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News & Announcements

School Communications Regarding Threat

Posted March 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Dear Parents and Community, Leaders in the West Branch Community School District in cooperation with the West Branch Police Department have completed the investigation related to a threatening message found in our high school on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  The district and police have received a confession from an identified suspect. The individual and their… Read more

ACE Building Report

Posted January 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm

  Progress continues on district’s specialized multiuse building that is part of a larger, future “sports complex” design for the high school. We are hopeful of having a “grand opening” in early March! The building will have: 30 yards of turf surface, restrooms, custodial closet, small meeting rooms, a small office area, an ice machine,… Read more

Butch Pedersen, 2016-17 NFHS Football Coach of the Year

Posted January 14, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Congratulations to Coach Butch Pedersen for being recognized 2016-17 National Federation of State High School Associations’ (NFHS) Football Coach of the Year. Iowa City Press-Citizen: Butch Pedersen’s decorated career has delivered a bevy of memorable wins and coaching accolades. The veteran West Branch head man has added another. Thursday, Pedersen was named the national high school… Read more

School Improvement Advisory Committee

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Dear Parents, Staff and Community Stakeholders, On Monday, January 22, 2018, the West Branch Community School District will be holding a School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) meeting. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Hoover Elementary School Library. All members of the community, parents, students and staff are invited to… Read more

Superintendent Report to Stakeholders, January 2018

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Happy New Year! As we enter into the second semester of the school year, it is encouraging to see the progress the West Branch Community School District is making on important initiatives. Here are a few of our recognized strengths: One of the highest graduation rates in the region. (96% – 98% annually) One of… Read more

Superintendent Update: November, 2017

Posted November 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching Thanksgiving.  It has been great to see the students engaged in their learning and so many activities. First semester district assessments and conferences have been completed. Thank you for your support of the teaching and learning happening in our schools. New Board: New Board members… Read more

Superintendent’s Report to the Community, Nov. 2017

Posted November 9, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Click Supt Report to the Community Nov. 2017  for the pdf version of this document.  

Superintendent’s Report to the Community, Summer 2017

Posted July 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm

  Click Supt Report to the Community Summer 2017 for the pdf version of the document.  

New Challenges and Solutions through Purposeful Strategic Intent

Posted May 31, 2017 at 10:25 am

 West Branch Community School District’s Vision: A Future Focused Community of Learners Mission: Preparing Students to Live and Learn with Passion and Purpose Destination: All Students are Career and College Ready (Adopted, 2014, SIAC)   W.B.C.S.D. Core Values and Beliefs We believe our students need global, project-based, technology enriched, personalized learning experiences. We believe our… Read more

5th Grade Wax Museum 2017

Posted May 17, 2017 at 11:12 pm

The Wax Museum is a cross-curricular project between the fifth grade writing and social studies classes. Each student chooses a historical figure who has had a positive impact on our lives.  They research that person and write a paper. From this paper, they take out the most important information to share with visitors at the… Read more

Junior Mock Job Interviews 2017

Posted May 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Grandfriends Day 2017

Posted May 15, 2017 at 9:21 am

8th Grade Financial Literacy Fair 2017

Posted May 11, 2017 at 10:39 am

The Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens

Posted May 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Soaring High 2017

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On Tuesday, May 2nd, a group of 4th and 5th grade TAG students participated in the annual Soaring High Competition in Washington. There were also activities for each grade level that involved a STEM project.  Each grade had a different STEM project.  The 4th graders had to build a structure with spaghetti and marshmallows that… Read more