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:

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
  3. 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.

District News

Cornell Students Participate In "Watch Us Read"

Cornell Elementary School students celebrated their amazing growth in reading by ending last week (Oct. 2) with a reading together event. All students and staff created a cozy spot in the hallway to read. Students had their favorite pillows and blankets to snuggle with while they read their favorite books.


Conferences this week and No school Friday October 9th

Reminder: Tuesday Oct. 6 & Thursday Oct. 8 are early out dismissal due to conferences. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

Also, No School Friday October 9, Teacher In-Service Day.


Text messaging soon to be added to parent notification system

Saydel Schools is adding the ability to send text messages to its parent and guardian notification system. We will be releasing this feature in the near future.

To begin the process, send the word "Yes" in a text message to the number 68453 so we have record that you would like to receive text messages on your cell phone from Saydel's parent notification system, SchoolMessenger.

More information will be coming on in the next few weeks.


2nd Annual Saydel Spook Run

The Saydel Spook Run is a fun event where runners are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes as they run either a 1 mile race on Saydel grounds or a 5K road race through the surrounding neighborhood. Watch out for the cemetery and the haunted house!

Funds raised will go to the Saydel Eagle Endowment and Saydel PTO organizations.

Race packet pickup will be at Saydel High School track area from 9:00 AM through 10:15 AM on 10/31. 5K race will be timed with results shared through www.onlineraceresults.com. All participants will receive a T-Shirt for participating in the event. T-shirts will be guaranteed ready for race day for those registering by October 21st. Please register here: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=122640


Congratulations Saydel Marching Eagles

A huge congratulations to the Saydel Marching Eagles for their performance!

First place 3A, Best Drum Line, Best Marching, and Overall Grand Champion!


upcoming events

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October 9 - Friday
NO SCHOOL - Teacher InService
4:45 PM - 9th - Football
7:30 PM - Varsity - Football
October 10 - Saturday
JV - Volleyball
Valleyfest & Showdown
9:00 AM - Varsity - Volleyball
October 12 - Monday
4:00 PM - Middle School - Cross Country
4:00 PM - JV/Varsity - Cross Country
4:30 PM - 8th - Volleyball
5:30 PM - JV - Volleyball
6:00 PM - JV - Football
6:00 PM - 7th - Volleyball
October 13 - Tuesday
4:15 PM - 8th - Football
5:30 PM - 9th - Volleyball
6:15 PM - 7th - Football
October 15 - Thursday
4:30 PM - Middle School - Cross Country
5:00 PM - JV - Volleyball
5:00 PM - 9th - Volleyball
5:00 PM - JV/Varsity - Cross Country
6:45 PM - Varsity - Volleyball
October 16 - Friday
4:45 PM - 9th - Football
7:00 PM - Varsity - Football
October 17 - Saturday
IHSMA Marching Festival/Mid-Iowa Band
October 20 - Tuesday
7:00 PM - Fall Vocal Concert
October 22 - Thursday
JV/Varsity - Cross Country
9:20 AM - Senior Class Meeting
6:00 PM - JV - Football
October 23 - Friday
7:00 PM - Varsity - Football

Saydel Community School District