High school

Iowa City-area residents asked to submit mascot ideas for new North Liberty high school

NORTH LIBERTY — Mascots do more than jump around in furry suits; they can unite a merged student body, provide an identity for sports, music and other activities and promote community spirit.

And now the Iowa City Community School Di [...]

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Creative requests

Once upon a time, men asked women to marry them.

Normally they didn’t ask in a very special or significant way. Usually they just got down on a knee and asked.

Times have changed and now, not only do you propose for marri [...]

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Learning and selling

STANWOOD — Yearbook ad sales got started on Sept. 12th in the towns of Lowden, Wheatland, Clarence and Tipton.

The North Cedar High School yearbook staff asked local businesses to sponsor advertisements in the book to help make [...]

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Alburnett High School cooks up big plans

ALBURNETT — One teacher and her students at Alburnett High School are gearing up for a year of high-end culinary competitions, but with a leg-up over other schools around the state. LaRae Arment, family and consumer science teacher at Albur [...]

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Iowa City school district gets design for new high school

IOWA CITY — The public Tuesday night got its first look at a new high school planned for the Iowa City Community School District.

SVPA Architects Inc. shared its schematic design for continue »

Gap narrows between Iowa students and national peers on ACT

CEDAR RAPIDS — The news is mixed for Iowa's 2014 high-school graduates when it comes to their performance on the ACT.

With an average composite score of 22 on the 36-point college-entrance exam, Iowa students bested their national co [...]

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Local band prepares for season, sets goal for new uniforms

Marching bands across Cedar Rapids have begun summer camp training and rehearsals.

The Jefferson High School Band started its summer practice schedule on Monday with around 165 band students representing 9th through 12th-graders. Thad Driske [...]

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Seniors to build home, unity

Kennedy High School’s class of 2015’s last group project will require a lot of supplies, but not the typical pens, pencils and notebooks.

The 439 soon-to-be seniors will spend their final year fundraising and building a home f [...]

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Corridor high school graduates honored for blood donation

Several area high school graduates are not only receiving their diplomas at the end of the school year. They’ve also managed to make their way into the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center’s (MVRBC) “Gallon Grad” pr [...]

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Cedar Rapids police arrest man with knives near Kennedy High School

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested an 18-year-old man Wednesday for carrying knives near Kennedy High School.

According to a news release, shortly after 9 a.m. neighbors notified police of a suspicious person in the parking lot of the Oa [...]

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Students take charge at Decorah High School’s Viking Cafe

Decorah's new Viking Café isn't one of those 24-hour, seven-day-a-week restaurants. The dining establishment serves lunch only, and is open for 90 minutes — from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

What makes it m [...]

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U.S. News ranks Cedar Rapids Kennedy state’s best public high school

Kennedy High School is Iowa’s best high school for the second year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The outlet released its 2014 Best High Schools list Monday and rated Kennedy, which landed in 708th place nationally [...]

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