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.
Eagle's Nest Summer Fun
Eagle's Nest Summer Camp enjoyed making Bike Smoothies recently!
Summer Food Program News
Saydel Community School District will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Adult meals will be served and charged at Woodside Middle School only.
Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:
Woodside Middle School
5810 NE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 12 noon
Sunnybrook Mobile Park Clubhouse
5975 NE Berwick Drive
Berwick, IA 50032
Lunch: 11:30 – 12 noon
Welcome Mary Salazar As New Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Superintendent Mr. Douglas Wheeler announced the appointment of Mary Salazar as the next Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment for Saydel Schools. She will assume her new responsibilities July 1, 2016.
Mary currently serves as the District Executive Master Teacher.
When Mary assumes her responsibilities as Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, she will be beginning her 13th year in education. Mary obtained her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on working with adult learners from Buena Vista University.
Mary lives in Urbandale with her husband Mateo and her daughter Lily (age 6). Outside of work, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, reading and supporting her daughter's many activities.
“I am consistently impressed with Mary’s passion, persistence and creativity,” said Mr. Wheeler. “Her dedication to the continued development of Saydel Schools along with her many experiences in education make her the perfect candidate to lead collaboration, professional development and planning of the instructional program.”