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A Red Carpet Celebration Of Karen Acres Elementary Student Growth & Achievement

Cameras, lights, a long red carpet, balloons, VIP ‘superstar’ passes and a room full of families, community supporters, and staff came together to celebrate the commendable academic growth and achievements of Karen Acres Elementary students on February 15, 2017. In just five years, Karen Acres progressed from being designated a “School In Need of Assistance” by the Iowa Department of Education to being designated a “High Performing” school. The dedication of staff, involvement of parents, support of community members and an intensive school improvement plan became the strong foundation for which students were able to rise to the challenge and accomplish outstanding academic achievements. The District congratulates Karen Acres students, staff, and families for setting the bar high—your commitment, collaboration, and leadership are commendable—congratulations on a job exceedingly well done!

Enjoy this special video created by Karen Acres and shared during the celebration event: