Pella High School Newsletter
As the month of October draws to a close, it marks the completion of our first quarter as well as our fall activities. The students’ focus and commitment to work while keeping attendance at a mark above 96 percent has been commendable. We appreciate your support in encouraging your child to put forth their best effort.
It has been a competitive fall athletic season for the Dutch and special thanks to the coaches, families, and athletes as they move on to postseason competitions. Our cross country teams both had great seasons and are moving on to state competition. The football team ended the regular season as district champions and are advancing on to state playoffs. Volleyball had a great season and were regional semi-finalists. We look forward to the excitement our winter activities bring!
A big congratulations to the Pella Dutch Marching Band for receiving a Division 1 “Superior” rating for the 44th straight year and 1st place overall at the Mid-Iowa Band Championships plus other amazing accomplishments such as best color guard and best percussion. Thanks to the band directors, parents, students, and supporters for the outstanding marching band campaign. The hard work and commitment of many made it such a wonderful season!
Adam Beckel, HS Principal
Derek Schulte, Assistant Principal
November 18 -- Parent/Teacher Conference
4:30 - 8:00 High School -- Individual conference
Teachers will be available throughout the evening. Coaches will be available starting at 5:30.
If you need an official transcript sent to an educational institution, you must submit a request.
Transcript Request Form:
-click on the “Counseling” link
-click on the “Transcript Request Form” link
-enter your request and click on “submit.”
Check Senior Bulletin
Please continue to check the Senior Bulletin for important dates for seniors and for local scholarship opportunities; the bulletin can be found on our school’s web page under the ‘Counseling’ link.
Campus Parent App for your phone or tablet
Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements, payments and more. Look for the Campus Parent app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Have you moved? Do you have a new phone number or a new email address?
Parents can conveniently change their email, address, phone number, and child's emergency contact information on Campus Parent all under the MORE tab. Please see below for specific instructions:
- MORE > ADDRESS INFORMATION - Update your household's address and primary phone number.
- MORE > DEMOGRAPHICS - Update your child's emergency contacts.
- MORE > FAMILY INFORMATION - Update parent and child phone numbers, email addresses, relationships, and contact sequence.
Requests for changes in your data won't happen immediately as the request waits in a queue for approval by the Pella Schools staff.
Questions about changing your information can be directed to Allissa Grandia by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What have we spent on school fees and school lunch?
Through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal (ICPP) and the Campus Parent App, parents are able to see a journal on all fees paid to the Pella Schools for school fees and food service fees. See the steps below on how to see that fee journal:
Fees Journal: under Fees > Under Person Select “All” or a specific person > Select this school year > Select Type as “Paid” (This will show you fees paid on/after July 1, 2019.)
Food Service Journal: under Food Service > Select a patron > Select your date range to preview. You will be able to see the money paid in/out and what that student ate each day.
Drama Department Presenting Almost Maine
The Pella High School Drama department will present the play Almost Maine in the Pella High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday November 14th, Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th. All seats are $7.00 at the door. There are no presales for tickets. Almost, Maine consists of nine scenes about love and loss in a small town. The stories are metaphorical, funny and touching. Almost, Maine has been the most produced non-musical play in American high schools for the last several years. The content of the show is most appropriate for high school age and up.
Article of Interest
The Dangers of Juuling, (www.center4research.org)
Know the Risks: eCigarettes and Young People
Important Dates for Semester One
6 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
13 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
18 - Parent-Teacher Conferences: Individual Conferences
18 - Post 12 Week Grades
20 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
25 - Apprenticeship Recruiting Event 6:30 - 8:30 High School Commons
27 - 90 - Minute Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving Break
28 & 29 - No School -- Thanksgiving Break
4 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
9 - Post 15 Week Grades
11 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
20 - 90 - Minute Early Dismissal - Winter Break
22 - Jan 5 - No School
6 - School Reconvenes
16 & 17 - Semester Assessments
17 - End of Semester One
20 - No School - Teacher Work Day
20 - Post Final Grades
21 - Day One of Second Semester
21 - Semester One Grades Due at 9:00 a.m.