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North Polk teams compete in Battle of Books

April 20, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comFourteen North Polk sixth-grade students competed in Ames Public Library's Battle of the Books on April 6. The Golden Zach team, made up of Zach Sporaa, Austin Steirman, Cora Reed and Kiara Jesse were one of six teams that earned 190 out of 200 points ...

Phillips named North Polk principal

April 13, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comCynthia Phillips will be the next principal at North Polk High School, replacing current Principal Derrick Joel, who recently accepted a superintendent position in Nebraska. Phillips is the high school principal at AHSTW Community School District in ...

North Polk students fare well in battle of book knowledge

March 30, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comForty North Polk fifth-graders competed in Ames Public Library's Battle of the Books on March 2. Teams of four students earned points for answering questions about books they had been reading from a list over the past year. Three North Polk teams ...

North Polk football coach named finalist for national award

March 22, 2017 by

Veteran North Polk football coach Jerry Walker has been named a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national assistant coach of the year award. The program uses a scoring rubric to evaluate nominees in several categories ...

Former North Polk teacher accused of sexual exploitation of student

February 9, 2017 by Radio Iowa

Radio IowaA former teacher in central Iowa is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Twenty-nine-year-old Kevin Muehlenthaler of Ames worked for the North Polk School District between 2013 and 2016. The victim was 16 years old when the ...

Former North Polk Teacher Accused of Sexual Relationship with Student

February 9, 2017 by

whotv.comAMES, Iowa -- A former teacher in the North Polk School district is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship for months with a student while he was still teaching. 29-year old Kevin Jacob Muehlenthaler was arrested this week in Ames and charged ...

Former North Polk teacher arrested for sex exploitation against student

February 8, 2017 by

DesMoinesRegister.comA former North Polk teacher was charged and arrested with four counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee after a victim shared her experiences with Ames police, according to criminal complaints. Kevin Muehlenthaler, 29, of Ames, was arrested ...

Former teacher charged with four counts of sexual exploitation

February 8, 2017 by KCCI Des Moines

KCCI Des Moines“The School District has been informed by Ames law enforcement officials that former North Polk Community School District teacher, Kevin Muehlenthaler, is facing certain criminal charges. Mr. Muehlenthaler was an employee of the district from August ...

North Polk votes yes on renovating schools

February 8, 2017 by

North Polk voters passed a bond referendum Tuesday evening that will allow the school district to renovate two local schools. On Feb. 7, about 1,000 North Polk constituents voted to approve the district's use of up to $5.2 million in general obligation ...

Ames man arrested for alleged sexual relationship with North Polk student

February 8, 2017 by Ames Tribune

Ames TribuneAn Ames man turned himself into the Story County Jail Wednesday morning, on charges he engaged in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old North Polk High School student from 2013 to 2014. Kevin Jacob Muehlenthaler, 29 and a teacher in the North ...

North Polk Schools Voting on Bond Referendum

February 6, 2017 by

ALLEMAN, Iowa — Voters may help the North Polk School District with its funding on Tuesday as they vote on a $5.2 million bond referendum. The money will fund a new six-classroom wing at West Elementary School, a new media center at the middle ...

LPS super's son will lead Raymond Central

January 13, 2017 by Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Journal StarThe Raymond Central Board of Education unanimously chose the younger Joel over three other finalists to succeed Superintendent Paul Hull. Joel is now principal of North Polk High School in Alleman, Iowa. He started his career in education as a teacher ...

Joel to be next Raymond Central superintendent

January 10, 2017 by Wahoo Newspaper

Wahoo NewspaperThe Raymond Central Board of Education last Saturday selected Derrick Joel to replace Paul Hull as the district's superintendent. Joel will come to the district from Iowa, where he currently serves as the principal of North Polk High School in Alleman ...

Growing North Polk awaits vote for school additions, renovations

January 9, 2017 by

A population boom in northern Polk County has prompted the North Polk Community School District to call on residents to approve its use of up to $5.2 million in general obligation bonds to expand and renovate two schools. Voters will ... The debt ...

Mustang girls rout North Polk

January 9, 2017 by Newton Daily News

Newton Daily News... of Iowa Conference. The Mustangs got one of those stiffer challenges Friday night, and the difference in competition likely led to a slow start during a 51-31 victory over North Polk. Once PCM got things going though, the Mustangs cruised to ...

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