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:

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
  3. 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.

District News

Congratulations to Senior Joey Hassett!

On Saturday, October 25, Senior Joey Hassett auditioned for, and was selected for, the Iowa All-State Band. This is the highest honor a high school musician can achieve.

Joey was one of only thirty trumpets in the entire state to be selected for this prestigious group. He will rehearse at Iowa State University from November 20-22, and then perform a concert along with the Iowa All-State Choir and the Iowa All-State Orchestra on the night of the 22nd. This concert will be recorded and televised on Thanksgiving Day on PBS.

A huge congratulations to Joey Hassett!


Cornell Students invited to State Capital for Proclamation Signing

Cornell Principal Deb Chiodo and Cornell students: Jayden Cordova, Conner Brooner, Katy VanHouten and Kyrah Strickler were invited to the signing of the Character Counts Weeks Proclamation by Governor Branstad at the Iowa State Capital, Tuesday October 21st, 2014.


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October 31 - Friday
03:00 PM - Cornell Fall Parties
November 1 - Saturday
12:00 PM - JV/Varsity - Cross Country
November 3 - Monday
Varsity - Football
November 4 - Tuesday
Varsity - Volleyball
November 5 - Wednesday
06:30 PM - Music Boosters
November 7 - Friday
Varsity - Football
03:00 PM - Woodside 5th & 6th Dance
07:00 PM - Woodside 7th & 8th Dance
November 10 - Monday
Girls - Varsity - Basketball
November 11 - Tuesday
Varsity - Volleyball
November 12 - Wednesday
Varsity - Volleyball
November 13 - Thursday
Varsity - Football
Varsity - Volleyball
November 14 - Friday
Varsity - Volleyball

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