District Mission: "With community involvement, we will empower learners to become contributing members in our changing world".
October Rotary Student of the Month is Madison Stief! Madi is the daughter of Marlin and Amy Stief and was nominated for this recognition by staff members. Madi participates in FFA, group and individual speech, Spanish club, Spanish Honor Society, and National Honor Society. A quote from one of Madi's teachers, "Madi Stief is a responsible and reliable student. She puts 100% effort into all that she does. She is very involved in FFA, Speech, and 4-H. She serves on various leadership boards and represents herself and others well. She truly will be an excellent community leader when she finishes high school and college." Congratulations to Madi!
The Healthy Hero Award is given each month to one 7th grade student. The Healthy Hero Award is in cooperation with the Cherokee Fitness Center. Characteristics that we look for when nominating a Healthy Hero are: good sportsmanship, leadership, respectful of one’s self, peers, staff members, and property. We also look for students who are active in both the Physical Education setting and outside of the classroom. The student is someone who is self-motivated and willing to help others without being cued to do so.
This month’s winner is Mahren Malausky. Mahren is currently involved in volleyball, but you can also find her on the basketball court or the softball field. Mahren is helpful and leads by example both in the Physical Education classroom and the regular classroom.
Congratulations to Laiken Johnson for being selected as the September Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month! Laiken is the son of Bobby and Jenna Johnson of Cherokee. He stays busy in 4H showing cattle and is also active in baseball, cross country, and basketball.
He was chosen as student of the month because he is considerate of others, works hard in class, and is a positive role model.
Laiken’s advice to other students is, “Do your best in all you do, and you will succeed.” After he is done with school, he hopes to farm with his dad and his grandpa on their family farm.
IASB GET ON BOARD ELECTIONS TOOLKIT
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2021 School Board Elections
Interested in serving on your K-12 or community college school board?
The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) provides information for community members who are interested in serving on their local K-12 or community college school board. School board members are elected by their local communities in an election held the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in odd-numbered years. The next few regular school elections will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023
IASB develops a toolkit each election cycle that can help interested citizens understand school boards in Iowa and their role, qualifications and steps to become a school board candidate, rewards of school board service and more.
Check out IASB's School Board Elections FAQ page for answers to some of your most pressing questions! You can also watch a short informational video on the basics of becoming a school board candidate!
As you consider running in the next school election, think about what board service means to you. You can make a difference for students, your community, and ultimately the future of Iowa. Read testimonials from current board members about what board service means to them. Invest in the future—get on board.