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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.

NIET TAP program video

District News

Saydel Students Enjoy Shopping At The Book Fair

Saydel Students Enjoy Shopping At The Book Fair

Thank you to all of our families that supported the recent Book Fair. Cornell Elementary made over $5,600 in sales. It was an overwhelming success for the school and will allow us to purchase some high quality resources for our students. District Librarian Nichole Foxhoven wants to give a special THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that helped make this book fair a successful and fun event for all!


upcoming events

March 19 - Monday
2:45 PM - Track: Boys 8th 1st Practice
2:45 PM - Track: Girls 7th 1st Practice
2:45 PM - Track: Boys 7th 1st Practice
2:45 PM - Track: Girls 8th 1st Practice
3:00 PM - Golf: Boys Varsity 1st Practice
6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting
March 20 - Tuesday
5:45 PM - FCA
6:30 PM - Cornell PTO Meeting
6:30 PM - Cornell PTO
March 21 - Wednesday
6:30 PM - 4-H Club
March 22 - Thursday
Qtr Ends
5:30 PM - Girl Scouts
6:30 PM - Woodside PTO Meeting
6:30 PM - Woodside PTO
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
March 23 - Friday
Qtr Starts
March 24 - Saturday
March 26 - Monday
4:30 PM - Track: Boys Varsity Game
March 27 - Tuesday
National Honor Society Induction
5:00 PM - Cornell PTO Smokey D's Night
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
March 29 - Thursday
9:00 AM - Golf: Boys Varsity Invitational
4:15 PM - Tennis: Boys Varsity Match
4:15 PM - Tennis: Girls Varsity Match
4:30 PM - Track: Girls Varsity Coed Invitational
4:30 PM - Track: Boys Varsity Coed Invitational
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
April 2 - Monday
Iowa Assessment Testing
4:15 PM - Golf: Boys Varsity Meet
5:45 PM - FCA

Saydel Community School District