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Link to article: Essex receives 'high performing' state scores

Nov 16, 2022

Essex receives 'high performing' state scores

Red Oak Express Staff Report    The Iowa School Performance Profiles is an online tool showing how public schools performed on required measures. The website was developed to meet both federal and state requirements for publishing online school report cards: The federal Every Student Succeeds Act and House File 215, adopted by Iowa lawmakers in 2013.  “This is an important tool for parents, educators and other stakeholders to . . .

Link to article: Volleyball Awards

Nov 8, 2022

Volleyball Awards

Congratulations to Cindy Swain for being selected to the KMA Sports 2022 Volleyball Corner Conference All Junior team and to Addy Resh for selection to the All Freshman team!   Congratulations to Olivia Baker and Brianne Johnson for the Academic All State award! Congratulations to Brooke Burns on making honorable mention for the Corner Conference team! Great job girls!   

Link to article: High School Student Council Completes First Service Day

Oct 27, 2022

High School Student Council Completes First Service Day

The Essex High School Student Council recently traveled to Council Bluffs to complete their first Service Day of the year. The Council members have committed to give back by volunteering at various non profit organizations throughout the school year. The first day included volunteering at the Midland Humane Society in Council Bluffs. They also took a tour of the Council Bluffs Police Station and received valuable information to help plan an upcoming school Safety Workshop they will be providing for the Middle and High School . . .

Link to article: Essex Farm School

Oct 24, 2022

Essex Farm School

The farm school at Essex Community School has been a long time passion of superintendent Mike Wells. With the help of Ag teacher Rebekah Sampers students have the ability to help raise and tend to goats, chickens and soon many other  animals. The Essex farm school was featured in an article by Nick Johansen for The Red Oak Express. To read the full article click the link below.  Hands-on learning at Essex Farm School

Link to article: Essex Volleyball Team Honored at KMA Sports Hall of Fame

Oct 24, 2022

Essex Volleyball Team Honored at KMA Sports Hall of Fame

The Essex volleyball program owned the early 1990s in KMAland. The 1991 and 1992 squads qualified for the state tournament and combined for an incredible 68-2-4 record with their only two losses coming in the state semifinals. “(They) worked extremely hard,” former Essex coach Angel Melendez said on behalf of the team. “Coaches say that all the time, and I think (assistant coach) Dan Cox can attest to it. We worked extremely hard every day. We never opened the doors to the gym to get fresh air. We would play in . . .

Link to article: Students Attend Plum Creek Literacy Festival

Oct 12, 2022

Students Attend Plum Creek Literacy Festival

Essex students in Ms. Martha Sunderman’s 7th Grade ELA class attended the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska this fall. Students were able to attend presentations by three of the nineteen authors and illustrators present at the festival. The three chosen authors were Jerry Pallotta, Roland Smith, and Jennifer Nielsen. Pallotta’s advice to young writers was to be aware that subject matter is all around them. “I had a dory when I was younger, so I . . .

Link to article: Essex Students Creations Selected for the 2022- 2023 Choose IOWA Coloring Calendar

Sep 23, 2022

Essex Students Creations Selected for the 2022- 2023 Choose IOWA Coloring Calendar

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig encourages school-age students to participate in the Choose Iowa Calendar Contest hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.   The artwork should feature at least one aspect of Iowa agriculture — food, livestock, crops or renewable fuels. Submissions will be judged on creativity and the ability to connect agriculture to everyday life.   Two students were selected from across the state of Iowa from Essex. . . .

Link to article: Essex Homecoming Court 2022

Sep 8, 2022

Essex Homecoming Court 2022

Congratulations to our Essex Homecoming King and Queen Brianne Johnson and Preston Driskell and all the court members!  Pictured left to right: Front row: Crownbearers Maelie Ward and Nick Johnson Back row: Freshman Attendants- Riley King and Ashon Kline Sophomore Attendants- Promise Steng and Kaden Buick Junior Attendants- Alex King and Bradley Franks Queen Brianne Johnson, King Preston Driskell Senior Candidates- John Staley, Olivia Baker, Jacob Robinette, and Chloe Edie