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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 four non-negotiable goals:

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
  3. Maximizing the Use of Resources
  4. Demonstrate Innovation

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.

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District News

Local Legislators Tour Saydel Facilities

Local Legislators Tour Saydel Facilities

Saydel Schools was excited to host members of the Iowa Legislature, Representative Kevin Koester and Senator Jack Whitver for a tour of our facilities. The focus of the tour was how Saydel is using the state-wide penny sales tax (also known as SAVE), to enhance learning environments at Saydel. We discussed the impact of this tax on infrastructure improvements such as roofs, water lines and sewer and our desire to utilize this revenue in the future to support our learning space and classroom upgrades. Currently, the state-wide penny sales tax sunsets in 2029. Many districts in Iowa have utilized this revenue to perform deferred maintenance as well as enhance learning environments. The tour consisted of a visit to the new fourth grade learning pod at Cornell and the newly renovated classrooms at the High School. The extension of SAVE will help with efforts to continue these types of upgrades by allowing us to use revenue bonds to support larger projects in the future. Pictured from left; Board Member Roland Kouski, Jr., Superintendent Doug Wheeler, Senator Jack Whitver, Representative Kevin Koester, Board President Brian Bowman, and Board Member Chad Vitiritto.

 

upcoming events

December 12 - Tuesday
4:30 PM - Basketball: Boys JV Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls JV Game
4:30 PM - Wrestling: Middle School Meet
5:00 PM - Cornell PTO Smokey D's Night
5:45 PM - Basketball: Boys 9th Game
6:00 PM - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
7:00 PM - Basketball: Girls 9th Game
7:30 PM - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game
December 13 - Wednesday
Woodside & High School Jazz at Capitol Square
December 14 - Thursday
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls 7th Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Boys JV Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls JV Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls 8th Game
5:30 PM - Girl Scouts
6:00 PM - Wrestling: Varsity Triangular
6:00 PM - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game
6:00 PM - Wrestling: JV Triangular
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
6:30 PM - Music Boosters
7:30 PM - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game
December 15 - Friday
3rd Grade Field Trip to Nutcracker at Civic Center
4:30 PM - Basketball: Boys JV Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls JV Game
5:45 PM - Basketball: Boys 9th Game
6:00 PM - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game
7:00 PM - Basketball: Girls 9th Game
7:30 PM - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game
December 16 - Saturday
8:00 AM - Wrestling: JV Invitational
8:30 AM - Wrestling: Varsity Invitational
8:30 AM - Wrestling: Varsity Invitational
2:00 PM - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game
4:00 PM - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game
December 18 - Monday
4:15 PM - Wrestling: Middle School Meet
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls 7th Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls 8th Game
5:45 PM - FCA
December 19 - Tuesday
4:30 PM - Basketball: Boys JV Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls JV Game
5:45 PM - Basketball: Boys 9th Game
6:00 PM - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
7:00 PM - Basketball: Girls 9th Game
7:30 PM - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game
December 20 - Wednesday
6:00 PM - Athletic Boosters
6:00 PM - Family Trivia Night
December 21 - Thursday
4:30 PM - Basketball: Boys JV Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Girls JV Game
4:30 PM - Wrestling: Middle School Meet
5:45 PM - Basketball: Boys 9th Game
6:00 PM - Basketball: Girls Varsity Game
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
7:00 PM - Basketball: Girls 9th Game
7:30 PM - Basketball: Boys Varsity Game
December 22 - Friday
Mini Sessions at Cornell
5:30 PM - Wrestling: JV Duals
5:30 PM - Wrestling: Varsity Duals
December 25 - Monday
No School, Winter Break
No School &/or Holiday
December 26 - Tuesday
No School, Winter Break
No School &/or Holiday

Saydel Community School District