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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 best practices 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. We are also 1:1 Chromebooks grades 2-12.

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District News

Saydel Students Perform at Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival


Saydel High School students recently ventured to Waverly, IA for the Wartburg College Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival. The festival included an SATB choir and an SSA choir. Each had their own literature to prepare which included one magnificent piece where the two choirs combined. Pictured from left: Wartburg Choir Director Lee Nelson with Saydel students Karlee Nelson, Jason Contreras, Paige Pinegar, Gavin Godwin, LillyAnn Valentine, and Seth Plascencia. 


Pre-School/Pre-K Registration

Pre-School/Pre-K pre-registration for 3-year and 4-year-olds has been opened. Follow this link to complete pre-registration. 

Pre-registration must be submitted without errors to be considered.

Saydel will accept student enrollment for district residents on a first come-first served basis (as documented by the submission date and time of completed applications). If there is remaining enrollment capacity, non-resident students may be enrolled on a first come-first served basis.



Spring Book Fair News

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Cornell Elementary School! The Book Fair will be held in the Cornell library during parent/conferences on February 27 and March 3 from 4 PM to 8 PM. Plan to stop and browse all the educational products, books, games and more!


upcoming events

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February 24 - Monday
4:15 PM - Basketball: Boys 8th Game
4:30 PM - Basketball: Boys 7th Game
6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting & Work Session
6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting
8:00 PM - Basketball: Boys Varsity Districts
February 25 - Tuesday
7:00 PM - Festival of Music Concert
7:00 PM - Boy Scouts
February 27 - Thursday
Parent Teacher Conferences, 2 Hr. Early Dismissal
4:00 PM - Parent-Teacher Conferences
5:30 PM - Girl Scouts
March 2 - Monday
5:30 PM - Banquet
March 3 - Tuesday
Parent Teacher Conferences, 2 Hr. Early Dismissal
4:00 PM - Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 4 - Wednesday
5:30 PM - Athletic Boosters
March 5 - Thursday
9:00 AM - Music
5:30 PM - Girl Scouts
5:45 PM - Girl Scouts
7:00 PM - Boy Scouts
March 6 - Friday
7:00 PM - Music
March 9 - Monday
6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting
6:00 PM - FCA
6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Saydel Community School District