Dear Parents or Guardian:
We recently have been questioned about the possibility of finding a bed bug in our school buildings. We have have confirmed that the most recent bug found was a bed bug. The source of a bed bug often cannot be determined, as they may be found in many places. Finding a bed bug does not mean that our building is infested. Bed bugs are often unknowingly brought into school by building occupants, and as a result we may have future sightings. Fortunately, we are aware of the issue, and the school is taking precautionary steps. We have been in discussion with our district's pest control management system. Yesterday, they completed their monthly routine visit and sprayed the areas that are typically affected. Tomorrow morning, they will come again to treat areas that are not typically treated on a routine visit.
Even though it is unlikely for bed bugs to reproduce and spread in schools, we will continue to work to identify pests, provide thorough inspections of our buildings, and have licensed pest control specialists treat rooms as needed.
If you have any questions of concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at by phone or email.
Yours in Education,
Chad Wahls ... See MoreSee Less
It's RED OUT TIME!!! Get your shirts from Mrs. Bliven starting today! #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less
As the work of the the outside facilities concluded the track was not initially measured to the correct dimensions. Both the Northwest and Southwest radius points were narrowed making the track impossible to use correctly. As you all know we worked diligently with the architects and sub contractors to correct the mistake. Since that time we have also been adamant that the School District and all stakeholders receive an additional 5-year warranty on these two areas of the track as it was not done correctly. Tonight at 7:00 we will be addressing this request with Todd Hackett Construction in the Board Room located in the Administration Building next to
the post office parking lot. We welcome any and all community members that want to speak, listen, or ask questions related to this request. The School Board members are in complete agreement that the work was completed incorrectly and that the school warrants an extended warranty in these two areas. We hope to see many at tonight’s meeting.
Chad Wahls ... See MoreSee Less
HS students: mark your calendars! Don't miss our first February Flannel Fest on Friday, Feb. 2. Casual attire, flannel optional. Brave the cold and come on out! 9-midnight. (Don't forget to get your guest forms signed and turned into the office!) #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less
The New London High School National Honor Society has been planning something GREAT, but needs your help to make it happen. NHS is asking for paint donations! This project must be very colorful so please do not bring in grey, beige or any sort of shade for these colors. We hope to have all the necessary paint by the end of January. Please bring all paint to the high school office or contact Deb Matthews at email@example.com. Can’t wait to share the full project with you very soon! #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less
Seniors! Stop in the counselor's office today and get information on scholarships! Time is running out on some of them and we don't want you to miss out on any scholarship opportunities! #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less
*Procedural Safeguards for Parents, I have it, but what does that mean?*
Iowa Family & Educator Partnership at Great Prairie Area Education Agency and Disability Rights of Iowa have teamed up to bring you an evening of learning about your parental
rights related to special education in parent friendly language. Disability Rights of Iowa will cover the following topics:
Consent for Evaluation • Suspicion of Disability • Behavior/ Discipline
Audience: Families, Educators or anyone wanting to learn about parental rights in special education.
Jan. 25, 2018 • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
GPAEA Regional Directors will be hosting 6 sites for your convenience at the following locations:
Oskaloosa Comm. School Dist.
1800 N. 3rd St.
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Great Prairie AEA Office
103 S. A St.
Albia, IA 52531
Van Allen Elementary School
801 E Henry St.
Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Great Prairie AEA Office, Auditorium
2814 N Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Great Prairie AEA Office, Iowa Room
3601 West Ave
Ft. Madison Community High School
2001 Ave. B
Ft. Madison, IA 52627
Topics will cover all age groups. There will be time for questions and
answers follow the presentation.
For more information please contact:
Annette Clarahan at 641-682-8591 Ext. 5517
Kelly Wallace at 319-753-6561 Ext. 3034 ... See MoreSee Less