The Carroll Community School district today approved a renewed three-year contract for Dr. Casey Berlau, who just completed his first year as the district’s superintendent this past school year.
Before Carroll school teams got their kicks every season for the last 36 years, Mike McCaffrey already had been long at work, employing his own game plan to provide them top-quality playing surfaces.
More than a month after their originally scheduled graduation ceremony, Kuemper Catholic High School seniors will receive their diplomas this weekend.
Parents of Iowa students are being asked to take a survey related to technology access, the results of which could help bolster access in the area if schools aren’t holding in-person classes in the fall.
For Pam Hutchinson, teaching has always been her passion, and she found a long-lasting home in the Carroll community.
Longtime Carroll High School guidance counselor Kathy Cordes, a self-described lover of science and working with kids, retired at the end of the 2020 school year.
Longtime Carroll High School biology teacher Tim Hughes enjoys a couple of special celebrations every year. There’s his birthday on Oct. 3 — he’ll turn 62 this year — and for the last 17 years on Dec. 20, he’s celebrated his “rebirthday.”
The DMACC Board of Directors has approved an addition/renovation project on the DMACC Carroll Campus. Construction on the 10,700-square-foot renovation to the existing building is expected to begin later this summer.
COON RAPIDS: Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another, and that includes this year’s Coon Rapids-Bayard graduates. Main Street Coon Rapids recognized the loss the seniors are experiencing by not getting all the traditional “senior experiences” and decided to …
With warm memory of her open-arms welcome to her own fifth-grade class in Carroll, a young Kim Shields’ dream became to make Carroll Community School District her career home.
Stunned by the coronavirus pandemic forcing the shutdown of school and businesses in the middle of the 36th annual Friends of Kuemper Ball fundraising, the campaign forged forward and still achieving roaring success.
Since a procession across the stage — complete with a handshake, photo op and flip of the tassel — is unlikely to happen for this year’s Carroll High School seniors because of coronavirus-related restrictions, students and administrators have a drive-thru commencement ceremony in the works.
With schools closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, the district Junior/Senior History Day Contest went virtual, and all four Carroll High School entries were selected to advance to State Contest.
Iowa students will not return to their schools for the rest of this academic year, spring sports are canceled and there’s a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases due to outbreaks at eastern Iowa meat packing plants.
Cory Thompson, an Emergency Room nurse at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll and a 2013 graduate of the Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus nursing program, knew that he and his fellow health care workers were going to need more personal protective equipment (PPE) during t…
The Carroll Community School District will continue to pay non-salaried and hourly employees as long as school closures continue, even if that’s through the end of the school year, school board members decided in a video-conferenced meeting Monday.
School closures to try to tame the COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time not only for students, but teachers as well, says veteran educator Cory Heiman, Carroll Middle School fifth-grade science, language arts and social studies instructor.
The Carroll Community School District's newly released voluntary learning program suggests that students spend between 60 and 90 minutes on their studies each day, depending on their age.
Holy Week, the most important week in the Christian calendar. Kuemper Catholic students normally would be observing this sacred week with Stations of the Cross, a Eucharistic procession and more leading up to celebration of Easter.
Staff of both the Carroll Community and Glidden-Ralston school districts put on parades Wednesday to help break the monotony of an extended leave from school because of the new coronavirus outbreak.
Staff of the Glidden-Ralston school district put on a 37-block parade Wednesday morning to help break the monotony of an extended leave from school because of the new coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus battle may have closed down schools throughout Iowa, but students in Morgan Stipe’s seventh-grade math still are learning about equations, rational numbers, angle measures and more.
Students may not be filling the classrooms at Kuemper Catholic School attendance centers these days; however, thanks to technology, teachers are staying connected with their students, and learning has not stopped.
Des Moines Area Community College today announced several important updates for its students, faculty and staff members as part of the College’s ongoing response to COVID-19, including the decision to extend the online delivery of face-to-face DMACC courses for the remainder of the spring 20…
Carroll Community School District is switching to a twice-weekly pick-up format for the grab-and-go meals it is offering area students while schools are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Carroll Community School District will continue to pay its hourly employees, such as teacher associates or bus drivers, during the state-recommended monthlong school closure to help curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
The Carroll Community School District is providing free meals and snacks to children this week in an adjusted format because of school closures prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Teacher associates and bus drivers, among other employees paid by the hour by the Carroll Community School District, will continue to be paid along with salaried teachers and administrators during the current monthlong suspension of classes, according to a resolution the district's school bo…
Carroll Community School District will begin providing free meals and snacks to children today in an adjusted format because of school closures prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Carroll Community School District leaders have asked the public to bear with them as they determine the best way as a district to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Iowa school districts will not have to extend the school year to make up class time lost from closures spurred by a new coronavirus, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced in an afternoon press conference today.
Students and teachers can gain entrance to Carroll Community school buildings until 3:30 p.m. today and between 8 a.m. and noon Tuesday to retrieve items they might need in the next month.
Area schools will close for four weeks at the state’s recommendation following the discovery of “substantial community spread” of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Iowa.
Upon discovery of the existence of substantial community spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the state, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recommended this evening that Iowa schools close for four weeks.
The Iowa High School Speech Association announced this morning it was canceling upcoming state speech contests because of concerns of the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Although none of the dozen-plus presumptively confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa had reached Carroll County or the surrounding areas as of mid-week, local entities are taking measures to prepare for the virus’s potential spread.
Kuemper Catholic preschool through eighth graders’ strong efforts in the Parent Club’s fourth annual FitKnight fundraiser have boosted resources for the club to assist with an array of projects and activities at Kuemper attendance centers.
After hosting Iowa High School Speech Association State Individual Events Contests in 2016 and 2018, Kuemper Catholic High School is looking forward to rolling out the red carpet again.