What’s Happening

Dine Out a Success!

Dine Out for Education

This fall we’ll have our Dine Out for Education on September 26! Save the date! Last spring, we raised nearly $13,000 for our schools!  We had 43 restaurant partners to choose from and many, many diners!   THANK YOU to our local businesses and to all who dined in support of our schools. 

School Supply Drives

Schools supply drives are a helpful way to make sure all our students get off to a great start in the fall.  Any collected supplies may be dropped off between August 12-14 at the ESC building at 1725 N Dodge Street.  Our Student Family Advocate staff will distribute supplies to students at the start of the school year.  Here is a list of most needed items for our students:  School Supplies Needed

Run for the Schools

Save the date! Our annual Run for the Schools will be held Sunday, October 27, 2019. This family-friendly event includes Half-Mile, Mile, 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon races, with participants ranging in age from 2 to over 70.

What We Do

Your Impact in 2018-2019


icon-smile1,185 kindergarten students to the Iowa Children’s Museum for KinderTales

Fine Arts

icon-books2,249 1st and 2nd graders heard from Bryan Collier during Visiting Author program and 1,118 5th graders learned about constellations through the M.C. Ginsberg Artist in Residence


icon-microscope3,422 1st – 3rd graders experienced Music in the Schools and 1,042 4th graders enjoyed Symphony Goes to School

School of the Wild

icon-trees1,084 6th graders participated in outdoor classroom experiences through School of the Wild

STEM and MakerSpaces

icon-microscope7 MakerSpaces and STEM teams competed across the nation!


icon-drama1,005 8th graders went to Hancher for LiveArts to learn about the performing arts…something they may choose to explore in high school

Our Sponsors

Shine Award Sponsors

…and YOU!

Thank you for contributing to our schools! You should have tremendous pride in our public schools and feel assured that our area children are receiving a top-notch education. Our community is better with these great schools and your gifts help ensure that this legacy continues.

Total Gifts to the District
7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018