prange.
Cornell Elementary Receives HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award
Cornell Elementary improved on their previously earned Silver HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) certification and received the HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award in recognition of its outstanding commitment to student health. The HealthierUS School Challenge program recognizes schools that are creating healthy environments by promoting excellence in nutrition, nutrition education and physical activity. Cornell Elementary received a $1,500 monetary award from the United States Department of Agriculture for their success, an award plaque signed by a USDA official, a banner to display in the school, and their name listed on the Team Nutrition Web site. Iowa has not had a Gold HUSSC Award winning school in the past two years.