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Lone Tree board adds to public purpose policy

LONE TREE The Lone Tree School Board met on Wednesday, May 1, for their regularly scheduled workshop meeting. Here, the board discussed board policy 705.4.R1: Expenditures for a Public Purpose, … more

Lone Tree addresses public purpose policy, approves teacher contracts

LONE TREE Lone Tree’s School Board will meet with the Iowa Association of School Boards – IASB – to receive training and guidance for policies 705.4 and 705.4 R1, … more

Lone Tree FFA discusses ‘unfair’ treatment with board

LONE TREE The Lone Tree FFA chapter is exploding on the popular social media app TikTok, with over 2 million views and counting, thanks to the Lone Tree FFA Drive Your Tractor to School Day. The … more

Lone Tree teachers to see pay raise thanks to state legislation

LONE TREE Although contracts have yet to be signed for the 2024-25 school year, Lone Tree teachers should expect raises in the near future, thanks to Iowa legislation that increased teacher … more

Lone Tree speech, drama students perform for community, take home awards

LONE TREE Lone Tree high school English teacher Tanya McCarty hosted an end-of-year speech and drama award show on Saturday, April 6, to award the students who excelled in speech and drama … more

State legislators introduce idea allowing Hills to join a new school district

HILLS Joining a new school district remains on the table for Hills after they lost their elementary just a week ago. State Senator Dawn Driscoll, State Representative Heather Hora and Lone … more

Lone Tree finalizes school calendar, designates emergency shelter

LONE TREE The Lone Tree Community School District’s calendar has been finalized, and it attempts to find equal balance between the four and five-day calendar debate. How does it … more

Summer projects take center stage for Lone Tree school board

LONE TREE Nothing is set in stone, but the Lone Tree school district has a good jump on their summer projects list. Superintendent Tyler Hotz introduced a refined summer project list at the … more

Lone Tree School Board votes down four-day school week

LONE TREE The verdict is in: Lone Tree will not adapt a four-day school calendar. Instead, at their regular meeting Feb. 21, the school board approved an alternate five-day calendar that … more

Lone Tree FFA looks back on busy year

LONE TREE The Lone Tree FFA Chapter, under the direction of their new Advisor and Agriculture Education teacher, Mr. Payton Lorack, is off to a busy start. The 23/24 Chapter has 49 active … more

Lone Tree continues to ponder a four-day schedule

LONE TREE The Lone Tree school board held a workshop meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7. This meeting followed the final two public forums about a four-day schedule and is the final discussion on the … more

AEAs top list of concerns at legislative briefing

WASHINGTON It’s hard to know if Gov. Kim Reynolds knew she was igniting a firestorm when she proposed overhauling Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEA) in her Condition of the State address a … more

Lone Tree hosts final forum for four-day school week

LONE TREE On Monday, Feb. 5, Lone Tree families gathered in the school cafeteria to discuss converting to a four-day school week. This was the third and final public forum on the topic. The … more

Parents of Lone Tree discuss potential 4-day week with district

LONE TREE The Lone Tree Community School District hosted their second public forum discussing the four-day school week at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. The two-hour long forum was more productive … more

Kirkwood Washington County Regional to host CCHS information night

Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center is excited to announce an upcoming event aimed at providing valuable information to current 8th – 11th grade high school students and their parents about … more

Lone Tree hosts first public forum in discussion of 4-day calendar

Lone Tree In a December district update video, Lone Tree Superintendent Tyler Hotz announced that just under two-thirds of parents support a change to a 4-day school week, with “somewhat” and … more

Intro to military book a good primer for youth

IOWA CITY Without a close role model to recommend it, military service may not be considered by high schoolers as an option these days. That’s a missed opportunity that some may have found … more

Lone Tree Esports club addressed by parents, student-athletes

Lone Tree At the first Lone Tree school board meeting of 2024, the board met with the Esports team alongside parents for a boisterous public comment which lasted longer than the allotted 30 … more

2023: A retrospective

KALONA We may live in small towns where the pace of life is more relaxed, but that doesn’t mean that nothing happens. We are always in motion, tearing down the old, building the new, and … more

Lone Tree board visited by ‘Tiny Techies,’ approves HVAC bid

LONE TREE In a night where the Lone Tree School Board moved through a lot, they were first greeted by the Tiny Techies, a group of second graders from Brittney Dvorsky’s class. The three … more
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