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 three non-negotiable goals:
- Student Achievement
- Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
- Maximizing the Use of Resources
We are a TAP 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.
PBIS Camp at Woodside Middle School
Woodside Middle School began the year with PBIS Camp. Teachers reviewed school-wide SOAR expectations of being Safe, Open-Minded, Accountable and Respectful. Pictured from left: Jake Van Houten, Sierra Summers, Jenna Taylor, and Beau Sutton.
First Day of School Begins
Classes began Tuesday at Saydel Schools. Here Principal Brian Vaughan leads his students at Cornell Elementary with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Saydel is continuing to recognize businesses and individuals for their support by presenting them with certificates of appreciation. Superintendent Mr. Douglas Wheeler thanked VFW Post 9662 Auxiliary for their recent donation of school supplies, and he presented VFW representatives Linda Jones and Chris Cummings with a certificate during the Aug. 8 School Board meeting. Pictured from left: Douglas Wheeler, Linda Jones, Chris Cummings and School Board President Brian Bowman.
Effective August 9, Ric Powell will serve as Interim Activities Director for Saydel Community School District. Please click on the link above to read about the process to replace our High School Activities Director / Assistant Principal.
The Saydel School Board participated this year in the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) legislative policy process by talking about the impact on the state policy on the district and voting on resolutions for the next legislative session. Each school board prioritizes up to five resolutions.
They can be viewed here