Pella Middle School
5/5 - 11:15 Tulip Time Dismissal
5/6 - 11:15 Tulip Time Dismissal
5/9 - School Board Meeting @ 4:30
5/11 - 90 minute Early Dismissal for PD
5/12 - 7th grade fishing
5/18 - 90 minute Early Dismissal
5/18 - Retirement Reception at the HS from 3:30-5:30
5/27 - FINAL DAY of 21-22 School Year (12:30 Dismissal)
Preparing Everyone to Learn, Lead, and Achieve
Outstanding Character Recognition
Student council selected students who represent outstanding character, and they were honored at an assembly last week. Pictured below from left to right.
8th Grade: Carlyn Henry, Elah Hiemstra, Anna Wick, Davik Patel, Jace Peterson, and Canaan Dunham. Davik Patel was nominated for the Drake Character Counts nominee for the Class of 2026.
7th Grade: The following 7th grade students were honored (pictured below left to right):Cruz Van Hauen, Trevin Sutton, AJ Scheckel, Elsie Brenneman, Lucy Carlson, Brooklyn Sorheim. Elsie Brenneman was nominated for the Drake Character Counts nominee for the Class of 2027.
April Proved to be a Service Filled Month
G&T Service Learning Project at Pella High School - Great Work!
Worksmart Career Connector
It's Never too Early to Prepare for the Future
Early Childhood Education (childcare providers, teachers)
Engineering (technicians and beyond)
Hospitality (food service/restaurants, tourism, lodging)
Medical technicians and nurses
Skilled trades (welding, carpentry, construction)
We will continue to partner with Marion County employers to provide our students with meaningful and relevant experiences in order to help them prepare for their futures.
Iowa DNR Visits Pella Middle School
Peer PE Prepping for Warmer Weather!
Did you know 60+ Staff Graduated from Central College?
Student Council thanks Mrs. Schnoebelen for all she does on Administrative Professionals day!
Pella Gear and Apparel Needed
Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
The Counselor Connection
May is Mental Health Awareness month. There is a clear and strong association between increased screen time and decreased mental wellbeing in middle school aged children. Increased screen time is associated with increased feelings of isolation, anxiety, depressed mood, inability to focus and work to complete a task. It is recommended that adolescents spend a maximum of two hours per day on a device.
Here are some tips to help limit time your child spends on a screen.
-Turn off all screens during mealtime
-Turn off all screens one hour prior to bedtime
-Set a good example of screen time use
-Encourage your child to be involved in a variety of free-time activities like spending time with friends, after school activities, exercising, and getting outdoors.
-Encourage physical activity each day, and ensure they are getting enough sleep.
May is the perfect time to alter less-healthy screen habits that may have developed over the winter months. Get outside and enjoy time together! You won't be sorry you did.
Respectfully in Education,