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Education

Nominate someone for 2024 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Will the 2024 Iowa Teacher of the Year hail from your school district? One thing is sure: She or he won’t if you don’t nominate a teacher for the honor. And that’s the beauty – anyone can nominate a teacher: administrators, colleagues, students, parents, college faculty, and ...

The transformation from eyesore to educational door

While the old Iowa Girls Juvenile Home is still under demolition by the city of Toledo. The South Tama School District, alongside ISG Architecture Firm, has been working hard to prepare for the new middle school. “As an administrator, it's kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This ...

Students First Act passes in Iowa

DES MOINES — On Jan. 24, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Students First Act (HF68). ‘An Act connecting education programs and funding by establishing an education savings account program, modifying school district categorical funding supplements and supplementary weighting, making ...

Friends of MercyOne scholarship portal open to Tama Co. students

Students in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls areas who are interested in pursuing careers in health care are invited to apply for scholarships. The Friends of MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center and Friends of MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center established the scholarships to help support qualified ...

State Library celebrates more than 2.4 milion digital checkouts in 2022

Bridges, the ebook and audiobook consortium managed by the State Library for Iowa libraries, celebrated more than 2.4 million checkouts by Iowans in 2022. Bridges were one of 129 OverDrive library systems to surpass the 1 million checkout milestone worldwide, and Over-Drive reported its highest ...

High school senior scholarships available

Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) is partnering with Tama Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to foster the higher education endeavors of Iowa students interested in conservation and agriculture by offering local, regional, and statewide scholarships. Iowa High School Class of 2023 ...

Iowa PBS to premiere documentary USS Iowa

Join Iowa PBS for two free, in-person premieres of the new documentary, USS Iowa. This film shines light on the USS Iowa, a legendary battleship built to defend America during World War II. Its presence as a symbol of naval war power and now as a living museum is intertwined with the men and ...

MercyOne helps nursing students jump start their career through new program

MercyOne is helping nursing students jump-start their careers through a new program aimed at strengthening Iowa’s nursing pipeline. MercyOne’s JumpStart provides financial support while nursing students finish school and a job after graduation. “If students are worried about bills or the ...

STC December 2022 Student of the Month

Congratulations to the Middle School Students of the Month for December. These kids have shown excellent examples of respect, responsibility, and relationships. Thank you for following #thetrojanway! Happy New Year, everyone!