The Pella Police Department will be huffing and puffing tonight as they bus tables at the Pella Pizza Ranch and deliver pizzas in an attempt to get your support for the 2018 American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb on Sunday, April 8th in Des Moines. Pella Fire Chief Doug Van Gorkom says the department will be at Pizza Ranch from 5-7:30pm tonight busing tables for tips; they’ll also be delivering pizzas in a fire truck to raise additional funds for this very important cause. Pella Fire was the top fundraising department at the last two Iowa Fight for Air Climb events.
Big changes may be coming to the grading system at Oskaloosa High school as the district considers changing from a letter grade system to a new standards-based system. At the Tuesday, March 13th School District Board of Directors meeting, Curriculum Director Steph Wilson and math teachers Michael Comfort, Bret Foster, Beverly Jenkinson and Cory Sheely gave a presentation regarding standards-based grading. Traditional grading is based on percentages and letter grades. Standards-based grading focuses more on mastery of what the student has learned and assigning a number between one and four.