To celebrate a new year of learning and to get the year off and rolling, ICCSD staff gather in August at a Welcome Back Celebration sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, in collaboration with the and the ICCSD Foundation and Iowa City Community School District.
At the 2016 event, teachers, staff, and administrators were greeted by Extra Credit Project, a local band featuring teacher musicians and were welcomed to the new school year by Superintendent Murley. They showed their school spirit during a lively District Roll Call, were motivated by UI Women’s Basketball Coach Jan Jensen, and received the first Shine Awards of the year. There was also an opportunity to win some awesome prizes provided by MidWestOne Bank and the the ICCSD! Other entertainment included lip syncing principals, the City and West High Drum lines, and a video of our awesome staff!
The 2016 opening day event theme was One Team! This theme will continue throughout the upcoming school year, as the District celebrates what it means to be a part of the Iowa City Community School District. While maintaining the unique individuality of each building, the focus this year is to unite as ‘One Team’…one incredible district! Each staff member plays an integral role on the team and the reward is witnessing the incredible impact that is made on the lives of the students.