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.
Woodside Students Enjoy Field Trip To Camp Dodge
The sixth grade class had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center Leadership Reaction Course. The students worked through 10 different stations that required team work, problem solving, and team encouragement to complete the mission of that station. The students did an outstanding job working together and having fun at the same time. Leaders and problem solvers were brought out in students that had not demonstrated this skill before. Several proud moments were experienced by everyone on this trip!
Traci Lust To Be Honored at The White House
Cornell Elementary School Master Teacher Traci Lust has been selected to attend the National Teacher of the Year, State Teachers of the Year, and Great Educators From Across the Country Banquet that will be held at The White House on Tuesday, May 3. Traci was selected by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) as one of just a few representatives to attend. Traci will be attending on behalf of NIET, in addition to representing both Cornell Elementary and the Saydel Community School District. Congratulations Traci on this prestigious honor!
Roland Kouski Jr. Takes School Board Oath of Office
Roland Kouski Jr. was sworn into his official position of Saydel Board of Director by Board Secretary Beth Vitiritto during the April 11 Saydel School Board meeting.