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Bears making big changes in key positions for 2011-12

Some big changes are coming for key positions within the Oskaloosa high school sporting landscape.

May 9th, 2011 | Posted in Oskaloosa School District,Schools,Sports | Read More »

Area school boards take teacher cuts off the table despite slow economy

Although the economic situation hasn’t improved much locally, area school boards are less willing to make drastic cuts this time around.

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson County North School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Schools | Read More »

Oskaloosa USD 341 school board may dip into reserves

by Dennis Sharkey Members of the Oskaloosa USD 341 have gotten use to cutting the budget the last couple of springs but some may have developed an appetite for eating some of the district’s reserves. “There is an appeitite to cut into that i’ts just what percentage,” Superintendent Jon Pfau said about the willingness of […]

April 5th, 2011 | Posted in Oskaloosa School District,Schools | Read More »

Oskaloosa Elementary School celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Hip Hop Reader (Oskaloosa Elementary Principal Darren Shupe) tried to sixth-grader Austin Adams to sing along during an assembly in celebration of Read Across  America Day in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Community members  and administrators read books to the students after the assembly. Oskaloosa kindergartens Jacob Hackathorn, center, Landon Hollingsworth, left, and Dalton Bateman, […]

March 13th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Oskaloosa School District,Schools,The Independent | Read More »

County school districts look at each other for cost sharing ideas

As the county’s six school districts continue to seek ways to tighten their budgets without affecting students, they’re increasing looking to each other for ideas.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Oskaloosa USD 341 outlines goals for the future

Goal setting is a priority for many successful groups but for USD 341 the foundation is already in place.

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Oskaloosa School District,Schools | Read More »

Shupe resigns from position at Oskaloosa Elementary School

Oskaloosa Elementary School principal Darren Shupe has submitted a letter of resignation.

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Oskaloosa School District,Schools | Read More »

Keystone board removes interim from Marshall’s title

The title was removed from Dr. Tim Marshall by the Keystone Board on Monday night at their monthly meeting.

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Rumors of expansion surround Delaware Valley

by Dennis Sharkey The last time the principals of the Delaware Valley League met the topic of expansion was on the table. McLouth High School Principal Mike Bogard said last week during a school board meeting that the idea of expansion was an unpopular topic among the principals, and if it were up to them […]

December 30th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Sports,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Boys’ basketball: A hardwoods preview

by Dennis Sharkey Only two teams last year had a record over .500 and no team made it to the state tournament. Former KU gaurd Jeff Hawkins will try to revive a Perry-Lecompton team that won only two games last year while other teams like the Jefferson West Tigers expect to make huge leaps forward. […]

December 11th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Sports,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

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