Pella Middle School

News from February, 2020

Important Dates

  • 3/10 - ISASP Practice Test #1 - 1 hr late start schedule
  • 3/11 - 90 Minute Early Dismissal
  • 3/11 - HS AD Interviews
  • 3/14 - 3/22 - Spring Break
  • 3/23 - ISASP Practice Test #2 - 1 hr late start schedule
  • 3/23 - School Board Meeting @ 4:30
  • 3/25 - 90 Minute Early Dismissal
  • 3/27 - Final Day of Quarter 3
  • 3/30 - ISASP 8th Science practice tests during Science Class
  • 3/30 - Meals from the Heartland & Quarter 3 Reward Time
  • 3/31 - Lincoln Elementary Principal Interviews
  • 4/1 - Quarter 3 grades Posted


Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10, we will conduct our first of three Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) practice tests. On Monday, March 23, we will conduct our second ISASP practice test. On Monday, March 30, 8th graders will be practicing the science portion of the ISASP during their Science class.

Below is the breakdown of things you might want to know:

  • Tuesday, March 10 - 1st Practice Test

    • 8:15 am - Practice testing begins in their 10th-period classroom

    • 9:15 am - ALL students begin period 1

  • Monday, March 23 - 2nd Practice Test


    • 8:15 am - Practice testing begins in their 10th-period classroom

    • 9:15 am - ALL students including period 1

  • Monday, March 30 - (Grade 8 only) Science Practice Test

    • A normal school day for ALL students

    • 8th grade will practice the science portion of the ISASP during Science class

- please come with your Google Chromebooks charged and be well rested!

SafeSchools Alert App

Our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration.

When submitting an alert, use our district code: 1915

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Search SafeSchools Alert in the App Store to download for free.

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Math Counts Team!

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Mathcounts competition at William Penn University

These students competed at the Mathcounts competition at William Penn University. This group represented Pella Middle School very well!

Below: Penelope Shriver placed 1st individually, and Eli Ebeling received a 3rd place individual finish as well. Penelope will move on and compete at the state competition on March 10th in Des Moines. Congratulations!

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Isaac's PSA/Coffee Cart

Isaac's PSA- 8th Grade
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Triumph Marshall Arts Visits 7th Grade PE Class

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Matt and Chris White talked with 7th grade students, demonstrating basic safety and self-defense skills.

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GT Class Sky Tracker Balloon Flight

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Science Bowl at Iowa State University

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Pella MS Finished in the Top Six at State Science Bowl

Grant Vickerman, Alex Demuth, Donovan Helle, Kieran Van Voorst, and Wyatt Van Dyke were top six finishers out of 32 teams from across the state of Iowa. Congratulations!

The Counselor Connection

Mrs. Van Wyk, Middle School Counselor 641-628-4784 or